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Traversing the Transnational [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:08pm
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The University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
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Call for Papers

Traversing the Transnational

2014 University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

April 10 – April 11, 2014

Keynote Address delivered by Professor Donald Pease, Dartmouth College, April 11, 2014

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4f2-0WANLxuSGgxOFVTU3BMSjdHSUhkTWxIQk9...

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Samuel Cohen/University of Missouri
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A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of individual works and of her relation to literary history, politics, and environmentalism welcome.

250-word abstract & CV by 15 March 2014.

Writing Rock (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:58am
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Samuel Cohen//University of Missouri
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A panel on writing (critical and creative) about rock music. Interested in the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of rock and writing about it.

250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

Gender, Identity and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; deadline May 26, 2014; conference 10/24-25

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:11am
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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Currently soliciting proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at Providence College in Providence, RI, October 24/25, 1014.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender and identity, sex and sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public and media discourses regarding discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics with the areas listed are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, as an attachment in MSWord, to Dr. Donald P. Gagnon at the email address listed. Please include your university or college affiliation and preferred email and telephone contact information. Deadline for submissions is May 26.

Margaret Atwood Studies [rolling submissions]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:33am
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The Margaret Atwood Society
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Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

13th International Connotations Symposium - Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:15am
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Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate

The first textbook definition of the concept of poetic justice goes back to Thomas Rymer's The Tragedies of the Last Age Consider'd (1678). According to him, the term signified "the distribution, at the end of a literary work, of earthly rewards and punishments in proportion to the virtue or vice of the various characters" (Abrams, Glossary of Literary Terms 299-300). The introduction of virtue and vice into the concept immediately refers to a moral dimen-sion; on aesthetic grounds, however, it was soon (and has continued to be) criticized.

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:10am
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English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. 'Forever' is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination. It finds its way into statements of intimacy and commitment, as well as statements of loss; it seems applicable both to the spiritual and the mundane; likewise to the very long and the ephemeral. 'Forever' comes up in discourses of religion, in manuscript and book history, and in medieval and early modern conceptions of time.

CFPs: MLA proposed panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature & culture (Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:31pm
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MLA (Modern Language Association) Division for Arabic Lit. and Culture
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Dear colleagues,

Please find below a list of proposed MLA panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature and culture for the 30th annual convention scheduled to be held in Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015.

Please feel free to circulate this CFP as widely as you can among your colleagues and students.

Please note the deadline for each panel; panels have different deadlines.

Regards,

Suha Kudsieh
On behalf of the Executive Committee for the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture

1) Panel s Proposed by the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture:

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal (4/25/2014)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 1:39pm
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The AnaChronisT
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The AnaChronisT 18 invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2014. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Friday, 25 April 2014. Note that this is an extended deadline.

The AnaChronisT http://seas3.elte.hu/anachronist/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

Literary History and Ideas of Mind (MLA Vancouver, 8-11 Jan 2014)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:10pm
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Modern Language Association
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Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality? Submissions from all periods and methodologies welcome.

300-word abstract & bio by 15 March 2014 to joshua.gang [at] utoronto.ca

http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7128

Child and Childhood in Fiction, April 15, 2014

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:04am
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Dr. Suman/Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
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A child is thought to be an innocent figure, an inactive persona in fiction. S/he is someone who is acted upon and hardly ever reacts in turn, almost a mute and ignorant individual who remains marginalized or largely absent in literature. Though an important part of any society, the children are more or less seem to be missing from the "adult" literature. Fiction that does not cater to the children as readers appeared to have forgotten the child as a character worthy of being written about.

Gender, Sexuality and Power

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:52pm
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Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago

Keynote Title: "On Being in Life Without Wanting the World: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.

"After the Eruption": Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
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Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, "'After the Eruption': Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War."

We welcome papers on any aspect of Melville's representations of the American Civil War—especially how those representations helped to influence the cultural memory of the conflict in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Please send 300-word abstracts and brief CVs to Coleman Hutchison by 15 March 2014 (coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu).

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