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'What are we reading?'

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 6:11am
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Thinking Verse
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Thinking Verse (www.thinkingverse.com) is now inviting contributions for its sixth issue, a special issue entitled 'What are we reading?' We will be publishing essay-reviews on works in poetics published since 2005: either of individual monographs/collections or of several different works around the same topic. We will be happy to field informal queries at thinkingverse@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions, 30 September 2016.

The Recluse in American Literature (proposed special session for MLA 2017)

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:54am
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Matthew Mosher

This panel seeks papers on reclusive figures in American literature, with a particular emphasis on how such figures represent, reproduce, and/or contest dominant cultural paradigms of individuality and sociality. All periods and critical approaches are welcome. Please send an abstract of 150-300 words and a brief biographical statement by March 15, 2016.

Note: This is a proposed special session for the 2017 MLA Convention; its acceptance is not guaranteed.

-Death, Violence, and Religion in Nineteenth Century American Fiction

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 6:37pm
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MLA 2017
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We invite submissions focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

· the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

· the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

· death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

· the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

[UPDATE] CFP--The City and the Anthropocene (abstracts due 3/15/16, final papers 6/30/2016)

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:09am
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017

The City and the Anthropocene

Guest editors
Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)

CFP MMLA--Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel--St. Louis--November 10-13, 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:30am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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Peace Studies and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: "Border States"
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Papers are accepted on any topic, yet participants are welcome to consider this year's conference theme: "Border States."

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY

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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:44am
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The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

GENDER, IDENTITY, SEX and SEXUALITY for NEPCA conference (10/21 &22, 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:14pm
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular Culture Association is currently soliciting papers for its upcoming conference at Keene State College in Keene, NH, on October 21/22, 2016.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender, identity, sex, or sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public discourses about discriminatory legislation are especially welcome, though papers on all appropriate topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract to the NEPCA conference website on the conference proposal form.

Inquiries regarding details of this session may be directed to its chair, Dr. Donald P. Gagnon, at GagnonD@wcsu.edu. Please submit for this session no later than May 27, 2016.

"Failure" - Excursions Journal (Deadline 1 March 2016)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:40pm
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Excursions Journal

We are accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2016.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at https://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php?journal=excursions&page=...

Excursions Vol 7 No. 1 "Failure"

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

English: The Journal of the English Association - Special Issue on literature, landscape and the environment

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:13am
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English: The Journal of the English Association

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.

In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.

albeit Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter // abstracts due August 1

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:03am
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albeit

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Black Lives Matter."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

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