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[UPDATE] 2016 MLA Special Session: More-Than-Human Publics in 19th-Century English Lit

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:42am
Shun Yin Kiang/ Northeastern University

Possible topics: animal-human encounters, pastoral or colonial representations of ecologies/life words, and narratives and poetics of living in common(s). We are interested in papers that attend to the affective, everyday nature of more-than-huamn encounters and eco-spheres, as invoked/mediated in Romantic poetry and Victorian fiction. The extent to which representations of more-than-human publics in 19th-century English literature confound rather than confirm taxonomic thinking, or, more broadly, the ways in which more-than-human publics animate new relations/approaches to eco-criticism, (post-)colonial studies, body politics, posthumanism, more-than-humanism, etc., are of interest to us as well.

Deadline for Submissions NDQ Art and Science Issue is April 1

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 5:08pm
Kate Sweney, North Dakota Quarterly, University of North Dakota

CALL FOR PAPERS

North Dakota Quarterly (NDQ), Volume 80, Number 4
Special Issue: Art and Science

Guest Editors: Nuri Oncel (University of North Dakota)
and Lucy Ganje (University of North Dakota)

Fabricating the Body: Post-modern and Post-human Bodies (MMLA: Columbus, OH Nov. 12-15 2015)

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:47pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This year's Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture. Given this year's theme of "Arts and Sciences," this panel seeks papers that consider how scientific inquiry and philosophy has impacted our understanding of bodies in media (literature, film, comics, video games, etc.) or as consumers of media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, theories of the post-human or post-modern body; (dis)abled, queer, global, marginalized, etc.

MLS reviews - please submit by April 20, 2015

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:30pm
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the summer 2015 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. To be considered for the summer issue, send a review of approximately 1000-2000 words to me by April 20. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu.

Religion and Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century: approaches to genre, form, and reading practice, May 15th 2015, UK

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:04pm
University of Southampton and Chawton House Library

Religion and Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century:
approaches to genre, form, and reading practice

May 15th 2015 Chawton House Libary
http://www.chawtonhouse.org/

Keynote Speakers:
Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary University of London)
William Gibson (Oxford Brookes University)
Jon Mee (University of York)

Call for Novel-Focused Blog Posts & Teaching Tools

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:07pm
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel, a scholarly journal in its 47th year, invites submissions of guest blog posts and teaching resources to be considered as content on our newly-launched website, studiesinthenovel.org. For the blog forum, we invite incisive, humorous, and intellectually speculative posts from the journal's readers, contributors, and the novel-loving community at large on issues of relevance to scholarship on the novel, new and noteworthy novels, or other novel topics. The selection and publication of blog posts will be at the discretion of the editor and the Studies in the Novel editorial advisory board.

Connections: A Critical Thinking Conference - April 10, 2015

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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:20pm
Kathy Whitaker/East Georgia State College

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
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
Gretchen Busl

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.

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