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ALA Conference, Boston May 21-24th, 2015: "James Baldwin, This Time"

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:29am
James Baldwin Review

"James Baldwin, This Time."
2014 has been a productive year for creative and academic work on James Baldwin during the 90th anniversary of his birth. In keeping with this renewed focus, the _James Baldwin Review_(JBR), in partnership with the African American Literature and Culture Society, seeks proposals for a panel at the 26th annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston entitled "James Baldwin, This Time." We welcome reflective approaches which consider Baldwin's contemporary relevance by exploring new connections between the author's life, works, and legacy. We also welcome papers that train Baldwin's critical eye on current social and political issues, what Brian Norman has called the "Cassandra Effect."

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:35pm
Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Native Literary Ecologies (ALA Conference, 21-24 May 2015, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:13pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the Association for the Study of Native American Literatures invite abstracts for a "Native Literary Ecologies" panel at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies (deadline 31 Jan 2015)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:40am
Institute of Engilsh Studies, University of Warsaw

The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.

The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.

Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/

William Carlos Williams's In the American Grain 90 years on. Deadline: 14 Dec.2014

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:07am
William Carlos Williams Society

The William Carlos Williams Society invites abstracts for a panel of three 20 minute papers to be presented at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

To mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of Williams's In the American Grain in 1925, this panel invites contributions that consider the importance and impact of Williams's take on American history. Largely dismissed and misunderstood by his critics on its appearance, how does its iconoclastic approach to history resonate with readers today?

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Ian Copestake at copers@gmail.com, no later than December 14th, 2014.

Robert A. Heinlein--call for contributors

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:24pm
Rafeeq O. McGiveron, Lansing Community College

As volume editor for a collection of new scholarly essays on Robert A. Heinlein that will be published by Salem Press in its Critical Insights Series, I am entertaining proposals for the following:

a biographical sketch, around 2000 words;

an introductory chapter on Cultural/Historical Context, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory Compare-and-Contrast chapter, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory chapter on Critical Reception, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory Critical Lens chapter of a close reading from a particular critical standpoint, 4000-5000 words; and

ten Critical Reading chapters on topics related to the works, author, or themes, 5000 words each.

Contributors will receive an honorarium of $250.

Critical Insights: The Harlem Renaissance

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC

In the course of African-American cultural history, the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro movement, has proven one of the most influential in shaping and directing black artistic expression. For this collection, Critical Insights: The Harlem Renaissance, we seek a series of essays of five thousand to six thousand words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the most influential and at times controversial authors of the time from Langston Hughes to Claude McKay, Carl van Vechten to Zora Neale Hurston, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Nella Larsen.

*Dec 1st deadline* - Pynchon Week - June 8-12 2015, Athens, Greece

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:56am
International Pynchon Week 2015 - Pynchon on the Edge

Just under 2 weeks to the deadline...

Greek capital Athens hosts the first International Pynchon Week since the release of his eighth novel, Bleeding Edge. Here on the edges of the Mediterranean, of the European Union, of Western History, we have an opportunity not only to discuss the new novel, but also to reconsider the outer limits and internal limitations of the whole field of Pynchon studies. Paper proposals on any aspect of Pynchon's work, life, thought and significance are welcome, but particular weight will be given to proposals that contribute deliberately to a fresh demarcation of these edges.

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[UPDATE] CfP: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:34am
IMEMS, Aberystwyth University & Bangor University, UK

Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor

Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University

Keynote Speakers:

Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)

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