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Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
Comparative Literature Indiana University

Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:41pm
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:34am
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Article/Interview Submissions Open: ASAP/Journal

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:14am
ASAP/Journal


ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

"Sports Studies: The State of the Art" 4th Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium Date: April 24, 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:49am
Rockford Univeristy, 5050 East State Street. Rockford, IL 61108

Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year's Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.

We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:

• High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
• Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
• Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
• Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.

Thoreau and Genre panel at ALA - deadline 1/15

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:09am
The Thoreau Society

American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, organizers

Thoreau and Genre

Richard Brautigan Society (ALA 2015, Boston; deadline for proposals January 15, 2015)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:09pm
Richard Brautigan Society

The Richard Brautigan Society welcomes proposals for a session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, held May 21-24, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes on any aspect of Brautigan's work, life, or influence are welcome. The session will accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Please send an abstract of about 250 words and a brief bio blurb no later than January 15, 2015, to

Matt Stefon
Matthew.stefon@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:42pm
Sheffield University

An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.

Problems and Their Publics: 7th Annual S-USIH Conference (submissions due 4/15/15)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:15pm
Society for U.S. Intellectual History

Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Conference Committee of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) invites full panel proposals for the seventh annual S-USIH Conference to be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Washington, DC October 15-18, 2015. This year's theme is "Problems and Their Publics."

Authority and Its Discourses Edited Volume

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:06pm
Lynda Chouiten

Articles in English are sought to complete an edited volume on the theme of authority and its discourses.

Suggested topics:
Authority and gender:
The discourse(s) of patriarchy
The discourse(s) of feminism

Authority and literature:
Representation of authority in literature
The hierarchy of literary genres
Literary canons
Literary prizes and institutions
Literary influence

Authority and academia:
Knowledge and authority
Quotations and authoritative argument
The evolution of the teacher/learner relationship

The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:03pm
The Carson McCullers Society

The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2013) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society. See the Society's website at http://www.carsonmccullerssociety.org/ for membership information. Submissions are welcome from graduate students and all levels of scholars.

[UPDATE] CFP - Edited Collection on Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase 1

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 1:13pm
Dr. Kristin M. Barton

As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:41pm
University of Bucharest, Department of English

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

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