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Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:29am
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Trinity College Dublin / University College Dublin
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Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

A Conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research

April 17-18, 2015, TCD and UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Court and Spark: An international conference on the work of Joni Mitchell.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:35am
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School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln.
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Court and Spark: An international symposium on the work of Joni Mitchell.

School of English and Journalism,
University of Lincoln, U.K.
July 3rd, 2015.

*Call for papers*

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell's music: her tunings, her lyrics, her scope has drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This symposium will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (19 January 2015)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:01am
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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism/ Brigham Young University
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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 19 January 2015

_Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism_ seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but _Criterion_ is currently soliciting submissions for its 2015 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2015. The submission deadline for the 2015 issue is 19 January 2015.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to November 1st:: Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:40pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context (Edited Collection); Abstract and CV due Jan. 5, 2015

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:31pm
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Editors: Jim Cocola (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Jessica Maucione (Gonzaga University)

This edited collection examines literary expressions of ethnic identity vis-à-vis cultural institutions, national affiliations, and comparative racializations. Taking Italian Canadian literature as a pivot and a point of departure, we also invite essays spanning several related multiethnic literary traditions. Areas of emphasis may include but are not limited to matters of affect, aesthetics, citizenship, community, geography, heritage, language, and politics. We seek contributions keyed to a wide range of places and times—individual essays need not be explicitly comparative in their own right, though the collection as a whole will offer points of contact between several ostensibly separate subsets of literature.

In turn, this collection will:

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Craft & DIY Rhetorics

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:45am
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Harlot

Deadline extended: April 15, 2015

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

Bodies of Bondage: Environments in Women's Neo-Captivity Narratives

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:13am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
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With the conference theme in mind, this panel will consider the liminal spaces and hybrid lives of women in neo-captivity narratives, a term that addresses the broad implications of the captivities about which women write in the 20th and 21st centuries. From early captivity narratives to sentimental novels of seduction and the slave narratives made popular around the Civil War to contemporary neo-slave narratives, women write and narrate stories of captivity that prominently feature their bodies and the various violences and bondages visited upon them, the manner in which they are pursued, controlled, and patrolled, and the possibility for redemption, bodily or otherwise.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 After Nature: Feminist Futures DEADLINE 15 Oct, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:04pm
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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 Mar 2015, Seattle, WA
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Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington
The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

The Minetta Review fall 2014 issue -- close date November 15, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:34pm
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The Minetta Review
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The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November, 15th 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines: http://minettareview.wordpress.com/submit.

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:43pm
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Nnamdi Nwaneri

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis
By
Nnamdi Nwaneri
English 1111 03
Research Writing in the Disciplines
October 14, 2014

Abstract
In the text Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author sheds light on various socio economic factors that affects the society as a whole. Before and after reading the text, it has opened my mind and eyes to the greed of capitalism and the misconceptions I have about welfare and participants of such programs connected to it.
In the text Nickel and Dimed the author demonstrates that minimum wage workers are tasked and expected to deliver maximum productivity at the expense of their health, physical, mental and psychological wellbeing.

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