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Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference - April 10, 2015

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:20pm
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Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College
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Connections 3: A Conference of Critical Thinking

"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks but in how it thinks." – Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87: IN CONCERT: LITERATURE AND THE OTHER ARTS DURHAM, NC 11/13-11/15

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:54pm
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

Our first round of Regular and Affiliated Group CFPs are now live on our website! Please visit https://samla.memberclicks.net/samla-87-cfps to look through our weekly updated list of panel proposals.

We are still accepting CFP proposals as well.

SAMLA 87 will take place November 13th through 15th, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Our topic, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" invites interdisciplinary session proposals that investigate the relationship literature and language hold with their fellow arts.

MLA 2016 Special Session: Graduate Student Research Writing Pedagogies (Austin, TX 1/7-10)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gretchen Busl
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Graduate student writing is a topic receiving increasing attention in academic writing research; however, this discussion is happening primarily outside disciplinary fields, within the realms of writing centers, teaching and learning centers, and graduate schools. This session aims to bring the conversation directly to the MLA fields, and ask how we can best support the graduate student writers within our departments.

T.S. Eliot and the Arts

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 12:48pm
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The T. S. Eliot Society will once again sponsor a panel at the annual South Atlantic Modern Languages Association conference (SAMLA), to be held in Durham, NC, November 13 - 15, 2015. Paper proposals addressing Eliot's many-sided engagement with the extraliterary arts, the SAMLA 87 theme, are especially welcome, but any abstract reasonably related to Eliot's life and works will be considered. By June 1, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to John Morgenstern, Clemson University, at jmorgen@clemson.edu.

Cosplay and Pedagogy CFR

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:12am
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MediaCommons

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: How can the increased scholarly study of cosplay become a benefit to education?

This survey question seeks to bring an understanding to the practice of cosplay and how it can increase different aspects of life, such as identity and community. While studying cosplay, differing questions that may arise include: What are some advantages to studying cosplay? How can digital studies and digital media further the outreach of cosplay? What does cosplay offer in terms of studying its influences on sexuality?

Literature and Politics (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2015)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:32am
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South Central MLA (www.southcentralmla.org)
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This is an open topic session, but we especially seek papers that explore the intersections of literature and politics in the Medieval and early modern periods. Please e-mail abstracts to Ashley Bender by March 31.

For more on this year's SCMLA conference in Nashville, visit the website at http://www.southcentralmla.org/.

[UPDATE] Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th c. to the present. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:58am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th Century to the Present," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film, 18th Century to the Present."

Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans through Writing - 3/22; 5/8

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:55pm
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Brooklyn College English Graduate Program

‪Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Discourse: Trans Through Writing‬
Friday, May 8th 2015‪
Eighth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Ann Stephens, Rutgers University

The Brooklyn College English department invites proposals for the eighth annual graduate student conference. This year's conference aims to consider what the prefix trans means to us as critical thinkers.‬

Reading Fantasy -- RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 6-8 Oct., 2015.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:44pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries,) Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, etc. Pedagogical and interdisciplinary approaches to English-language fantasy literature are welcome.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2015

Send 200-300 word proposals or inquiries to Mandy Taylor at mjhtaylor@gmail.com.

UPDATE call for papers and creative writing the quint Deadline 25/2/15

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:43pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty-sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25 February 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

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