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[UPDATE / DEADLINE EXTENSION] Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:12am
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McGill University English Department

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department
February 20-22, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: "The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation."

Faculty Speaker:
Professor Katherine Zien, Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University.
Presentation Title: "Minstrels of Empire: Black Labor and Blackface in Panama and the Canal Zone, 1850-1930."

CALL FOR PAPERS:

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:16pm
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_Feminist Spaces_

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Coastal Plains Graduate Liberal Arts Conference (April 10-11, 2015)

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:18pm
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University of Houston
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Days of Future Past: Remixing, Revisioning, Reflecting

"..in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles." - Maria Popova

"Everything is a remix"--Kirby Ferguson

Rewriting - French and Italian Graduate Conference, U of Pennsylvania (abstracts by 15/1/2015)

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:15pm
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French and Italian Graduate Society, University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
French and Italian Graduate Society Conference
March 21, 2015
REWRITING
Keynote speaker: Prof. Lawrence Venuti (Temple University)

The 2015 FIGS Conference theme, Rewriting, seeks to explore the multiple manifestations of a work throughout its lifetime. The rewriting process may entail the draft work of the original author pre-publication, the revisions of a work (both subtle and dramatic, author-authorized and unauthorized) in successive re-editions, translations and the inter-textual or adaptational re-appropriations by other authors and artists.

Vision: University at Albany 13th Annual EGSO Conference, March 27-28, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:56pm
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University at Albany, SUNY
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For our 13th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit critical papers and creative works that address vision both literally and metaphorically. Beyond the literal act of seeing, vision connects to a desire to foresee the future and look back to the past, whether politically, economically, or aesthetically. These seemingly competing modes of vision are intrinsically related as optics both enable and limit our ability to conceptualize a future beyond what we can immediately see. Humanities scholars might consider vision in terms of visual culture, visual literacy, visual rhetorics, and/or the role of vision within classroom settings.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:05pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Editor: Kevin MacDonnell
Email: sjuhumanities@gmail.com

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
-Wallace Stevens

Romantic Remains (NASSR 2015)

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:46pm
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Michael Nicholson (UCLA)
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Remain(s):
To be left behind after the removal, use, or destruction of some part, number, or quantity.
To continue in the same place or with the same person; to abide, to stay.
The survivors of a war, battle, or other destructive event.
A relic of some obsolete custom or practice; a surviving trait or characteristic.
A part or the parts of a person's body after death; a corpse.
The literary works or fragments (esp. the unpublished ones) left by an author after death
[OED]

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature April 17-18 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Yale Graduate Student Conference

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature

A Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015
Yale University - Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote addresses by Stephen Burt (Professor of English, Harvard)
and Ardis Butterfield (John M. Schiff Professor of English, Yale)

TAU: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:07pm
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TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal
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POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

Challenging Capital and the Capital: University of Ottawa, June 2 and 3, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:58am
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Canadian Applied Literatures Associaton (CALA)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA)
University of Ottawa, Tuesday June 2nd and Wednesday June 3rd, 2015
CALA is an academic association committed to exploring the critical, activist, pedagogical, and therapeutic applications of literature and is open to scholars and practitioners from any discipline, including but not limited to literature, Indigenous studies, social work, psychology, and education. CALA will be hosting its annual conference at the University of Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin land, in conjunction with Congress 2015.

Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions. 25- 27 June

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:45am
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Bath Spa University
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Crime fiction has traditionally been defined as a distinguishable literary form, but in what ways has this genre evolved? The various sub-genres that are encompassed under the title of crime writing, including the 'whodunnit', the Hard Boiled thriller, Golden Age narratives, and the 'whydunnit' psychological thriller, are all so varied that a defining process becomes nearly impossible. Murder, crimes, mystery, punishment and redemption are all key themes found in the genre, and yet in what ways have these changed, developed and transgressed since the traditions of the genre were first at the forefront of writers minds?

UPDATE: INCS 2015 Mobilities (4/16-19, 2015) CFP deadline 11/15/14

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:24pm
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INCS Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies

INCS 2015: Mobilities
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA
April 16-19, 2015

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Philippa Levine (UT-Austin) and Priscilla Wald (Duke)

Conference website: incs2015.lmc.gatech.edu
Conference facebook page: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies INCS 2015 Conference

Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies - Jan 5, 2015

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Sandra E. Weissinger
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More than physical assaults, violence can take the form of dilapidated neighborhoods, gentrification efforts, economic strangleholds, caste like education systems and other institutionally based inequalities which inspire human waste and covert suicides.

To this end, Violence Against Black and Brown Bodies seeks submissions that document these assaults. Taken together, we seek to put forth a theory of violence and draft solutions for healing and justice.

Chapters can be historically based, current event inspired and from various disciplines and methodological approaches. While we encourage submissions that address one of the following themes, we also welcome other topics –so long as the concept of violence is analyzed.

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