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[UPDATE - REVISED DATES] David Jones: Culture & Artifice, March 29 & 30, 2012

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Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:44pm
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Washington Adventist University Honors Program & Department of English
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This interdisciplinary conference on the work of the poet and artist David Jones (1895-1974) seeks to explore Jones's cultural theory, and how his creative works confront the concerns of modern culture through artifice. The topic allows for an investigation of Jones's entire output, including his wood and copper engravings, paintings and drawings, poetry, essays, and painted inscriptions. An exhibition of Jones's major book illustrations will accompany this conference, and any proposals on this aspect of his work will be of particular interest. Submit twenty minute paper proposals (250 words max.) by January 15, 2012 to: wauhonors@gmail.com

CFP -- 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference

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Monday, January 2, 2012 - 8:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Berry College / Christina Bucher and James Watkins

Berry College
Ninth Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College, Rome,GA
September 20-23, 2012
Full slate of featured speakers TBA

Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has been devoted to showcasing the works of well-known and emerging U.S. southern women writers, expanding the literary canon, and developing critical and theoretical understandings of the tradition of southern women's writing.

Fiction and Poetry Needed

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Monday, January 2, 2012 - 4:43pm
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Arcadia Literary Magazine

Arcadia is looking for fiction, poetry, and short plays for its upcoming Spring issue. If you have something good, send it our way. Complete guidelines and online submission manager can be found at our website (www.arcadiamagazine.org).

2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington; Proposal deadline 3/31

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Monday, January 2, 2012 - 3:02pm
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PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Saturday, March 31, 2012.

[UPDATE] Midwestern Literary Naturalism at SSML Symposium 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 11:05pm
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Scott Emmert (University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley) and Andy Oler (Indiana University)
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The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature seeks papers exploring Midwestern literary naturalism for a panel at the SSML's 42nd Annual Symposium, held on May 10-12, 2012 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

We welcome papers examining naturalism that is located in the Midwest or written by Midwestern authors. We would like to address a wide swath of Midwestern literary naturalism and therefore welcome proposals that consider turn-of-the-century novels and stories, mid-twentieth century proletarian naturalism, or later naturalist-inflected texts. This panel will be especially interested in papers establishing, investigating, or denying a regionalized version of literary naturalism.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE Toward a Democracy with Rights: 14th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 7:32pm
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Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
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The deadline to submit to the 14th Annual Marxist Reading Group Conference has been extended to January 19, 2012. Please see our updated CFP below:

Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida
contact email:
theufmrg@gmail.com
Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Hennessy

University of Florida, March 15-17, 2012

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference- Jasbir Puar Keynote

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 1:32pm
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Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization
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Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
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Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

This special topics session is a follow up to a successful roundtable at the annual 2010 MELUS conference in Scranton, PA; the 2010 roundtable was inspired by poet-writer Marilyn Chin's _Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen_. In this novel, or book of tales, Chin's Chinese-American twin female protagonists subvert the dominant expectations of gender and sexuality. I am interested in paper proposals that examine the works of contemporary women writers who raise questions about gender and sexuality within and across various ethnicities.

CFP: Inaugural Bangor Conference of Celtic Studies, 21-23 July 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:31pm
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Dr Katharine Olson/ Bangor University
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CALL FOR PAPERS

THE INAUGURAL BANGOR CONFERENCE OF CELTIC STUDIES
21 JULY — 23 JULY 2012
BANGOR UNIVERSITY, NORTH WALES

An international conference welcoming papers in Welsh and English on topics relating to any aspect of Celtic Studies, including (but not limited to) history, archaeology, language, literature, linguistics, music, religion, philosophy, folklore, art history, anthropology, and gender studies. A selection of the conference proceedings will be published.

A book of collected essays on humour

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 9:17am
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Shun-liang Chao / National Chengchi University
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Call for Papers
A book of collected essays on humour
Edited by Dr Vivienne Westbrook (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and Dr Shun-liang Chao (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

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