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College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group Conference 2016

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:25am
College English Association--Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2016
Call for Papers
"Cultivation"
5 March 2016
Keynote Panel:
"Cultivating the English Major in the Digital Age"
Panelists: Chris Cain (Towson); Horacio Sierra (Bowie State);
Shirley Wilson Logan (UMD); Laura Yoo (Howard CC)

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus

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

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:39pm
Natures 2016: an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference

Our theme invites exploration of the habitats and/or hazards of any aspect of humanities studies. Papers may explore the conference theme as applied to the texts of humanities studies (e.g. the hazardous spaces of "Jane Eyre"), or the various crises that threaten the material world now or in the past (e.g. popular culture depictions of pollution). Presenters are invited to (re)frame the terms of the theme in ways relevant to their projects.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•Close readings of texts (written, physical, and/or visual), from any period
•Domesticity, urbanity, public/private, setting in literature, history, art, and popular culture
•Pollution, scarcity, competition over resources

Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:22am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

Cartographies of Commons, Community, and Sovereignty

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:47pm
Department of Spanish and Portuguese - University of Pennsylvania

Abstract Deadline: November 6, 2015
Conference Date: February 5, 2016

The graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese at UPenn are pleased to announce their graduate conference focused on the transnational and trans-historical topic of commons, community and sovereignty. It is a pleasure to also mention that Dr. Silvia Federici (Caliban and the Witch, Revolution at Point Zero) will be the keynote speaker. Additionally, the department of Spanish and Portuguese is able to provide three travel grants up to $300 each for graduate student participants.

"Hum(Animals)" Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Conference - Proposals Due 1/1/6; Conference 3/18-3/19

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 1:54pm
Word's Worth English Studies Conference at Illinois State University

The Word's Worth Committee at Illinois State University invites graduate students to submit proposals for the ISU Word's Worth Conference. Early submissions will allow presenters to choose their preferred presentation times on a first-come, first-served basis - early submissions should be sent in no later than January 1st, 2016. The final deadline for submissions is no later than February 1, 2016. The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. All proposals may be submitted through our online form at www.ISUWordsWorth.com.

The Nature of Our Humanity

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Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 7:04pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

The Nature of Our Humanity
(See HERA's website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

[UPDATE] Abstract Deadline Extended: 11/1/15 | 21st Southwest English Symposium, Feb 2nd, 2015

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:18pm
Southwest English Symposium/Arizona State University

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

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference--Deadline extended to Nov. 1

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:08pm
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program

The Lehigh English Department's second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on Lehigh's campus in Bethlehem, PA, on March 4th-5th, 2016. We will be accepting proposals from Master's and Doctoral students on this year's conference theme, public humanities. Public humanities takes literature and social justice out of the confines of the classroom or academic publication by balancing theoretical concepts with practical actions and projects that benefit others in order to expand participation in and appreciation for the humanities.

Request for book proposals: monographs and edited collections

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:19am
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an independent academic publisher, committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Founded by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge, we publish original academic work across a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

INVITATION FOR OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATIONS - LAST DATE OCTOBER 31, 2015

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:42am
CSC JOURNALS


INVITATION FOR OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATIONS
http://www.cscjournals.org


Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is an International publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals covering wide range of academic disciplines. Known for commitment to quality and innovations towards open access publications, we publish thousands of papers each year coming from highly qualified academics, researchers, scientists and societies with whom we work.



IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015
Notification : November 30, 2015
Issue Publication: December 2015

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 3:31pm
College English Association

College English Association

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

Creation is this spring's conference theme. Related to Learning Outcomes and Assessment, we're interested in the creation of such terms and concepts as Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment, and related issues that are increasingly important parts of our responsibilities as teachers of English. Additionally, how do we creatively address these issues, and how do we assess creativity—of our students' work or our own work?

Call for Papers *New* : Socrates Vol. 3 No.4 (2015) Issue- December

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:47am
Socrates: Scholarly research Journal

Research papers and manuscripts are invited for consideration of publication in the regular issue- VOL. 3 NO. 4 (2015) ISSUE- DECEMBER OF the Journal SOCRATES. Deadline: November 20, 2015. Information For Authors is available on :
http://www.socratesjournal.com/index.php/socrates/information/authors
Authors can also use the quick submit portal available on the footer of the website.
http://www.socratesjournal.com

Male Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:12pm
Carol Smallwood/Rowman & Littlefield

Male Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

Carol Smallwood: Essays on Women's Studies in the Library (McFarland, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Vera Gubnitskaia: How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); public, college librarian.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield. Exploring feasibility---when enough responses have been received you'll be contacted.

