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Mapping Memory - March 11, 2016. Abstracts Deadline Feb, 15.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:50pm
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French Ph.D Program, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

The French PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center invites papers from all disciplines that examine early modern, modern, and postmodern places of memory in French-language texts from a wide variety of perspectives: literature, theory, philosophy, gender, art history, film and media studies, sociology, economics, neurosciences, medicine, psychology, and psychoanalysis.

From St. Augustine's "memory palace" to Derrida's "archive fever," a rich tradition of literary, critical, and philosophical thought has sought to localize memory while also questioning its limits and perfectibility.

Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:28pm
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Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

CFP: General Submissions for Journal of Narrative Theory

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:54pm
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JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
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JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts.

[UPDATE] Fugitive Environmentalisms-- Deadline Extended to March 1, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:21pm
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Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.

Submissions for The Robert Frost Review - June 2016 Deadline

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:49pm
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The Robert Frost Review (The University of Southern Mississippi)
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The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost's poetry. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu by June 2016 for consideration. Thank you so much. Jonathan Barron, editor.

UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing, March 25, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:34pm
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FIRST-YEAR WRITING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Eleventh Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Co‐sponsored by the Aetna Chair of Writing and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute

Public Subjects and the Digital Realm

Friday, March 25, 2016 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs

Keynote Speaker: Alexander Reid, University at Buffalo

"Composing with Deliberate Speed: Writing Future Digital Publics"

The Subject of Women in Proust - MLA 2017, Philadelphia, PA - abstracts due by March 15, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:33pm
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MLA 2017 Special Session

The Subject of Women in Proust

Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.

We are looking for papers that move beyond women as objects of desire. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS 'From the Domestic to the Dominant: The New Face of Crime Fiction' Edited Collection

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:23pm
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Laura Ellen Joyce (Edinburgh Napier and UEA) and Henry Sutton (UEA)

Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), The Silent Wife (ASA Harrison), The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins), are just three recent novels that have captured the commercial imagination and conceivably shifted the critical perception of what a contemporary crime thriller is and should be doing in the second decade of the 21st Century. The terrain is domestic, the narrative perspective and criminal perpetrator firmly female. However, the political is of course ever present in relation to gender and society. The crime thriller has always been a peculiarly modern form. Its transition to an urgent, necessary and contemporary form of literary expression is arguable, and lies at the core of the discussion within this collection.

Call for Submissions Journal of Veterans Studies April 30, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:14am
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Journal of Veterans Studies
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The Journal of Veterans Studies invites submissions for its inaugural issue Summer 2016

Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to further the research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

Victorians Like Us III International Conference 'Progress. A blessing or a curse?' - 26-27 October 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:55am
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University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)

'Progress. A blessing or a curse?' will be the third of a series of international conferences at the School of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon), promoted by the Research Group 2 (English Culture) of ULICES which have brought together Victorianist and Neovictorianist researchers, among others. The first event, (Victorians Like Us. Memories, dialogues and trends) in 2012, aimed at underlining the features of a complex and often contradictory period, where matrices of modernity and postmodernity could be found, a cultural influence still discernible today. Victorians Like Us II, with the subtitle The Victorian household.

Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:58am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative
9th Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Sunday 10th July – Tuesday 12th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

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