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Faces of Globality: American Studies and the Romanian Diaspora

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 6:44pm
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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.

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.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 3:40pm
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Case Western Reserve University, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and Crime Studies Network
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11-13 July 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
www.case.edu/artsci/engl/evilincarnate
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. David Frankfurter (Religious Studies, Boston University); Prof. Ronald Holmes (Justice Administration, University of Louisville); Prof. William Paul (Film Studies, Washington University in St. Louis)

Portals Comparative Literature Journal is Accepting Submissions for the Spring 2014 issue

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 9:53pm
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San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
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Submission deadline: March 6, 2014

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2014 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Formal requirements for original critical essays:

Edited Collection: Cold War U.S. literature & culture with a global focus 2/15/2014

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 5:59pm
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Steven Belletto and Joseph Keith

We are soliciting one or two additional contributions (approx. 7,000 words) for a book collection focusing on U.S. Cold War literature and the rest of the world. Just as increasing attention has been given to the transnational turn in American Studies (Rowe) and to the idea of "postnationalist" identities (Pease), Cold War literary and cultural studies has become more interested in the effects of the global Cold War (in contrast to studies of domestic repression that tended to dominate the field in the 1990s).

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: "Isms" Conference: March 22, Abstract Deadline Jan 13th

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:36pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification

A conference hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter and sponsored by the CSUN English Department and the Distinguished Speaker Award.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at California State University, Northridge

Beliefs, ideologies, labels, titles: these are just a sample of the systems within which we operate in on an ever day basis: the isms. Sometimes they cause conflict; other times they unite. But what really are these systems?

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