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15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:13am
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Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

UPDATE - panel on "Game of Thrones," DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 15

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 6:38am
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
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PANEL ON "GAME OF THRONES"
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
10/31 - 11/2, 2014
abstracts due May 15

This panel, accepted for the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA), accepts proposals for papers from any perspective or theoretical focus on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series or its HBO television adaptation "Game of Thrones," or any other aspect of this fictional world (Dunk & Egg, etc).

Submission Deadline: May 15 (extended). Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website: www.pamla.org/2014

Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America Special Issue - Deadline: 30 September 2014

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
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Society for Irish Latin American Studies
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Travel Writing: Encounters within and through Irish and Latin American spaces
Deadline for articles: September 30th, 2014

Contributions are now invited for the 2014/15 Special Issue of the Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, an international, refereed online journal, edited by Sinéad Wall and Laura Izarra.

Edith Wharton Essay Prize

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:02pm
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Edith Wharton Society
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nstituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning and second-place essays will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Ward, Brown University
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We currently have the following books for review for the 2015 edition of the annual.

Harriet Smith (ed.), Autobiography of Mark Twain, vol. 1
Margaretta Jolly, In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism
Elizabeth Willis (ed.), Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place
Howard R. Wolf, Far Away Places: Lessons in Exile
Judith Coullie (ed.), Selves in Question: interviews on South African Auto/biography
Jacqueline Kolosov, Modigliani's Muse (poetry)
Piri Halasz, A Memoir of Creativity: Abstract Painting, Politics and the Media, 1956-2008

Theorising the Popular fifth international conference

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:21am
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Liverpool Hope University
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Liverpool Hope University,
July 30th-July 1st 2014

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its fifth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

We would especially welcome papers in the following areas, although we invite proposals from all disciplines:

[UPDATE] (Post)Graduate Travel Grants available for DNS Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV 'Ideas and Enlightenment'

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:54am
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University of Sydney
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The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 'Ideas and Enlightenment' conference. These are provided through generous funding contributions from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Putting Periodisation to Use Group, and the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney. These scholarships are part of an extended postgraduate program at DNS XV, which will be supported by the newly formed DNS Graduate Caucus. We anticipate that the program will include paired mentoring between junior and senior colleagues at the conference and a professional development workshop.

Indigenous Studies

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:55pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers

Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.

The area seeks panel and paper proposals that address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, and Sami popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:33am
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Troy University

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

Sea Narratives: call for essay contributions

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:46am
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University of Warwick

Set in the wider context of a turn towards space and mobility, studies of the sea have come to take increasing prominence in the humanities and social sciences. This volume seeks to establish an interdisciplinary exchange on the theme of 'sea narratives', looking at how the sea has figured as an important site in different cultural and geographical contexts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

[UPDATE} The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:53pm
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University of Sydney

EXTENDED and FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Maud Ellmann, Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, Chicago
Assist. Professor Julie Park, Vassar
Professor John Plotz, Brandeis

Living Legacies: Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:26pm
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Laura Dubek
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Fifty years after the March on Washington, students of American history, literature, and media studies learn about the civil rights movement from (auto)biographies of movement leaders, archival footage of major events, narrative and oral history presented in documentaries such as Eyes on the Prize (PBS), civil rights museums and special exhibits, annual commemorations, and retrospective analyses provided by critical race scholars in response to contemporary events. This edited collection will explore how poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, and filmmakers—at the time and since—have contributed to our understanding of the civil rights movement and its legacy.

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