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Marginal Perceptions: Queer Voices In and Beyond Conventional Disciplines (Submissions Due

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 1:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Fairfield and Billy Burton, University of Exeter

Location: Penryn Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall (The University of Exeter and Falmouth University).
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday January 23rd, 2015
Abstract Submission Email: queerstudiesconference@gmail.com

Update Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
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Reminder: CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and her World will organize a session at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be in held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.

African Diaspora Visual Art in Washington, DC, and Maryland

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 9:53am
full name / name of organization: 
CALLALOO ART (an annual publication of art in the African Diaspora)
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Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press as part of CALLALOO, a literary and cultural quarterly. Seeking very high quality critical articles on the visual art for the second issue, which will focus on Washington, DC, and southern Maryland as very important sites for the production, promotion, preservation of African Diaspora visual art.

Please submit manuscripts online by June 1, 2015: http://callaloo.expressacademic.org/login.php.

[UPDATE] ASA 2015 -- "Blackness and the Miseries of Law" (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 9:21am
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American Studies Association
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In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Aiyana Jones, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Tamir Price, Ezell Ford, and too many others, and the ostensible inability of the law or the legal system to provide something resembling "justice" in the aftermath of these deaths by police violence, it is impossible not to consider the implications of a legally imposed condition of misery on Black bodies in the U.S. This panel takes up the meeting's call to consider a "long and changing past" of misery by asking how the historical imbrication of U.S. law and race - most obvious and yet still most crucial to analyze in slavery - further structures conditions of misery for Black Americans.

[Abstract Deadline: 30 March 2015] Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 4:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Nick Davis, University of Liverpool

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

Speakers:

Natasha Alden (English & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University)

Bernard Beatty (Literature & Theology, Universities of Liverpool & St Andrews)

Erik Grayson (Literature, Wartburg College)

David Lewin (Education Studies, Liverpool)

Paivi Miettunen (Medicine & Art, University of Calgary)

Fiona Tolan (Literature, Liverpool John Moores University)

Call For Papers – Auto/Fiction- Open Issue

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:27am
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IAFA
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The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction. Contributions should be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1000 words. In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.

All methods and approaches are welcome. Potential themes include but are not limited to:

(Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John's University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:34pm
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St. John's University English Department

With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation. Globalization expands beyond social media and encroaches on the realms of the public and private spheres. However, the process of authenticity only further stabilizes potentially harmful ideologies that promote illusions of truth. In some instances, language (literature), film, and art, because of their figurative element, expose the artificiality of representation and engage the issue of authenticity. How are certain claims to truth (authenticity/referentiality) formulated, regulated, and destabilized through representation in literature, film, and art?

The Rented Room, SSAWW 2015 Conference (Nov. 4-8)

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:34pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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A good deal of scholarship has taken up the gendered dynamics of public and private space, and more recently, work in twentieth century literature has begun problematizing the idea of a "divide" in favor of moving toward a spectrum of private, semi-private, semi-public, and public. Despite this, little scholarship has examined spaces that occupy an ambivalent position, simultaneously public and private or the gender dynamics that govern these spaces.

The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine: 18 April 2015; Deadline for Submissions: 14 March 2015

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:28pm
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Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Dr Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu
The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine
Saturday, 18 April 2015
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Engelman Hall D-Wing
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 14 MARCH 2015
Call for Papers:

MadLit 2015 - "Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure" EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan. 15

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 11:45am
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as figures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Submission Deadline: 2/1/15)

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

Late 19th / Early 20th C. Lit, English & American -- RMMLA 2015 (Santa Fe, 10/8-10/10/15)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:58pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association is calling for papers for its 69th annual convention! This Special Topics panel on late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century English and American literature has returned for another year of discovery and discussion. This time around, the panel should center on prose, poetry, or theater from the 1870s-1930s that, in some measure, had been "based on a true story" or had engaged with the notion that "truth is stranger than fiction." We welcome presentations pertaining to historical fiction, true-crime fiction, auto/biographical fiction, memoir, travelogue, satire, or other kinds of writing -- published in a variety of venues -- depicting or otherwise representing actual persons or events.

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