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Authority and Its Discourses [UPDATE] Extended Deadline

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 4:10pm
Lynda Chouiten/University of Boumerdès

Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
International Conference
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014

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

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 2:41pm
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
David Garrett Izzo

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
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.

CFP for edited collection on Arrested Development [EXPANDED CALL]

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:04pm
Dr. Kristin M. Barton

Over the course of its original three-year run on Fox, the television series Arrested Development quickly became a cult favorite and earned twenty-two Emmy nominations and six wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004. Unafraid to push boundaries, the series routinely satirized issues of race, sexuality, family, love, politics, and class, to name only a few. Combined with its sophisticated writing and its perfectly cast group of series regulars, the show became a layered and intricate look into modern society and one of the funniest sitcoms to emerge in the last decade.

PRESENTER NEEDED: African American and Russian Literature

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 3:08pm
2014 Annual MELUS Conference/Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium

Call for presenters to join panel, "Black and White and Red All Over: Literary Lineages and Allegiances between African America and Russia," at the 2014 Annual M.E.L.U.S. Conference, which is being held in conjunction with the Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium at Oklahoma City University, March 6-9.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:44am
University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization

The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edges and the ways in which they shape, limit, and expand the world around us.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Monday February 10th, 2014. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but in some cases we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract, please specify if your presentation will be a poster, creative writing, or an academic paper. We welcome both individual presentations or panels proposals of 3-4 presenters.

Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (MLA 2015 Special Session, Vancouver, BC)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:38am
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?

NeMLA 46th Annual Convention: Spring 2015, Toronto, Ontario

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS deadline April 22, 2014

In spring 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. In mid-March, the association will begin accepting online session proposals (panel, seminar, roundtable, creative session) in the following areas:

American
Anglophone
British
Canadian
Comparative Languages & Theory
Culture & Media Studies
French and Francophone
German
Italian
Pedagogy
Professional
Russian
Spanish/Portuguese
Rhetoric & Composition
Women's and Gender Studies
World Languages (non-European)
 
For 2015, NeMLA  particularly welcomes proposals on the following topics:

Minetta Review is accepting submissions!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:30am
Minetta Review

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. Print editions are made available free of charge to the student body and to bookshops in Greenwich Village, and select content is viewable on our WordPress. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—we encourage you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Spring 2014 issue is March, 15 2014.

Check out our WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines:
minettareview.wordpress.com/submit

[UPDATE}

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:07pm
Binghamton University (SUNY) Graduate Student Organization

Interdisciplinarity has become a buzzword across the humanities; the term usually implies that scholars make use of the tools of another discipline while remaining within the boundaries of their own. The French philosopher Jacques Rancière points to the impossibility of this project, describing his work as "a-disciplinary" or "in-disciplinary." This conference seeks to reflect on the current state of work within the humanities by asking if the traditional ways of organizing disciplines are sufficient for the future of academia.

We invite talks/papers that deal with but are not limited to the following topics:

Defend and promote the arts and humanities.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:51pm
The New Union

A new project designed to defend and promote the value and all round general goodness of the arts and humanities is looking for passionate people to contribute articles.

We are looking for like-minded people to write on a variety of subjects and urge you to contact us at editors@new-union.co.uk with ideas and suggestions. We aim to start publishing content online from March 2014.

You can find out more about us at thenewunion.wordpress.com/manifesto.

Philologist - journal of language, literary and cultural studies

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:25pm
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

You can read previous issues online at http://doisrpska.nub.rs/index.php/filolog/issue/archive

Reading Matters - May 30, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:55am
UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Deutsch

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

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