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"The Literature of American Real Estate" - ALA 2014, May 22-25

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:56pm
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American Literature Association
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American literature begins with real estate. Columbus's and da Vaca's travelogues, Harriot's and Smith's advertisements to prospective colonists, and the Puritans' disquisitions on God's promises to their "plantations" all constructed America's vast, unexplored land as future property. However, for these and later writers, imagining America as potential real estate required a fraught negotiation between the ideal property and ideal futures they projected on to American space and the actual facts of that space, which was indifferent or even hostile to the grand schemes of religious, political, and financial speculators. This panel seeks papers from any period that speak to how American literature has taken up the problem of American real estate.

IROCSJournals: Call For Paper- 12-31-2013

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:52pm
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International Research Organization of Computer Science
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You will receive a comprehensive and fair peer review within just three weeks from submission. We have achieved this exceptional efficiency by providing peer reviewers with a simple interface and clear instructions, allowing them to perform their work in less time. Our instructions to peer reviewers require them to provide a fair, balanced and constructive assessment. IROCS staff will provide you with frequent updates on your submission by email. The journal office is organised so that through-out the entire process you will work with just two staff members who will provide prompt, constructive responses to your enquiries.


[UPDATE] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:34pm
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English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal
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Deadline: January 6, 2014.

In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:32pm
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United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA
Co-Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Department of History

"I would read accounts of so-called battles I had been in, and they had no relation whatever to what had happened. So I began to perceive that anything written was fiction to various degrees. The whole subject – the difference between actuality and representation – was an interesting one. And that's what brought me to literature in the first place".
Paul Fussell

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/14/14 - 6/28/14 - 6/29/14

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:25am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College

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Great Writing
UK's International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Saturday 28 June – Sunday 29 June 2014

Proposals are invited for the 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.

(*Great Writing calls for papers can appear throughout the year, but when all [peer reviewed] presenter places are filled we close the call. Early submission is therefore strongly encouraged).

In this, the 17th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.

"Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?" Seminar; June 5-7, Bucharest, Romania

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 5:57am
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The English Department of the University of Bucharest, Romania/The Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology

"Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?" Seminar
Bucharest, 5-7 June 2014,
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Str. Pitar Moş 7-13, Bucharest

Isms: An Exploration of the Invisible Barriers of Classification (March 22nd) Extended Deadline

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 8:03pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

We welcome work that aims to dissect various "isms" of the past, present, and even future, in order to examine their individual parts. How are these constructs created and propagated? What controls their upkeep? Should isms be cultivated or avoided? Do they isolate or unite, stigmatize or revolutionize? Can examining these structures help us re-imagine what power can/should be, or will we merely be reconstructing a new form of power?

We invite graduate and undergraduate creative and scholarly works that explore, scrutinize, dismember, defend, or create the isms that affect us all in seen and unseen ways every day.

Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification

"Alter-geographies" UCLA Dept of Comparative Literature 2014 Annual Graduate Conference Friday and Saturday, February 21& 22

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:16pm
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UCLA Department of Comparative Literature

Poet Mahmoud Darwish observed that "the geographical part of History is stronger than the historical part of geography." We ignore space at our peril. The 2014 UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference seeks to critically engage a wide range of regional and literary interests, traditions, and disciplinary methods both classical and modern, around the theme of geography.

Isms: An Exploration of the Invisible Barriers of Classification

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

We welcome work that aims to dissect various "isms" of the past, present, and even future, in order to examine their individual parts. How are these constructs created and propagated? What controls their upkeep? Should isms be cultivated or avoided? Do they isolate or unite, stigmatize or revolutionize? Can examining these structures help us re-imagine what power can/should be, or will we merely be reconstructing a new form of power?

We invite graduate and undergraduate creative and scholarly works that explore, scrutinize, dismember, defend, or create the isms that affect us all in seen and unseen ways every day.

Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification

THE TAU Lourdes University literary and visual arts journal DEADLINE Jan. 15

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 4:31pm
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The Tau/ Lourdes University
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The Tau, the Lourdes University literary and visual arts journal, is accepting submissions (poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction) until January, 15, 2014.

Rules for Submission:

Submit each entry separately as its own document, but attached to one email.

Use 12 point Times New Roman font.

Name each entry with the Title Only.

Do not include your name anywhere on the entry.

Submissions must not exceed 5, double-spaced pages.

Authors may submit up to 5 original works.

Work will be reviewed by the Department of English;
publication decisions are final.

Judges retain the right to edit for spelling and punctuation.

B-Side Modernism Fellowship Deadline extended to 12/20

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 1:43pm
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nonsite.org
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B-Side Modernism Fellowship Information:

Danowski's synoptic ambition—to collect literally all poetry in English published in the twentieth century, including the independent journals,
short-run chapbooks and broadsides that gave Modernism its distinctive energy—has created an opportunity to examine the materials out of which our accounts of the century – both the longstanding ones and the most recent efforts to revise them—have been made, but without the influence of a shaping hand.

Identity and Culture: Engaging Interdisciplinary Conversations

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:41pm
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro, English Graduate Student Association

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Identity and Culture
Saturday, March 1, 2014

For its sixth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, we at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association ask you to join us as we work to build a community of graduate scholars.

[UPDATE] CFP: Interdisciplinary Approaches to (Re)examining Southern Canonical Texts Deadline Extended

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 8:39am
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The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference Arlington, Virginia, March 27-29, 2014
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As southern literary studies continue to expand beyond regional borders, it is important to examine not only contemporary southern texts but also to (re)envision the significance of canonical texts. The "old" is, therefore, not overshadowed by the "new" but reinvigorated by research outside of traditional literary scholarship. This research becomes a springboard for creating a new space of relevance for the past in the present, while simultaneously attracting new audiences.

Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:25am
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The American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division
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THE JOINT JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION HISTORY CONFERENCE
(The American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division joint spring meeting)

When: SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Place: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003 (website: http://journalism.nyu.edu/)
Cost: $50 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

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