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Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 5:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo

In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.

"off the books" special issue of kadar koli -- deadline July 20, 2015

updated: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
eth press

kadar koli no. 10: "Off the Books"
ethpress.com

Now in its tenth issue, kadar koli has featured essays, poems, art work, translations, and interviews from some of today's most adventurous writers and artists, including Joyelle McSweeney, Rob Halpern, Diane di Prima, Shin Yu Pai, Gerrit Lansing, Susan Briante, Pattie McCarthy, Ammiel Alcalay, and Megan Cook, among many others. The theme of this issue is "Off the Books," chosen to coincide with the 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group on October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Toronto. Quoting from BABEL's call for sessions:

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

updated: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 3:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Université of Maine-Le Mans, France

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by the University of Maine-Le Mans in France (Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort, 3L.AM) and the University of Akron, Ohio (Heather Braun)

Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016

The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction is a panel that considers a wonderful challenge for both critics and writers: how time informs works of literature. In all fiction, the problem of time is a wonderful challenge: does imbuing a work and its characters with history add necessary depth or can it distract from the problems at hand? Can a writer ask readers to look beyond the final page? Do representations of 'real' time limit the inventiveness of works or are they necessary in allowing readers entry?

The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:26pm
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Wadham College, Oxford
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The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

A conference to be held at Wadham College, Oxford
Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March 2016

From its use in classical and medieval arts of memory to its presence in the work of contemporary artists and writers, the house has been a recurrent, even haunting image. In recent art and literature, it has been used as a symbol with a wide variety of social and political resonances, but also has intimate links with the creative process, exploring memory, imagination and the interactions between them. It is here, in particular, that there are striking consonances with medieval and early modern writing influenced by the arts of memory.

SRS 7th Biennial Conference 18-20 July 2016

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for Renaissance Studies / Glasgow University, UK

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
http://rensoc.org.uk/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews): 'Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England'
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow): '"Patsy Presbys", or "Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep": Milton's Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism'
Professor Evelyn Welch (King's College, London): 'Renaissance Skin'

Call for Papers

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

In James Shirley's 1631 tragedy The Traitor, the villainous Lorenzo advises his angered target:

master your high blood
Till I conclude, Sciarrha. I accuse not
Your noble anger, which I have observed,
Is not on every cheap and giddy motion
Inflamed; but, sir, be thrifty in your passion,
This is a petty trespass. (The Traitor, Act 2, scene 1)

Fictions of Academia (to appear in June, 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies (the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania)
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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

updated: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.

Guidelines

These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.

Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com .

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REMINDER: APCS 2015 Panel - "Narrative Borders: Literature, Film, and Psychoanalysis" (Oct 22-24 2015, New Brunswick NJ)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Margeaux Feldman and Philip Sayers

For a panel for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society's 2015 Conference, we are seeking two papers on the intersections of psychoanalysis, literature, and film.

Details on the conference as a whole (the theme of which is Border Tensions: Troubling Psychoanalysis) can be found at http://apcsweb.net/cal_for_papers.html

2015 World Picture Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto/World Picture

2015 World Picture Conference
"Faculty"
Keynote Speakers:
Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main)
& Olivia Boudreau

National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

What are the benefits for researchers in early modern European literary studies (c. 1450-1700) of specializing in a particular national literature? What is gained by working across national boundaries and in more than one language? And how can research agendas respond better to the transnational and multilingual nature of literature at this time?

CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Narrative Theory
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Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective. JNT is a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of the intersections between narrative, history, ideology, and culture more broadly.

SAMLA 87 CFP: Nadine Gordimer: Honoring Her Legacy

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
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Gordimer is well known for her depiction of moral and racial issues, especially as related to life under apartheid in South Africa. With Gordimer's passing in 2014, twenty years after the transition to majority rule, the question of her legacy is not immediately apparent. Given the current climate in which apartheid studies are beginning to be seen as no longer relevant to the future of South Africa, this panel welcomes papers that explore her unique literary contribution and influence and suggest how she should be remembered over time. Papers exploring her novels, short stories, or essays are all welcome.

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