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UPDATE: Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemp. Turkish Literature/Culture

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Jaspal K. Singh, Northern MIchigan University

UPDATE: Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemp. Turkish Literature/Culture
full name / name of organization:
Jaspal K. Singh, Northern Michigan University
contact email:
jsingh@nmu.edu
Call for Papers (New Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012)

Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture

APPS AND AFFECT: October 18-20, 2013 [UPDATE] Deadline extended - OCTOBER 1, 2012

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:49am
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University of Western Ontario (FIMS and CSTC)

Keynote speakers:

Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Mark Andrejevic (Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies)
Patricia Ticineto Clough (Queens College and The Graduate School, CUNY)
Ed Keller (Parsons The New School for Design)
Alexander Galloway (New York University)
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Chinese Literature: Special Issue - November 15, 2012 Deadline

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 6:17am
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Soliciting critical essays in English about Chinese Literature from all periods and in all critical styles. Anaphora's Director, Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D., is stationed in Shantou University, China this year, and we would like to see criticism related to that part of the world. Critical essays should be of the standard size, 4,500-9,000 words. PLJ also welcomes book reviews - you can recieve free books from any of the publishers on the list on the website, www.anaphoraliterary.com. Creative short stories and poetry is also welcome. PLJ is available on EBSCO and ProQuest.

3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies, University of Oviedo, Spain, 5-7 June 2013

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 5:08am
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ASYRAS (Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies), University of Oviedo, Spain
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3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies

"The Significance of the Insignificant in Anglophone Studies"

Department of English Philology - University of Oviedo, Spain, 5 - 7 June 2013

Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference, submission deadline 1st October 2012

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:09pm
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Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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Submissions Deadline: 1 October 2012

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia.

Volume 19, issue 1: Exclusivity – Boundaries of Difference

Exclusivity: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? The notion of "community" while commonly talked about in celebratory terms always necessitates an Other. For Volume 19, issue 1 we are looking for papers that discuss the ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:

-social classes/boundaries

-race/ethnic/national identity

-gender

-popular culture

-religion

-sexuality

-cyber culture

CFP: Anthology on the Work of Michael Chabon

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 9:54pm
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Bob Batchelor, Kent State University
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Call for Papers: Anthology on the Work of Michael Chabon, edited by Bob Batchelor and Jesse Kavadlo

Scholarly essays sought on the work of Michael Chabon. This collection of essays (edited by Bob Batchelor, Kent State University, and Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University) will be the first volume in the Scarecrow Press "Contemporary American Literature" Series edited by Batchelor. Its goal is to provide scholars, faculty members, student readers, and the general reading public with creative, well-researched, and well-written analyses on the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon.

[Update] Call for Papers: iDMAa 2012: Fast Forward – perspectives on the future of digital media and arts (#idmaa2012)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 9:43pm
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International Digital Media and Arts Association
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We've extended the deadline for the tenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, will be held November 8-10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Commemorating a decade of convergence, this year's conference looks to celebrate iDMAa's rich history of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, communication, and commitment to digital media and arts. iDMAa invites you to share your perspectives on the future of digital media and arts.

THE PLEASURES OF IDENTITY: LIVING QUEER (Edited Collection; 12/15 proposal deadline)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:58pm
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Ellen M. Gil-Goméz, Jacqueline Rhodes

As evidenced by recent work such as the Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture (2007); LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia (2008); Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (2009); and Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States (2011), our field has taken an encyclopedic and historical turn. While we applaud these works and see their value, we are less interested in the canonization of LGBTQ voices throughout history than in taking the temperature of old and new activists, artists, and scholars of LGBTQ Studies--what choices have you made (freely or by coercion?), how has the landscape changed since your work began?

[Deadline Reminder: Sept 30] Genre and genus: Categories for Humans and Animals in Early Modern English Literature (NeMLA 2013)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:21pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores how literature represents the relationship between humans and animals in a range of early modern texts. How do representations of the mutable boundary between humans and animals differ depending on their generic context? How do concerns about literary kinds relate to and intersect with concerns about species categorization? To what extent does generic mingling and experimentation relate to the varying representations of inter-species similitude and difference? Send 300 word abstracts to Julia Gingerich <7jg32@queensu.ca>

[UPDATE] Transatlantic Travel Narratives: 1850-1918 (NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 - deadline for submission Sept 30, 2012)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:05pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel will examine the narrative of the road (tripper) often associated with Modernist accounts of travel. How does transatlantic literature, from the mid-nineteenth century forward, distinguish between travel and tourism? Should we interpret the mass-produced realist novel as a literary analogue to the culture of mass tourism that developed alongside it? Or does the realist novel too offer the potential to 'go off the beaten track,' to resist the tyranny of the predestined itinerary? Please send 300-500-word abstracts to lsimon@uvu.edu.

Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) at CEA 2013

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:07pm
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College English Association
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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Creative Writing (poetry and fiction) for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

We welcome proposals for a fifteen minute reading of original poems and fiction. Please submit sample material which does not necessarily have to be on the conference theme.

Conference Theme: Nature

Animals and Nature in H.G. Wells Conference Panel

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:39pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
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The abundant and eclectic writings of H.G. Wells offer many opportunities for scholars working in ecocriticism and animal studies to interrogate the attitudes people in the Victorian and modern eras held regarding the non-human world. This panel seeks to explore the many ways in which Wells' diverse corpus engages with various concerns and debates concerning nature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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