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[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Digesting Discourses" #iuic16

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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Roopali Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College!

Framing the Self(ie): Heterogeneity of Identities in (non)spaces

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Romance Langues and Literature Grad Students Association
contact email: 
ubromance@gmail.com

Identity is a complex, multi-faceted, often fragmented negotiation of social subjects and actors, yet it remains a central motif of human existence.

A Special Issue on George Orwell

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Firas Al-Jubouri
contact email: 
faljubouri@aus.edu

This is a call for papers on George Orwell, with specific focus of colonialism, dystopia and his enduring reputation as a mouthpiece for both political autocracy and common decency.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender - Deadline, December 1st, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Ali Chetwynd, Joanna Freer, Georgios Maragos
contact email: 
pynchonessaycollection@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender

[UPDATE] Variations 24 - Origins (2016)

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University of Zurich - Variations
contact email: 
variations@rom.uzh.ch

Call for papers – Variations 24 (2015)

Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders

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Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
contact email: 
TechCompLit@gmail.com

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of ‘carrying across’ or crossing boundaries.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Midwest, June 2016

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Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
contact email: 
rtangedal@mercyhurst.edu

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Midwest
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Writing the Midwest: 46th Annual Symposium
June 2-4, 2016
East Lansing, Michigan

Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

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English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

CSULA Significations May 6, 2015

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English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 
foertsch@unt.edu

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975?

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 
foertsch@unt.edu

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting a

CFP: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers, edited volume, Palgrave Macmillan; abstracts due Feb.1, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sabrina Fuchs Abrams/ SUNY Empire State College
contact email: 
Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu

Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu; una.mccormack@anglia.ac.uk

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

Announcing the 2016 First Book Institute

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Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

Announcing
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

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Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

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Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature
contact email: 
vandamhd@cardiff.ac.uk

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, April 8, 2016, University of Rochester

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Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
contact email: 
SBAI2016conf@gmail.com

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies International Graduate Conference

UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

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The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality
contact email: 
agsestdicconference@gmail.com

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

[UPDATE] “Chat with an Editor” at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

The 3rd Annual International David Foster Wallace Conference - Submit by March 1, 2016; Conference July 28-30, 2016

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International David Foster Wallace Conference
contact email: 
dfwconference@gmail.com

The Third Annual International David Foster Wallace Conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Infinite Jest by inviting submissions about what is widely considered to be

Conflict and Liberation, Marquette University April 23, 2016

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English and History Departments from Marquette University and UW Milwaukee
contact email: 
muuwmhumanitiesconf@gmail.com

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on

CFP Journal of English and Spanish Studies VERBEIA (Deadline 15th January, 2016)

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Education/ Camilo José Cela University, Madrid (Spain)
contact email: 
Editor : Sonia Sánchez (editoraverbeia@ucjc.edu)

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:

[UPDATE] Object Emotions: Polemics

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University of Cambridge
contact email: 
padmamaitland@berkeley.edu

Deadline extended to December 1, 2015

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

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University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.
contact email: 
foreverblossom@gmail.com and aga_uz@tlen.pl

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

Sound / Writing : On Homophonic Translation (Paris, Nov 17-19, 2016)

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Vincent Broqua & Dirk Weissmann (Universities of Paris at Saint-Denis and Créteil)
contact email: 
homophonic.translation.2016@gmail.com

Call for Papers [French and German versions: scroll below]

Sound / Writing: On Homophonic Translation

International conference, Paris, November 17-19, 2016

Organizers:

Poetic Measures: A Variable Measure for the Fixed

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University of York
contact email: 
poeticmeasures@gmail.com

1-2 July, York.

New Critics VII Undergraduate English Conference. April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bianca Tredennick/SUNY Oneonta
contact email: 
Bianca.Tredennick@oneonta.edu

We are soliciting abstracts for critical undergraduate essays on any topic relating to literature or composition. If accepted, completed papers should be readable in no more than 15 minutes.

CFP: THE MATTER OF RESISTANCE CONFERENCE (April 26, 2016)

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University of Warwick
contact email: 
mattersofresistance@gmail.com

The Matter of Resistance Conference University of Warwick

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)

CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

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Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County
contact email: 
obamaeffect2.0@gmail.com

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

The Life of the Child’s Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

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David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
david.c.aitchison@gmail.com

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

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Critical Juncture
contact email: 
criticaljunctureconference@gmail.com

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

3rd Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality (April 1-2, 2015)

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Carolina Graduate Literature Society
contact email: 
uscgradlitsociety@gmail.com

We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. Rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars.

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie6@gatech.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

"The Carrot is Mightier than the Sword" — Deadline December 31, 2015

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Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation
contact email: 
editor@egjpress.org

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Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories; Conference Papers CFP; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University
contact email: 
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories

International Conference on the Short Story in English; July 13-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

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