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IX INTERNATIONAL ALDINGTON SOCIETY & V INTERNATIONAL IMAGISM CONFERENCE

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:16pm
International Imagism Conference and Richard Aldington Society

IX INTERNATIONAL ALDINGTON SOCIETY &
V INTERNATIONAL IMAGISM CONFERENCE

June 30 – July 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
THE FRANKLIN INN CLUB

And the Franklin Inn club...
and young fellows go out to the colonies
but go on paying their dues
—Ezra Pound, Canto LXXX

"Making Pacts: Before & After Imagism"

I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman—
I have detested you long enough.
—Ezra Pound, "A Pact"

Thursday 30 June @ 5 PM

Opening Reception at the Franklin Inn Club
Poetry Reading & Cocktails
Dinner & Keynote Address: Emily Mitchell Wallace "Imagists in Philadelphia: H.D., Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams"

Friday 1 July

Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:16pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Volume 25: Transnational Lives

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:27am
University of Kentucky disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 February 2016, by 5pm EST

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

CALL FOR PAPERS: disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Volume 25: Transnational Lives

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:18am
University of Kentucky disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

Call for papers on Theodore Dreiser for 2 panels at the 2016 American Literature Association Conference

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:54am
The International Theodore Dreiser Society

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 26-29, 2016.

Panel One: Open Topic
Papers are invited on any topic concerning Dreiser.

Panel Two: Global Dreiser
Papers are invited on topics concerning global contexts in Dreiser's life and work. Topics may include Dreiser's politics, travel writing, translations, transatlantic reception of his works, and other global issues relating to Dreiser.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. Panelists are not required to be members of the International Theodore Dreiser Society.

Different Drummers: Military Unit Cohesion and Its Discontents

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 4:51pm
Tad Tuleja

One goal of military basic training is to replace recruits' focus on their own individuality with an unquestioned devotion to group solidarity. No military unit—whether as small as a squad or as large as an army—can survive unless its members subordinate their personal desires to collective action. This "de-individualization" is evident in everything from dress codes to forms of address, from small-arms drill to a reverence for "proper channels" and "chain of command." To be a member of the armed forces is, by definition, to be subordinate not only to those higher in rank but also to a protocols, regulations, and orders designed to ensure the efficient functioning of the whole.

(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:05pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 9:19am
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.

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