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SMU Graduate Student Conference, "Self(ie)-Representation," March 22, 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:36pm
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Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference

Self(ie)-Representation

The "selfie," with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic. But, though the "selfie" is relatively recent, the act of self-representation is of course very old. Autobiographies, diaries, fictional selves, privately-printed collections of poetry, obsessive editorial practices, commissioned portraits, fashionable clothing, elaborate grave markers, carefully-crafted public personae: life is the accumulation of selfies. This graduate conference seeks papers that explore such modes of self-representation and the discourses surrounding them.

[UPDATE] Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia (May 16-17, 2014) [CFP due January 31]

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:41pm
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The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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Transatlantic Ecologies seeks readings of the complex and developing connections between ecological and global thought in the early modern period. When discussing burgeoning forms of early modern ecological awareness, how should we account for the complex networks of knowledge construction in the Atlantic world resulting from the confluence of European, African, and Amerindian cultures? And, how do nonhumans figure into this network? Namely, how do we account for the influence of diverse New World ecologies and changing conceptions of land, space, animal consciousness, and ecological interdependence?

David Foster Wallace Conference

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:07pm
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Publications Unit, Department of English, Illinois State University
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The First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Street, Normal, Illinois 61761
309.862.9000 (Ask for the ISU Rate)

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORK

This year's keynote speaker will be DFW scholar Stephen J. Burn, University of Glasgow.

Featured speakers will be selected from early submissions.

CFP//Pat Parker and Judy Grahn: Where Would I Be Without You?

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 4:37pm
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Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
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Call for Papers//Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies//Pat Parker and Judy Grahn: Where Would I Be Without You?

2016 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the only spoken word album produced by Olivia Records, Where Would I Be Without You? Featuring the poems of Judy Grahn and Pat Parker, Where Would I Be Without You? introduced Grahn and Parker to a wide array of women making the two beloved poet/troubadours during the 1970s. While both enjoyed enormous popularity, scholarly treatments of their work and its lasting significance have been sparse. This special issue of *The Journal of Lesbian Studies* will continue to redress the lack of critical engagement with these two important and iconic lesbian-feminist poets.

Arts and Letters: University of South Florida Spring Conference: April 17th and 18th, 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
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English Graduate Student Association

The USF English Graduate Student Association's spring conference—April 17th-18th, 2014—will focus on intersections across artistry in world literatures, specifically how authors integrate different forms of artistry into literary production. Intersections, places through which differences meet and manifest, function as an important theme in the writings of marginalized men and women, especially those of color, as they seek to carve out space for self-expression through the humanities. As such, we welcome presenters who intend to explore how these intersections manifest across literature, women's and gender studies, cultural studies, rhetoric, the sciences, communication, and other fields.

The Canadian Hemingway--MLA 2015, Vancouver (January 8-11)

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:16pm
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Ernest Hemingway Society
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The location for the upcoming MLA Convention creates a great opportunity to revisit Ernest Hemingway's relationships with all things Canadian. This panel seeks proposals that explore Hemingway's biographical connections or literary influence in the country. While Hemingway lived in Canada for a relatively short period of time (compared to his other residences), his biography contains a great deal of Canadian influence whether through his association with the Toronto Star, his friendships with individuals like the Connable family or Morley Callaghan, or his connections with the country as the birthplace of his first son.

Modernism in the Magazines: 1945-Present | Proposals due 24 January 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:44am
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British Association for Modernist Studies

BAMS Conference 'Modernism Now'
26–28 June 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/ModernismNow

Call for Papers | Deadline 24 January 2014
Panel title: 'Modernism in the Magazines: 1945-Present'

Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer), Themed Issue on Monstrous Science

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:19am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer), Themed Issue on Monstrous Science

"Its magic Dr. Frankenstein!"..."No, its not magic...it's science!"
(Dr. Whale, Once Upon a Time, Series 2)

"Let me tell you, my friend, that there are things done to-day in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very men who discovered electricity—who
would themselves not so long before have been burned as wizards."
(Van Helsing, Dracula)

4th Global Conference: Gender and Love (September 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:21am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Gender and Love

Wednesday 24th September – Friday 26th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

2nd Global Conference: Suicide, Self-harm and Assisted Dying (September 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:38am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Suicide, Self-harm and Assisted Dying

Wednesday 24th September – Friday 26th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
This conference brings together discussion of research and practice in three complex areas – Suicide, Self-Harm and Assisted Dying.

Over one million people worldwide die from suicide each year. The incidence of completed suicide is very much higher in males than females, for all age groups and in most societies where recording occurs. A notable exception is China where female suicides equal or exceed male rates.

1st Global Conference: Digital Arts and Digital Art History (September 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:09am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Digital Arts and Digital Art History

Saturday 20th September – Monday 22nd September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary project aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues created by the massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication in respect to arts, technology, media and history. The project will attend to both theoretical and practical debates concerning (co-)production, (re-)mediation, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation in relation to cultural contexts of and intersections between digital and classical arts.

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