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The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives, March 7, 2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:54pm
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

International Conference

"The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives"

07 March 2015

organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Call for papers

M/MLA 2014 (Detroit Nov. 13-16)- Hospitality and the City

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:57pm
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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The American Literature II panel (permanent section of the annual M/MLA convention) seeks papers on American fiction/film/drama/poetry 1870-present addressing the theme of the city as host, or, forms of hospitality in the city, individual or collective.
My starting point is Jacques Derrida's argument that within the notion of hospitality there is a fundamental and irrevocable tension between the act of being hospitable (an action which serves to maintain host/hosted hierarchies) and what he calls "impossible hospitality," a welcoming of any and all that implicitly demands a kind of non-mastery, even a potential relinquishing of ownership and property.

MMLA 2014: The (Digital) Lives of Cities (Nov. 13-16) DUE MAY 31

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:12am
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MMLA Digital Humanities Permanent Section

Midwest Modern Language Association 2014: The Lives of Cities
November 13-16, 2014 | Detroit, MI

In Programmed Visions, Wendy Chun suggests that "the call to map may be the most obscuring of all: by constantly drawing connections between data points, we sometimes forget that the map should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the analysis" (177). With this year's MMLA conference theme of "The Lives of Cities," the second annual permanent section of digital humanities will explore criticisms of, experiments with, and provocations on mapping, geographic visualization, or other conceptions of urban space that work with or against the digital. Possible topics/projects include:

CFP: The Child Image

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:41am
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Red Feather Journal
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Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Spring 2014 issue (deadline April 20th, 2014).

The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives; 07 March 2015

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:14am
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
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The proliferation and popularity of life-writing in the last three decades has resulted in intense critical inquiry focusing on issues ranging from neurobiological sources of narrative identity to writing style and form, from ethical and legal concerns to narrative self-fashioning of the gendered and/or ethnic and racial self in life writing. While throughout the 1970s and 1980s gender provided an important lens through which to view life-writing, the early findings of the essential differences between texts written by women and men were soon invalidated.

UPDATE - Articles on various works/authors/aspects of World Literatures in English

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 1:14am
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THE INDIAN REVIEW OF WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
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The Indian Review of World Literature in English

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A bi-annual online literary journal, The Indian Review of World Literature in English welcomes submission of articles on various aspects of World literature in English. Scholarly articles on individual authors or works are welcome for publication, subject to the evaluation by the editorial team. Published in January and July every year, the articles that appear in this journal will be published in book form either as collections or monographs.

The Indian Review of World Literature in English is published twice a year: January and July. The last dates for submission are 31st November and 31st May for the January and July issues, respectively.

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 12:41am
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)

Vol. III Issue II (April 2014)

New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

Call for Submissions: Literary Undergraduate Research in English

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 8:59pm
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LURe/University of West Georgia
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The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 1500 words and must use MLA format.

Please include the following information with your submission:
-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

SAMLA 2014 (Nov. 7 - 9 in Atlanta, GA)--Regional Writing: Advocate for or Adversary of Sustainability?

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:49pm
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Timothy K. Nixon, Ph.D. / Shepherd University
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Harriet Beecher Stowe's _Palmetto Leaves_ (1873) sings the praises of that part of Florida near present-day Jacksonville, enticing friends and family to become fellow property owners. In it, Stowe celebrates a region, a location, and a lifestyle that she finds attractive. However, one Amazon reviewer questions if in publishing this work she may have unintentionally stimulated some of the tourism that has led to the proliferation of trinket shops, timeshare condominiums, and chain restaurants in Florida today. Is regional writing, then, good for a geography, celebrating its character and documenting its existence, or does it undermine the sustainability of unique and picturesque places by inviting outsiders to come and explore and exploit?

Digital America Issue no. 3 | Now Accepting Submissions

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:00am
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Digital America: an online journal on digital culture and American life
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Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 3. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new, global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world.

The Function of Modernist Criticism (in Its Time and Ours) - MSA 2014, Pittsburgh, PA Nov 6-9, 2014

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 9:10pm
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Daniel Nutters / Temple University
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In Criticism in the Wilderness (1980), Geoffrey Hartman argued that criticism exists within literature. Working under this assumption – that criticism functions as a part of literary history – this panel asks how the study of critics writing during the first half of the 20th century help us understand both the poetry and fiction of that period (or art in general) and/or help us come to terms with our tasks as scholars in the 21st century. In what ways, in other words, does the criticism of Richards, Wilson, Blackmur, Burke, Trilling, Leavis, Auerbach, the New Critics, or even an Americanist like Matthiessen, borrow, revise, draw upon, or subvert modernist "literary" techniques?

Culrun 2014: "The Humanities, Conflict and Development in Africa

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 8:39pm
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Redeemer's University, Ogun State, Nigeria
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The College of Humanities of Redeemer's University, a private university, in Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria, invites you to its first international conference which will hold from May 27th to 28th, 2014, under the theme: "The Humanities, Conflict and Development in Africa".

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 4:58pm
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PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
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This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

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