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Conflicts and Resolutions

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:15am
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Michigan College English Association
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Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015

Theme: Conflicts and Resolutions

Featured Luncheon Speaker: Poet Linda Nemec Foster

Location: Davenport University, Robert W. Sneden Center, 6191 Kraft Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512

2015 Conference on the Black Experience

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:01am
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Paine College
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The theme of the 2015 Conference on the Black Experience (COBE) is: Civil Rights and Student Activism in America: Unfinished Business. The COBE Committee has selected this theme to mark the 50th anniversary of events, such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Bloody Sunday, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Such events are still very relevant and should be studied and discussed for insights into not just individuals, but ideas, organizations, and actions that changed the trajectory of America for the good.

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Now Taking Criticism Submissions

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:01pm
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Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park: Interesting Literatures, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

CFP: MMLA Creative Writing II: Prose - Border(ing) Anxiety: Constructions of a Biopolitical Other (due April 5th)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:40pm
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Francesco Levato / MMLA
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The force of biopolitics in contemporary society marks boundaries beyond geopolitical borders, inscribing otherness on bodies simultaneously necessary to the functioning of society, while abjecting them as dangerous to the very fabric of that society; an anxiety that reimagines and reproduces disciplinary power structures employed in the regulation, control, and subjugation of the collective, as well as individual, body. In this panel we seek to examine the material implications of the construction and bordering of such biopolitical otherness in our contemporary moment as imagined across multiple modes of literary and scholarly production.

MMLA Conference, American Literature I (before 1870) by April 5, 2015

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:56pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

With the theme of "Arts and Sciences" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the relationship between the artistic and the scientific in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of artistic or scientific innovation or discovery, explorations of pseudo-science and its cultural effects, the influence of literary texts on scientific and/or medical knowledge and practice, the influence of scientific and/or medical progress on the literary imagination, doctors and/or patients as characters in literary texts, art and/or artifice as theme, and the role of the arts and/or the sciences within the larger American culture.

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture (and Theory itself)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:29am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE} Abstract/shuns DEADLINE MARCH 31

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
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Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

adair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu
What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:21pm
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MLA 2016
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Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:51am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

BROAD STREET Magazine: interdisciplinary nonfiction magazine reading all year around

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:34am
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Broad Street Magazine
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Broad Street is a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence, run cooperatively at Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit us at broadstreetonline.org; to see how we push academic work, reportage, and belles lettres in new ways. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professor. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.

Eudora Welty and Intertextuality | due June 1, 2015, conference Nov. 13-15 2015

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:40pm
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SAMLA - Eudora Welty Society
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Keeping with the conference theme of Literature and the Other Arts, The Eudora Welty Society invites papers that explore multimodality and interdisciplinary collaboration within the works of Eudora Welty. What elements in Welty's fiction, essays, or photography connect to her contemporary moment or a timeless part of human nature? Examples might concern the role of and engagement with politics, jazz and the blues, newspaper and magazine, television and film, translation of oral fairy tales into a written medium or Welty's Robber Bridegroom into a play.

Black/Queer Ontologies @ Princeton U. Abstracts Due 8/31

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:05pm
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Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective / Princeton University
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Princeton University's Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective is proud to announce its 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference…

Black/Queer Ontologies
Princeton University
October 24, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Professor Saidiya V. Hartman

Freshmen English and English Composition Panel at SCMLA (10/31/15-11/3/15) Nashville, TN--Abstract Due: 3/31/15

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Organizing Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University
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CFP: FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: Sound and Story

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 72nd Annual Convention

Nashville, TN – October 31-November 3, 2015

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address sound and story in relation to first-year composition.
500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title. The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair (reynoldst@nsula.edu) is March 31, 2015.

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