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Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies - Jan 5, 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sandra E. Weissinger

More than physical assaults, violence can take the form of dilapidated neighborhoods, gentrification efforts, economic strangleholds, caste like education systems and other institutionally based inequalities which inspire human waste and covert suicides.

To this end, Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies seeks submissions that document these assaults. Taken together, we seek to put forth a theory of violence and draft solutions for healing and justice.

Chapters can be historically based, current event inspired and from various disciplines and methodological approaches. While we encourage submissions that address one of the following themes, we also welcome other topics –so long as the concept of violence is analyzed.

Hip Hop Studies Conference, April 17, 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:40pm
Allen University

Hip Hop Studies Conference
April 17, 2015
Allen University, Columbia, SC

The music, language, dance, art, and fashion associated with hip-hop offer rich texts for literary and cultural analysis. The lyrics of rap songs—which frequently provide provocative commentary on contemporary gender roles, sexualities, economic disparities, racism, violence, war, environmental destruction, and religion—are texts that allow young people from across the world learn about and debate the twenty-first century's most pressing and controversial issues. Connections can readily be drawn between works created by hip-hop artists and the subjects college students from a wide variety of disciplines are engaged in learning.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers IJ-ELTS [January-March, 2015 Issue]

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:28pm
International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies

Call for Papers
IJ-ELTS [January-March, 2015 Issue]
The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for January-March, 2015 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: 31/ 01/ 2015
Issue publication date: 07/03/2015
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5. Relationship between L1 and L2

"It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks (submissions due April 30 2015)

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:21pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks. Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace solicit essays for a new collection celebrating one of television's greatest cult phenomena. Originally airing in 1990/91, Mark Frost and David Lynch'sTwin Peaks will be returning, twenty-five years after it went off the air, and this collection will explore the show in the context of its time, and its legacy. We are interested in papers on all aspects of the television program as well as on tie-ins and connected materials (e.g. the film Fire Walk with Me, the new Log Lady material added for the show's run on Bravo, the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, etc.).

Radical Writes: Composition, Creative and Critical Writing, and New Media

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:49am
Arkansas State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and the Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing

Radical Writes:
Composition, Creative and Critical Writing, and New Media
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Finney Boylan

March 12, 13, 14, 2015
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Contact E-mail: or
Conference Website:

Environment, Space, and Place Working Group

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:49am
Cultural Studies Association

The Working Group on Environment, Space, and Place of the Cultural Studies Association would like to invite submissions for the 13th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at the Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, 21-24 May 2015. We welcome a wide range of papers addressing environment, space, and place. This year we will be constituting two panels on the topic of "Possible Worlds."

The Filmic/Poetic II (March 2015) -- University of Kent, Canterbury

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:05am
Matthew Carbery- University of Kent

The Filmic/Poetic Conference 2015
March 2015 TBC
School of English
University of Kent, Canterbury

Call For Papers
The Filmic/Poetic Conference returns for a second year to continue its investigation of crosscurrents and counterpoints between the filmic and the poetic. These terms are used in preference to simply 'film' and 'poetry' to indicate the openness with which we would like to encourage submissions to engage. We are particularly interested in the experiential aspects of film, poetry and philosophy. Topics for papers may include, but by no means are limited to:

Voices of Their Own: South Asian Women's Writing, Postgraduate Conference, 04 – 06 June 2015, Technische Universität Chemnitz

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:46am
Convenor: Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

South Asian women's writing of the last two centuries has explored issues of identity and belonging in predominantly male literary traditions. In this context, poetry, short stories, novels, and autobiographies by South Asian women have offered new formulations of traditional definitions of gender, work, and family that have accompanied the Indian Independence Movement and the Partition of India and Pakistan. More recently, they have also contributed to the transformations introduced by diaspora, which has engendered a great amount of creative responses within and outside the South Asian setting.

CSULA Significations 2015-April 24th, 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

This year's theme for Significations, the graduate conference at Cal State L.A., is "Generation(s)."

We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality. Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or trauma and violence.

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:41pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism

Good Afternoon,

Below is an updated list of texts available for review in the Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply. Email me (Morgan Shipley) at in order to review a text or to inquire about other available texts.

The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955, Lindsey R. Swindall (University Press of Florida, 2014)

The Endlessness of Ending: Samuel Beckett and the Mind 6-8 July 2015 University of Western Sydney

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:46pm
Arka Chattopadhyay/University of Western Sydney with Macquarie University

Samuel Beckett's work across the genres has always shown a keen interest in both the topography and the function of the mind. The experience of interiority in Beckett is complex and it is often on the brink of its own collapse. Beckett undertook a comprehensive self-education of the mind, primarily from the disciplines of philosophy and psychoanalysis, to understand this interiority which he would render poetically. If Beckett is interested in a physics and even a geometry of the psychic space, the recurrent image of the skullscape—from The Trilogy and Endgame to Worstward Ho—is also replete with the minimal and yet necessary possibilities of thinking.