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UPDATE: Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline Though Genre - Deadline Extended to 1/25/14

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:37am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College); Nick Bromell (English, UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to umassegoconference@gmail.com by Saturday, January 25, 2014.

"Cultural Screenings: Re-Situating American Digital Practices" - Deadline Feb 20, 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:42pm
RIAS (Review of International American Studies) - Special Issue

Print technology and the discovery of the new world have often played a major role in the construction of our visions of modernity by means of a mass-produced imagery set in motion by the increased circulation of goods, people, and ideas across transcontinental routes.

[UPDATE] XXVI FILLM International Congress, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Language & Literature, 17-19 June 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:33pm
Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes/ International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures

If you haven't yet sent us your proposal, there are still a few spaces left for this prestigious international conference which will feature academics from around the world. Submit your proposal now because once the final spots are assigned we won't be able to take any new submissions.
For the full Call for Papers please see http://www.fillm.org/ningbohome.html 
In order to propose a paper for one of the Parallel Sessions at the Congress, please send a 300-word abstract as an email attachment to FILLM(a)nottingham.edu.cn

Persistent Texts, Sustainable Enterprises, and the Technologies of Book Making, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 15

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:36pm
Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel, SAMLA

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15-minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, the history of the book, authorship, rare books, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, and the study of archives, books, or texts as material objects. We view this year's theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities" as widely applicable to bibliographical studies of texts in a variety of media.

Possible avenues of exploration:

UPDATE: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) 02/14/14: 06/28/14 - 06/29/14

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:18pm
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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** CALL FOR PAPERS **

Great Writing 2014

The 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Sat. June 28th - Sun. June 29th 2014

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Closing Date for Submissions: 14 February 2014

In this 17th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed.

The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards Announcements

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 3:33pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 24** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:56pm
Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English

"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

"The 'Pre-Occupation of the American West": American Studies ASsociation 2014 Annual Meeting

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:57pm
Carrie Johnston

Ethnography is inextricable from any narrative we might tell about
the development of the West at the turn of the twentieth century. The professionalization of anthropology played a key role in the describing and documenting a notion of vanishing cultures--in particular, Native American cultures--which, in turn, could be
marketed as tourist attractions. Salvage Ethnography (to use Jacob Gruber's term) was fundamental to creating a culturally rich image of the West, as well as to relaying a sense of urgency about visiting a rapidly changing landscape. As a result, the region's

FERAL FEMINISMS – CFP ISSUE 3 – Feminine Feelers // Deadline – 15 March 2014

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 5:39pm
FERAL FEMINISMS

Feral Feminisms (http://feralfeminisms.com), a new independent, inter-media, peer reviewed, open access online journal, invites submissions for a special issue entitled "Feminine Feelers," guest edited by Zorianna Zurba. Submitted contributions may include full-length academic essays (about 5000 – 7000 words), shorter creative pieces, cultural commentaries, or personal narratives (about 500 – 2500 words), poetry, photo-essays, short films/video (uploaded to Vimeo), visual and sound art (jpeg Max 1MB), or a combination of these. Please direct inquiries and submissions to Guest Editor, Zorianna Zurba zorianna[at]gmail[dot]com.

The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature and Cinema (forthcoming, 2015)

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:32pm
Patricia Vieira, Georgetown University

The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature and Cinema
(forthcoming, 2015)

Edited by Patricia Vieira, Monica Gagliano and John Ryan

Ecocriticism's rise to prominence in the fields of literature and cultural studies has been paralleled by the investigations of plant intelligence in botany and by novel philosophical approaches to the ontology of plants. However, attempts to integrate these bodies of knowledge have been scarce. The Language of Plants will commence a dialogue between philosophy, science, literature and cinema dealing with plants. The aim of the edited collection is to develop a better understanding of plant life through critical awareness, conceptual rigor, and interdisciplinary thinking.

Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Örebro, Sweden 26-27 September 2014, Abstract Deadline March 1

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:04pm
SAAS, Swedish Association for American Studies

Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Örebro, 26-27 September 2014
Call for Papers

SAAS is an academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and provides American Studies scholars with an opportunity to meet and network.

[UPDATE] Gilman and the Novel, ALA 2014

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:29am
Peter Betjemann/Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society

One additional panelist is required for the session described below. Please submit a proposal and brief CV by JANUARY 27, 2014.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Novel
American Literature Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, May 22-25, 2014

Panel Organizer: Peter Betjemann, Oregon State University

In 1899, Charlotte Perkins Gilman declared that her writing wouldn't "stop to be bothered with characters." Disavowing the "careful analysis and disentangling of individual" peculiarities, Gilman asserted that her work would instead draw out social, economic, and racial types. "Characters in mass" would center a fiction that she conceived, first and foremost, as sociological.

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH: The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal 2014 March/April Issue, Deadline FEB 28th

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:29am
Durham University

Call for papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 28 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than 28th February 2014.

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