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{UPDATE} Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold 20th August 2014

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 2:21am
Anglia Ruskin University

Keynote Speaker: Edward James

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a one-day conference to be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, on August 20th 2014. This inter-disciplinary conference will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels. Papers and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) any of the following themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

Jim Harrison Panel (ALA May 23-26, 2013); due Jan 27, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:10pm
Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association

The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2014 American Literature Association convention in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014. All topics are welcome, but here are a few suggestions:

Harrison and Geography
Harrison in the context of his contemporaries
Harrison and McGuane
Harrison's non-fiction
Harrison's poetry
Harrison and myth

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes. Please send 250-word abstract and a brief c.v. to Robert Murray, Department of English, St. Thomas Aquinas College at rmurray@stac.edu by January 27, 2014.

[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit by 05-31-14 for next issue)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:46pm
Akademeia

Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that provides its services to authors and readers free of charge. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, www.akademeia.ca. All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review.

William Carlos Williams: The Poet-Doctor as Environmentalist (Abstracts Due 1/25)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 6:51pm
William Carlos Williams Panel / American Literature Association (5/22-5/25)

In Writing for an Endangered World, Lawrence Buell lauds Williams's "Paterson" as an "experiment in urban ecopoetics" that "stands as a distinctive combination of attainments" (117). More recently in Can Poetry Save the Earth? John Felstiner describes Williams as "an environmentalist before the movement took hold" (xiv). The proposed panel invites essay
submissions that probe the different ways Williams's work can be considered in the broader conversation about nature poetry, ecopoetry, and environmentalism. It welcomes papers on any aspect of Williams's writings, as well as comparative analyses. 250 word abstracts and CV are due by January 25th to Paul Cappucci at cappuccip@georgian.edu.

Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition - Deadline: February 15, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 6:26pm
Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI)

Announcing: Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora. Only untenured professors and independent scholars in the relevant fields are eligible for the competition. The candidate may submit a manuscript on a single, cohesive topic or a series of linked essays in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.3

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 3:03pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.3

Featuring:

Artwork by Toni Simon

Special Section on "Digital Narcissisms" edited by Kane Faucher with articles by Faucher, Tara Brabazon, Evgeniya Boklage, Delores Phillips, and Kevin Moberly

Science Fictions by Marleen Barr and James H. Clinton

Articles by Sigmund Shen, Muneer Aram Kuzhiyan, Anh Hua, Kane Faucher, Elaine LaForteza, and Sébastien Lefait.

Review Essays by Marc Oullette, Salma Monani, and Miranda Brady

Book Reviews by Fariba NoorBakhsh and Anthony T. Sansone

Technical Editor: Joe McDermott

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[Extention] Jacques Rancière and the Politics of A-disciplinarity

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:17am
Binghamton University (SUNY) Graduate Student Organization

The Seventh Annual
Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton University (SUNY)

Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics:
Jacques Rancière and the Politics of A-disciplinarity

March 28-29, 2014
Keynote: Dr. Gabriel Rockhill, Villanova University

Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction Themed Issue: Digital Games and Interactive Media

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 3:00am
The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

Deadline for inclusion in our second issue: February 17th, 2014.

We are now soliciting articles for the third, and for subsequent issues of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction. The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal hosted by the University of California at Riverside, affiliated with the UCR Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Graduate student editors run the Eaton Journal, with scholarly review provided by an interdisciplinary executive board made up of SF scholars, research librarians, and archivists.

The Tenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium Theme: Transparency abstracts due February 3

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:57pm
Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium

The Tenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium
Theme: Transparency

Symposium date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Keynote speaker: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of American Art, University of Pennsylvania

Transparency is an increasingly charged theme in contemporary culture: from governmental transparency and freedom of information laws to the crystalline staircases at Apple retail stores. How does a notion of "transparency" animate American art and material culture of the last few hundred years? How have artists utilized transparency—or its inverse, opacity—as a visual strategy, or philosophical motivation?

SE Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:41pm
Palm Beach Atlantic University/SE Conference on Christianity and Literature

Paradise is a subject that has stirred the imaginations of writers for millennia while simultaneously exceeding the scope of artistic representation itself. Poets, playwrights, and novelists have been inspired to describe in various ways that which is indescribable. Language can only approximate visions of paradise occasioned by mystical experiences such as spiritual awakenings, ecstasies, and epiphanies. Conference organizers invite papers that explore how literary artists imagine paradise, from abstract images of height and light to concrete images of sublime mountain peaks and lush seascapes. Papers are also welcome that investigate literary depictions of paradise's dark opposite, hell, and its penitential proving grounds, purgatory.

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