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

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
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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.

American Ownership: Dead Properties or Dream Houses? [Jan. 20th, 2015]

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 3:23pm
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American Studies Association [ASA 2015]

This panel considers the twin roles of accumulation and circulation in the reproduction of capitalism, with a focus on forms of accumulation that inhibit capital's life-cycle. As David Harvey argues, capital is 'value in motion' and the cessation of movement produces crises. This panel is especially interested in the figure of the house as a type of property that has ceased to circulate or generate profitable surplus. We welcomes papers that address resistant or unproductive houses in American literature, film, popular culture, and history, including but not limited to dream houses, palaces, haunted houses, abandoned and foreclosed homes.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Probing the Boundaries The Forgiveness Project, Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 2:17pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Probing the Boundaries
The Forgiveness Project

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:
Forgiveness and reconciliation are two separate, yet intertwined areas of study, analysis, teaching and practice. Each can be developed alone, but each is more strongly engaged when applied toward the other. Each is both a personal, and yet also a social, process of reflection and action.

Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th jan 2015)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:32pm
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D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
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D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh is going to publish the first issue of 'The Scholastic Forum' a Referred Research Journal of English Language And Literature with ISSN number.The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.

SCMLA: African American Literature (Abstracts Due 3/31)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:40am
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South Central Modern Language Association
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This is a regular session sponsored by the African American Literature Studies group within the SCMLA. This session welcomes proposals on any topic related to African American literature. The 2015 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held October 31 to November 3 in Nashville, TN. Abstracts for this session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Khristeena Lute at kml4z@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

Khristeena Lute
Middle Tennessee State University

Underwater Worlds: Aquatic Visions in Art, Science and Literature

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:10am
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University of Oxford

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford, 15-16 September 2015.

With keynotes by:

Professor John Mack (University of East Anglia), author of The Sea: A Cultural History (2011).

Professor Christiana Payne (Oxford Brookes University), author of Where the Sea Meets the Land: Artists on the Coast in Nineteenth Century Britain (1998) and The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790-2014 (with Janette Kerr, 2014).

Professor Bernhard Klein (University of Kent), author of Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture (2002) and Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean (with Gesa Mackenthun, 2004).

Melodrama - **Submissions Deadline January 10** - Graduate Conference - February 13

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:08am
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Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Changes in Medieval Fashions - April 25th, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:16pm
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University of California Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"

Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley

"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda
in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."

"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,
some of which go and others come."

Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138

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