Technology Instruction in Libraries for Staff, Patrons, and Students

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:10pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood, co-ed. Google for Patron Library Use ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

Lura Sanborn, co-ed. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public, academic, school librarian.

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians about technology instruction for staff, patrons, and students. Chapters are encouraged that could apply to more than one type of library: public, school, special, academic, LIS faculty. Creative case studies especially encouraged. How-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues; innovation highly valued.

Library Outreach to Writers and Poets: Interviews and Case Studies of Cooperation

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:07pm
Carol Smallwood/McFarland

Book Publisher: McFarland

Carol Smallwood: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014); Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching is on Poets & Writers Magazine list of Best Books for Writers.

Vera Gubnitskaia: contributor, Bringing the Arts into the Library (ALA, 2014); co-editor, Continuing Education for Librarians (McFarland, 2013); indexer

CFP: Student Success Conference (11/20/15: 02/11/16 - 02/12/16)

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 8:45am
Michigan Student Success Conference

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Call for Papers

"Collaborating for Student Success"
2016 Michigan Student Success Conference

February 11 - February 12 2016
Troy, Michigan

Today's higher education institutions can sometimes operate in silos with student affairs, academic affairs, and other divisions working separately on challenging issues that affect entire institutions. Additionally, public and private universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, and other educational agencies don't always combine forces to address the issues of education across the state.

Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference "Ideas of South" - March 11th–12th 2016 (Abstract due December 1st 2015)

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 11:55pm
Cornell University - Department of Romance Studies

In 1925, the editors of Quarto Stato questioned the forms in which the Turin communists were addressing the "Southern Question," critical of how Italy's unification in 1870 resulted in advanced industry and agriculture in the North and the reinstatement of traditions of feudalism in the South. In Antonio Gramsci's reading, the move of the Turin communists was far from dividing the country but instead was based on creating alliances between the workers from the North and the peasants from the South as a strategy for revolution. In 2015, with austerity crippling southern Europe countries, what old and new "Southern Questions" are shaping the long history of inequality in the very idea of south?

Call for papers: a special issue on Literature, Reading and reader formation - Lingua & Literatura v. 17, n. 20, Dec 2015

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 4:23pm
– Lingua &Literatura v. 17 n. 20 (Dec 2015) - Universidade Regional Integrada (URI), Brazil

Lingua&Literatura is the journal for language and literary studies at at the Universidade Regional Integrada, RS, Brazil. It publishes contributions in three languages (Portuguese, Spanish and English). Lingua & Literatura seeks contributions for a special issue on Literature, reading and reader formation. We invite 10-15 page essays, as well as book reviews of books published in 2014 or 2015 (3-4 pages) and interviews (5-10 pages) on the following topics related to the central theme, but other related notions are likewise encouraged:
- The right to reading and literature
- Reading and the reader
- Formation of readers and of teachers-readers
- Reader formation in Basic and Higher Education

Grant: Romance Novels, Writers and Readers, all fields; Due Dec. 1, 2015

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:41am
Romance Writers of America

Romance Writers of America announces the eleventh annual Research Grant competition. The grant program seeks to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to anthropology, communications, cultural studies, education, English language and literature, gender studies, linguistics, literacy studies, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology. Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome. The ultimate goal of proposals should be significant publication in major journals or as a monograph from an academic press. RWA does not fund creative work (such as novels or films).
Grant amount: $5,000

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 8:53pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

UPDATE: Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (11/09; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:13am
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

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Masculinities special issue | Writing from Below

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:25am
Writing from Below

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities - the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Do not be limited. Be brave. Play with form, style, and genre. We welcome submissions from across (and outside of, against and up against) the disciplinary spectrum.

Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Teaching 18th-C British Lit: Interdisciplinary Approaches [EXTENSION 10/15/15; 3/17-20/16]

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:06pm
Tonya Moutray, Russell Sage College / NEMLA, Hartford

This roundtable explores interdisciplinary methods of approaching the teaching of 18th-century British and Anglophone literature, including Restoration and Romantic literatures. Participants will share innovative pedagogical approaches and teaching strategies that bring students more fully into the literary, artistic, cultural, and historical worlds of these time periods. Discussion of the use of experiential and/or multimodal approaches in and outside of the classroom is particularly welcome. Abstracts should include a title and be no more than 300 words. Abstracts must be submitted through the nemla.org.

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:01am
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

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