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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 27th Annual Conference – Atlantic City, NJ – Nov. 3-5, 2016

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:46am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
26th Annual Conference
November 3-5, 2016
Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:16am
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 April we are receiving submissions throughout the month.

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

CFP: Making History: Biographical Imperatives in Constructing "Robin Hood"

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:12am
Lorraine K. Stock / International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Lorraine K. Stock is soliciting abstracts for SEMA 2016 and Kalamazoo 2017. Please note the deadlines, as the SEMA one is soon. While the Kalamazoo deadline for abstracts is in September, Lorraine would appreciate abstracts sooner than later so that she can better plan for Kalamazoo 2017 as session proposals are due to the Congress in mid-June.

CFP: Making History: Biographical Imperatives in Constructing "Robin Hood"

SEMA 2016, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, October 6-8, 2016

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51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11-14, 2017

Call for Papers: 'Consuming Gender'

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:56am
Assuming Gender

This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article 'Shopping for Identities', commodities 'are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning' (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.

CFP: Greenwood Fashion, SEMA 2016

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:34pm
Sherron Lux / International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Southeastern Medieval Association/SEMA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 6-8 October 2016

International Association for Robin Hood Studies/IARHS- Sponsored Session:

Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend

Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 3-5, 2016) - DEADLINE June 30, 2016

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:27pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Feminist Spaces 2.2 Journal CFW

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:58pm
Feminist Spaces Journal

Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)

Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fourth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women's studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research.

Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:

2017 Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference: HIP HOP IN DIASPORA: Call for Proposals April 19 – 23, 2017

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:24pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication

In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican born man living in the Bronx, helped spark the birth of a new genre/culture: Hip Hop. Popularized by Black and Brown marginalized populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre and culture now known around the world. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into a culture and art form with its own Diaspora. During this, our fourth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and undergirded a whole new worldview for the last thirty years. This year, we will come to know Hip Hop in Diaspora.

CHILDHOOD - Collection of Essays and Original Research

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:49pm
Dr Jacques Mostert & Dr Margarita Georgieva

We are looking for contributors of original research and reflection pieces to a collection entitled "Childhood".
The tone of writing should be intelligently conversational and educational. We are aiming for this research collection to reach a wide variety of audiences, to be informative and pleasant to read, while simultaneously open perspective and offer interesting, creative viewpoints.
The following themes in connection with childhood are welcome:
Development
Attachment
Play
Friendship
Peer influence
Buddy/mentoring
Stories
Narratives of childhood
Disruption
Resilience
Trauma and overcoming
Learning

Call for Reviews - The Thatcher Network

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:44am
The Thatcher Network

Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism, capitalism and Classical Liberalism/neoliberalism. The website (www.thatchernet.org) launched in March 2016.

[UPDATE] Screening New England: Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:28am
Northeast Historic Film Archive

 Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Proposals Due: April 19, 2016

            The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. In commemoration of the Alamo Theatre's 100 years of cinematic exhibition and Northeast Historic Film's 30th year as a regional moving image archive, we invite archivists, scholars and technical specialists to explore all aspects of the moving image history of New England. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome.

REMINDER: In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016; Tower of London -- CFP (deadline April 15)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:39pm
Gloriana Society

The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life. Even more themes are listed in the CFP, and digital humanities projects related to any of these themes are welcome too.

Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"- DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:39am
Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words. All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered). All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.

CfP LUCAS Graduate Conference 2017: 'Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations'

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:26am
Leiden University

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.

CFP Edited Collection: Negotiating Identities from Pregnancy to Parenthood within the Academy

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:20am
Dr. Rachel Berger (History, Concordia) and Dr. Jessica Riddell (English, Bishop's)

The (Stuffed) Elephant in the Room: Negotiating Identities from Pregnancy to Parenthood within the Academy

Co-edited by Dr. Rachel Berger (Associate Professor, History, Concordia) and Dr. Jessica Riddell (Associate Professor, English, Bishop's University).

Description:
This edited collection takes a multi-disciplinary approach to conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood within the academy. Contributors from diverse disciplines will contribute essays on their process of negotiating parenthood and professorship within the Canadian landscape of higher education.

[UPDATE] Scenography and Borders: Practice, Place and Politics

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:51am
Theatre and Performance Research Association

The Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.

Thea Brejzek has described scenography as a "transdisciplinary practice of the design of performative space [that] can no longer be assigned to a singular genre…" (2011, 8) and this leads to a discussion of disciplinary border crossings, giving the increasing critical consensus around scenography's interdisciplinarity.

Call for Papers-International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies [April-June, 2016 Issue]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:20am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the April-June, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Extended Deadline - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:17am
Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to focus on the relationship between global themes and local practices, highlighting the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize both research that theorizes the links between the local and the global and research that shows, through practical evidence, how local and global interact.

Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:54pm
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Call for Presentations, Panelists, & Papers

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China.

This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, with follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.

Utopia's Century: 16th Cen. Lit & Culture [SAMLA 88 - Nov 4-6, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL]

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:32pm
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of English Literature & Culture, 1500-1600. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme, "Utopia & Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?", are especially welcome. By June 3, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Donna Wroble, Georgia State University, at dwroble1@gsu.edu.

The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4th through 6th, 2016. Limited travel grants for graduate students are awarded via application on SAMLA's website.

CFP: Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:29pm
Cynthia J. Miller

Call for Contributors

Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film (under contract)

Film noir is one of the most intensely studied cinematic genres, yet Mark Shiel remarks that while numerous studies have helped define the genre in thematic, stylistic, and technical terms, "they have engaged very little with the local geography of film noirs, whether set in Los Angeles, New York, or other cities." Yet it is hard to think of another genre where the identity of a particular city or neighborhood or even street carries equal diegetic weight.

[SAMLA 88] Modern Zootopias: Animals in the Utopian/Dystopian Tradition

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:58am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 4-6 Nov 2016

Focusing on novels produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this panel proceeds from the following question: What place do animals and/or the concept of animality occupy in visions of utopia and dystopia? Because utopian and dystopian societies are often predicated upon various versions of "human nature," they also often imply some stance in relation to the human/animal boundary. Is it possible or even desirable for humans to transcend our animality? Is our frequent sacrifice of animal lives in pursuing our societal visions justifiable? Where do animals enter into our accounting as to what constitutes a better or worse society? The preceding questions gesture to just a few of the myriad possible approaches papers might take.

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