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[UPDATE / DEADLINE EXTENSION] Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:12am
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McGill University English Department

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department
February 20-22, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: "The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation."

Faculty Speaker:
Professor Katherine Zien, Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University.
Presentation Title: "Minstrels of Empire: Black Labor and Blackface in Panama and the Canal Zone, 1850-1930."

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_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:16pm
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_Feminist Spaces_

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Coastal Plains Graduate Liberal Arts Conference (April 10-11, 2015)

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:18pm
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University of Houston
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Days of Future Past: Remixing, Revisioning, Reflecting

"..in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles." - Maria Popova

"Everything is a remix"--Kirby Ferguson

Vision: University at Albany 13th Annual EGSO Conference, March 27-28, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:56pm
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University at Albany, SUNY
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For our 13th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit critical papers and creative works that address vision both literally and metaphorically. Beyond the literal act of seeing, vision connects to a desire to foresee the future and look back to the past, whether politically, economically, or aesthetically. These seemingly competing modes of vision are intrinsically related as optics both enable and limit our ability to conceptualize a future beyond what we can immediately see. Humanities scholars might consider vision in terms of visual culture, visual literacy, visual rhetorics, and/or the role of vision within classroom settings.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:05pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Editor: Kevin MacDonnell
Email: sjuhumanities@gmail.com

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

Literary Exteriors - February 21, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Boston College English Graduate Conference
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How do we understand exteriors in literature? With critical study often focused on interiority, subjectivity, and soul, the outside is often overlooked or put aside. But what happens when the focus is redirected to exteriors, physicality, materiality—the tangible, ready to be touched surfaces of objects meant to be read? What happens when we pay attention to the shell rather than the spirit? The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider these literary exteriors. The question of exteriority ranges from the covers of the book a reader holds, to the bodies and objects described within, to the varied complexities of visual and material culture and their range of texts.

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature April 17-18 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Yale Graduate Student Conference

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature

A Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015
Yale University - Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote addresses by Stephen Burt (Professor of English, Harvard)
and Ardis Butterfield (John M. Schiff Professor of English, Yale)

TAU: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:07pm
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TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal
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POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:36am
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)

Impact Factor: 0.978 (2014)

Vol. IV Issue I (Jan. 2015)

New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:50pm
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Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

We seek additional chapters for an edited collection of original essays currently in development that explores the specific role of women in, on, and behind the work of Todd Haynes. Female characters and women's genres from classical Hollywood, as well as feminist film scholars, women directors, film industry professionals, actors, and female fans have all shaped Haynes's creative work. Our collection represents new research addressing the broadly conceived topic of women and the work of Todd Haynes; we seek to trace the "indelible mark," as Haynes himself puts it, of feminism throughout his career.

Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies - Jan 5, 2015

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Sandra E. Weissinger
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More than physical assaults, violence can take the form of dilapidated neighborhoods, gentrification efforts, economic strangleholds, caste like education systems and other institutionally based inequalities which inspire human waste and covert suicides.

To this end, Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies seeks submissions that document these assaults. Taken together, we seek to put forth a theory of violence and draft solutions for healing and justice.

Chapters can be historically based, current event inspired and from various disciplines and methodological approaches. While we encourage submissions that address one of the following themes, we also welcome other topics –so long as the concept of violence is analyzed.

Hip Hop Studies Conference, April 17, 2015

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:40pm
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Allen University

Hip Hop Studies Conference
April 17, 2015
Allen University, Columbia, SC

The music, language, dance, art, and fashion associated with hip-hop offer rich texts for literary and cultural analysis. The lyrics of rap songs—which frequently provide provocative commentary on contemporary gender roles, sexualities, economic disparities, racism, violence, war, environmental destruction, and religion—are texts that allow young people from across the world learn about and debate the twenty-first century's most pressing and controversial issues. Connections can readily be drawn between works created by hip-hop artists and the subjects college students from a wide variety of disciplines are engaged in learning.

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