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

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:00am
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

Reminder--CFP: What Is the State of the Humanities Today? Abstracts Due Oct 15, 2015

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:18pm
Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters

What Is the State of the Humanities Today?

Abstracts due October 15, 2015
Full Articles due February 28, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters
Volume 43, Numbers 1 & 2

The Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters invites submissions for an upcoming issue that addresses the current state of the humanities and humanities education in colleges and universities in the United States.

Submissions may take the form of scholarly articles, reviews, or creative works (e.g., poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art work). Provision may also be made for a select number of digital and multimedia works.

Seventh International Conference on the Image - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:57am
Common Ground Publishing

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Energizing Communities: Congress 2016 (Deadline November 1, 2015)

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:47am
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2016 conference, which will take place 28 May – 31 May, 2016, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Calgary. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2015.

NeMLA 2016 Panel - - EXTENDED DEADLINE / PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY (October 6, 2015) - - "On the Limits of Computational Analysis

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Dr. Jonathan Dickstein / Northeast Modern Language Association

The following will be a panel at next year's NeMLA Conference, set to take place between March 17 and March 20 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Please be aware that all papers on this panel will be considered for publication in a book by an international, peer-reviewed source.

Submit abstracts by the extended deadline of October 6, 2015.

Any questions concerning this panel should be directed to the chair, Dr. Jonathan Dickstein at Jonathan.Dickstein@alumni.cgu.edu.

Cyber Pedagogy and the Digital Archive

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 9:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

As many as half of traditional undergraduate students will take an online class in their academic career before graduation. Conversations in the humanities regarding online learning typically address the challenges facing educators in transforming their face to face techniques into an online environment. This panel would seek to gather scholars who are have been leading the conversation in their home institutions about how to leverage digital learning environments to implement their best cyber pedagogy strategies. In particular, this panel asks that these scholars think of the ways that the digital archive, in its many iterations, influences and impacts virtual learning environment.

[UPDATE--New Deadline: Oct. 5] Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience (NeMLA, March 17-20, 2016)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:07pm
Justine Dymond, Springfield College

Please note the new deadline for proposals: October 5, 2015.

In "Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique," Viet Thanh Nguyen suggests that a category of refugee literatures outside of disciplinary borders of national literatures "allow[s] a different set of connections across time and space that point somewhere else besides assimilation into the nation and to affiliations with other people besides US citizens" (934). What connections are necessary to make, and what kinds of borders do we have to cross, in the teaching of refugee literatures? With Nguyen's words in mind, this roundtable session aims to explore our encounters with literatures of refugee experience in the classroom.

[UPDATE--New Deadline: Oct. 5] Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:27am
Justine Dymond, Springfield College

Submission Deadline Extended to October 5, 2015.

In "Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique," Viet Thanh Nguyen suggests that a category of refugee literatures outside of disciplinary borders of national literatures "allow[s] a different set of connections across time and space that point somewhere else besides assimilation into the nation and to affiliations with other people besides US citizens" (934). What connections are necessary to make, and what kinds of borders do we have to cross, in the teaching of refugee literatures? With Nguyen's words in mind, this roundtable session aims to explore our encounters with literatures of refugee experience in the classroom.

[UPDATE] The Pedagogical (Re)Turn - Deadline Extended (10/5/15)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:12pm
NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

Twenty years ago, Gerald Graff mused in "The Pedagogical Turn" that the future of theory would be in its reapplication from literature to pedagogy. In the intervening years, theory may not have reorganized the literature classroom, but it has transformed critical thinking pedagogy. The work of Wittgenstein, Jakobson, Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, and others who have informed literary studies has recently been drawn upon by Mark Weinstein, Michael Peters, Tim John Moore and others to shift instruction in critical thinking away from general (informal) logic, which assumes a transparency of language, to thinking as embedded in language and thereby governed by varying modes of reading and writing.

[UPDATE] The (Native) American University - Deadline Extended (10/5/15)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:09pm
NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.

