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The City in the Life Narratives of the Global South

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:03pm
ACLA panel

In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, Mikhail Bakhtin insists on the "sharp and categorical boundary line between the actual world of representation and the world represented in the work of art." Yet in no genre is this line more regularly blurred than the many forms that can be loosely grouped together under the label of autobiography. While all literary texts contain within them some ideological engagement with reality, the particular tensions that define many of the urban centers of the Global South often move this relationship to the forefront of the narrative.

NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20) Panel -- Literary Landscapes: Water and Island Worlds

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How can ecocritical approaches best be applied to watery landscapes? This panel seeks papers focusing on the literature of water (oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.) and islands. The goal is to explore the variety of ways that authors approach the literary landscapes of water and island worlds, from the kinds of relationships characters and human communities have to water to the myriad ways that water and island worlds can be narrated. Ecocriticism and landscape theory have not focused on water, yet it is as essential to life as land. What kinds of places are watery places? How is Tuan's distinction between space and place applicable to watery landscapes?

H.D. panel at Louisville Conf. on Lit and Culture since 1900, Feb 18-20, 2016

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:48am
H.D. International Society

Abstracts due Sept 14, 2015

Paper proposals are invited for an H.D. International Society panel at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2016. This is a welcoming conference that is hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and which typically features a healthy mix of academic and creative writing presentations. Keynote speakers on the program will include Rodrigo Toscano, Johanna Drucker, Mat Johnson, and Lisa Gitelman.

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Conference

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:44am
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue, Fall 2016

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:39am
Southwestern American Literature

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue

From now until August 1, 2016 we will be accepting submissions for our Fall 2016 issue, which will focus on music and musicians of the American Southwest.

For this issue we are accepting a multitude of forms and genres such as:
• Poetry
• Fiction
• Creative Non-Fiction
• Critical essays
• Interviews
• Song Lyrics
• and more!

We ask that you limit prose submissions to 25 pages or less and poetry submissions to 10 pages. You may submit more than once, but please wait until you hear from us before resubmitting. 

Westerns and the West (PCA 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:38am
Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association

Popular Culture Association 2016 National Conference
March 21-25, 2016
Seattle, WA

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:43am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics



The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

International conference on Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES Multidisciplinary Perspectives April 27- 29

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:41am
Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences University of Maroua and Department of English Higher Teacher Training College, University of Maroua

International conference on
Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Conference convenor:
Professor Edward O.Ako, Rector, University of Maroua
Host: Faculty of letters and Social Sciences and Department of English (ENS Maroua)
Date: April 27th-29th 2016

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:37am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

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