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James Fenimore Cooper's International Dimensions at American Literature Association, Washington DC, May 2014

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 11:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Luis A Iglesias: James Fenimore Cooper Society
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The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 25rd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Washington DC at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill from May 22-25th, 2014.

James Fenimore Cooper and Politics

(Abstract by Jan. 19) Calvino's Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 10:58am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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In the years since his death, the stature of Italo Calvino has only continued to grow. While his status as an Italian writer was never in doubt, the global range of his work is still being explored. This panel invites papers interested in pursuing this framework, political and historical, national and transnational, literary and philosophical. The influences on Calvino's fictions were immense, and the influence of his fictions on other writers and other literary movements - postmodernist, postcolonial, magical realist, science fictional, and others - have been equally immense. This panel seeks to better understand these influences. In what ways can Italo Calvino be seen not only as a great Italian novelist, but as a key figure in world literature?

The Age of Dystopia

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 10:08am
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Louisa MacKay-Demerjian
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Dystopia as a genre has exploded in recent years. Cambridge Scholars Publishing has expressed interest in publishing a collection which seeks to answer questions such as the following: How has the genre been treated similarly or differently by various practitioners? Why is it so popular and why has it become a trend in 'young adult' literature? At what points in literary history has the genre been this popular? What is it about our world that has prompted this explosion? How do television programs and films with a dystopian flavor approach their topics? Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy and The Hunger Games trilogy stand out for their popularity but lesser known works are welcome.

CFP, ABC Studies Journal, special issue, "Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora"

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 6:18am
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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora. The special issue looks to integrate the cultural experience of the Romanian Americans to the vast and diverse array of European diasporas in the US toward an appraisal of the range and worth of their scholarship and creative output. With this end in view, we seek an ample set of contributions across the full spectrum of theory and practice, in poetry, prose, drama, visual arts, translation, pedagogy and mixed creative or critical modes of writing.

Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 6:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora. The special issue looks to integrate the cultural experience of the Romanian Americans to the vast and diverse array of European diasporas in the US toward an appraisal of the range and worth of their scholarship and creative output. With this end in view, we seek an ample set of contributions across the full spectrum of theory and practice, in poetry, prose, drama, visual arts, translation, pedagogy and mixed creative or critical modes of writing.

CFP: New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing - 2/1/14

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 5:51pm
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New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issues 11.2 and 11.3) and Volume 12.

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Pedagogy Roundtable Proposal: Teaching Twain—Beyond Huckleberry Finn, for the 25th Annual American Literature Association Confer

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 12:52pm
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J. Michael Duvall, College of Charleston
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_The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_ is, without a doubt, an indispensable novel in the study of American literature and culture, but its very hypercanonization, as Jonathan Arac observed over 20 years ago, mucks things up. And this hypercanonization is probably continuing to muck things up.

Raymond Carver's Life, Legacy, and Works; ALA 5/22-5/25/14

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:27am
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The International Raymond Carver Society

The International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS) regularly hosts panels at the annual American Literature Association (ALA) conference in May. The next conference will be moved from San Francisco to Washington D.C. (please see more info by clicking on the ALA website link below) and take place May 22-25, 2014.

The IRCS invites proposals for 20-minute talks on any aspect of Raymond Carver's life, legacy, and works. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and a 100-word biosketch to:

ircs AT internationalraymondcarversociety.org

no later than January 17, 2014.
There are no IRCS fees but there is a general conference fee; for all conference info, see the ALA link below.

[UPDATE] "Intersections" Conference - Spring 2014

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 5:14pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

AGSE Spring 2014 Conference CFP
"Intersections"

"I, like other queer people, am two in one body, both male and female. I am the embodiment of the hieros gamos: the coming together of opposite qualities within" - Gloria Anzaldúa

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for our annual spring conference. We are interested in critical papers/panels and creative pieces that investigate intersections.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference April 18th, 2014

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 5:13pm
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The Graduate Students Association of the Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to invite papers that investigate the role, value, and efficacy of theory in the contemporary humanities and social sciences.

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