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Call for Papers "Stereotypes"

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 1:31pm
Special issue of Reti, Saperi, Linguaggi. Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences

Stereotypes are ambiguous mental entities. They are negative insofar as they are thoughts that limit us in our process of categorization of reality. At the same time, they help us to simplify reality itself and the large number of perceptual stimuli we are faced with in every moment of our lives. So, while stereotypes can, on the one hand, be seen as a tool for categorization or as extensions of categories themselves – actually, a special type of category – on the other, they force us to assign a simplistic, superficial and unthinking label to a portion of reality, thus giving rise to biases and prejudices.

Supporting Diversity in Honors Education

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 6:18am
The new National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH)

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Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11, 2016 | Oakland University | Rochester, Michigan

To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), a two day conference is being held, offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.

Registration is now open at:

http://wwwp.oakland.edu/hc/national-society-for-minorities-in-honors-nsf...

Call for papers closes February 5, 2016

[UPDATE] CDE Conference 2016 – CFP: "Theater and Mobility"

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 3:16am
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

25th Annual CDE Conference, Eichstätt, 26-29 May 2016

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 25th Annual Conference (26-29 May 2016). It is organized by the Chair of American Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt/Germany, and will be held as a residential conference at the Collegium Willibaldinum in Eichstätt.

THEATER AND MOBILITY

The 2016 CDE conference addresses the ongoing debate on issues of mobility in relation to contemporary drama and theater in English worldwide.

UPDATE: Power & Politics in Print

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:47am
The Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary

We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Accelerated Learning in Basic Writing

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Basic Writing e-journal

Accelerated Learning in Basic Writing: Investigating the Successes and Challenges of ALP Models
2016 BWe Special Issue: Call for Submissions - Extended Deadline March 15, 2016
Guest Editors: Leah Anderst, Jennifer Maloy, and Jed Shahar, Queensborough Community College, CUNY

CFP: Peer English

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:02am
Peer English

CFP: Peer English

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by the Department of English at the University of Leicester and the English Association. Since 2006, its remit has been to provide a forum for exciting, high-quality work and new critical thinking by early career researchers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (02/01; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Participants are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All participants are able to play an active role in discussions.

A small number of presenter places are also still available. Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

cprcsis 11 12 january 2016

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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 1:07pm
cpracsis.org

C PRACSIS International Conference on
History, Theory and Writing
11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
In Association with
The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th 2016]

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 1:25am
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Accepting:

Poetry
Fiction
Non-Fiction
Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:55am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

Monster Studies and Pedagogy: Rocky Mountain MLA Special Topics Session 2016

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:53am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

In response to the question, "What do composition instructors do to engage disinterested students?" academia has one response gaining rapid popularity: "Monster Studies." Intellectual interest in monsters is not new. With high profile academics like Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Kyle Bishop addressing "Monster Studies," educators exploring monsters find success in engaging students with (pop)culturally relevant examinations of literature and media. Taking its origin from the Latin monstrare, which means "to reveal," monsters are physical embodiments of cultural anxieties.

Politics, Pedagogy, & Protest in Academia

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Monday, December 7, 2015 - 9:36am
Coastal Plains Graduate Liberal Arts Conference

Event: 04/15/2016-04/16/2016
Location: Houston, Texas
Abstract Due Date: 01/15/2016

The Coastal Plains Liberal Arts Graduate Committee would like to invite submissions to our annual conference at the University of Houston, to be held on April 15 & 16, 2016. This year, the conference will focus on the tri-part Politics, Pedagogy, & Protest theme in order to offer several threads of inquiry for presenters to explore, and perhaps connect, as we consider contemporary society and culture through a critical lens.

Everyday Stowe: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society's 20th Anniversary Conference

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Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 11:06pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

Everyday Stowe: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society's 20th Anniversary Conference
Spokane, WA
June 24-26, 2016

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society announces a conference celebrating Harriet Beecher Stowe—her life and works—at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, our first conference in the Pacific Northwest!

Aelurus Graduate Journal: Deadline is January 25th, 2016

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Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 7:04pm
Weber State University's Aelurus Graduate Journal

Weber State University is accepting, poetry, fiction, non fiction, and scholarly articles for the Aelurus Graduate Journal.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 25th, 2016.

C PRACSIS International Conference on History, Theory and Writing 11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:28pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia In Association with The Institute of Social Justice, Australian Catholic University and The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.

C PRACSIS announces its 2016 edition of International Conference on 'History, Theory and Writing'. Nikolas Kompridis, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Research Professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney Campus will deliver the keynote address. Allison Weir, Professor in Social and Political 
Philosophy and Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University will be the plenary speaker.

Watermark: Graduate Student Journal - Deadline to Submit: Feb. 8, 2016

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:23pm
Watermark: California State University, Long Beach

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our tenth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. Watermark also accepts reviews of recent books published in these fields of study. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

The deadline to submit an essay or review for consideration is Monday, February 8, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged and will receive priority in the peer-review process.

Call For Editors

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:43pm
Watchung Review supported by the New Jersey College English Association

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:01am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogy Contributors

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 1:08pm
"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a resource of pedagogical materials for a section on teaching. These contributions can include:

Bloomsbury C21 Conference 2016: Writing and Insecurity

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:40am
C21 Writings, University of Brighton

Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century

Organised in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Confirmed Keynotes:
Dr. Arne De Boever (California Institute of the Arts) and Dr. Katy Shaw (Leeds Beckett)

In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least.
Lauren Berlant Cruel Optimism

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her Time

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:16pm
American Literature Association (ALA) - Gilman Society

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

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