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Subjectivity in an Object World

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:05pm
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

Editor: Kevin MacDonnell
Email: sjuhumanities@gmail.com

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

Literary Exteriors - February 21, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
Boston College English Graduate Conference

How do we understand exteriors in literature? With critical study often focused on interiority, subjectivity, and soul, the outside is often overlooked or put aside. But what happens when the focus is redirected to exteriors, physicality, materiality—the tangible, ready to be touched surfaces of objects meant to be read? What happens when we pay attention to the shell rather than the spirit? The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider these literary exteriors. The question of exteriority ranges from the covers of the book a reader holds, to the bodies and objects described within, to the varied complexities of visual and material culture and their range of texts.

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature April 17-18 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:03pm
Yale Graduate Student Conference

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature

A Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015
Yale University - Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote addresses by Stephen Burt (Professor of English, Harvard)
and Ardis Butterfield (John M. Schiff Professor of English, Yale)

TAU: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:07pm
TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions. 25- 27 June

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:45am
Bath Spa University

Crime fiction has traditionally been defined as a distinguishable literary form, but in what ways has this genre evolved? The various sub-genres that are encompassed under the title of crime writing, including the 'whodunnit', the Hard Boiled thriller, Golden Age narratives, and the 'whydunnit' psychological thriller, are all so varied that a defining process becomes nearly impossible. Murder, crimes, mystery, punishment and redemption are all key themes found in the genre, and yet in what ways have these changed, developed and transgressed since the traditions of the genre were first at the forefront of writers minds?

[UPDATE] Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:53pm
American Literature Association, Boston, May 2015

"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" The Charles Olson Society invites proposals on Beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry for a panel at the 2015 ALA conference in Boston. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:50pm
Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

We seek additional chapters for an edited collection of original essays currently in development that explores the specific role of women in, on, and behind the work of Todd Haynes. Female characters and women's genres from classical Hollywood, as well as feminist film scholars, women directors, film industry professionals, actors, and female fans have all shaped Haynes's creative work. Our collection represents new research addressing the broadly conceived topic of women and the work of Todd Haynes; we seek to trace the "indelible mark," as Haynes himself puts it, of feminism throughout his career.

Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies - Jan 5, 2015

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sandra E. Weissinger

More than physical assaults, violence can take the form of dilapidated neighborhoods, gentrification efforts, economic strangleholds, caste like education systems and other institutionally based inequalities which inspire human waste and covert suicides.

To this end, Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies seeks submissions that document these assaults. Taken together, we seek to put forth a theory of violence and draft solutions for healing and justice.

Chapters can be historically based, current event inspired and from various disciplines and methodological approaches. While we encourage submissions that address one of the following themes, we also welcome other topics –so long as the concept of violence is analyzed.

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