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International Pynchon Week 2013: 5-8 August 2013

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 2:44am
Sam Thomas

AUGUST 5-8 2013, DURHAM, UK:
LINES, LEGACIES, ANNIVERSARIES

2013 marks 3 significant anniversaries for readers and scholars of Thomas Pynchon: 50 years since the publication of his first novel, V., 40 since his most acclaimed work, Gravity's Rainbow, and 250 years since the arrival of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on American shores (the start of the surveying project that would divide a nation and, of course, the subject of Pynchon's metahistorical novel, Mason & Dixon). In light of this, International Pynchon Week 2013 will be held at Durham University in the UK from the 5th to the 8th of August. The location of the conference has a special resonance as Jeremiah Dixon was born and buried in County Durham.

[UPDATE] CFP Caribbean Irish Connections Nov 16-17, 2012

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 8:11pm
Maria McGarrity / Long Island University

CALL FOR PAPERS ALMOST CLOSED. WE HAVE A FASCINATING MENU ALREADY SIGNED UP BUT PLEASE DO HURRY IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE FEAST!

Caribbean Irish Connections

A multidisciplinary conference and workshop, Barbados Nov 16-17 2012

Organisers: Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA,), Evelyn O'Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados)

In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and 'out of place', the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies,

CFP: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 6:26pm
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LIFE WRITING

Call for Papers

Announcing the 2012 Summer launch of
an open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal on Life Writing

Fact, Fiction, and Supposition

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:11pm
Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our third issue on the theme of 'Fact, Fiction, and Supposition'.

Poems Invited for Dec. 2012 Issue of Taj Mahal

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 10:54am
Cyberwit.net

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.

Critical Speculations - Future Worlds, Perilous Histories, and Walter Benjamin Unbound

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:38am
University at Albany, SUNY

Critical Speculations - Future Worlds, Perilous Histories, and Walter Benjamin Unbound

University at Albany (SUNY), September 28-29, 2012

The current divestment in the humanities signals that we have entered a time of critical speculation, an end time that ventures not only specialized modes of critical discourse, but challenges the humanist project itself. Theory as such now awaits auction as a relic of the European intellectual tradition. Yet, with the prospect of diminishing returns and sunk costs, it must wager its own capital. We might turn here to Walter Benjamin, already a kind of sacrificial figure, and cast our bets.

Rukeyser Centenary Conference/Symposium

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 3:42am
Elisabeth Daumer

Eastern Michigan University will mark the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser's birth with a Conference/Symposium (March 15-16, 2013). We invite proposals on any topic related to Rukeyser and in a range of formats, from panels and individual presentations to performative, interactive, and experimental approaches. Interdisciplinary proposals and proposals focused on issues of pedagogy are especially welcome. For more information check:
murielrukeyser.emu.english.org
Please submit clearly organized proposals of about 500 words, along with biographical sketches of presenters or participants, by November 1, 2012, to Elisabeth Däumer at edaumer@emich.edu.

Musical Linguisitics

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 1:48am
Cynthyny Lebo/New Education Options, Inc.

MA thesis on a new educational domain that links music and creativity instruction as a dynamic platform for increasing reading and language arts outcomes for ELL, LEP and ELD 3rd graders.

Wanderers, Wayfarers, & Exiles in Medieval Literature - Medieval Literature Session at SAMLA

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Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 3:35pm
SAMLA - South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Medieval literature is filled with exiles, wanderers, wayfarers, journeymen, and pilgrims. This panel seeks papers that illuminate or center on some aspect of the wandering or exiled figure as presented from a medieval perspective. All relevant papers considered, but special consideration will be given to papers focusing on the following themes:
• Wanderers or the act of or value of wandering
• Pilgrims, pilgrimage, or religious journey
• Exile, outlawry, or banishment as societal punishment
• Themes or poems involving the ubi sunt motif
• Symbolic or literal interpretations of roads, pathways, etc.
• Excommunication / Banishment from God
• Writings of exile or texts written in exile

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

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Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 9:15am
Bill Harrison / SUNY Geneseo

CFP: The Dandy After Wilde (NeMLA 2013; abstracts due 9/30/12)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Huntsville, Texas DLs: special sess Aug 1; Abstracts: Oct 15

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Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:43pm
Dept of English, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341 USA

Send 250 to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

August 1, 2012: Deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012: Deadline for abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals)

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Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:28pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

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