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3/17/2016 Atwood & Humor (MLA 2017)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:44pm
Margaret Atwood Society

"Humor and/as social critique in Margaret Atwood's novels, short stories and poetry." 250-300 word abstract by 17 March 2016 to Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it).
The Margaret Atwood Society is proposing this panel for the 2017 MLA Convention.

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.

The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2016. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.

The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously refereed by a reviewer (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 31 March 2016.

Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing (MLA 2017)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:49pm
Margaret Atwood Society and Doris Lessing Society

This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 2017 Presidential Theme, "Boundary Conditions." By focusing on ageism and aging in the works of Atwood and Lessing, two of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential women writers, this panel aims to explore the ways these writers depict the passing of time in relation to life experiences and self-consciousness. Some questions papers might answer include: What does it mean to come of age? How do age and the aging process affect how we see ourselves? When and how does one become old? How does age discrimination shape societies and individuals?

Alternate Histories, Alternate Memories (MLA 2017 in Philadelphia)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:22pm
MLA Forum on Memory Studies

In examples like Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle or Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, we can see the alternate history genre imagine a multitude of possible pasts, both national and individual. It is those possibilities that lead critics to investigate the constructedness of history and notions of past and future. This non-guaranteed session aims to develop and challenge those readings through the lens of memory studies. How do alternate histories function at the level of collective or individual memory? What are the uses of alternative autobiography? How do necessarily subjective memories achieve authenticity at the level of historical record? How does memory present new possibilities for conceiving of both past and future?

[Update] CFP: deadline is now 2/15 for Encountering the Unexpected

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:17pm
Syracuse University Religion Graduate Organization

The Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: February 15, 2016 for Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia, a Syracuse University Department of Religion Graduate Student Conference March 25th and 26th, 2016. We invite all interested graduate students to submit a proposal.

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:15pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

Due March 2016: Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:51pm
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) Binghamton University

"Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders" is an interdisciplinary graduate conference dedicated to exploring the changing contours of the field of American Studies. This year's conference theme, "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements," focuses on the theme of exile, otherness, and displacement in local, national, and global contexts. We aim to think transnational American Studies in relationship to occupied spaces of nation and state; we are interested in how these occupations enact, normalize, and hegemonize imperial logics and their displacing effects - materially, historically, and ontologically.

The Catherine de Vivonne Undergraduate Essay Prize

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:58am
ABOPublic: Interactive Forum for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Seeking engaging literary conversation and more wit than the seventeenth-century French courts could yield, Catherine de Vivonne, the Marquise de Rambouillet, established the Hôtel de Rambouille's Blue Room, thereby setting the intellectual standard for salons.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 8:32am
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

"The Scholastic Forum"
The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.
5. Papers to be sent on: scholasticdav@gmail.com
6. Abstract followed by keywords(5)

Gothic and Form - Dark Arts Journal - closes 28th Feb 2016

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 5:43am
the Dark Arts Journal / Manchester Metropolitan University

'The Gothic and all its forms'

The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:

Gothic formalism
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)
Post-Gothic
Gothic in New Media (encompassing gaming, hypertext fiction, online culture and others)
Gothic aesthetics
Gothic materiality and the Gothic object
Gothic popular culture (the Goth community, fashion, social identity)
Gothic music
The Gothic in print culture
The Gothic in science

James and Elizabeth Knowlson Scholarship, MA Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance, University of Reading

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 5:12am
University of Reading

The MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance, jointly co-ordinated and taught by the English Literature and the Film, Theatre and Television departments at the University of Reading, encourages both in depth study of Beckett's work, and research into Beckett's interrelationship with the broader contexts of, for example, literary Modernism, literature, arts and politics, modern and contemporary interdisciplinary performance, and collections based research.

We are delighted to announce the James and Elizabeth Knowlson Scholarship, available to candidates who have been accepted onto the MA in Samuel Beckett: Archive, Text and Performance in the Department of Film Theatre and Television, University of Reading, for entry in October 2016.

Teaching Western American Literature

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:26am
Randi Tanglen and Brady Harrison

We invite submissions for a proposed collection of essays on teaching western American literature. If, as scholars and teachers of Western literatures and cultures, we regularly share our research, we perhaps do not as often get the chance to share new and innovative strategies for teaching courses or individual works in Western studies. Our volume seeks to fill this gap by offering a range of essays on teaching Western literatures and cultures that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists, faculty and graduate students, and experienced and inexperienced instructors alike.

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