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SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:55am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

[Abstract Deadline: 30 March 2015] Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 4:57am
Nick Davis, University of Liverpool

Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015

Speakers:

Natasha Alden (English & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University)

Bernard Beatty (Literature & Theology, Universities of Liverpool & St Andrews)

Erik Grayson (Literature, Wartburg College)

David Lewin (Education Studies, Liverpool)

Paivi Miettunen (Medicine & Art, University of Calgary)

Fiona Tolan (Literature, Liverpool John Moores University)

Call For Papers – Auto/Fiction- Open Issue

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:27am
IAFA

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:

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

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

Dr Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu
The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine
Saturday, 18 April 2015
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Engelman Hall D-Wing
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 14 MARCH 2015
Call for Papers:

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

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 11:45am
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 1:21pm
Indiana Universtiy at Bloomington, Medieval Studies Institute

"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"

The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University

27–29 March 2015

Indiana University, Bloomington

Keynote: Professor Samer Ali, University of Texas at Austin

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am
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

Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage, 3-5 Sep 2015, The Shard, London, UK [ABSTRACTS DUE 15 FEB 2015]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:19am
Spying on Spies

Keynote speakers: Professor Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University) and Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)

2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, one of the spy genre's most influential novels. With its roots in the 19th century, the genre evolved and diversified throughout the 20th century, providing, as Michael Denning writes, a 'cover story' that has rendered 'the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century into the intrigues of a shadow world of secret agents'. Capturing the ever-evolving zeitgeist of cultural and political anxieties, the genre has encompassed (and exploited) 'hot' wars and 'cold', and most recently a global War on Terror.

Scholar Nomads: Academia in the 21st Century - April 9-11

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
St. Bonaventure University Department of English

Both popular and scholarly press has been confronting the changing role of higher education, from Frank Donoghue's Last Professor to Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades's collection Beyond the Corporate University. Technology, economic shifts, and cultural-existential needs change roles for faculty, students, and administration. Many incoming scholars face a "brave new world" of increased adjunct positions, declining tenure, MOOCs, reduced pure research, and students who may not fit traditional models. Finding a new home in this shifting world may prove difficult or exciting, depending on the outlook.

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