2016 SUNY Council of Writers Annual Conference (March 4-5)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:07pm
University at Albany

For this year's conference we ask writers, writing instructors at all levels, tutors, and researchers to consider the role of affordability in our practices. We welcome perspectives, strategies, and questions for approaching and understanding the role of "affordability" pluralistically—as both what is within one's financial means and what writing can afford (as in what is allows us to be able to do or manage). In the tradition of SUNY CoW conferences, we are interested in how these ideas apply to historical, contemporary, and projected-future practices of instruction.

February 1st. "Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom," special issue of Ninet

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:20pm
Nineteenth- Century Gender Studies

Call for Papers:
"Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom," special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Summer 2016

Editors and Contact E-mails:
Lara Karpenko, Associate Professor of English, Carroll University: lkarpenk@carrollu.edu

Lauri Dietz, Director of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), De Paul University ldietz@depaul.edu

'Merica Magazine - Second Issue

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 2:13pm
'Merica Magazine: for the unlikely patriot

Fresh on the heels of our first issue of 'Merica Magazine we're asking for new submissions we hope to publish weekly on a rolling basis. 'Merica Magazine is a public humanities periodical committed to publishing work that examines American culture and the idea of "America" with a critical eye. Potential writers are asked to familiarize themselves with our style at mericamagazine.org. Queries, pitches, and submissions can be directed to mericamgazine@gmail.com.

English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:29pm
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University

Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Creative Writing Workshops and Craft Panel Discussions

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:31am
Suffolk County Community College

Thank you for your interest in SCCC's annual Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing. Our festival features four days of events held Monday, April 11- Thursday, April 14 at each of our three campuses (in Brentwood, Selden, and Riverhead, NY) preceding an all-day conference in Selden, NY on Friday, April 15, 2016.

The festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events.

Currently, we are accepting proposals for workshops and panel discussions to be held throughout the week and at the all-day conference. We are looking for:

[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:16am
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES

Call for papers

There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:

When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay

The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:34pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Deadline extended to Oct. 15: Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence. Oct. 20 - 22, 2016, University of Calgary

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see discoursedynamics.ca). As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.

[FINAL REMINDER] NeMLA 2016 Panel: On the Limits of Computational Analysis in the Humanities (DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:00am
Dr. Jonathan M. Dickstein / Northeast Modern Language Association

The following will be a panel at the 2016 NeMLA in Hartford, CT. Abstracts must be submitted by next Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Please follow the instructions at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15986.

Direct an inquires to the panel's chair, Dr. Jonathan Dickstein, at Jonathan.Dickstein@alumni.cgu.edu.

CFP Traveling With Gulliver, around Campus--Teaching Tools

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 5:55pm
Joel Sodano, University at Albany & Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen

This call for proposals is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home" it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. This CFP seeks a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.

2016 Communications and Media Conference: Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet? - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:21pm
Common Ground Publishing

INAUGURAL COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES CONFERENCE
University Center Chicago
Chicago, USA
15-16 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference held at the University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA, 15-16 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address communication and media studies through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Media Theory
Theme 2: Media Technologies and Processes
Theme 3: Media Business
Theme 4: Media Literacies
Theme 5: Media Cultures

2016 SPECIAL FOCUS: 'Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet?'

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS
HARRY POTTER STUDIES
37th Annual Conference of the
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Feb. 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
SWPACA invites scholars to submit papers to the vibrant and diverse Harry Potter Studies Area of the Southwest PCA/ACA conference. The Harry Potter Studies Area is an interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary field that focuses on both the novel and filmic versions of J.K. Rowling's work. Papers may address the work as a whole, specific characters, themes, relationships, social and/or cultural implications, individual texts within the series, etc.

Papers on Language and Literature: Call for Special Issue Proposals

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 11:10am
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors' schedule.

The (Native) American University (9/30/15)

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:18pm
NeMLA 2016 (March 17 - 20, 2016)

The colonial appropriation of indigenous place names has been an abiding concern of postcolonial studies. The severing of names from their semantic, grammatical, and linguistic ties within the native language and their re-contextualization within the language of the settler creates, in a variety of ways for both colonizer and colonized, a gap between the experience and meaning of a place and the name used to describe it, complicating the colonial boundary.

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