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CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:08am
African Literature Association

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
African Literature Association 2016 Conference

Justice and Human Dignity in Africa
and the African Diaspora

Venues: Marriott Marquis and National Center for Civil and Human Rights in
Atlanta, Georgia. USA.
April 6-9, 2016
Conference website: http://ala2016.com

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 8:28am
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and
independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and
book reviews.
2. Articles should be followed by an abstract alongwith keywords.
3. Paper size - A4, Font - Times New Roman and Font Size - 12.
4. Spacing - 1.5 and margins of 1 inch on all four sides.
5. Word Limit: for abstract 250 – 300 for paper 3000 - 3500
6. Papers to be emailed at: scholasticdav@gmail.com

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

updated: 
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:37am
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and book reviews.
2. Articles should be followed by an abstract alongwith keywords.
3. Paper size - A4, Font - Times New Roman and Font Size - 12.
4. Spacing - 1.5 and margins of 1 inch on all four sides.
5. Word Limit: for abstract 250 – 300 for paper 3000 - 3500
6. Papers to be emailed at: scholasticdav@gmail.com
7. Book reviews must contain name of author/ editor, titles of the book reviewed,place of publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price of the book.

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference (3/31/2016) Deadline: 1/29/2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:04pm
The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, just north of Dallas, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted Working-Class Studies scholar Dr. Sherry Linkon, Professor of English at Georgetown University. Dr. Linkon is the author of several books, including New Working-Class Studies, Steeltown U.S.A.: Work and Memory in Youngstown, and Teaching Working Class.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:08pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Pedagogical Contributons

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:39pm
"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:

International conference: Reading Matters: Texts – Cultures – The World, Sibiu, 19-21 May 2016

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 1:32pm
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

Reading Matters:
Texts – Cultures – The World

19-21 May 2016

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania and
The Centre for Anglo-American and German Research

are pleased to invite you to the Reading Matters international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

Charles Alobwed'Epie: New Critical Insights

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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:31pm
Charles Alobwed’Epie: New Critical Insights

A few decades ago, the mention of most Anglophone writers would have been met with ignorance for the most. In spite of the regular turn out of creative works by these Cameroon Anglophone writers, they continue to remain obscure both nationally and internationally. This unfortunate state of affairs is not the result of the fact that these writers have not been prolific nor that their creative productions have not been of a high quality. Rather it has been occasioned by a dearth of criticism of their works. This critical void although being gradually filled is still scant, disproportionate and lacking in authority.

[UPDATE] Natures 2016: Habitats and Hazards (11/30/15;2/19/16)

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 4:04pm
Natures 2016: the 8th annual interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference

We seek papers that explore the theme of "HABITATS AND HAZARDS" as applied to any of the texts (WRITTEN, VISUAL, MUSICAL, OR EMBODIED) of humanities studies: for example,
• THE HAZARDOUS SPACES OF ART OR LITERATURE
• DEPICTIONS OF POLLUTION OR WASTELAND
• DOMESTIC/URBAN/RURAL/WILD HABITATS
• STAGING/IMAGINING HISTORICAL SETTINGS
• LITERAL AND/OR FIGURATIVE TOXICITY

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 1:25pm
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Digesting Discourses: Taste, Appetite, and Consumption," to be held at Indiana University—Bloomington, March 4-5, 2016. Join us for our 14th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Contingency: Abstracts due Jan. 15, 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:02pm
Angelic Rodgers

http://www.angelicrodgers.com/contingency.html

Stories about the horrors of living as a contingent faculty member have become commonplace; ever since Slate's story "Death of a Professor" in 2013, news pieces and essays about the harsh reality that adjuncts and short-term contract academics face increased in public media. Despite the increased attention to the issue, many still question why adjuncts and contingent faculty stay.

