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Lavender Languages & Linguistics 24 University of Nottingham, 28-30 April 2017

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:49am
Lavender Languages & Linguistics

Description

The Lavender Languages & Linguistics conference series has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and/or queer life, as well as language and sexuality more broadly. In April 2017, LavLang will be held in the UK for the first time, having been hosted annually by American University (Washington, D.C.) since 1993. We anticipate that, by bringing LavLang24 to Europe, more students and scholars with an interest in language and sexuality will be able to join our conversation.

World's Longest Undefended Border: Canadian Literature in the Shadow of America

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:47am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Established in 1783 by the Treaty of Paris, the border between Canada and the United States is considered the longest international border in the world. What makes this border unique (unlike the border between the United States and Mexico) is the fact that it can be considered the "longest undefended border" due to the rather low level of security that maintains this boundary. Like this undefended border, the border between Canadian and American literature has been historically misunderstood. It is through review and use of the theory of liminality, as defined by Van Gennep in 1909 and Turner in the 1960s, that one must begin to discuss and define the geographical boundaries between Canada and American literature.

(in)Security: Production, Dissemination and Experiences

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:45am
Inter-disciplinary.net

(in)Security: Production, Dissemination and Experiences
A Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century Project: 1st Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

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

"Security is a derivative concept; it is meaningless in itself. To have any meaning, security necessarily presupposes something to be secured; as a realm of study it cannot be self-referential." (Krauss & Williams, 1997: ix)

cfp - Knowledge Infrastructures in the Humanities - MLA 2017

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:59am
Daniel Powell

Knowledge Infrastructures in the Humanities - MLA 2017

What are the knowledge infrastructures, both material and social, that underlie the everyday work of knowledge creation that we undertake as scholars working in the humanities? How do they function? What are the infrastructural "things" and "relations" that influence or determine the nature or scope of our thinking and the forms of our outputs?

In their introduction to a special issue of Science & Technology Studies, Karasti et al. write that

Returning the Gaze II – Stories of Resistance

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:49am
European Race & Imagery Foundation (ERIF)

ERIF is proud to announce the Call for Contributions for its second conference Returning the Gaze II: Stories of Resistance. Picking up from our first conference – 2014's Returning the Gaze: Blackface in Europe – our second edition will continue to present a critical view on European racialised imagery, while approaching from a broader angle the departs from only blackface related themes, namely with a focus on resistance to racism and racist imagery.

Part II will be hosted at the University of Innsbruck, Austria on the 4th and 5th November 2016 and will examine the usage of racist and racialised imagery across the following topics:

Introducing Europe: past and present resistance against racialised imagery

Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Frances Harper, W.E.B.Dubois, Alain Locke, and Sonia Sanchez

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:46am
Pearlie Peters, MLA Special Session Panel Organizer for "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals" panel which is anticipated for presentation at the 2017 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention which will be held in Philadelphia from January 5-8

This panel entitled "Philadelphia's Black Literary Intellectuals: Harper, DuBois, Locke and Sanchez" seeks papers for presentation at the 2017 MLA Convention which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5 to 8, 2017. Papers that explore Philadelphia's impact on the development of the artistic, philosophical, sociological or political writings of any one of the following literary intellectuals of Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly love, are welcomed: Frances Harper, W.E.B. Du Bois (most particularly his seminal The Philadelphia Negro), Alain Locke and Sonia Sanchez. Submit 250-350 words abstract to petersp@rider.edu by 15 March 2016.

[UPDATE] Call Extended Popuclar Culture & Disability

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:27am
The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for submission of abstracts for its 7th Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2016. The venue will be Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life; as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

Cultural Studies Issues within the Second World Spaces

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:14pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

How are new(er) cultural studies issues received, negotiated, challenged, embraced, or rejected within the spaces of the Second World?

[UPDATE] Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016 [Abstract due 3/25/16]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:12pm
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words

Call for Papers

Recent headlines abound decrying the death of academic disciplines traditionally concerned with the care and tending of language. Has a loving and lyrical approach to language become an antiquated notion? Everything from research studies on the relationship between literature and empathy to informal conversations about the power of a good story attest to language's enduring capacity to incite wonder, motivate compassion, or provoke reflection. Words, indeed, serve as the means through which restorative faith is expressed to, explored with, and embraced by the reader.

"Utopias/Dystopias of Transnational Migration"

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 4:54pm
Laura Barberan Reinares - SAMLA Conference - Jacksonville, FL - Nov 4-6, 2016

This panel welcomes papers analyzing postcolonial fiction addressing transnational migration for labor (legal or illegal) and trafficking. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme of Utopia/Dystopia are especially welcome. By May 31st, please submit a 500-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC of the City University of New York at laubarberan@gmail.com.

Gender and Early Modern Drama, RMMLA, October 6-8, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:15pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender in Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6-8, 2016. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey (j.lodine-chaffey@wsu.edu ) by March 15, 2016. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 20, 2016.
More information is available on the conference website:

CFP International Conference on Space and Cinema

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:25am
University of Lisbon School of Arts and Humanities

The Conference will focus on Space and Cinema in order to examine the ways through which cinema deals with spatiality, in its bodily and geographical materiality, as well as in its symbolic and theoretical frameworks.

Heterotopic as it is, screen space juxtaposes several different spaces pertaining to different dimensions (Michael Chanan, The Documentary Chronotope, 2000): both mise en scène and cinematic dispositifs spatialize the gaze, the vanishing point where the filmic and the pro-filmic intersect. Space is therefore represented, conveyed and appropriated by the cinematic apparatus, calling into question the historical, political and philosophical aspects of an aesthetics of spatiality in a broad sense.

