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[UPDATE} Final Reminder: 2015 First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/16

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:37am
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing

The 2015 First Book Institute

June 7-13, 2015

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, DukeUniversity and Editor of American Literature

UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Transnational Comics: Crossing Gutters, Transcending Boundaries", April 8-10 2016

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:07pm
Graduate Comics Organization, University of Florida

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites proposals for the 13th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Transnational Comics: Crossing Gutters, Transcending Boundaries." The conference will be held in Gainesville, Florida from April 8th to10th, 2016. Confirmed keynote speakers are comics scholars John Lent (Professor Emeritus, Temple University, Editor of International Journal of Comic Art), Derek Parker Royal (Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas, Dallas) and international comics translator Edward Gauvin.

Exploring America: Commonwealth Authors Write America (5/15/15; 9/15/15)

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:24pm
Elizabeth Abele, Nassau CC; Shalini Nadaswaran, University of Malaya

American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard. Americans within these narratives are often presented as the adventurous travelers, who return with their impressions of a "strange" land and its people.

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:38pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?

Can we undomesticate kinship?

"Hemingway and the American West," MLA 2016, Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016--Deadline 10 March 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:09pm
The Ernest Hemingway Society

This panel invites papers that contrast the writing and life of Ernest Hemingway with aspects of the American West. For example, papers might focus on "The Wine of Wyoming," Robert Jordan's Montana roots, or places where the west appears in stories like "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Papers might also look at new ways of viewing Hemingway's own western experiences or later friendships with people like Lloyd and Tillie Arnold.

Please send a 250 word proposal and brief CV to Professor Sara Kosiba (skosiba@troy.edu) no later than March 10th, 2015.

More than Writing: Narratives

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:11pm
Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association

"More than Writing: Narratives" Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

The third annual English Department graduate student conference is a collaborative symposium focused on narratives across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who are represented both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:39pm
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel (jana.braziel@uc.edu) and Nicasio Urbina (nicasio.urbina@uc.edu) are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 1, 2015.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, TX Jan 7-10): Special Session "Character and 19th-Century Literature"

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:45pm
Anna E. Clark

This session invites proposals for papers that rethink the narratological, cultural, and/or historical significance of literary character and characterization in the nineteenth century. Papers might consider character in relationship to affect and feeling; cognitive studies and theories of mind; digital textual analysis; or political and economic theory. Please email a 250-word abstract and short bio to Anna E. Clark (aclark@iona.edu) by 13 March 2015.

Deadline June 20, 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:35pm
The Journal of Improvisation In Professional Practice, Columbia University, Teachers College

Call For Papers
The Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice
A partnership with The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University

http://improvpractice.cdrs.columbia.edu/

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:37am
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of "pastness" and the politics of identity in the present. It asks what it means when discourses that once animated forms of contemporary identity are consigned to the past, and it queries the mechanism by which such "pastness" is produced. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the idea of a post-race society, the relationship between contemporary race politics and the Civil Rights Movement and/or Black Power, the relationship between contemporary feminism and first/second/third wave feminism, literary periodization, and queer pastness.

Send 150-250 word proposals to torleif.p@gmail.com no later than February 10, 2015.

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