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Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, Emerson Society panel

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 9:42pm
Emerson Society

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering, July 2016
The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA. The Emerson Society enjoys some flexibility in determining the focus of the panel, but it aims to support the conference theme whenever possible. The theme for the coming year is "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary," with the idea of examining the transcendentalist as "Proto-ecologist, Reformer, and Visionary." For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org, though we welcome papers that consider the relationship between Thoreau, Emerson, and transcendentalism more broadly.

Speculative Temporalities of Home | for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home | Abstracts by 1-25-16

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 6:04pm
American Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016

"Home" might sound like a place, but time is also one of home's critical axes. Temporality conditions the mythic past, the material present, and the protected (or vulnerable) future of home, intersecting with histories and projections of nation, labor, gender, sexuality, race, kinship, and collectivity. This panel uses speculative narratives to ask: what happens to our sense of home and its geopolitical implications when normative conceptions of time are disrupted?

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

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:50pm
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
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
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

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
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

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.

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

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:34pm
FIRST-YEAR WRITING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

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
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.

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