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[UPDATE] Chapter proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
Douglas Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Southern Hungers (SASA 2017)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:04pm
Southern American Studies Association Conference (March 16-18, 2017)

We're looking for papers exploring hunger and malnutrition in various cultures, populations, periods, and geographies of the U. S. South for the 2017 SASA convention (March 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC). We welcome studies of hunger in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, film, dance, literature, and archaeology, as well as historically oriented approaches.

Please send a 500-word paper proposal and a two-page CV to David Davis (davis_da@mercer.edu) and Jolene Hubbs (jhubbs@ua.edu) by July 30, 2016.

Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:32pm
The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

CFP: Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies invites contributions to a special edition that explores Baudrillard, religion, and theology and associated themes.

Guest editors: James Walter, London School of Economics, and Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University.

Austen and Deleuze

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:28pm
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen has become one of the most discussed and beloved literary figures; indeed, her status as one of our most beloved literary figures has often influenced the ways in which her life and works are discussed within critical circles. Eve Sedgwick famously announced that Austen criticism is "notable not just for its timidity and banality but for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson." This special issue of Rhizomes invites critical articles and creative works that dismiss both this legacy of timidity and the tendency to exact pedagogical spectacles through scholarship.

Recuperation (of antagonistic, oppositional or emancipatory Forms of Cultural Production)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:42pm
London Conference in Critical Thought

Recuperation is an inexorable feature of late capitalism, as modes of art and cultural expression that once were resistant, oppositional or antagonistic from the 1960's and 70's have been gradually absorbed by
capitalism and its attendant apparatus, such that a certain generation has no idea what even constitutes "political dissent" because they have never seen examples of it. Land art which once rejected the

Journal of Intercultural Inquiry

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:43am
Geoffrey Nash/University of Sunderland, UK

CFP Journal of Intercultural Inquiry
Call for Papers
Date Submitted:
Announcement ID:

[UPDATE] Borders and Borderlands: Liminal Textualities in Contemporary Literature

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:26am
York St John University

Borderlands are defined as being both 'an area of land close to a border between two countries' and 'an area between two qualities, ideas or subjects that has features of both but is not clearly one or the other' (Oxford Dictionaries, 2016). The significance of borders and borderlands has become particularly prevalent in contemporary society. Literature has always responded to the issues of its context of production such as Burke writing on the French Revolution up to and including Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche's 2013 novel Americanah addressing global concerns of nationality and migration.

Reminder: EXTENDING PLAY 3 abstracts due April 3

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:49am
Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

Reminder to get your abstracts in for Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

School of Communication & Information
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Proposals Due: April 3rd (Abstracts, 250 words)

Extending Play is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of time. We are looking for papers and presentations that excavate the past, interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.

Afro-Mexico: Negotiating a Cultural Identity through Dance

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:47am
Joana A. Guzman

This research looks at the cultural performances and popular celebrations practiced by Afro-Mexicans from the colonial period to the 20th century in the regions of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Guerrero. The goal is to demonstrate how the use of performance and popular traditions has impacted Afro-Mexicans in the shaping of an imagined community, giving space for agency in the formation of their cultural identity. The scholarship of the African diaspora in Mexico is a relatively fresh area of study. Gonzalo Aguirre Beltran (1945) pioneered the documentation of their economic history including slavery and origins. Other themes of study rely on sociopolitical aspects, geographic studies, gender, magic and spirituality.

2016 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area — 10/6/16-10/9/16

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:46pm
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

October 6-9, 2016, Chicago, IL

Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
5550 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 678-4488

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2016 conference in Chicago, Illinois. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Becoming: Essays on NBC's Hannibal [deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2016]

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:11pm
Kavita Mudan Finn & Elizabeth Nielsen

Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2016
Deadline for Completed Essays: January 15, 2017

The NBC series Hannibal has garnered both critical and fan acclaim for its cinematic qualities, its complex characters, and its fascinating reworking of Thomas Harris' mythology so well known from Jonathan Demme's Silence of the Lambs (1991) and its variants. The television series concluded late in 2015 after three seasons and in spite of a great deal of fan support for its continuation on a premium network or through a paid service like Netflix.

