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Humor in Social Media SAMLA November 13-15, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 2:56am
Joseph A. Alvarez / Retired

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Humor in Social Media. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme (In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts) are especially welcome. By May 1, 2015, please submit a 300-500 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Joe Alvarez, Chair, at

Participants must be members of SAMLA to participate in this session. Proposers must express a firm commitment to attend the conference.

SAMLA 87 will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham, NC

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference (5.12.15)

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:36am
Center for the Studies of Genders and Sexualities / Cal State Los Angeles


11TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 12, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley

Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:16am
Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

This project is at a matured stage and under consideration by Sage. Most of the contributions/chapters are ready at hand. However, there is still room for a couple of more contributions. Please send in an abstract of about 300 words to as soon as possible and until 26th Jan 2015. The abstract should be relevant to the concern of the project, the abstract of which is furnished below. Those selected will have to submit their chapter in a couple of weeks. Therefore, contributors who intend to start writing from scratch are discouraged.

Project Abstract:

Essay Collection on Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:48pm
Patrick Prince

This collection welcomes essays that explore the texts that influenced Poe's writing. Final essays should be about 20-25 pages long, including notes and works cited. Please send a resume and 250 word abstract to

[REMINDER] International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 5:49pm
The IJHCS: International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the March 2015 Issue (Volume one, Issue four). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: February 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: March 2015.

Politics, Civic Life & Culture - Northeast Popular/American Culture Association CFP

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 3:07pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH during the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website:

Writing and Ability

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 2:26pm
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal

For its Fall 2015 issue, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal welcomes submissions relating to the topic of "Writing and Ability." Debility and capacity are experienced broadly, according to Robert McRuer, who points out that "all people" will experience disability eventually "if they live long enough." Dis/ability shapes the way we communicate with others and impacts our identities as writers, rhetors, and intellectuals.

To that end, the editors of Praxis seek submissions that reflect on the way that issues of dis/ability, both invisible and visible, embodied and mental, shape writing center work. Considerations of dis/ability could even encompass contemporary academic notions of what it means to be a "capable" writer.

call for book reviews/articles

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 1:42pm
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking articles/book reviews for future issues.
We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences. Reviews must be academic in nature, giving information about the work's significance and contextualizing it to highlight its strengths and weaknesses without criticizing the author. Reviews should be between 1500 and 2000 words.
Authors may refer to the journal webpage for further information:

Merwin and the Anthropocene, Deadline August 1, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:28am
Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology

At the turn of the century, the term Anthropocene began gaining traction. Though still not formally accepted, the term suggests that the earth has moved into a new geological epoch due to the impact of human activities. That is, we have so impacted the earth that the human mark is written into its very geology, and will be present for epochs to come.

The Anthropocene, then, presents us with a reconception of our relationship with the earth. Like previous reconceptions (Galileo, Nasa's photograph of the Earth, Gaia), the Anthropocene prompts us toward an existential grappling with the implications of being human on this earth.

Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western II symposium, 23-24 March 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:27am
Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds

'Current Thinking on the Western II' is an international symposium that will take place on 23-24 March 2015 at the University of Leeds, UK.

Keynote speaker: Professor Cynthia J. Miller (Emerson College, USA). Author of 'The Encyclopedia of B Westerns' (forthcoming) and co-editor of 'Undead in the West' volumes I & II (Scarecrow Press, 2012; 2013) and 'International Westerns: Re-Locating the Frontier' (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Though relatively few Westerns are produced these days the genre in all of its multifarious forms continues to inspire new avenues of research.

Jayne Cortez's Poetics

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:35am
Laura Hinton, Professor of English, City College of New York (CUNY)

Seeking critical work (20-30 pp. ) on the poetry of Jayne Cortez for a collection-in-progress. Feminist and all theoretical perspectives are welcome. Contact me ASAP for more information on the collection itself and deadlines.

Place and Space in Scottish Literature and Culture 8-10 October 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:55pm
Scottish Studies Research Group at the University of Gdańsk and the Society for Scottish Studies in Europe

The conference will address the subject of place and space in all forms of Scottish literature and culture. Any text constructs a place, permitting for a (re-)imagining of that locale. Many Scottish authors have written from or about a particular place. One thinks of: George Mackay Brown and the Orkneys, Edwin Morgan and Glasgow, Lewis Grassic Gibbon and the Mearns, Ian Rankin and Edinburgh. Can we consider Scotland in terms of its disparate constructs of place? How does place shape Scottish culture? What is the influence of Scotland's geographical situation on its literature and culture?