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Keats in Popular Culture (Abstracts Due: June 15, 2016)

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 1:15pm
Brian Bates/Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

Abstracts are invited for an essay collection, Keats in Popular Culture.

Although Keats's literary legacy and influence on Victorian, Modernist and Post-Modernist literature has been explored in some depth, his impact on popular culture—particularly in the 21st century—has yet to be fleshed out. This collection seeks essays that examine Keats's significant presence in film, television, music, comics, video games, memes, science fiction, architecture and design, matters of taste, cultural criticism, popular science, psychology and philosophy.

Interested parties, please send 500-word abstracts by June 15, 2016 to Brian Bates at brbates@calpoly.edu.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: CFP for Edited Collection: New Readings of the Medieval Robin Hood Tales

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:40am
Mikee Delony, PhD and Perry Neil Harrison

The 2013 publication of Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson's Early Rymes of Robyn Hood: An Edition of the Texts, ca. 1425-1600 provides new opportunities for scholars to reread and reconsider the earliest Robin Hood rhymes and plays. Scholars now have access to the extant manuscripts of the late medieval ballads as well as two early plays. Now that these early texts are readily available—some for the first time—it is time for scholars of a wide range of interests and backgrounds to return to the medieval rhymes with the aid of this significant new resource that allows for truly in-depth analysis of the source materials.

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances, October 6-7, 2017

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 5:58am
Goodwin College

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show's producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many "conversations about race" that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

Writing Across the Disciplines Panel at MMLA 11/10-11/13 (due 4/5/16)

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 1:09am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Writing Across the Curriculum panel will be exploring the role of writing in breaking down traditional barriers between disciplines and forming new avenues of inquiry and discourse across the curriculum. What approaches to teaching writing contribute to interdisciplinarity and illustrate innovative uses of text to that end? Please send abstracts of 250 words to Alex Johns at Alex.Johns@ung.edu by April 5th, 2016. ​

Pomona Valley Review 10 Needs Your Poetry, Art, and Fiction

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 6:56pm
Pomona Valley Review

CALL FOR POETRY, FICTION, AND ART:

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 10th issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 15th.

pomonavalleyreview.com

Lucayos: A Journal of Bahamian and Caribbean Criticism and Creative Work

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:58pm
The College of The Bahamas

Lucayos is a peer-reviewed journal of the literature, culture, history and creativity of The Bahamas and the larger Caribbean region. Developed by the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts at the College of The Bahamas, the goal of the journal is to promote critical regional and cultural awareness through academic and creative writing that comments on or is a product of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. The journal is focused on the literature, culture, or history of the region or in creative expression which connects to relevant themes, places, and spaces in the Caribbean.

SAMLA 88 (Nov 4-6, 2016) / The United States of America: Hero or Villain on the World Stage?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:39pm
MELUS at SAMLA 88

In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.

call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:28pm
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers

The Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the March 2016 Issue (Volume One, Issue two).
Manuscripts Submission Deadline: April 20, 2016.
Issue Publication Date: April 2016.

[Deadline Extended] Postcolonial Shakespeares: CFP for Postcolonail Interventions Vol. I, Issue 2 (June 2016)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 2:58pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies ISSN 2455 6564

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

CFP for Two MELUS-sponsored panels at the 2017 MLA

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 2:12pm
MELUS

We invite colleagues to submit individual paper abstracts to the two following MELUS panels for the MLA (Modern Language Association) 2017 Convention on Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA:

1. "Ecocritical Engagements with American Multiethnic Literature"
This is a MELUS panel.
How do multiethnic literatures give shape to their narratives from an ecocritical perspective? How do ecocritical takes on multiethnic American literature inform our understanding of American literature writ large? Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Brief abstract and 1-page CV to Christopher González (Chris.Gonzalez@tamuc.edu) by Mar. 27, 2016.

[Update] Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:57pm
Explorations in Medieval Culture, Brill Publishers

Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Call for abstracts for chapters to be included in an upcoming volume on Death in Medieval and Early Modern art, history, and culture. Special focus on Continental European literature, social and political history, art history, archaeology, and paleography. At this time we are not soliciting papers on England.