Animals under Capitalism

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:01pm
University of Bristol

A 1-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of 'Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics'. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes:

the intersections between capitalism and the 'Sixth Extinction';
artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism;
the biopolitics of domestication;
the development of industrial animal farms.
The conference will be followed by a Postgraduate Roundtable on the 26th of May, which is open to the public.

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:44am
Morgan Shipley / Area Chair

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2016 via online submission: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

Early Modern Women Writers

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:49am
Dr Michael Paraskos, Othello's Island (CVAR)

Early Modern Women Writers (approx. 1550-1700)
at Othello's Island CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus
5 to 9 April 2017

Early Modern Women Writers is a semi-autonomous conference strand within the annual interdisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies, held annually since 2013, in Cyprus, called Othello's Island.

As a whole, Othello's Island attracts approximately 100 delegates, whose topics include archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies, to name but a few. Since its inception a significant section of the conference has covered early modern women writers, such as Mary Wroth, Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.

Moralities in the Long Nineteenth Century | 18 Feb 2017 / CFP 1 Sept 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:44am
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University, UK

Moralities in the Long Nineteenth Century

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
Saturday 18 February 2017
Durham University, UK
CFP Deadline: 5pm, 1 September 2016

Keynote Address
'Alternative moralities in the long nineteenth century'
Paul Watt, Monash University, Australia

'We do not look in our great cities for our best morality'
—Jane Austen

'Conventionality is not morality'
—Charlotte Brontë

On the Edge: Theories on the Frontier. International Conference, 20-21 Oct 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:29am
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use. Its variations include terms such as periphery, edge, and borderland, and the very proliferation of the term suggests that its provocative character still inspires critics and artists in the Americas today. The purpose of this conference is to explore the borderlands between critical theory and other ways of interpretative thinking, such as art.

Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Presence of the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:33am
Fiona Martinez at Sheffield Hallam University and the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women's Writing

Saturday 11th June 2016, Sheffield Hallam University
Co-hosted with the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

'…It would be at best grossly incurious and at worst sadly limited for literary critics to ignore a genre that millions and millions of women read voraciously' (Pornography for Women is Different, Ann Snitow, 1979)

MSA 18: Modernism and Failure, November 17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
Modernist Studies Association

Inspired by examples such as Samuel Beckett's injunction in Westward Ho to "fail better," Gertrude Stein's inability to complete her "history of the whole world" in The Making of Americans, and Ezra Pound's lament in "Canto CXVI" that he could not "make it cohere," this panel seeks papers exploring the relationship between modernism and failure. In their varied and frequent embraces of utopian politics, incomplete narratives, and pure abstraction, many modernist writers and artists engaged in a wide range of aesthetic and political projects doomed to fail, while others embraced failure as a means of escaping the progressive, normative, or otherwise limiting aesthetic, political, and cultural models they inherited.

Call for studies of Migrations and Identity 5/31/2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:22pm
Watchung Review

Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity

CFP: Science, Society & Civilisation

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:47am
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:09am
James Madison University

James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story. There has been a recent explosion of scholarly interest in pulp magazines and popular print culture. This conference builds upon emerging scholarship in this exciting and expanding field. We are currently looking for presentation proposals related to methodologies of pulp scholarship, focusing on pulps from 1895 to 1955.

Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session - SAMLA88

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:52am
Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session at SAMLA88

The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by May 15, 2016.

[SAMLA88 will take place November 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL]

CEDAW and the legality of religious instituions.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:46am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Lies and Big Feet.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and can be seen as an international bill of rights for women. All countries that have accepted the Convention are compelled to follow up with a series of measures that would end all forms of discrimination against women. If the purpose of CEDAW is to end all acts of discrimination against women by organizations, then we would be compelled to include organizations that propagate religion in the public domain as mostly and often, these religious bodies propound theology that is comfortably couched in misogyny, thereby validating a heightened sense of machismo as being endemic to human behaviour.

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