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RADICAL WRITES: COMPOSITION, CREATIVE AND CRITICAL WRITING, AND NEW MEDIA Submission deadline extended to January 19

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 3:38pm
Arkansas State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and the Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing

RADICAL WRITES:
COMPOSITION, CREATIVE AND CRITICAL WRITING, AND NEW MEDIA
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, JONESBORO, AR

The Radical Writes Conference is a graduate student conference that highlights writers who produce innovative and distinctive creative and critical work in its multitude of forms. Students are welcome to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction or works pertaining to composition and rhetoric, critical theory, literature, and related fields of study. In addition to conference participants' presentations, conference attendees can expect panels on topics related to professionalization and opportunities for networking with publishers.

Resisting the Nation, Reproducing Colonial Misery: Sports and the Transnational Imaginary (ASA 2015)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:59pm
American Studies Association, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. (October 8-11, 2015. Toronto, Canada.)

In 1844, Canada and the USA played a cricket match at the St. George's Club in New York, which is now the site for NYU's Medical Centre. This long-forgotten match was the first international sporting event of the modern era, predating the revival of the Olympic Games by more than 50 years. Since then, cricket's place in the cultural imaginary of North America has been displaced by the emergence of baseball and hockey as the national sports of the USA and Canada. This piece of historical trivia serves as a line of departure for the panel to investigate how sports have engaged with—by perpetuating, resisting, institutionalizing—the hegemonic narratives of the nation-state.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage, 3-5 Sep 2015, The Shard, London, UK [ABSTRACTS DUE 15 FEB 2015]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:19am
Spying on Spies

Keynote speakers: Professor Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University) and Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)

2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, one of the spy genre's most influential novels. With its roots in the 19th century, the genre evolved and diversified throughout the 20th century, providing, as Michael Denning writes, a 'cover story' that has rendered 'the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century into the intrigues of a shadow world of secret agents'. Capturing the ever-evolving zeitgeist of cultural and political anxieties, the genre has encompassed (and exploited) 'hot' wars and 'cold', and most recently a global War on Terror.

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship announced a general CfP. Deadline 16th February 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:07pm
MAI Journal

MAI Journal announces a general call for papers for Volume 4 (2015)
Deadline: 16th February 2015

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published biannually which presents indigenous worldviews from Māori and other native indigenous perspectives. MAI Journal is edited by Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes and Dr. Maria Bargh, who are supported by an Editorial Board.

Scholar Nomads: Academia in the 21st Century - April 9-11

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
St. Bonaventure University Department of English

Both popular and scholarly press has been confronting the changing role of higher education, from Frank Donoghue's Last Professor to Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades's collection Beyond the Corporate University. Technology, economic shifts, and cultural-existential needs change roles for faculty, students, and administration. Many incoming scholars face a "brave new world" of increased adjunct positions, declining tenure, MOOCs, reduced pure research, and students who may not fit traditional models. Finding a new home in this shifting world may prove difficult or exciting, depending on the outlook.

Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th jan 2015)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:32pm
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh is going to publish the first issue of 'The Scholastic Forum' a Referred Research Journal of English Language And Literature with ISSN number.The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.

SCMLA: African American Literature (Abstracts Due 3/31)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:40am
South Central Modern Language Association

This is a regular session sponsored by the African American Literature Studies group within the SCMLA. This session welcomes proposals on any topic related to African American literature. The 2015 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held October 31 to November 3 in Nashville, TN. Abstracts for this session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Khristeena Lute at kml4z@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

Khristeena Lute
Middle Tennessee State University

Melodrama - **Submissions Deadline January 10** - Graduate Conference - February 13

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:08am
Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Slavery Past, Present and Future Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 9th July 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Slavery Past, Present and Future
The Slavery Past, Present and Future Project

Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 9th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
It is an unfortunate truth that slavery, in one form or another, exists in almost all human societies. The 2014 United States State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report, for example, claims that virtually every country in the world is now a source, transit, or destination point for human trafficking, which it describes as a "modern form of slavery."

[UPDATE] CFP: Public Intellectuals Lecture Series DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:55pm
Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan. 12)

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

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