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"Space" lightning talks at IABA-Americas June 4-7

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:14pm
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International Auto/biographical Association Chapter of the Americas
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The 1st biennial conference of the Americas chapter of the International Auto/Biography Association asks us to consider life writing as a form of encounter. This panel examines auto/biographical encounters with and in space: How are auto/biographical subjects constitute themselves through spaces of all kinds—including living spaces, environments, habitats, workplaces, landscapes, buildings, or geographies? How does space facilitate archival, technological, and methodological encounters?

Chat with a Journal Editor at MLA Vancouver, 9–10 January, 2015

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:46pm
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The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
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MLA members—especially graduate students and junior faculty—are invited to chat with a journal editor at the MLA Convention. This opportunity is provided at each MLA Convention by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Dissident Environments: Race and the Underground

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:33pm
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ASLE Conference (6/23-27/15, Moscow, Idaho)

(Abstract deadline 11/24/14; ASLE Conference 6/23-27/15, Moscow, Idaho)

This panel seeks abstracts for papers that bring race into conversation with cultural and material histories of environment in the Americas.

Stimulated by the counter-discursive possibilities suggested by the topic of the 2015 ASLE conference on "Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice," we seek work investigating race and environments, especially work grounded in the study of site histories and critical geographies.

"Imagined Frontiers/Imagined Communities"

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:47pm
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20th International James Fenimore Cooper/Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference
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20th International James Fenimore Cooper/Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference & Seminar
June 1-4, 2015
SUNY, College at Oneonta

Keynote Speaker: Rochelle Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of English, College of Idaho; Author of Passions for Nature and biographer of Susan Fenimore Cooper

"Imagined Frontiers/Imagined Communities"

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 12/07/2014

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:46am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Forum essay prize 2015 - translating cultures

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:00am
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Forum for Modern Language Studies
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The Forum Prize 2015 – Call for Articles

The Forum for Modern Language Studies Prize competition 2015 invites submissions on the subject of translating cultures.

In an increasingly transnational, multi-cultural and multi-lingual world, translation has a crucial role to play in inter-cultural understanding, to which research in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures makes a vital contribution. Translation has long been at the heart of LLC teaching and research activity and is a thriving area of interdisciplinary scholarship across a broad range of historical and geographical contexts.

CFP: Charles Brockden Brown Panel (ALA 2015 Boston)

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:37am
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Ashley Rattner
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We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Charles Brockden Brown's work for a proposed ALA panel.

The American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference conference will be held in May 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Deadline: January 10, 2015

Please send a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch to:
Ashley Rattner
krattner@memphis.edu

Kate Chopin International Society Panels at 2015 American Literature Association Conference

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:28am
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Kate Chopin International Society
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The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2014.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:49pm
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University of Massachusetts-Amherst (English Graduate Organization)

We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

ALA (May 21-24, 2015)

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:10pm
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William Faulkner Society
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Faulkner and the 19th Century: In so many ways the quintessential modern writer, William Faulkner also has strong connections to the 19th century.We seek papers that situate Faulkner in a 19th century context.In what ways is it useful to consider Faulkner in conversation with 19th century authors and/or culture?Some possible avenues might include the following: setting Faulkner against other American writers (Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Stowe, Douglass, or Twain are obvious possibilities) or against writers representing other nationalities; exploring his response to 19th century tropes and paradigms; representations of U.S. slavery or the transatlantic slave trade; the rise of industrial capitalism; regionalism and sectionalism; Faulkner's Civil War.

[Reminder] Cannibalism in Fiction panel for ASLE 2015

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:47am
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Assoc. for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conf. 2015
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November 30th deadline

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibalism in Fiction

From ancient Greek myths to 21st century post-apocalyptic novels, cannibalism abounds, forcing us to reconsider easy binaries of self and other or civilized "us" and a savage "them." As Maggie Kilgour argues in From Communion to Cannibalism, incorporation—the most basic example of which is eating—"depends upon and enforces an absolute division between inside and outside; but in the act itself that opposition disappears, dissolving the structure it appears to produce" (4). What, then, when the food being eaten is human flesh?

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