Borders and Borderlands: Liminal Textualities in Contemporary Literature

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:11am
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.

Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature [Abstract due 3/31/2016]

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 8:41am
Hangzhou Dianzi University

In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of ethnic literature, Foreign Languages College and the Institute of African and African American Literatures at Hangzhou Dianzi University will collaborate with the Center for English Literatures at Central China Normal University, the A&HCI-indexed journal Foreign Literature Studies, and the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University in hosting "Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature" from November 25 to November 28, 2016 at Hangzhou and Jinhua, China. Scholars from all over the world are warmly welcome.

This international symposium will focus on the following subtopics:

What's New in the New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity 11th to 15th July 2016 Lodz, Central Poland, Poland

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:40am
University of Lodz & ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas)

The changes that have occurred in Europe in the past quarter-century created a vision of peaceful and prosperous Europe. Have economic crises, war in Ukraine and the Middle East war and immigration crisis undermined this vision?

Website: http://www.issei2016.com

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1st March 2016

Call for Submissions: Travel Writing (March, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:18am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 20, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Magic and Literature: May 27-28, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:33am
Department of English & Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Call for Papers
International Conference
Magic and Literature

May 27-28, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University

Magic pops up frequently in literature. Prospero's art, Keats's 'charm'd magic casements,' the satirical sylphs in Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Yeats's occultism are some examples. In English Studies, we deal with magic in classics as well as in popular literature: Homer and Apuleius, the Holy Grail, The Faerie Queene, the modern magical realists, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling and others. We locate magic in the 'genial spirit' of the author; we identify magic as an object of desire, an enactment of words, or an enchanted place.

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture, 22-23 July 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 1:12am
English Literature and Culture, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference on 22 and 23 July 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:

1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity

Please send 200-word abstracts to the organisers by 15 April 2016: wood@uni-mainz.de and patrick.gill@uni-mainz.de

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:59pm
Center for Life Writing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

International Conference

Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context

Oct. 29-30, 2016, Shanghai, China

Letters and Conflict

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:11pm
Inter-disciplinary.net

Letters and Conflict
The 5th Global Meeting: The Writing Project

Call for Presentations 2016

Thursday 1st September – Saturday 3rd September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Fear, Horror and Terror

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:10pm
Inter-disciplinary.net

Fear, Horror and Terror
The Fear, Horror and Terror Project: 10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Friday 9th September – Sunday 11th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

(2017 SEA Biennial) Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2:39pm
Ray Leonard/ University of Miami

This panel looks to capitalize on the recent turn towards the Caribbean in Early American studies. Scholars such as Michael Drexler, Ed White, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Sean Goudie and Marlene Daut have provided an invaluable framework for conceiving the fraught connections between the U.S and the Caribbean. This panel is looking for papers that investigate the (de)generative discourses and ideologies produced by the movement of bodies, ideas and disease between the U.S, the Caribbean and the broader Atlantic. Papers might focus on how these categories were themselves compromised- bodies as diseases, diseases as ideas, ideas as diseases.

[Extended Deadline] "Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" Conference

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2:24pm
"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" Graduate Conference

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University

Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock

Updated Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 7, 2016

A Room of Her Own Writing Women's Independence around the Globe, 20th May 2016, Abstract submission deadline: 4th April, 2016

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:56pm
Women’s Paths Research Group (University of Leeds, Leeds Humanities Research Institute)

Call for Papers

A Room of Her Own
Writing Women's Independence around the Globe

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf, Room of One's Own

Day: Friday 20th May 2016
Abstracts submission deadline: Monday 4th April 2016 (see information below)
Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Plastow (University of Leeds)
Subject Fields: Literature, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Fine Arts, Media Studies, History and Philosophy

Sharing What Matters (Most) in a Turbulent World

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:07am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

The times they are a changing. Students have questions. Do we have answers? Does academic freedom give us the right to .... ? Academic voices can often create divergence, difficulties, disputes, and unending digressions within disciplines, but what real differences do our voices make to our students and our colleagues and our world?

The Atrium invites you to submit innovative, creative and critical narrative essays, research-based articles across the disciplines, poetry, and book/website reviews. We share best practices with colleagues with the aim of making a difference in the lives of students and fellow faculty at colleges and universities around the world.

CFP: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:30am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

Special Issue (2017) of 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (periodical culture)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:33am
The Wyndham Lewis Society

Wyndham Lewis's centrality in the 'little magazine' and periodical cultures of the early twentieth century is well established. In addition to editing several journals himself - 'BLAST', 'The Tyro', and 'The Enemy' - Lewis contributed to 'The English Review', 'The New Age', 'The Tramp', 'The Egoist', 'The Little Review', 'Art and Letters', 'The Athenaeum', and 'The Criterion', among many others. This volume of 'JWLS' seeks 7-10,000-word essays that will expand our understanding of Lewis's contributions to these publications and the social, artistic, bibliographic, and economic networks from which they are inseparable. All submissions should try to engage with the most recent relevant scholarship. Suggested topics include:

Extraneous (Deadline for abstracts April 15, 2016)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 9:12am
University of North Carolina

thresholds is a forthcoming creative/critical online journal co-edited by Fran McDonald and Whitney Trettien. The journal's platform, currently under development, bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen digital architecture. On the left hand side, we publish short scholarly essays. On the right we publish the various text fragments, images, audio and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. For more information about thresholds please visit www.openthresholds.org.

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