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The Materiality of Politics and the Politics of Materiality

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From campaign slogans found on the walls in the ruins of Pompeii to lapel pins worn at the inauguration of George Washington in 1789 to today’s t-shirts, “I Voted” stickers, and protest signs, politics and material culture have always been interlinked. In a January 2016 interview, President Barack Obama was asked to discuss an object that held personal meaning for him. He chose to bring several items given to him by supporters, among them a rosary, a small statue, and a metal poker chip. Obama described how looking at these objects and carrying them in his pocket reminds him of the people he has met along his career, their stories, and his responsibilities to them.

Special issue on “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Revenant, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to the study of the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird, based out of Falmouth University in the United Kingdom is looking for submissions for a special theme issue dedicated to the “Transatlantic Renaissance Supernatural”. Guest-edited by Ed Simon of Lehigh University, Revenant is looking for scholarly, academic and creative exploration of the supernatural during the Renaissance across literature, history, folklore, philosophy, science, religion, sociology, and popular culture.

Early National Women’s Education and the Public Sphere

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
Dana McClain, Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Seeking papers for a panel at the Society for Early Americanists 10th Biennial Conference March 2-4 in Tulsa, OK. 

Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:00am
Professor of French and Fulbright Scholar Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D., Canisius College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete’s achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines. The papers should either favor a historicist approach or be grounded in disocurse analysis.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Monsters" by 23 Oct 2016

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016

"The monster notoriously appears at times of crisis," Jeffrey Jerome Cohen states in his Monster Theory. At first glance, Cohen's assertion conveniently seems to fit the headlines by various venues--liberal and conservative--that all express a presumed crisis of the US Republican Party by referring to their 2016 presidential nominee as a "monster." However, Cohen has a different kind of crisis, and different kinds of monsters, in mind, and a broader analytical trajectory to follow: For him, American culture as such can be read "from the monsters [it] engenders."