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Call for submissions: (de)gendering the postcolonial. Deadline 30 June 2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:51am
full name / name of organization: 
de genere Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

Cfp: First Issue of
de genere
Rivista di studi letterari, postcoloniali e di genere
Journal of Literary, Postcolonial and Gender Studies

(de)gendering the postcolonial
Postcoloniali e generi – postcoloniali degeneri
Eds. Marta Cariello and Serena Guarracino

Originality in a Digital Culture (13 Marcy 2016)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
NANO: New American Notes Online
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Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

Call for Papers: 2015 21st Century English Conference - October 24, 2015

updated: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bowling Green State University Department of English
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21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Transtechnology Research, CogNovo and the Cognition Insitute, University of Plymouth

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Workshop and Conference: Preliminary notice and call for participation

Deadline May 15 2015

Short papers and posters are invited for a conference to be held at the University of Plymouth, UK between 7-11 September 2015.

Workshops: 7-8 September
Conference: 9-11 September

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Amy Ione
Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Roger Malina
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

ICLA XXIst Congress 2016, July 21 – July 27, 2016

updated: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée/ International Comparative Literature Association
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CONGRESS THEME

The many languages of comparative literature

The comparison of literary texts from different cultural spheres and in different lan-guages was at the origin of comparative literature. Even after comparatist paradigms have changed and developed, and after comparative criticism has expanded consider-ably, the crossing of borders between languages is still essential to the discipline.

Shakespeare and Waste, May 23rd, 2015 (Abstracts May 1st)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT)

The Oxford English Dictionary lists three main senses for 'waste' in the English language:

1, Waste or desert land
2, Action or process of wasting
3, Waste matter, refuse

The conference invites abstracts for 20 minute papers which fit under these broad headings.

Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions:

[UPDATE]The Sacred and the Sublime (May 5-7, 2016)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:19am
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DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium
contact email: 

Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/

Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature

1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

May 5-6-7, 2016 – Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Kusadasi/ TURKEY

The Sacred

and

the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to Downing Street, Narratives of a Path to Power and Beyond

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Raluca ILIOU/Brunel University

13th October 2015 brings the centenary of the birth of a leader who will always be celebrated as Britain's first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. From provincial Grantham, daughter of a Methodist shop owner, Margaret Hilda Roberts became iconic, leaving her indubitable mark on political, social, economic and educational coordinates of Great Britain. Various narratives abound concerning a still controversial figure, in literature, film, history, biography, political memoir and so forth.

[UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced: New Frontiers in Cinema and Television Conference

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Cinema and Television History Research Centre, De Montfort University
contact email: 

(Papers welcome from all, including postgraduate researchers, academics, and independent scholars)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Helen Wheatley (Associate Professor in Film & Television Studies, University of Warwick)

Thursday 18th June 2015

Issues of technology and film have long been considered fundamental bedfellows. Studies of technology's impact both on the cinema – from the coming of sound and colour to the rise of digital media – and within its films have shaped much scholarly thinking. Indeed, representations of technology's effects on modern and future life shine a light on our most elemental fears.

CFP: New Writing - international creative writing journal (Routledge) - (6/1/15)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
full name / name of organization: 
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13.

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.

Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Reconstruction 15.1: Unorthodox Autobiographies

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing: Reconstruction 15.1, "Unorthodox Autobiographies"

Edited by Matthew Ryan Smith

Featuring work by: James A. Wren, Ricky Varghese, Meryl McMaster, Ellyn Walker, Brendan Sullivan, Sharlene Khan, Rev. Michael Prieur, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ana Laura Pauchulo, and Sandra Lim.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.

CFP: After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity, CFP deadline 15 May 2015, Conference 19 Sept 2015

updated: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Nanette O'Brien, Oline Eaton, The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, The University of Oxford

Call for Papers:
After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity
Saturday, 19 September 2015
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW) at Wolfson College, Oxford, United Kingdom

[UPDATE] "Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting" 19-21 November 2015

updated: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
contact email: 

[UPDATED INFO FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS]

The Bibliographical Society has kindly agreed to fund
four "Bibliographical Society Studentships" for
the conference "Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial
Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting", the
12th annual meeting of the European Society for Textual
Scholarship (ESTS), to be held in Leicester, England,
on 19-21 November 2015.

PAMLA 2015 (Nov 6-8 2015) Western American Literature-Special Session. Deadline May 15th 2015.

updated: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association
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PAMLA special session on Western American literature.
This session will feature papers on all aspects of cinema, drama, prose and poetry of the American West. We welcome proposals that explore, problematise, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation and also papers that seek to explore the contemporary condition of Western American literature in a globalised 21st Century.

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