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"Flows and Undercurrents: Dimensions of (Im)mobility in North America", June 2-4, 2016 [Deadline: February 7, 2016]

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 3:23pm
Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

From lived realities to theoretical discourses, issues of mobility are at the core of many contemporary debates both within North America and globally. (Im)mobility transcends disciplinary boundaries and topics, generating disparate perspectives surrounding movements of people, capital and ideas. Migration, in particular, has become the focus of much recent analytical attention. As movements of people continue to gain focus, practices of immobility and exclusion are underscored.

Call for Carson McCullers papers and panels at ALA 2016. Deadline 1/20/16

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 2:39pm
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Carson McCullers Society

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society invite proposals for individual papers or complete panels about any aspect of Carson McCullers' life or work for the American Literature Association's 27th Annual Conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016. Abstracts of no more than 250 words, should be sent to Alison Bertolini, Vice President, The Carson McCullers Society, at alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu no later than January 20, 2016. Preliminary inquiries are welcome.

[UPDATE] Bad Trips. Submission Deadline Extended to January 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 2:34pm
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing

In travel writing, what is there to tell if everything goes according to plan? Shouldn't we grant that travel writing is to some extent dependent upon the frustrated expectations of the writing traveller, because they simultaneously reveal the distinctiveness of the visited place as well as the writer's preconceptions and as often misconceptions? That is, don't the worst trips, or the worst experiences of good trips, make for the best travel writing?

Native Testimony: May 6-7, 2016, Princeton University

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 2:07pm
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group

We are seeking papers for "Native Testimony," the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group. "Native Testimony" will be held at Princeton University from May 6-7, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

"Wait, I'm not allowed in the feminist club?"

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:50pm
Rag Queen Periodical

Call for submissions:
"Wait, I'm not allowed in the feminist club?"
Many women feel completely left out of the feminist movement. Intersectional feminism hopes to tackle this very issue.
We are interested in narratives which portray the feelings of separation or marginalization from feminism due to lack of representation within the feminist movement.
Some topics to consider:
• Ableism
• "Rich, white feminism"
• Postcolonialism
• Transfeminism

Who Can Submit:
You can, that's who! We accept poetry, non-fiction prose, and fiction prose from all genders and sexes as long as they advocate for women.

Hypercultura - Community and Communication - deadline extension

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:08pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal

Dear all,

We just to let you know that we have decided to extend the deadline for article submissions until February, 1st, 2016. It doesn't matter whether you have or have not attended our conference this spring, if you think you might contribute an article here, you are more than welcome!

All articles should be in English. Those who pass the peer-review process will be first published in in online/ e-journal version of Hypercultura, so that you may have them before the print version as such.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 JANUARY The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:19am
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

ALA May 26-29, 2016 Yellowface: Performing and Occupying the Mind, Body, and Space in Asian American literature

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:55am
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies

"…My life's spent / running an inept tour for my own sad swindle of a vacation / until every goddamned thing's reduced to botched captions / and dabs of misinformation in fractured, / not-quite-right English: …" excerpted from "The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve" by Yi-Fen Chou

In the Contributor's Notes and Comments in The Best American Poetry 2015 guest edited by Sherman Alexie, Michael Derrick Hudson unmasks his nom de plume, stirring outrage, and becomes the reviled face of appropriation. In his admission:

update -Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:56am
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 highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts.