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[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:49pm
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Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

Keynote Speakers: Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis and Miranda Burgess, University of British Columbia.

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What does it mean to be from a place or a position? To move from one position to another? What does it mean to be "moved" by an aesthetic experience?

SSSL at MLA 2017, "The Fantastic South"

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:52pm
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Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
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More than a decade ago, science fiction author and physicist Gregory Benford pointed out in his essay, "The South and Science Fiction" (2000), that the U.S. South very rarely appears in discussions of the genre. For a region that is so often characterized by its fixation on the past, looking to the future or alternative worlds seems counterintuitive. This panel aims to take up this gauntlet and feature work that engages with the U.S. South in science fiction, fantasy, and all forms of speculative fiction. Papers could consider speculative fiction by southern authors, texts that represent the South and conceptions of southern identity, or explore how the genre allows for a more complicated redefinition of regional, national, or interplanetary boundaries.

SSSL at MLA 2017, "Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War"

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
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In Quentin Tarantino's neo-Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), a British hangman [Tim Roth] settles a dispute between Union and Confederate veterans stranded together in a remote tavern during a Wyoming blizzard by drawing a line down the middle of the room: one side is the South and the other is the North. The ploy fails, as regional schema often do. For all of the insistence on boundaries, the movie and its characters find themselves straddling the dividing line.

Performance of the Real Research Theme Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium April 14th & 15th 2016

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
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Rosemary Overell

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).

Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:41pm
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Quarterly Horse / Rocky Mountain American Studies Association
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We are happy to announce the pending launch of Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies (quarterlyhorse.org).

The first online "printing" will be released November 2016 with a celebration at the American Studies Association conference in Denver. With an editorial staff now in place, the journal is currently seeking submissions. Essays will be accepted through our online submission management system (see quarterlyhorse.org/cfp).

Faulkner and World Literature (March 15, 2016) - MLA 2017

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 3:38pm
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William Faulkner Society
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The William Faulkner Society is planning a panel for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia that will focus on Faulkner in the context of world literature. The expansive scope is designed to reveal a range of possibilities for reading Faulkner individually or in comparison to other figures. Papers topics might include but are not limited to the following:

Space, Place, and Belonging

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:47pm
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Textual Overtures Graduate Journal
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In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process.

Affect and its Boundaries - MLA 2017

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:46pm
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Douglas Dowland
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To theorize affect is to theorize boundaries: that is, to realize and negotiate between vocabularies and cultures with overlapping and competing taxonomies. As Jonathan Flatley writes in Affective Mapping, "The vocabulary of affect can be confusing, in part because there are many terms—affect, emotion, feeling, passion, mood—and a long history of debate not only about which terms are the right ones and how to distinguish between them, but about what they mean in the first place. And while there is a great deal of excellent recent work on affect in several disciplines....this does not mean that a general consensus, or even a common conversation, has emerged" (12).

The Other 1916 Conference - June 3rd 2016 - IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:16pm
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Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
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The Other 1916 Conference

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
June 3rd 2016

Call for Papers

The years 1916-1922 saw the nascent Irish nation take shape between the Easter Rising and the birth of the Irish Free State. The same years also function as a crucible for literary and artistic modernism, in which the relatively lean publication year of 1916 helps forge the explosion of publishing activity associated with modernism's annus mirabilis, 1922. This conference seeks to re-evaluate narratives of 1916 within each of these contexts, with a particular focus on what has often been occluded from each of these narratives.

Book Reviews

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:21am
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Studies in Popular Culture
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The journal Studies in Popular Culture publishes reviews of books in the field. If you are interested in reviewing a book submitted to the journal or would like to suggest one to review, please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Clare Douglass Little, at douglac2@erau.edu. If you have not already reviewed a book for the journal, please include either a CV or a brief description of your interests and qualifications in the email.

Members of the Popular Culture Association in the South who have published a book are encouraged to inform the Book Reviews Editor of that fact.

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