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Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:54pm
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Call for Presentations, Panelists, & Papers

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China.

This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, with follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.

CFP: Heroes in Popular Culture (for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016 in Chicago); April 30 deadline

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:46pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 6-9
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies November 10-12, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 3:32pm
American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

The 60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 10-12 2016 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2016 conference is "Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies" The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual/performing) and Music Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science
Fashion and Design Popular Culture

Utopia's Century: 16th Cen. Lit & Culture [SAMLA 88 - Nov 4-6, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL]

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:32pm
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of English Literature & Culture, 1500-1600. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme, "Utopia & Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?", are especially welcome. By June 3, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Donna Wroble, Georgia State University, at dwroble1@gsu.edu.

The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4th through 6th, 2016. Limited travel grants for graduate students are awarded via application on SAMLA's website.

CFP: Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:29pm
Cynthia J. Miller

Call for Contributors

Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film (under contract)

Film noir is one of the most intensely studied cinematic genres, yet Mark Shiel remarks that while numerous studies have helped define the genre in thematic, stylistic, and technical terms, "they have engaged very little with the local geography of film noirs, whether set in Los Angeles, New York, or other cities." Yet it is hard to think of another genre where the identity of a particular city or neighborhood or even street carries equal diegetic weight.

[SAMLA 88] Modern Zootopias: Animals in the Utopian/Dystopian Tradition

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:58am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 4-6 Nov 2016

Focusing on novels produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this panel proceeds from the following question: What place do animals and/or the concept of animality occupy in visions of utopia and dystopia? Because utopian and dystopian societies are often predicated upon various versions of "human nature," they also often imply some stance in relation to the human/animal boundary. Is it possible or even desirable for humans to transcend our animality? Is our frequent sacrifice of animal lives in pursuing our societal visions justifiable? Where do animals enter into our accounting as to what constitutes a better or worse society? The preceding questions gesture to just a few of the myriad possible approaches papers might take.

Call for Papers_The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature_Deadline May 20

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:31am
Hangzhou Dianzi University

The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture? How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?

call for papers The International Journal of the Humanities

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:37am
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

submission via :
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

or website:
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review aims to create an intellectual frame of reference, and to support an interdisciplinary conversation that builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future. Candidates for inclusion in this survey journal include works by invited contributors and top-ranked articles selected from thematic journals of the collection.