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[Update] Submission Date Extended To January 2, 2015: TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:47pm
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Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

Teaching John Dos Passos (American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:05pm
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John Dos Passos Society

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which his work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc.

Please send an abstract and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com or to our President, Victoria Bryan, by January 25, 2015.

C PRACSIS International Conference on Space, Spatiality and Performance 7th & 8th Feb 2015 Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:21am
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Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia C PRACSIS

Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
C PRACSIS International Conference
on
Space, Spatiality and Performance
7th & 8th Feb 2015
Thrissur, Kerala, India

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 5:46pm
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University of Sheffield
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An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.

CFP: Essay Collection, "Supernatural" and the Gothic Tradition (abstracts: 15 March 2015)

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:54pm
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Dr Melissa Makala
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Essays are invited for an edited collection of essays focusing on the television series "Supernatural" and its relationship to the Gothic tradition. This study seeks to examine how the series is directly tied to Gothic concerns of anxiety, the monstrous, family/generational trauma, curses, and of course, the supernatural itself. In addition to these overarching themes, the series provides a rich framework with which to discuss major Gothic sub-genres such as the Comic Gothic, Suburban Gothic, Political Gothic, Female Gothic, and Postmodern/Meta Gothic. As a television show, "Supernatural" also allows connections between the Gothic and reception studies (such as comparisons of Gothic serialization on the page and screen).

Monstrum Volume 1: Issue 1

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:34pm
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University of Sunderland

For Goya, 'Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels', though some see his etching as revealing the dark undercurrents of Enlightenment. The monster, according to Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, offers ways of understanding the cultures which bear them; 'the monstrum is etymologically "that which reveals"'.

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Breaking Futures"

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:20pm
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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are very excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hsy of The George Washington University!

Call For Proposals: "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time"
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

'Up We Go Then, Motherfucker': American Literary Obscenity, CFP, ALA, Boston, May 21-24.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 8:18am
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James Purdy Society
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The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers addressing any American author or literary movement (e.g. Beat Generation) on the topic of obscenity and censorship, very broadly defined, to be presented at a session sponsored by the society at the 2015 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 21-24 May.

CALL FOR PAPER Vol. 3 Issue 2 Feb 2015 last date 20 Feb 2015 Date of publication 25th Feb 2015

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 3:35am
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IJMR
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International Journal in Management & Social Science (ISSN -2321–1784)
Impact Factor :- 3.259
&
International Journal in IT & Engineering (ISSN-2321–1776)
Impact Factor :- 3.570

International Journal in Commerce, IT and Social Sciences

International Journal in Physical and Applied Sciences
www.ijmr.net.in
CALL FOR PAPER Vol. 3 Issue 1 Jan 2015

[Science Central Evaluation Score: 9.39]

(An open access scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, monthly, and fully refereed journal.)

(An ISO 9001: 2008 Certified International Journal)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, ALA, May 21-24, 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:57pm
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American Literature Association
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The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, an informal gathering of scholars and readers interested in the work, afterlife, and reception of the most popular American poet, will sponsor one session at the 2015 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send short proposals about any aspect of Longfellow's work, life, and his relationships with contemporaries, along with a brief biographical note, to Christoph Irmscher at cirmsche@indiana.edu. Proposals about Longfellow and women writers are particularly welcome.

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