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Writing (of) Women's Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities (November 13-15, 2015)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:40am
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Women’s Studies Panel, Session II, SAMLA Conference

What is the political significance of embodiment? In this panel, we are looking for a broad array of papers which consider the stakes of embodiment in contemporary culture. What does it mean to have a body that is contested, illegible, unreadable, unexpected? What is at stake in claiming such a body? How are writers addressing such bodies? This panel encourages papers and presentations which consider the portrayal, evocation, and consideration of such bodies in fiction, nonfiction, and cultural artifacts broadly. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Monica Miller, monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu.

(UPDATE) Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970) - University of Burgundy (Dijon, France): 18-20 November 2015

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:03am
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Second Biennial Symposium of the Institut des Amériques (Pôle Nord-Est) University of Burgundy

Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970) - Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France): 18-20 novembre 2015

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Institut des Amériques; Université de Bourgogne (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme)

contact email:
Fiona.McMahon@u-bourgogne.fr

Modernities in the Americas (1910-1970)

Second Biennial Symposium of the Institut des Amériques (Pôle Nord-Est)
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France 18-20 November 2015

Maison des Sciences de l'Homme

Organizing Committee

BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 4:15am
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Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
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The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

It includes submissions from current postgraduate students from a range of backgrounds, including specialists in Literature and Language from all periods and cultures.

Each issue of the BJLL features articles, notes, book reviews, original artwork and poems from postgraduate students. The theme for Vol. VII (2015) is open-ended.

[UPDATE] Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:36pm
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TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
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Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

[UPDATE] Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY, 9/24-9/27, (extended deadline 5/25/15)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:26pm
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The Sixth Biannual Conference of the Reception Study Society, Sept. 24-27, 2015
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The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to rss2015@ipfw.edu by May 25, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 18th for SWSW

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:17pm
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Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings.

SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
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Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—

•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.

•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:18pm
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University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.

[UPDATE] International Conference Relations and Networks in Indian Ocean Writing November 26th-27th 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 3:53pm
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The Indian Ocean needs to be regarded as a unifying element, connecting peoples and events across the ocean and at the same time a divisive element that fragments and distances communities through space and time. It is a mine of cultural experience with multiple connections that link the countries of its western shores with the Indian subcontinent. We invite papers that focus on the relations and networks that bind the communities that inhabit the shores of the Indian Ocean and which generate debate on notions of integration and fragmentation in Indian Ocean writing.

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2015, abstracts due 6/10/15

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 2:52pm
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The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society
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In light of the SAMLA 2015 conference theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Carson McCullers Society invites papers that explore the ways in which McCullers' work and life is in dialogue with diverse modes of artistic expression. Her own early interest in music is reflected in much of her work, and many of her novels have been adapted to the screen or stage. Contemporary artists and playwrights like Suzanne Vega and Sarah Gubbins are interacting with and reinventing McCullers' legacy in new and innovative ways through their own work. Further, the recent release of the Dr.

The Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - November 1-3, 2015. Fukuoka, Japan. Abstracts Aug 15.

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:37am
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ESD Focus
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Join us in Fukuoka, Japan for the Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability from November 1-3, 2015. Registration includes meals and a city tour. The Deadline for Submissions is Friday, August 14, 2015.

http://esdfocus.org/arts-humanities-sustainability-conference/

With the theme of Progressive Voices the conference will promote a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from the Arts and Humanities toward sustainability.

CFP: Articles for New Open-Access Journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:48am
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Judy M. Bertonazzi
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Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting an article to a new open-access journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing, which is housed at Pennsylvania State University Libraries. The journal is accepting articles on a wide range of issues concerning indigenous knowledge, including research papers and creative works, among other items.

The official CFP is listed below.

Call for Submissions

IK: Other Ways of Knowing is soliciting research articles and book reviews for its Fall 2015 issue as well as future issues. Deadline for inclusion in the Fall issue is August 1, 2015.

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:48am
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
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ABC-CLIO is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

SAMLA English I (Medieval) Session: Durham NC, November 13-15 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:28am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with this year's conference theme ("In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts") the Medieval session this year is open for papers that deal with any of the arts of the period, from the illustrations in illuminated manuscripts, wearable art such as heraldic jewelry, and other artifacts, weapons, and implements. Papers that explore the descriptions of material culture in works such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with its lush description of the Knight himself, would also be welcome. The possible topics are limitless - from celebrations of music or depictions of the holiday customs of singing and dance, ekphrasis, the employment of inanimate objects in riddles, to giving voice to inanimate objects as in The Dream of the Rood.

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