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Call for Submissions: Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (Deadline 01/07/15)

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:59am
full name / name of organization: 
49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies

http://49thparalleljournal.org/

"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Call for Submission of Book Proposals or Edited Collections

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Aporetic Press
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Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.

PAMLA 2015: Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel, "Literature and Time" (deadline: 5/15/15)

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The comics and graphic narratives session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to comics and/or graphic narratives. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a connection to this year theme of "Literature and Time" are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

Submit proposals of roughly 500 words as well as a 50-word abstract by May 15, 2015. Proposals must be submitted through the PAMLA online system: http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals.

Wharton in Washington 2016

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming Conference in Washington, DC, June 2-4, 2016. The conference directors seek papers focusing on all aspects of Wharton's work. Papers might offer readings of any of Wharton's texts, including the short fiction, poetry, plays, essays, travel writing, and other nonfiction, in addition to the novels. While all topics are welcome, the location of the conference in the U. S. capital invites readings related to nationalism, cosmopolitanism, transatlanticism, seats of power, Americana, museum cultures in the 19th C, material cultures, and the work of preservation.

APCS 2015 Panel - "Narrative Borders: Literature, Film, and Psychoanalysis" (Oct 22-24 2015, New Brunswick NJ)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Margeaux Feldman and Philip Sayers

For a panel for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society's 2015 Conference, we are seeking two papers on the intersections of psychoanalysis, literature, and film.

Details on the conference as a whole (the theme of which is Border Tensions: Troubling Psychoanalysis) can be found at http://apcsweb.net/cal_for_papers.html

Listening Strategies for Feminist and Queer Action

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:09am
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CCCC's in Houston Texas, 2016
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This panel responds to Krista Ratcliffe's call in Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness (2005) for rhetoricians to pay more attention to listening as a way to promote conscious identifications across race and gender that can, in turn, facilitate cross-cultural communication. In Rhetorical Listening, Ratcliffe counters longstanding disciplinary and cultural biases against listening as a passive, simplistic, "feminine" mode of reception by demonstrating its ability to serve as an active form of rhetorical invention. She also likens rhetorical listening to a "code of conduct" that can spark a more open, ethical response to the other that is capable of honoring commonalities and differences.

Dickens Day 2015: Dickens, Readers and Reading

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:05am
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Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Leicester and the Dickens Fellowship
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Now in its 29th year, Dickens Day is an annual conference jointly run by Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Leicester and the Dickens Fellowship. This year's event will be held on Saturday 10th October at Senate House, London WC1.

Cross-cultural Studies, Deadline June 15, 2015

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chengchi University

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008.

Classics and Early American Literature and Culture (Nov. 6-8, 2015) Portland, OR

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2015
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Classics and Early American Literature and Culture

Presiding Officer:
Adam Goldwyn, North Dakota State University
Matthew Duques, North Dakota State University

Abstract: The literary and political culture of the early U.S. republic drew heavily from Greek and Roman models. This panel seeks to move beyond previous scholarship, which has focused on the influence of the Classics in North American political discourse, to a wider array of literary and non-literary texts and material cultures.

"Linqua – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture" (Linqua- LLC)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
European Scientific Institute
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The "Linqua – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture" (Linqua- LLC) is a peer reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. It is a quarterly published international journal and is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in Linguistics, Literature and Culture, both articles and book reviews. All articles must be in English.

Women on Trial - RSA Boston 2016 - May 15, 2015

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Derek Dunne (Fribourg) and Dr Toria Johnson (St Andrews)

What did it mean to be a woman in early modern legal systems?

Drawing on a wide range of historical and literary examples – from Anne Askew to Mary Stuart, A Warning for Fair Women to The Winter's Tale – these sessions seek to bring together the latest research on the female in early modern legal contexts. By considering the idea of the woman as witness, litigant, and defendant; by imagining the role of the early modern courtroom in the shaping of female identity; and by examining contemporary literary portrayals of the plight of 'women before the law', these sessions will attend to the myriad ways in which women were placed 'on trial' in the early modern period.

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies
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We currently have the following books for review

Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2014)

Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)

Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)

Sarah H. Jacoby, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)

Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)

Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)

Julie Rak, "Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market" (WLU, 2013)

Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)

Unity and Division in the History of Art

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

In what ways can the visual arts unite or divide humanity? How can their subjects and functions stir us to collaboration or lead to disagreement, apathy, or even war? How do objects themselves change when their relationships to one another, or to the viewer, are altered or rearranged?

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