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"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes's Writings" ( MLA Convention, January 8-11, 2015)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:59pm
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The Langston Hughes Society
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2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes's Writings"

Abstracts examining the above theme in Hughes's texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and Langston Hughes Society. 250 word abstract and CV by 10 March 2014; Sharon Lynette Jones (sharon.jones@wright.edu).

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:03pm
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Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw
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The editors of Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, a peer-reviewed annual print journal published by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for Volume 23 on all aspects of English literature, culture and linguistics. The suggested maximum length of the paper is 12 pages (27000 characters with spaces) including the reference section and notes. We recommend the MLA style guide (7th edition). The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. Authors are also asked to provide a short biographical note, approximately 50 words.
The deadline for contributions is 30 April 2014.

CFP for Scholarly Articles - Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:42pm
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Humanities Review-St John's University

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

To this end, we are seeking scholarly articles that examine the way supposed distinctions are constructed and maintained between authentically linked, contiguous, or identical concepts; the consequences of such distinctions; and the implications of their removal.

In a similar and related vein, we are interested in cross-pollination between academic fields which are capable of illuminating both the strengths and oversights of one or both disciplines and shedding new light on new or stagnating issues.

Contemporary Fiction and the Wild, Wild Future (MLA 2015)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Aaron DeRosa
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Since the Cold War, the West has undergone significant changes in its perception of the future, from Fukuyama's "End of History" to DeLillo's "In the Ruins of the Future." For instance, after 9/11, the eminent SF writer William Gibson published his first book NOT set in the future. When asked about the choice, he remarked, "I may not be done with the future but I have to figure out what it means to try to write about the future at a time when we are all living in the shadow of at least half a dozen wildly science fiction scenarios."

SWSW 2014 - 17-19 July, 2014

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:20am
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Southern Writers/SouthernWriting Graduate Student Conference

Southern Writers/Southern Writing
Graduate Conference
2014 Call for Papers

Time, Narrative and Imagination: essays on Paul Auster (one volume collection of essays in English)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 8:40am
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dr Arkadiusz Misztal, English Institute, Gdansk University, Poland
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In his introduction to Conversations with Paul Auster James M. Hutchinson observes that Auster's love of experimentation and eagerness to test new boundaries often confound critics' expectations and make his narratives problematic in terms of generic categorization. Moreover, Auster's work "at times seems so implausibly imaginative that critics sometimes tend to discount the seriousness of his art" (xviii). If there is anything like a common thread that runs through all of his stories, it is perhaps Auster's persistent and determined blurring of the line between the real and the imagined. As August Brill, a retired literary critic in Man in the Dark puts it, "the real and the imagined are one".

10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers Conference - April 11 & 12, 2014

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:23pm
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Native Graduate Association and American Studies Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo
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Kahwatsire: Empowering New Narratives and Restoring Realities

Call for Papers

10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference
April 11 & 12, 2014- University at Buffalo (SUNY)

MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:03pm
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MANIFEST: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism

MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, "Kingdoms of God." Edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, and supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MANIFEST was founded to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland.

"Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 3/15/14 (queries); 9/15/14 (essays)

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 2:41pm
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The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don't really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway. Especially welcome are essays that explore the consequences that come from the way literary and artistic value gets determined, the way consumers of culture continue to count on a handful of institutions to vet the art of the elsewhere.

update--contracted Essay Collection: Movies in the Age of Obama

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
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David Garrett Izzo
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Contracted essay collection:

I have a number of essays in hand; however, I would like to add an essay or essays on Twelve Years a Slave. Since there is short turnaround--about April 1,existing non-published papers are welcome, as well as anyone who can do a paper quickly.

UPDATE Extended Deadline (MARCH 15)—Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:12pm
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Troy University

Reading Matters.
Call for Presentations:

Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

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