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Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2015; May 21-24, 2015

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.

There is also an upcoming NEH Summer Institute on Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History in July 2015. Applications are due by March 2, 2015; please see www.creativelearningfactorydunbar.org for more information.

Session 1: Teaching Dunbar

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:27pm
Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Pop Culture in Asia and Australia/Oceania

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
Kathy Nadeau and Jeremy Murray

This one-volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, examines the rich popular culture of the diverse countries of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia/Oceania. As part of a series including other continents and regions, it will provide high school students and general readers with an understanding of the globalization of pop culture.

Page 23 LitCon (Denver Comic Con), May 22-25

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:10pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Page 23 LitCon
May 22-25, 2015

500 word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON

DENVER, CO May 22-25, 2015

The standard length of a comic book is 22 pages. What comes next? Page 23. Through Page 23's LitCon (formerly ROMOCOCO), comics scholars establish comic books and graphic novels as important, canonical texts that echo far beyond their final panels. Teaching comics, creating academic analyses, publishing the work of fellow comics scholars - this isn't a revolution; it's just what's next.

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:07pm
University of St. Andrews

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"
Is the antagonist always synonymous with the criminal?
April 11, 2015 at Kennedy Hall
University of St. Andrews

The events of 9/11 are often viewed as a turning point after which America "lost her innocence." But when innocence is lost on a mass scale, what happens to the nature of guilt and culpability?

AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of WW1. London 21--23 May 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:42pm
King's College London

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King's, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, is staging an international conference on the Cultural Legacies of World War I, to be held at King's from 21-23 May 2015.

The conference will cover a wide range of aspects of how the First World War changed the world, such as its geopolitical aftermath (and its current repercussions in the Middle East); how people thought about future wars; the war's impact on social history, the arts and popular cultures, and on science, technology, nursing and medicine.

Cormac McCarthy Sessions at the American Literature Association Conference

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 3:20pm
Cormac McCarthy Society/American Literature Association

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor two panels at the annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. Please send brief abstracts for papers on any subject related to Cormac McCarthy's life and work by January 30,2015 to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:58am
Midwest Conference on British Studies

MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:50am
2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference

2015 NEW DIRECTIONS GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
"R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures"
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2015

"One magic word today seems capable of compensating for all sufferings, resolving all anxieties, avenging the past, curing present ills, summing up all future possibilities: that word is revolution. . . all this, however, does not prevent it from possibly being meaningless." – Simone Weil, from Oppression and Liberty

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:29am
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

[UPDATE] South Asian Partition Fiction: Trauma, Memory and Narrative; Abstract submission deadline extended: 30 December 2014

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:52am
Khan Touseef Osman, Editor

Dear all,

It is my pleasure to announce that we are editing a book entitled South Asian Partition Fiction: Trauma, Memory and Narrative. The book will be published with an ISBN and hopefully from a reputed publishing house. We are asking for articles that explore the following themes:

a. Partition trauma and fictional representation
b. The crisis of representation/Capturing the unrepresentable
c. Post-memory and fiction
d. Narrative technique (Realistic, postmodernist, etc.)
e. Autobiographical fiction
f. Bildungsroman
g. The genre of trauma fiction
h. Movie adaptations of partition fictions

These themes are expected to be explored with reference to the following novels:

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:14am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

War and Conflict in Sequential Art

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:35am
Nordic Network for Comics Research (NNCORE)

Call for papers: NNCORE 2015 International Conference in Comics Studies

University of Oslo, Norway, June 11-12, 2015.

Conference theme: "War and Conflict in Sequential Art"

Organized by the Nordic Network for Comics Research in cooperation with the University of Oslo, The Norwegian Research Council, and Oslo Comics Expo.

We invite proposals for presentations on the conference theme in any discipline in the human and social sciences.

Potential topics (though of course these are only suggestions):

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