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

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:29pm
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
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?

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:10pm
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference,
"Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

[UPDATE] Crime and Concealment (Jan 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:44am
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Crime/Concealment' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates, early career researchers (including EC independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' 'Death and Decay' and 'Sound and Silence' can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds.

We accept:

Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology: General Call for Papers, 2014-2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:07pm
Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology: The Journal of the Graduate Theological Union

The Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (BJRT) is a new, peer-reviewed journal of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley that is managed by GTU doctoral students under the supervision of the GTU consortial faculty. The mission of the BJRT is to be an international and diverse forum for original, cutting-edge scholarship in religious studies, philosophy, and theology that reflects the GTU's endeavor to be a nexus for "where religion meets the world."

ASA 2015 (Oct 8-11): "Blackness and the Miseries of Law"

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:32am
American Studies Association

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.

Announcing the First Book Institute, June 7-13, 2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:35am
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing
The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Conference "Language, Literature and Culture in the Context of Philosophy", 22-23 May 2015

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:14pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY

Polish Journal for American Studies 9/2015 (Deadline: February 15, 2015)

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:49pm
Polish Association for American Studies

The Polish Journal for American Studies (PJAS), a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal of the Polish Association for American Studies, welcomes submissions to vol. 9 (2015). We are interested in contributions from such fields of American Studies as literature, culture, the arts, the media, history, politics, foreign affairs, and social sciences. The PJAS is a joint publication of the Polish Association for American Studies and the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The deadline for vol. 9 (2015) is February 15, 2015. The publication will be out in the autumn. The articles should be between 5,000-8,000 words in length and should follow the MLA bibliographical format.

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