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[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 5:46pm
University of Sheffield

An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.

CFP: Essay Collection, "Supernatural" and the Gothic Tradition (abstracts: 15 March 2015)

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:54pm
Dr Melissa Makala

Essays are invited for an edited collection of essays focusing on the television series "Supernatural" and its relationship to the Gothic tradition. This study seeks to examine how the series is directly tied to Gothic concerns of anxiety, the monstrous, family/generational trauma, curses, and of course, the supernatural itself. In addition to these overarching themes, the series provides a rich framework with which to discuss major Gothic sub-genres such as the Comic Gothic, Suburban Gothic, Political Gothic, Female Gothic, and Postmodern/Meta Gothic. As a television show, "Supernatural" also allows connections between the Gothic and reception studies (such as comparisons of Gothic serialization on the page and screen).

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Breaking Futures"

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:20pm
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are very excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hsy of The George Washington University!

Call For Proposals: "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time"
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

'Up We Go Then, Motherfucker': American Literary Obscenity, CFP, ALA, Boston, May 21-24.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 8:18am
James Purdy Society

The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers addressing any American author or literary movement (e.g. Beat Generation) on the topic of obscenity and censorship, very broadly defined, to be presented at a session sponsored by the society at the 2015 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 21-24 May.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, ALA, May 21-24, 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:57pm
American Literature Association

The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, an informal gathering of scholars and readers interested in the work, afterlife, and reception of the most popular American poet, will sponsor one session at the 2015 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send short proposals about any aspect of Longfellow's work, life, and his relationships with contemporaries, along with a brief biographical note, to Christoph Irmscher at Proposals about Longfellow and women writers are particularly welcome.