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Carnivalization and the Carnivalesque Due by May 29

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:47pm
Georgia and Carolinas College English Association at SAMLA

For its 2015 SAMLA panel, the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association seeks proposals that address the theme of carnivalization and the carnivalesque. As articulated by Mikhail Bakhtin, "carnival celebrated temporary liberation from prevailing truth and from established order; it marked the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms, and prohibitions. Carnival was the true feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and renewal. It was hostile to all that was immortalized and completed." Topics include but are not limited to:
• the liberating subversion of popular humor on the literary and cultural tradition
• the overturning of hierarchies in popular carnival

PAMLA 2015: The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction (Nov 6-8; deadline May 15)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction is a panel that considers a wonderful challenge for both critics and writers: how time informs works of literature. In all fiction, the problem of time is a wonderful challenge: does imbuing a work and its characters with history add necessary depth or can it distract from the problems at hand? Can a writer ask readers to look beyond the final page? Do representations of 'real' time limit the inventiveness of works or are they necessary in allowing readers entry? In looking at both original stories by writers exploring innovative approaches to time as well as critical papers about already published works, this panel will consider the problem – if it's a problem at all – of time in contemporary fiction.

(dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 1:32pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

(dis)junctions 2015: Strange Bedfellows

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

University of California, Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

Call for papers Deadline:15/05/2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:57pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87: IN CONCERT: LITERATURE AND THE OTHER ARTS DURHAM, NC 11/13-11/15

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:28am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

With the deadline to submit CFPs a few weeks away (May 15th), we are still looking for new, exciting proposals to add to an already impressive array of submissions for SAMLA 87. Our CFP submission form is easily accessible on the homepage of our newly redesigned website at samla.memberclicks.net.

Our theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, invites scholars to look at the intersections of art, artistry, art forms, artists, film, creative writing, theory and criticism, culture,performers, authors, literature, and more.

[UPDATE] Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; proposal deadline 6/8/15

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:04am
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Currently soliciting paper proposals for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on October 30 and 31, 2015.
Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity sex or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed are encouraged.

[UPDATE] CfP Extended deadline 31 May - Migration & Marginalities: C21 Routes

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:47am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Across Europe, the public discourses of migration continue to trade on anxiety and fear. Much of this debate seems wearying familiar: populist politicians rehearse familiar anti-immigration rhetoric, while EU states co-operate to target so-called "irregular" migrants. At the same time, European migration appears to display new contours and patterns that such repetitions seem unable to record. Migration within Europe has also changed, as the EU expansion has combined with the calamitous collapse of finance capital.

WAITING AS CULTURAL PRACTICE: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 20.-22. May 2016, University Paderborn/Germany

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:35am
Universität Paderborn & Kennesaw State University

20. – 22. May 2016 at the University Paderborn, Germany

Waiting shapes the narratives of individuals and societies alike. Yet, waiting is more than just one realization of the present. Far from being a mere form of intermittent white noise, waiting could be conceptualized as the unravelling of and the reflection on a plurality of possible futures. Waiting simultaneously foregrounds the often paradoxical agency/passivity of the waiting subject as explored, for example, in the narrative of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey.

Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference at the University of Amsterdam (15 & 16 October 2015)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:42am
Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference

Organised by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

15 & 16 October 2015

Keynote Speakers:

- Paul Gilroy (King's College London)

- Zeynep Tufekci (TBC) (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

- Robin Celikates & Thomas Poell (University of Amsterdam)

Call for submissions: (de)gendering the postcolonial. Deadline 30 June 2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:51am
de genere Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

Cfp: First Issue of
de genere
Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

(de)gendering the postcolonial
Postcoloniali e generi – postcoloniali degeneri
Eds. Marta Cariello and Serena Guarracino

Originality in a Digital Culture (13 Marcy 2016)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:23pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

Call for Papers: 2015 21st Century English Conference - October 24, 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
Bowling Green State University Department of English

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

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