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20th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference [UPDATE--EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:06am
International James Fenimore Cooper Conference and Seminar

For our 20th conference, we are seeking papers that address the theme "Imagined Frontiers/Imagined Communities." James Fenimore Cooper and Susan Fenimore Cooper wrote at a time when America was growing as a nation, both geographically through westward expansion and conceptually, as writers, artists, politicians, and citizens worked through the process of defining national, regional, and even local identities. Benedict Anderson defines nation as "an imagined political community" populated by people who may never know, meet, or even hear their fellow-members, "yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion." Just as communities are imagined, so are the landscapes and frontiers on which they are built.

[update] International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies[April-June, 2015 Issue]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:05am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the forthcoming [April-June, 2015] issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Death, Desire, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text - 22nd-23rd May 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:40am
Dr Andrew Power / Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus

13th International Conference
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
22nd - 23rd of May 2015

"Shall I believe / That unsubstantial death is amorous?"
(Romeo and Juliet, 5.3.102-3)

The Department of English at Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus will host its Thirteenth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 22 May and Saturday, 23 May. The keynote speaker is Andrew Hiscock, Professor of English, Bangor University, Wales.

MLA 2016 Special Session: Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:45pm
Kenneth Pinion/North Carolina State University

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a 300-word abstract to this CFP for the MLA convention in Austin, TX, being held on January 7-10, 2016.

Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature.

Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:37pm
Kenneth Pinion/North Carolina State University

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a 300-word abstract to this CFP for the MLA convention in Austin, TX, being held on January 7-10, 2016.

Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature.

WisCon: Feminist Science Fiction Convention Deadline MARCH 2, 2015

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:30pm
WisCon Academic Programming

WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention, invites scholars of all descriptions to propose programming for its academic track. We invite proposals from anyone with a scholarly interest in the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability with science fiction – broadly defined – in literature, media, and culture. We would especially welcome scholarship on the work of 2015's guests of honor, Alaya Dawn Johnson and Kim Stanley Robinson, and on the histories and cultures of feminist and social-justice-oriented fan communities.

Revolutionary Feminist Concepts In Civil War Era Southern Newspapers (1851-1865)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
Kimberly Faith Hinkson

This is a study examining the rhetoric of newspaper articles published in the South between 1851 to 1865. It aims to shed light on the upsurge and setback of feminism triggered by the American Civil War, and goes on to examine the differentiation between a defunct, traditional standard of women that was idealistic and assumed by men, and a new standard that reflects a more realistic portrait of women that is separate from man's expectations and ideals. This argument is developed by scrutinizing the rhetoric and implications of the resources with historical reference. The essay is in Chicago style format and was crafted for a class conducted on The Old South.

(UPDATE) CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature (Deadline March 10, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:47am
MLA 2016

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu) and Sourit Bhattacharya (sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk) by March 10, 2015.

MMLA 2015: Animals in Literature and Film, "Arts and Sciences" -- due April 1

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:39am
Julia Dauer, MIdwest Modern Language Association

This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

Papers might consider eighteenth- or nineteenth-century natural history writing and/or collection practices; contemporary or historical discourse around animal experimentation; conceptual issues of animacy, animality, and/or "life"; taxidermy; issues of animality or personhood in contemporary science, medicine, literature, or film; issues of extinction and/or species revival; or figures of "monstrous animals" produced by science, from Frankenstein to Godzilla to the dinosaurs reanimated to populate Jurassic Park.

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