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Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

Ernest J. Gaines Society Sessions 2015 American Literature Association Conference Boston, Massachusetts May 21-24, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
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Matthew Teutsch/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Ernest J. Gaines Society invites proposals for papers on any aspect of the work of Ernest J. Gaines for the Gaines Society's sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference. Please send a proposal (300 to 500 words) and a short CV to Marcia Gaudet at mgaudet@louisiana.edu by January 15, 2015. All relevant proposals will be considered. For more information on the society, please see the Ernest J. Gaines Center's website ernestgaines.louisiana.edu.

The Rise of the New Negro Woman: "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," and the Harlem Renaissance Experience

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
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Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC
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Traditionally, women writers of the Harlem Renaissance era from Nella Larsen to Jessie Redmon Fauset to Marita Bonner, among others, have been under-represented in criticism both past and present. The concept of the New Negro, after all, was gendered male, excluding the value role that women writers would play in not only challenging the pervasive color line but in calling increased attention to the depths of African-American experience that, as Zora Neale Hurston posits, white publishers would not print.

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Deadline May 1st

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:16pm
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University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 16-18 July 2015.

Parallel International Conferences:Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing & 'Pictures from an Institution"

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 3:59am
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University of Gdansk, Poland

Call For Proposals
Parallel International Conferences, University of Gdańsk, Poland
1. Scholars as Fictionists, or On-/Off-Campus Creative Writing
2. 'Pictures From An Institution': Academy Across Time and Media

2 - 4 October 2015

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:58am
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Midwest Conference on British Studies
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MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:50am
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2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference

2015 NEW DIRECTIONS GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
"R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures"
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2015

"One magic word today seems capable of compensating for all sufferings, resolving all anxieties, avenging the past, curing present ills, summing up all future possibilities: that word is revolution. . . all this, however, does not prevent it from possibly being meaningless." – Simone Weil, from Oppression and Liberty

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:29am
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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

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

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:14am
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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

ALA 2015 CFP Emerson Society Digital Emerson

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:06am
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Roger Thompson Ralph Walde Emerson Society

American Literature Association Call for Proposals
The Emerson Society will sponsor two panels (covering one topic) at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA from May 21-24, 2015. For information about the conference, see
http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/.

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:27pm
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New Jersey College English Association Conference
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of literature and writing.

CFP: "Converging Narravites: The Personal Meets the National" - Graduate Conference

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:29pm
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University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

Converging Narratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa
2nd Keynote Speaker: TBA

[Update] Call For Papers; Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

Deadline:
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

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