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[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/15/2015] Call for Papers: "Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:08pm
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference, April 10th - 11th 2015

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 10:44am
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Tolkien at UVM
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Tolkien at UVM 12th Annual Conference April 10-11th 2015
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The theme for this year is Medieval Verse Narratives. Papers on every subject will be considered; however, the following subjects will be prioritized: Beowulf, The Fall of Arthur, Sigurd and Gudrun, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.

Please submit an abstract or (preferably) a complete paper by Sunday, February 1st. Decisions will follow swiftly thereafter. Papers should be ten pages in length.

We are very excited to announce that Michael Drout (Professor, Wheaton College) will be this year's keynote speaker!

Information will be up on our TolkienVT.org website soon!!

SOCRATES 2015 : Publish with Socrates : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 1:24am
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SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL

Publish with Us : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

Socrates Journal Promotes Proceedings/Summaries and Sponsored papers :

Proceedings paper:

The paper published/presented in a Conference/Symposium/Seminar/Workshops etc or summarization of all papers from conference proceedings.

Sponsored paper : The paper which does not belong to any of the disciplines/domains covered by the journal are published in the journal as a sponsored paper.The paper should be reviewed/refereed by potential reviewers/referees before submission. It would be mandatory for the principal author to upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.The paper may belong to any discipline.

Caroline M. Kirkland Revisited

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8:40pm
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Todd Goddard / Utah Valley University
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Caroline M. Kirkland has been credited as a pioneering realist. Her writings about life in Michigan in the 1830s and 1840s provided some of the first realistic accounts of the frontier. She was an important literary journalist, an active social reformer, an outspoken abolitionist, and an influential magazine editor. Although her works are taught and written about frequently, conference panels devoted to her works have been surprisingly far and few between. This panel hopes to redress this by inviting proposals on any topic related to the study of Kirkland and her works. In keeping with the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we welcome especially papers that engage issues of liminality or hybridity.

Call for Book Chapters for "Ecofeminist Intersections." Abstracts Due March 1, 2015

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8:33pm
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D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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When d'Eaubonne coined the word "ecofeminism" in 1974, related ideas were already being discussed in a range of social sciences and humanities. Within anthropology Ortner (1974) argued that the universal devaluation of women relative to men could be explained by assuming that women are seen as being closer to nature than men, while men are seen as being more intimately connected with the "higher" realm of culture. Other disciplines seriously engaged the connections between feminism and ecology only later.

White, Black, Yellow, Digital: Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 7:52pm
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Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

ESSAY COLLECTION SEEKING ABSTRACTS ON ACTION FIGURES

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Jonathan Alexandratos
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I am currently putting together a full proposal for an essay collection on Action Figure Studies. Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

<strong>[Update] Deadline Extended to January 31st, 2015: CSU Shakespeare Symposium (April 30th-May 1st, 2015)</strong>

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 2:02pm
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California State University, Stanislaus
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The symposium committee invites proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of the works of William Shakespeare. We are currently accepting submissions on a wide range of topics, discipline-specific or interdisciplinary. General topics may include, but are not limited to, Shakespeare and early modern culture; Shakespeare's influence on or appropriation by contemporary culture; Shakespeare on film or television; digital Shakespeare; Shakespearean sources or adaptations; aesthetic approaches to Shakespeare's work; the Shakespearean stage; Shakespeare in performance; teaching Shakespeare; Shakespeare in the high school classroom.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — [Deadline 20th Jan 2015]

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:39am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

CFP-Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 12:35am
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Demeter Press

Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization

Editors: Dorsía Smith Silva, Laila Malik, and Abigail Palko

Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2015

UPDATE: deadline extended to Jan. 5 for "Travel and Translation" Medieval Studies Conference at Yale (March 28th, 2015)

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 11:12pm
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New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

A Call for Papers:
Travel and Translation in the Middle Ages

March 28, 2015 at Yale University

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted for the 32nd Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, the theme of which will be "Travel and Translation in the Middle Ages." In light of recent endeavors such as the Global Chaucers project, the growing interest in the multilingual cultures of England, and the upcoming anniversaries of two great medieval councils, Fourth Lateran (1215) and Constance (1415), "travel" and "translation" are immediately relevant to many branches of medieval studies.

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