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6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century (March, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 2:54am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations
As the 21st Century progresses news and media reports are rife with proclamations of environmental, ecological and economic disasters. With the declining influence of America finding expression across the world emerging giants and struggling minnows are vying for power and recognition, forming new alliances and partnerships, often leaving democracy overshadowed by the spectre of fundamentalism and extremism. In times, when the world often seems to find security and reassurance in ideals and beliefs from the past we ask, "where is Hope in the 21st Century?"

28 February 2014: "Sex in Context," Spring Issue of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:39pm
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Southern Connecticut State University

Sex in Context

Our Spring 2014 issue will feature a selection of papers devoted to "Sex in Context." Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:12pm
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Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
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British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

"REFLECTIONS"

22nd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For the 22nd annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, we will focus on the theme of "Reflections." Cross-disciplinary in scope and implication, we invite papers—as well as panel and roundtable proposals—to explore "reflections" as broadly as possible, whether they are physical or metaphysical; individual or cultural; social, historical or fictional; real or imagined; seen or unseen.

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:10am
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United States Military Academy (USMA)
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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

H.D. and/or Her Circle at ALA 2014 in Washington, DC (abstracts due Jan 15, 2014)

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:10am
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The H.D. International Society
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The H.D. International Society will be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 22-25, 2014, in Washington, DC, "New Approaches to H.D. and/or Her Circle." The genre focus or methodology of proposed papers is open. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 15, 2014.

Here is a link to the ALA site for more information about the upcoming Washington, D.C. convention:
http://www.americanliterature.org

Best,
Rebecca Walsh and Celena Kusch,
Co-Chairs, H.D. International Society

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:51am
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The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

IUP EGO 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference CFP
Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality
Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University. Author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race and others.

[UPDATE] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 8:59am
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.

Call for papers- Auto/Fiction: 2:1

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:40am
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Auto/Fiction
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CALL FOR PAPERS - Auto/Fiction – 2:1

Theme: "Gender and Autofiction"

The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on gender and autofiction. Contributions may be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1000 words. In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.

Deadline for proposals: Dec 31, 2013
Deadline for full-length texts: Feb 28, 2014

Trendy transitions and turbulent times in the media spectrum

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:08pm
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Centre for Communication Studies
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Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch May 2014

Trendy transitions and turbulent times in the media spectrum

The Journalism and Mass Communication spectrum is undergoing a swift yet strategic metamorphosis. Amidst the growing number of media companies fighting for existence, the mediated world is on a mad rush for new operating systems and apps. The role and responsibility of the journalists are being redefined in the increasing digitalization and the influx of media companies.

George Herbert and Emily Dickinson Seminar

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:03pm
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NEH Summer Seminar: directed by Richard Strier at the University of Chicago
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Announcing an NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers
July 7 - August 8, 2014 at the University of Chicago
directed by Richard Strier

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/neh2014herbert-dickinson

This Seminar will provide its participants with the opportunity to study in detail, in relation to each other, and in a collective setting, two of the greatest lyric poets in English (or any other) language: George Herbert (1593-1633) and Emily Dickinson (1831-1886).

"Poisons in the 18th Century" SCSECS 13-15 Feb 2014- Galveston TX

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:19am
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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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The topic of this panel will be poison: literal and metaphorical poisons; real and imagined poisons; newly-discovered poisons; cures and treatments for poisons; poisons used for medicinal purposes; cosmetics and poisons; poisonous plants; poison and food; poisoning as crime; poison and gender; representations of poisonings in drama, fiction, poetry, medical books, and legal writings; and other uses and abuses of poisons in the long eighteenth century.

250-word proposals by JANUARY 8, 2014 to broomej1@wpunj.edu .

Judith Broome
Department of English
William Paterson University
Wayne NJ 07470

[UPDATE] Bronte from the Beginnings: Charlotte Bronte's Juvenilia

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 8:49am
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Bronte Juvenilia Essay Collection
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Contributions are sought for a collection addressing Charlotte Brontë's juvenilia, including but not limited to her serialized works, poems, and short tales, as well as several longer pieces that might be considered novellas. Charlotte Brontë authored the Juvenilia before she turned twenty-four years old, so contributions might focus upon how these early pieces predict and inform our understanding of her later works. The collection pays homage both to the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth and to the work of Christine Alexander, who has compiled and edited the juvenilia in her three volume An Edition of The Early Writings of Charlotte Brontë (1987-91) and is about to release the final two volumes.

[UPDATE] 38th Annual PAC Conference, 27-29 March 2014

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 8:37am
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Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas is pleased to announce that the due date for submissions to our annual conference has been extended to 15 January 2014. We welcome a variety of textual approaches: literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies, as well as pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and theory. Past sessions have focused on such diverse topics as:

• "Traversing the Fantasy with Po from Kung Fu Panda"
• "Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance"
• "Don Quixote and the Remembrance of Things Medieval"
• "England versus France: Unearthing Linguistic Identity through Early Modern Lexicography."

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