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Interplay: A Journal of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Interplay - Call for Papers: We are a new journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Tunghai University. We are seeking original submissions examining any/all aspects of the study of languages, linguistics, and literature, for inclusion in the first edition of the journal. Also welcome is scholarly work treating any of these subject areas from an interdisciplinary perspective. Articles may be written in English, French, German, or Spanish. Interested scholars should send an abstract of 300 words, detailing their proposed contribution, and providing at least 5 key words concerning their project's subject and disciplinary areas of interest.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (Special Session Proposal, MLA 2015 Vancouver, January 8-11)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 6:04pm
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?

Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:10pm
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The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Society
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The Ezra Pound Society and the H.D. International Society invite abstracts for this non-guaranteed MLA 15 session, Pound's Presence in H.D. and Bryher's Writing. Pound's direct impact upon H.D.'s writing is not limited to their early collaboration as Imagists; whether regarded as nurturing or negative, his presence reverberates. This session considers how both H.D. and Bryher's lives and work engage with Pound's aesthetic, personal, and political activities throughout their careers. Evidence of their interaction might be found in critical writing and correspondence; representations of Pound in fiction and memoirs; poetic practices. All aspects welcome: including engagement with visual culture, publishing, politics, the occult.

[UPDATE] Fourteenth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:40am
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Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations / Common Ground Publishing

Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
Vienna, Austria
9-11 July 2014

Conference Focus:
This conference brings together scholarly, government, and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.

Call for Papers for English Literature Last Date of Submission 4th May 2014

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:55am
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Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations
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Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101 )
http://www.researchscholar.co.in/

Call for Papers

Dear All,
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101).

Last date of Submission: - 4th May 2014

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Walker
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This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?

Technologies of Turning Workshop, May 20-22, 2013 (Applications due March 18)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:50pm
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Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture/Harvard Art Museums
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A PDF of the CFP (and workshop schedule) is available at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6064380/CFP-Turning.pdf

Technologies of Turning
An Exploration of Making and Meaning
May 20-22, 2014
Harvard University

Organizers

Jennifer L. Roberts
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Ethan W. Lasser
Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museums

Eligibility: current graduate students in any discipline

Gender and the Archives Roundtable, MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:01pm
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MLA 2015, Special Session: Gender and the Archives Roundtable
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This roundtable will discuss ways in which gender interacts with or impacts the collection, preservation, or very existence of archives and archival materials, broadly understood.

We encourage submissions from scholars working in all historical periods, those involved in Digital Humanities projects, or those who work with more unusual archives. Presenters will be given 8 minutes each.

CV and 250-wd abstract by March 15, 2014 to Judith Scholes (judith.scholes@gmail.com) and Jessica Beard (jessicajbeard@gmail.com).

Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity 2015

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:57pm
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IUGTE
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"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual professional multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

The conference programme brings together performers, practising performing arts academics and artists from different countries and various disciplines - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art, arts administration, fundraising for arts and culture.

Animal Studies in the Age of Evolution

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:54am
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MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouver

Please consider submitting a paper proposal for the following special session at MLA 2015.

This panel considers American literary engagements with animality and the human-animal relationship in light of late 19th- and early 20th-century Darwinism.

CV, 250-word abstract by 14 March 2014; Agnes Malinowska (amalinowska@uchicago.edu) and Rachael Nichols (rnichol1@skidmore.edu).

MMLA: The Live of Cities: Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:29am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html for more details.

[UPDATE] SWCCL "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:03am
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Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
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"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

[UPDATE] Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:15am
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FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ

[UPDATE]
Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at http://www.forumjournal.org/announcement/view/30. If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at editors@forumjournal.org.
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