CONNECTIONS 4: A Conference of Critical Thinking: March 25, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference

CONNECTIONS 4: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'Thou Dost Infect Mine Eyes': The Bane of Technology in the Classroom"

Friday, March 25, 2016
9:30am - 4:00pm

[UPDATE] "Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:27pm
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:09am
University of Cambridge

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Hunter Dukes (U Cambridge); Hannah Rose Woods (U Cambridge).

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

[UPDATE] Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:22pm
J.A. Weingarten and Jason Camlot

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges

In recent years, the idea of the library has become increasingly important to scholars of and experts on architecture, creative writing, digital humanities, history, and numerous other fields. Our conference asks contributors to join our keynote speaker, celebrated author of The Library at Night (2007) Alberto Manguel, to talk about how researchers, writers, and the general public can use the library as a tool for engaging with various fields of scholarship. Of particular interest to this conference are papers on personal libraries and libraries from the perspective of users.

Gothic Studies Bloggers Needed (November-December 2015)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:46am
International Gothic Association

The International Gothic Association is looking for vibrant postgraduate or early-career academics to voice their dark arts researches to a wide ranging and dynamic community of leading Gothic scholars.

We are currently looking for committed enthusiasts to share their ideas on any aspect of Gothic study. Later, we will be seeking authors for specifically-thematic posts, but for now all and any aspect of Gothic study will be greatly cherished among others of our kind.

If you are interested in blogging for us, or if you would like to contribute something in the future, please do get in touch with either Ben, Tugce or Caroline.

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

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:11am
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. 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."

Body, Voice, Narrative: An Interdisciplinary Discussion in Medical Humanities, Boston College MH Conference 2016

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:42am
Boston College Medical Humanities

Illness is often perceived in broad, all-encompassing, textbook terms, but the experience of illness is an individual patient journey that can take on a variety of forms, meanings, and narrations. The illness narrative lends voice to patients, allowing them to explore and share their own experiences. Representations of illness experience have enriched culture in many contexts to the benefit of both patients and healthcare providers, and it is important to understand these representations as they related to body, voice, and narrative. What does narrative offer to the individual experience of illness? What effects does it have?

call for journal articles/book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:33am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking articles/book reviews for future issues.
We welcome articles/research notes from various branches of the humanities and social sciences.
Book reviews between 1500 and 2000 words must be academic in nature, giving information about the work's significance and contextualizing it to highlight its strengths and weaknesses without criticizing the author.
Authors may refer to the journal webpage for further information:
http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php

[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/15/15 21st Southwest English Symposium

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:16pm
Southwest English Symposium

Date: February 20th, 2015

Theme: Objects & Commodities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

We are excited to close out this year's symposium with a poetry reading at a local pub! Attendees are also invited to share their works there, please check out our website or contact us at swes.asu@gmail.com for more information. There will also be a social on Friday

Abstraction

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:10pm
UC Irvine Department of Comparative Literature

CFP: "Abstraction", March 11th-12th 2016

abstractionconference.blogspot.com

Culture and Contact, February 5th, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:57pm
English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

The EGSA of UNC Charlotte announces its sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference, one of the largest graduate conferences in the southeast. This interdisciplinary event welcomes all graduate students to submit their scholarly or creative original papers, readings, panels, and presentations on the subject of Culture and Contact.

We invite a thoughtful exploration into the cultural contact that is attempted through communication, with consideration for broader implications as cultures become more globalized.

Consider the following questions:

CDE Conference 2016 – CFP: "Theater and Mobility"

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 2:07pm
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.

The Invisible Bear, Volume Two; deadline: December 1, 2015

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:14pm
The Invisible Bear

Our call for submissions is now OPEN. We are currently accepting visual art and poetry submissions for our next issue from September, 18, 2015 to December 1st, 2015.

Submission Guidelines:

Poetry

Send 3-5 poems to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf in an attachment. Do not include any identifying information on your submission. In the subject line of your e-mail, include your full author name and the type of submission. Example: "Frank O'Hara, Poetry." All submissions are blind read by three, independent readers. Including a bio with your submission is not necessary, but you will be requested for a short bio if your piece is selected. Please do not include your submission in the body of the e-mail.

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