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Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
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Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society - Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word
St. Augustine, FL @ Flagler College
October 2-3, 2015

This year, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida celebrates its 450th year. It's a milestone that invites reflection on the city as well as on the process of discovery. Discovery often requires a vision, a destination, and dedication. In keeping with the city's celebration of discovery, the Alpha Epsilon Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Flagler College will hold an undergraduate research conference for the Southern region: "Discovering the World in a Word." Flagler College's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta invites eligible members to send proposals for papers, creative works, and panels on "Discovery" and related topics.

Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
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Peter Leman
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Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?

CIRCULATIONS OF THE NEO-SLAVE NARRATIVE

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:36pm
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University of Western Ontario – Department of English
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**Short Notice* Conference takes place on the 10th of April 2015*

"Horizons of Challenge and Change" - April 24-25, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:24pm
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Muscatine Community College English Department
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"Horizons of Challenge and Change" - Call for Proposals:

We live in a time of great challenge and significant change. Technology, economics, identity, and imagination are just four of the many catalysts we see for these struggles and opportunities. Shifts in our culture and in higher education assure that the future will be quite different than today, without necessarily providing clarity about what the new landscape might look like.

Global Jew in Children's Literature, MLA 2016, deadline of March 20, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:07pm
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June Cummins, Children's Literature Association
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Jewish children's literature offers radically diverse portrayals of Jewish cultures and experiences. From picture books depicting Spanish, Ethiopian, and Asian-Jewish histories; to young adult novels addressing Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and Arab-Jewish identities; to works exploring untapped reservoirs of Mideast-Jewish fantastic, mystical, and folklore texts, children's and young adult literature offer a diverse array of approaches to questions of Jewish identities and experiences. Such thematics subvert an often Caucasian and Ashkenzi-dominated discourse regarding Jewish literature.

Call for Papers: Essays on the Practice and Teaching of Creative Writing

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:58pm
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Writing Commons
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Writing Commons is a free, global, peer-reviewed, award winning Open Text for college level writers, college faculty, and the everyday writer. Think of it as an ever-growing handbook on writing studies, broadly defined. Currently, Writing Commons seeks submissions for the Creative Writing section of the journal. Editorial interests in this area are broad; however, keeping in line with the purview of the journal, articles submitted for publication should have depth, details, and provide concrete examples, such as hyperlinks or other methods that provide readers quick access to the important information discussed in the article itself.

Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:51pm
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Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed
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Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed invites applications for editorial board members.

NCWWR is a digital documentary edition, dedicated to recovering the 'lost' critical reception of women writers in the 19C. NCWWR collects artifacts of women writers published from 1789-1900 appearing in British and American periodicals: these artifacts include reviews, extracts of prose and poetry, tributes, advertisements, notices of publication, and references. Then, using an Omeka database, our editorial team transcribes, edits, annotates and codes these artifacts in TEI/XML. NCWWR expands on Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, a 9-volume print series published between 2011-13 by Pickering and Chatto.

MEDIEVAL FICTIONALITY (MLA 2016, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:21pm
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Julie Orlemanski

MEDIEVAL FICTIONALITY (MLA 2016, Austin, TX)

What were the modes of medieval fiction? How did medieval authors produce, reflect on, and evaluate fictionality and its effects? Does the category of fiction have more to do with non-existence (what is "merely" imaginary) – or with art and artifice (from fingere, to fashion or form)? What were some of the rhetorical conventions by which fiction was signaled or queried?

Privileged Publics/Disenfranchised Publics: Are the Humanities for the Working-Class? --MLA16 Roundtable, 3/15

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:42am
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Modern Language Association

This CFP is for a roundtable session to be proposed for MLA 2016 in Austin, TX. We seek multiple perspectives--ideally, five or six panelists--who will talk about concrete issues in higher education today, particularly in terms of working-class access to the humanities in a time of economic precarity. Given the MLA theme of "publics," we particularly welcome both articulations of problems and case-studies of successful solutions to questions such as:

CFP: Contemporary Scandinavian Documentary Cinema

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:26am
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Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (Intellect)

CFP: Contemporary Scandinavian Documentary Cinema

Documentary cinema in the Nordic countries has traditionally navigated an in-between space between the resources and demands of national broadcasting companies and the stylistic experimentation of its filmmakers. During the past decades, global changes in financing structures, distribution mechanisms and exhibition sites have changed both national broadcasting and filmmaking practices, thus opening up questions about the shape of small nation documentary film cultures as well as specific transitions in Scandinavian documentary cinema.

Teaching Lives: Contemporary Pedagogies of Life Narrative

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:53am
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a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
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The contemporary "boom" in the publication and consumption of auto/biographical representation has made life narratives a popular and compelling subject for the 21st century classroom. The proliferation of forms, media, terminologies, and disciplinary approaches in a range of teaching and learning contexts invites discussion of how and why we teach these materials, and with what implications and considerations. This special issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies seeks contributions that examine the ideologies, methods, and practices that underpin the teaching of life writing subjects and texts in the twenty-first century classroom, extending the landmark work of MLA publication Teaching Life Writing Texts (Fuchs and Howes, 2008).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND COMMUNITY; JULY 10-11, 2015

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:48am
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Department of English, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

ULAB'S Department of English, in partnership with the US Embassy, Dhaka, is organizing a two-day interdisciplinary
conference which seeks to examine the relationship between language and literature within the frame of English studies,
and its impact on community.

Papers are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics:

* Gender Studies Technology & Community
* Eco-criticism Writing from the Diaspora
* English Studies Media & Film Studies
* Cultural Studies Language & Applied Linguistics

Abstracts should be 150-250 words long and accompanied by a short author bio (50 words).
Papers should be suitable for a 20-minute presentation, including Q&A.

Identity Across the Curriculum

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:50am
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Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
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Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

PAMLA 2015: "Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature"

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:48am
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PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time. As Walter Benjamin and Mikhail Bahktin argue, technological advances that fragment or preserve time, like photography and cinema, have altered our modes of interaction with lived experience. Similarly, Nicholas Mirzeoff argues that visuality is contingent on the prevalence or rupture of temporal and spatial configurations. Mirzeoff, like Paul Gilroy, specifically emphasizes the concept of the chronotope, a conflation of time and space, as a means of communicating and deciphering lived experience in narrative structures. This panel welcomes papers on the concept of time vis-à-vis visuality in Modern and Contemporary American literature.

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