Poverty, Welfare, & Religion: Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:36pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Jewish Family Service

Poverty, Welfare, & Religion:
Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
An Interdisciplinary, National Conference Engaging Working Poverty
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Cincinnati, Ohio – December 4-6, 2016

This conference brings together scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and clergy to address issues of working poverty in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the working poor as "people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (that is, working or looking for work) but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level."*

[REMINDER] Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

3/20/16 - MLA 2017 - Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:08am
Talia Vestri Croan and Shannon Draucker / Boston University

Special Session proposed for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia

Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century

How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective relations?

Please send a 300-word abstract plus CV by 20 March 2016 to Talia Vestri Croan (tmvcroan@bu.edu) and Shannon Draucker (sdraucke@bu.edu).

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016 (EXTENDED 3/21 Deadline)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:01pm
SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.

The San Francisco State University Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.

Extended Submission Deadline: March 21st, 2016

The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next (Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:07pm
Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto

The Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto invites proposals for the international conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next". The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2016.

Wreck Park Journal is Accepting Essays and Reviews for Summer Issue

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:15pm
Wreck Park Journal

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

CFP: Celebrating Communities of Practice in Digital Humanities | #DF16RU | 4/15/16 |Rice U 9/22-24/16

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:14am
Spencer Keralis / Digital Frontiers

In celebration of its Fifth Anniversary, Digital Frontiers invites members of the digital humanities community to submit proposals sharing their passions as they engage in digital endeavors. Proposals that discuss how digital researchers situate themselves within this community of practice will be especially welcomed. http://digital-frontiers.org/conference/2016/info/call-proposals

Digital Frontiers 2016 | September 22-24, 2016 | Rice University, Houston, Texas | Keynote Speakers: Roopika Risam (Salem State) & Patrick Meier (Digital Humanitarians)

Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, Change; Submission of Abstracts by May 13 2016; Conference on July 29 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:04am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Australia's response to the Syrian refugee crisis has raised issues in areas as diverse as immigration, religious tolerance and basic concepts of humanity. The 11th annual Limina conference seeks to uncover, explore and question both historical and contemporary boundaries that arise from people struggling for recognition.

We particularly invite papers that address boundaries that exist within, and between, academic disciplines and research themes. Topics include, but are not limited to:

 society, culture, politics
 racism, gender, sexuality
 identity – collective or individual
 geographical & bodily boundaries
 ethical, psycho-social, religious boundaries

Second Call for Papers: "Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:04am
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Rivas – Fernandez - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – via Skype

Evil Women; Women and Evil

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:35am
Inter-disciplinary.net

Evil Women; Women and Evil
The Evil Project: The 8th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Friday 23rd September – Sunday 25th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Evil Women: Women and Evil seeks to engage fruitful discourse over the core theme of evil and monstrous women, and the variations thereof. We are welcoming papers, workshops, performances, talks, film demonstrations and photo exhibitions. Let us see. Let us feel. Let us touch. Let us hear.

Videogame Cultures

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:31am
Inter-disciplinary.net

Videogame Cultures
8th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Monday 5th September – Wednesday 7th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy Symposium

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 9:14pm
The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy Symposium

The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy Symposium
25-28 April 2017
At Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

Dear colleagues,

The Call for Papers for Myriad Faces is now open

The organizing partners are excited to send out this call for papers inviting submissions to this unique international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on the year 1917 and its myriad legacies.

Art and Political Ecology - Deadline April 29

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 2:54pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

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The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss art's relationship with political ecology: What role does art have to play – if any – under the precariously situated human and environmental consequences of neoliberalism and its political geography? Which potentials can be found in locally situated artistic discourses and re-imaginations of political ecology, for influencing global discourses on climate change? How can the dialogue between culturally and historically different ecological imaginaries and eco-philosophical traditions be significant in an era marked by unprecedented threats to the environment?

"Queers Read This: LGBTQ Literature Now," a special issue of GLQ Due March 31, 2017

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:57pm
Shante Paradigm Smalls

Special Issue: "Queers Read This": LGBTQ Literature Now
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Volume 23.2/3

Issue Guest Editors:
Ramzi Fawaz (Assistant Professor, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Shanté Paradigm Smalls (Assistant Professor, English, St. John's University)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Publication Date: April 2018

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