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[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage, 3-5 Sep 2015, The Shard, London, UK [ABSTRACTS DUE 15 FEB 2015]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:19am
Spying on Spies

Keynote speakers: Professor Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University) and Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)

2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, one of the spy genre's most influential novels. With its roots in the 19th century, the genre evolved and diversified throughout the 20th century, providing, as Michael Denning writes, a 'cover story' that has rendered 'the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century into the intrigues of a shadow world of secret agents'. Capturing the ever-evolving zeitgeist of cultural and political anxieties, the genre has encompassed (and exploited) 'hot' wars and 'cold', and most recently a global War on Terror.

William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA May, 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 5:52pm
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

Scholar Nomads: Academia in the 21st Century - April 9-11

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
St. Bonaventure University Department of English

Both popular and scholarly press has been confronting the changing role of higher education, from Frank Donoghue's Last Professor to Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades's collection Beyond the Corporate University. Technology, economic shifts, and cultural-existential needs change roles for faculty, students, and administration. Many incoming scholars face a "brave new world" of increased adjunct positions, declining tenure, MOOCs, reduced pure research, and students who may not fit traditional models. Finding a new home in this shifting world may prove difficult or exciting, depending on the outlook.

American Ownership: Dead Properties or Dream Houses? [Jan. 20th, 2015]

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 3:23pm
American Studies Association [ASA 2015]

This panel considers the twin roles of accumulation and circulation in the reproduction of capitalism, with a focus on forms of accumulation that inhibit capital's life-cycle. As David Harvey argues, capital is 'value in motion' and the cessation of movement produces crises. This panel is especially interested in the figure of the house as a type of property that has ceased to circulate or generate profitable surplus. We welcomes papers that address resistant or unproductive houses in American literature, film, popular culture, and history, including but not limited to dream houses, palaces, haunted houses, abandoned and foreclosed homes.

ANNOUNCING: THE JOURNAL OF COMICS AND CULTURE

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 3:20pm
The Journal of Comics and Culture

The Journal of Comics and Culture, a new, peer-reviewed, annual academic journal to be published by Pace University Press, announces its first call for papers.

Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th jan 2015)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:32pm
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh is going to publish the first issue of 'The Scholastic Forum' a Referred Research Journal of English Language And Literature with ISSN number.The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.

SCMLA: African American Literature (Abstracts Due 3/31)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:40am
South Central Modern Language Association

This is a regular session sponsored by the African American Literature Studies group within the SCMLA. This session welcomes proposals on any topic related to African American literature. The 2015 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held October 31 to November 3 in Nashville, TN. Abstracts for this session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Khristeena Lute at kml4z@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

Khristeena Lute
Middle Tennessee State University

Melodrama - **Submissions Deadline January 10** - Graduate Conference - February 13

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:08am
Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

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