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Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
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Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society - Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word
St. Augustine, FL @ Flagler College
October 2-3, 2015

This year, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida celebrates its 450th year. It's a milestone that invites reflection on the city as well as on the process of discovery. Discovery often requires a vision, a destination, and dedication. In keeping with the city's celebration of discovery, the Alpha Epsilon Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Flagler College will hold an undergraduate research conference for the Southern region: "Discovering the World in a Word." Flagler College's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta invites eligible members to send proposals for papers, creative works, and panels on "Discovery" and related topics.

Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
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Peter Leman
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Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?

"Horizons of Challenge and Change" - April 24-25, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:24pm
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Muscatine Community College English Department
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"Horizons of Challenge and Change" - Call for Proposals:

We live in a time of great challenge and significant change. Technology, economics, identity, and imagination are just four of the many catalysts we see for these struggles and opportunities. Shifts in our culture and in higher education assure that the future will be quite different than today, without necessarily providing clarity about what the new landscape might look like.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND COMMUNITY; JULY 10-11, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:48am
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Department of English, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

ULAB'S Department of English, in partnership with the US Embassy, Dhaka, is organizing a two-day interdisciplinary
conference which seeks to examine the relationship between language and literature within the frame of English studies,
and its impact on community.

Papers are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:

* Gender Studies Technology & Community
* Eco-criticism Writing from the Diaspora
* English Studies Media & Film Studies
* Cultural Studies Language & Applied Linguistics

Abstracts should be 150-250 words long and accompanied by a short author bio (50 words).
Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation, including Q&A.

Identity Across the Curriculum

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:50am
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Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
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Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

PAMLA 2015: "Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature"

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:48am
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PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time. As Walter Benjamin and Mikhail Bahktin argue, technological advances that fragment or preserve time, like photography and cinema, have altered our modes of interaction with lived experience. Similarly, Nicholas Mirzeoff argues that visuality is contingent on the prevalence or rupture of temporal and spatial configurations. Mirzeoff, like Paul Gilroy, specifically emphasizes the concept of the chronotope, a conflation of time and space, as a means of communicating and deciphering lived experience in narrative structures. This panel welcomes papers on the concept of time vis-à-vis visuality in Modern and Contemporary American literature.

MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:31pm
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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MSA 17: The Modernism of Politics

The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

[UPDATE] MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session:Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:57pm
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Jennifer Donahue

How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces? Send 250 word abstracts to Bonnie Wasserman (bwasserman@email.arizona.edu) and Jennifer Donahue (jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu) by March 30, 2015.

Lamar Journal of the Humanities article submissions

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Lamar Journal of the Humanities
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The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish.

[UPDATE] The Counterpublics of Underground Comix: MLA 2016 Special Session

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:57pm
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MLA/Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer



When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as "formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment." Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

Julia Margaret Cameron: A Bicentenary Conference, 3-5 July 2015

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:09am
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Charlotte Boyce and Patricia Pulham, University of Portsmouth

The 2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth is a timely opportunity for a reappraisal of the interdisciplinary significance of her work. The last twenty years have witnessed growing art-historical and literary interest in this pioneer of Victorian photography, yet much remains to be said about the range and import of her cultural influences, as well as her participation in Victorian debates surrounding the arts and sciences, religion and philosophy.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session Contractual Publics: Between Precedents and Future Risk (please submit by March 15th)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:47am
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MLA 2016

We will examine literary texts as political events that can rewrite the past, reevaluate the present, and posit new futures.

300-word abstract and brief CV. by 15 March 2015; Suzanne Taylor (taylorsuzanne@uchicago.edu) and Darrel Chia (dkchia@uchicago.edu).

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