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[UPDATE] Reminder: MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:36am
Meghan O'Hara / Tom Stuart

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.

CFP Pedagogy & Popular Culture Area MPCA - DUE APRIL 30TH

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:51am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

CFP Race & Ethnicity Area MPCA - DUE APRIL 30TH

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:50am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

CFP: Peace, War, and Literature 10/29-10/31 Wright State University

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 9:54am
Andrew Strombeck, Wright State University

Invited are papers that address any aspect of literature and conflict, literature and war, literature and peace, or that address work by any of the following authors:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Uwem Akpan
Daniel Alarcon
Richard Bausch
Wendell Berry
Geraldine Brooks
Junot Díaz
Louise Erdrich
Ben Fountain
Lisa Fugard
Kevin Haworth
Marlon James
Ha Jin
Adam Johnson
Brad Kessler
Barbara Kingsolver
Andrew Krivak
Chang-Rae Lee
Maaza Mengiste
Tim O'Brien
Francine Prose
Bob Shacochis
Studs Terkel
Elie Wiesel
Margaret Wrinkle

[Update - deadline extended] 'Perfectly phrased and quite as true': Aphoristic Modernity, 1890–1950

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:25am
Dr Kostas Boyiopoulos and Dr Michael Shallcross

We are extending the deadline for submission of abstracts for the conference, '"Perfectly phrased and quite as true": Aphoristic Modernity, 1890–1950', to 1st May 2015 to enable anyone who narrowly missed the deadline to submit their proposal.

We invite proposals that explore aphoristic and epigrammatic writing from any number of diverse perspectives, from the theoretical to the literary-historical, the political to the playful. The periodization should be considered a broad template rather than a strict delimitation - we are happy to consider papers on writers whose work falls slightly outside this bracket. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to aphoristicmodernity@gmail.com

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century, 24-25 Sept 15 (deadline: 28 June)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:54am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2015

Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century
24-25 September 2015, University of Brighton, UK

In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least. - Lauren Berlant, "Cruel Optimism"

critical essays on Chitra Divakaruni; abstract due April 20, 2015

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:38pm
Amritjit Singh and Samina Najmi

We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Spring 2016.
Rawat, a major publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at http://rawatbooks.com/ and

CALL FOR POETRY, SHORT FICTION, AND ART BY MAY 1ST

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:57pm
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 9th issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 1st.

pomonavalleyreview.com

[UPDATE] CFP Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference 6-7 June

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:26pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

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