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Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:17pm
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English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.

Paper Topics
In honor of one of our faculty members, the acclaimed writer, teacher, and scholar, Christopher Isherwood, we especially welcome papers discussing and celebrating his life and various literary works.

CSULA Significations May 6, 2015

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:06am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:05am
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Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
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How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:56am
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edited volume

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays tentatively titled Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology. Inspired by and modeled after interdisciplinary studies such as Black Queer Studies and Shakesqueer: A Companion to the Works of Shakespeare, this edited volume stages a conversation between two fields—Early Modern Studies and Black Studies—that traditionally have had little to say to each other. This disconnect is the product of current scholarly assumptions about a lack of archival evidence that limits what we can say about those of African descent in earlier historical periods. This proposed volume posits that the limitations are not in the archives but in the methods we have constructed for locating and examining those archives.

Translating and Adapting Petrarch's sonnets (abstracts Dec 15, 2015; study day Feb 19, 2016)

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:44am
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PRISMES Research Group, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

The PRISMES research group in Anglophone Studies at the Sorbonne nouvelle/ Sorbonne Paris Cité University is pleased to announce the launch of a Young Researchers' programme on Translating and adapting the sonnet from the Renaissance to the present day. The programme is set to organise two study days in 2016 and two further events in 2017.

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:09am
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University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland.Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.

In celebration of Toni Morrison's 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.

CFP: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers, edited volume, Palgrave Macmillan; abstracts due Feb.1, 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sabrina Fuchs Abrams/ SUNY Empire State College

Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
Send abstracts of 250-500 words (for projected essays of 5000 words) and brief c.v. by Feb.1, 2016 to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu.

Contingency: Abstracts due Jan. 15, 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:02pm
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Angelic Rodgers
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http://www.angelicrodgers.com/contingency.html

Stories about the horrors of living as a contingent faculty member have become commonplace; ever since Slate's story "Death of a Professor" in 2013, news pieces and essays about the harsh reality that adjuncts and short-term contract academics face increased in public media. Despite the increased attention to the issue, many still question why adjuncts and contingent faculty stay.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
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Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

Announcing the 2016 First Book Institute

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:17pm
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Center for American Literary Studies
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Announcing
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:27pm
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Dorothy Wang/Williams College
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University of Sussex and the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London present:

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK

9.30am-6pm, Saturday 27th February 2016
Bedford Square, London

Illinois Medieval Association Conference: Feb. 26-27 2016 [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:02pm
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Illinois Medieval Association
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Below is the original call for papers. We have an exciting collection of proposals and are looking forward to a tremendous conference. Yet, we wish to extend the proposal deadline in order to broaden our scope. We have several undergraduate papers that are very worthy and we would like to create at least one more undergraduate panel. Furthermore, we will accept proposals beyond the defined concept of "Medievalism." The new deadline is December 5th and all contact information is also below.

Medievalism
2016 Illinois Medieval Association Conference
Call for Papers

February 26-27, 2016

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

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