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Melodrama Graduate Conference -- EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan. 19 -- Conference Feb. 13

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:33pm
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Brandeis University English Department

EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS: Melodrama

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
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Robinson Jeffers Association
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Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means

WALK WITH US: a tribute anthology to The West Wing - deadline: 1 March

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 2:32pm
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WALK WITH US: how "The West Wing" changed us

"Walk with Us", a tribute anthology to the TV show "The West Wing", is seeking submissions on the theme of how the show has changed the lives of some of its fans. Poetry, interviews, personal essays, literary journalism, and creative non-fiction of all kinds will be considered.
Deadline: 1 March 2015
website: thewestwingchangedme.com

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
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Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee
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A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:12pm
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“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - 23/01/15. Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity (19th June 2015)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
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University of Nottingham, UK

http://49thparalleljournal.org/2015conference/

"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every time" – Leonardo DeCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Networked Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:07am
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University of Kentucky
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Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

registration at: http://network.as.uky.edu

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Digital Material conference, deadline 31 January

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 4:29am
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Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
http://digitalmaterial.ie
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2015

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?

[UPDATE] - EXTENDED DEADLINE : BODIES THAT SELL

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:23pm
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English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

April 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submissions deadline (extended) : February 10, 2015
Email: umassegoconference@gmail.com

Roundtable speakers : Asha Nadkarni (UMass), Priscilla Page (UMass),
Deak Nabers (Brown), Heather Love (UPenn)

Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Topic: "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 7:05pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute:
"Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies"

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 21-27, 2015. This year's Institute, directed by Tina Chen and Eric Hayot, focuses on the topic of "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies."

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Penn State will cover travel, housing, and most meals for the week of the Institute. Applicants must have completed their PhDs between August 2010 and 2015, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations.

SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:55am
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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
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Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

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