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CFP (due 3/9/15): The Publics of Charles Bukowski and Henry Chinaski (MLA 2016: Austin, Jan. 7-10)

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:22pm
David Pratt, College of William & Mary

This panel will consider the audience for Bukowski's oeuvre and public self in conversation with Chinaski's fictional (counter)publics. Please submit 250-word abstracts and short bios to David Pratt ( by March 9, 2015. The 131st MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers"

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:25pm
MLA 2016

Special Session: Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers

Papers may examine the various nervous states that either inspire or impede artistic and literary production, the ways in which anxiety, depression, and mental states are depicted in literature, the role of discomfort in reading and teaching literature, and the rising awareness of mental illness in the academy. This session encourages considerations of this topic in/through any text from any period or place. 300-word abstract and CV by 7 March 2015. Rebecca Soares (

Science Fiction Conference - April 17-18, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30pm
Oral Roberts University

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Orson Scott Card.

This two-day interdisciplinary conference - sponsored by the colleges of Arts and Cultural Studies and Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University - will examine the relationships between science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction in all forms of science and science fiction, including science fiction stories, film, television, radio, graphic novels, and theoretical physics.

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or paper for this conference on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:

Identity, Intimacy

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:24pm
Modern Horizons

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:42pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:01pm
Gordon State College

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 4:48pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers
in Nineteenth-Century Europe

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

In collaboration with
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Ad Parnassum Journal
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dpt. of Musicology)

13-15 October 2015
Accademia Filarmonica Romana - Rome

[UPDATE] William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:15pm
Daniel Mrozowski / William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2015.

Panel 1: A Radical Howells