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62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:58am
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Midwest Conference on British Studies
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MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:50am
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2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference

2015 NEW DIRECTIONS GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
"R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures"
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2015

"One magic word today seems capable of compensating for all sufferings, resolving all anxieties, avenging the past, curing present ills, summing up all future possibilities: that word is revolution. . . all this, however, does not prevent it from possibly being meaningless." – Simone Weil, from Oppression and Liberty

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:29am
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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:14am
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

War and Conflict in Sequential Art

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:35am
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Nordic Network for Comics Research (NNCORE)

Call for papers: NNCORE 2015 International Conference in Comics Studies

University of Oslo, Norway, June 11-12, 2015.

Conference theme: "War and Conflict in Sequential Art"

Organized by the Nordic Network for Comics Research in cooperation with the University of Oslo, The Norwegian Research Council, and Oslo Comics Expo.

We invite proposals for presentations on the conference theme in any discipline in the human and social sciences.

Potential topics (though of course these are only suggestions):

ALA 2015 CFP Emerson Society Digital Emerson

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:06am
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Roger Thompson Ralph Walde Emerson Society

American Literature Association Call for Proposals
The Emerson Society will sponsor two panels (covering one topic) at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA from May 21-24, 2015. For information about the conference, see
http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/.

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:38pm
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The Midwest Conference on British Studies
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The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:27pm
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New Jersey College English Association Conference
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of literature and writing.

CFP: Graduate Student Conference: "Converging Narratives: The Personal Meets the National": Chicago, IL: April 10, 11, 2015

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:41pm
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University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

ConvergingNarratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa

CFP: "Converging Narravites: The Personal Meets the National" - Graduate Conference

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:29pm
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University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

Converging Narratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa
2nd Keynote Speaker: TBA

"Shaw in New York Conference" Oct. 16-17-18-19, 2015. July 1 Deadline.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:13pm
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Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society
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Held at the Fordham U. Lincoln Center Campus and the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, both co-sponsors with the International Shaw Society. Papers on the "Shaw in New York" theme (see the conference website for examples) will be especially welcomed, but other topics are possible. Abstracts and applications for travel grants are due by July 1, 2015. Email the ISS President Michael O'Hara at mohara@bsu.edu.

[Update] Call For Papers; Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

Deadline:
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:10pm
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Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society
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The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference,
"Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

The New Williams

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:06pm
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Special Issue, The William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

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