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English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:29pm
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta of Western Illinois University

Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

[UPDATE] Due Date Extended American Literature Association Symposium Frontiers and Borders in American Literature

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:24pm
American Literature Association

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject.

Due date for proposals is December 1, 2015.

The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in downtown San Antonio, TX from February 25-27, 2016.

(Re)Imagining Frontiers in the Humanities (Abstracts due Nov. 15)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:21pm
English Graduate Students Association

The English Graduate Student Association at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce its third interdisciplinary graduate conference which will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. We welcome proposals for paper presentations, panels, or workshops produced from MA and PhD students enrolled in graduate programs all over the country.

Cather Society Panels ALA May 26-29 2016

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:50am
Willa Cather Society

The Willa Cather Society seeks proposals for two panels for the 27th annual conference of the American Literature Association at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 26-29, 2016 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

[UPDATE] AMSN3: Modernist Work

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 8:48am
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)

Abstract submissions close this week for AMSN3: Modernist Work

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

David Foster Wallace:The Short Things Essay Collection CFP

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:50am
DFW The Short Things

We invite papers to round out an edited collection on David Foster Wallace and short fiction, following a one-day conference, David Foster Wallace and The Short Things, at Bristol University, UK. The organisers particularly welcome proposed papers on as-yet-unstudied, or understudied aspects of Wallace's own use of the short story, as well as readings of particular short fictions that explore questions of their use of the form.

The editors invite abstracts that address one or more of the following topic areas:

[UPDATE] Unstable states, mutable conditions

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:16am
/ANGLES/, journal published by the SAES

Call for papers

There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:

When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay

The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:49pm
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium CFP: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

[UPDATE] The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 8:37pm
47th Annual NeMLA Convention

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The Contemporary Novel at Work (2016 NeMLA Session)

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
Hartford, Connecticut—March 17 - 20, 2016

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