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Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:06am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:05am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

CFP: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers, edited volume, Palgrave Macmillan; abstracts due Feb.1, 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:12pm
Sabrina Fuchs Abrams/ SUNY Empire State College

Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
Send abstracts of 250-500 words (for projected essays of 5000 words) and brief c.v. by Feb.1, 2016 to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

Announcing the 2016 First Book Institute

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:10am
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Featured Speakers:

Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego

John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:52am
Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies
University of Amsterdam

UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:24pm
The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Sponsored by: The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) and Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Honors Society (STDIC)

Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing in creative, historical, sociopolitical, pedagogical, and metaphysical spaces.

Associated Graduate Students of English and STDIC are seeking submissions for the CSUN Department of English Annual Conference. This year's conference will focus on the intersections of text and writing within creative, historical, sociopolitical, pedagogical, and metaphysical spaces.

[UPDATE] "Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:27pm
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

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