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Call For Papers – Auto/Fiction- Open Issue

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:27am
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The issue is open to all kinds of applied and theoretical papers on autofiction. Contributions should be written in English and may vary in length from 3000 to 12000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1000 words. In addition to scholarly papers we invite contributions in the form of book reviews, calls for papers, announcements of conferences etc. All contributions must adhere to the MLA style sheet (7th Edition) with an abstract and key words.

All methods and approaches are welcome. Potential themes include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Roundtable: Public Romanticism: Scholarship and Advocacy

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:37pm
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NASSR Graduate Student Caucus / NASSR 2015: Romanticism and Rights

REMINDER: January 17th deadline

Public Romanticism: Scholarship and Advocacy

Faculty scholars and graduate students are invited to submit a short (five-minute) presentation for a high-octane roundtable discussion on how Romantic scholarship at all levels might interface with advocacy in the public sphere, in keeping with the NASSR 2015 conference theme of "Romanticism and Rights." This opportunity is sponsored and will be convened by the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus.

Please see for the full conference description.

(Re)presentation: Problematizing Authenticity-- St. John's University Graduate English Conference March 28, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:34pm
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St. John's University English Department

With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation. Globalization expands beyond social media and encroaches on the realms of the public and private spheres. However, the process of authenticity only further stabilizes potentially harmful ideologies that promote illusions of truth. In some instances, language (literature), film, and art, because of their figurative element, expose the artificiality of representation and engage the issue of authenticity. How are certain claims to truth (authenticity/referentiality) formulated, regulated, and destabilized through representation in literature, film, and art?

The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine: 18 April 2015; Deadline for Submissions: 14 March 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:28pm
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Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Dr Vara Neverow
The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine
Saturday, 18 April 2015
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Engelman Hall D-Wing
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
Call for Papers:

Men of Generation X

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:27pm
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Elwood Watson
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I am inviting men who are members of Generation X (1965-1979 ) to share their stores with me. I am looking for men from all walks of life – professional, wealthy, middle class, working class, poor, unemployed or underemployed, stay-at-home men or fathers. Men from all races, educational levels, occupations, religions, sexual orientations, geographic regions, etc... to be interviewed for a project that I am working on.

MadLit 2015 - "Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure" EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan. 15

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 11:45am
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as figures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Submission Deadline: 2/1/15)

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:46am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

CFP Strata Conference 08/05/2015; deadline 09/03/2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 9:04am
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University of Birmingham

The organisers invite proposals for papers and presentations on the theme of 'strata' in the period 1845-1945 across the arts, humanities and social sciences, for a one-day interdisciplinary conference specifically aimed at postgraduate students. In association with the University of Birmingham's Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity and hosted by the College of Arts and Law, the conference will showcase current research from a variety of critical perspectives and use this to springboard dialogue across disciplines and institutions.

[REMINDER] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 3:48am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Performing Gender in the Middle East

Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies. Possible topics may include:

[UPDATE) Paper proposals on film/television adaptations of American literary works

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:27pm
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Cinema, Television, Film Association, an author society of the American Literature Association

Proposals on critical work on film adaptations of American literature: ALA conference May 21-24, 2015
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Cinema, Television, Film Association
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CFP: Literature/Film Panel: Recent Work on Film Adaptations of American literature(American Literature Association Conference: Boston.; May 21-24, 2015.) Deadline for proposals: January 25, 2014.

Illinois State University, "Transgressions in English Studies." Deadline Jan 15th

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:15pm
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Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee

Transgressions. When we think of transgressions, we may think of crossing borders—geopolitical, linguistic, cultural, ethical—circulations through or circumventions of boundary states, the perturbation, violation or abolishment of regulating functions, or the exploration of the forbidden, the taboo, unethical or the criminal. Transgressions can also be, however, the revolutionary spirit, subversive fortitude, a generative force, the problematizing of categories of difference, the frontier locations of codeswitching, hybridization, and the repurposing of genres, of words. Transgressions both inflict trauma and emerge out from it.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 6:50pm
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Department of French Studies' Graduate Association

The University of Toronto's Société des Études Supérieures du Département d'Études Françaises (SESDEF) has issued a call for papers from all disciplines for our annual graduate students' conference. The conference will be held April 30 - May 1, 2015 at the University of Toronto's St. George campus, downtown Toronto. Propositions of a maximum of 350 words may be submitted in either French or English, however the subject of the presentation must be related to the French language. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 1st, 2015 (email address - Notifications of acceptance will be released by March 15th.