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AMERICAN PROSE POETRY: a Conference in Honor of Mary Caponegro, November 4-5 2014, Univ. of UDINE, ITALY

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:01am
University of Udine, Italy

American prose poetry: a Conference in Honor of Mary Caponegro

November 4-5 2014, Univ. of Udine, Italy

Contact mail: Daniela Daniele at danadaniele@libero.it

(Abstract submission deadline, Sept. 30, 2104)

Sala del Tiepolo
University of Udine, Italy
November 4-5, 2014

Keynote reader:
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)

[EXTENSION TO JULY 15] Pastoral Cities

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 4:48pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

In his study Pastoral Cities (1987), James L. Machor gives the name "urban-pastoral" to a cultural myth of rural-urban synthesis, which he deems foundational to the moral geography of American life, from the Puritans' "City on a Hill" to Frederick Law Olmsted's "City Beautiful". To recognize and complicate this rural-urban dream, Machor argues, was one of the achievements of American writers through the nineteenth century. And yet, despite the recent pastoral turn in literary scholarship, few critics have analyzed urban-pastoralism in later or less canonical works.

Beyond Recovery: Women in the Arts (Aphra Behn Society panel #2 at ASECS 2015)

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 3:25pm
Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830

In recent decades, much important scholarship has been done to make available women's writing for evaluation and examination. Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, Charlotte Lennox, and Sarah Fielding have become major figures within our discussions of the period. These developments have been further enhanced by new technological advances extending access to the archive of women's writing. Accordingly, our understanding of women's writing and its role within the world of eighteenth-century publication has become complicated in rich and important ways. For contemporary scholars, the wealth of materials now available through technologies such as digital archives and on-line journals offers a view of the period unprecedented in its breadth, depth, and diversity.

Collaborations: Women in the Arts (Aphra Behn Society panel #1 at ASECS 2015)

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 3:24pm
Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830

This panel seeks to investigate the degree to which eighteenth-century women may have found collaborative work particularly fruitful. During most of the eighteenth century, copyright was still in flux and of benefit mainly to booksellers. Although in the middle of the century, Edward Young put forth an idea of the individual author and his original work, it was Goethe, Wordsworth and Coleridge who turned this notion into something of a manifesto. Before this, people such as Samuel Johnson and George Friderich Handel easily worked collaboratively. How do women of the period interact with the discourse on collaboration? Papers might address women's involvement with the question of collaboration and copyright.

American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:37am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
http://southwestpca.org/

[UPDATE] The Story of Memory Conference DEADLINE 18 JULY 2014

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 7:28am
The Memory Network / University of Roehampton

PLEASE NOTE NEW CFP DEADLINE

'The Story of Memory' seeks to pose new questions about the relationship between the senses, cognition, memory, and emotion, and to reinvigorate the debate about the return to a critical investigation of story telling in the twenty-first century.

[EXTENSION to 2014-08-01] Don DeLillo (Special Issue of Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon)

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Crystal Alberts/University of North Dakota

To mark the 45th anniversary of DeLillo's debut novel and his decades of influence, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, an open access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon, related authors and adjacent fields, will publish a special issue dedicated to Don DeLillo in 2016.

American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:49am
American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas, San Antonio

The American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will sponsor a symposium "God and the American Writer" on February 26-28, 2015.

Submission of papers and panels are encouraged on any topic related to God, religion, belief, skepticism, and similar topics, as they relate to American writers from the colonial period to the present.

See symposium details and submission guidelines on the American Literature Association website.

"What Sticks to Memory": Vietnam War Representations in American Culture - April 30 - May 3

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:12pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30th - May 3rd
Toronto, Ontario

This year's NeMLA conference is scheduled on the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War (the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975), which provides an opportunity to reflect on the representation of one of America's most unpopular and violent wars of the twentieth century. In addition to the timing of the conference and the anniversary of the war's end, the site, Toronto, also correlates with a romanticized location of Vietnam War fiction: Many soldier-authors fantasize about dodging the draft and heading to Canada.

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

Quantum Medievalisms Kzoo 2015

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:59pm
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI

POSTMEDIEVAL
Sponsored Session
Roundtable

Quantum Medievalisms
Call For Papers

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