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CFP: European Writers in Exile; Edited Collection; Abstracts 12/15/15

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:24pm
Jeff Birkenstein

CFP: European Writers in Exile

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

CFP: Masculinities Journal

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:58am
Masculinities Journal

Critical studies on men and masculinities is a developing and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, flourished in association with the feminist and LGBTQ studies since its establishment in the 1980's by the substantial efforts of authors such as Raewyn Connell, Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Victor Seidler and David Morgan among many others. This field is now elaborating and promoting its own issues and agendas. Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, an internationally refereed journal which is published biannually in February and August by Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM), is a part of these efforts.

Atwood Society Awards (12/1/2015)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:30pm
Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Society Awards are named each year; nominations are invited in all categories and should be sent directly to the appropriate judge (see below).

Entries for the 2015 Awards are due by December 1st, 2015. Winners will be notified in early January. (Emailed entries should be in .docx or .pdf.)

[UPDATE] Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 1:22pm
J.A. Weingarten and Jason Camlot

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges

In recent years, the idea of the library has become increasingly important to scholars of and experts on architecture, creative writing, digital humanities, history, and numerous other fields. Our conference asks contributors to join our keynote speaker, celebrated author of The Library at Night (2007) Alberto Manguel, to talk about how researchers, writers, and the general public can use the library as a tool for engaging with various fields of scholarship. Of particular interest to this conference are papers on personal libraries and libraries from the perspective of users.

H.D. panel at ALA, San Francisco, May 2016 (deadline Jan 26, 2016)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:35am
H.D. International Society

We invite paper proposals for an H.D. panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 26-29, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although we are particularly interested in projects that take advantage of the recent availability of H.D.'s later memoir writing and fiction. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a 1 paragraph bio to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2016.

Here is a link to the ALA site for more information about the upcoming convention: http://alaconf.org/

Rebecca Walsh and Celena Kusch, co-chairs, The H.D. International Society

The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:11am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."

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