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CFP: "Converging Narravites: The Personal Meets the National" - Graduate Conference

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:29pm
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University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

Converging Narratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa
2nd Keynote Speaker: TBA

Teaching Eliza Haywood (Vancouver, Oct 14-17, 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:18pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
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Looking ahead to a proposed collection, this panel invites proposals on critical and classroom implications in teaching the works of Eliza Haywood.

Papers may address any aspect of teaching Haywood, but might address pedagogically informed approaches on
*canon, conflict and the classroom
*gender studies and Haywood
*teaching understudied texts
*queering Haywood
*using Haywood to teach archival studies
*teaching literary communities: Haywood, Savage, and the Hillarians
*teaching Haywood's politics
*the problem of biography in women's writing
*teaching rape narratives

"Shaw in New York Conference" Oct. 16-17-18-19, 2015. July 1 Deadline.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:13pm
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Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society
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Held at the Fordham U. Lincoln Center Campus and the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, both co-sponsors with the International Shaw Society. Papers on the "Shaw in New York" theme (see the conference website for examples) will be especially welcomed, but other topics are possible. Abstracts and applications for travel grants are due by July 1, 2015. Email the ISS President Michael O'Hara at mohara@bsu.edu.

Teaching the Book in Eighteenth Century Studies (Vancouver, Oct 14-17 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:07pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
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Fitting the CSECS conference theme of "States of the Book," proposals are invited for papers of 15-20 minutes on "Teaching the Book in Eighteenth-Century Studies: approaches to teaching book history in the classroom"(physical, flipped, online or blended). How does learning technology aid in teaching book history? what approaches have you found to be the most effective in exciting student interest in this increasingly influential area of study? How can we argue for students the importance of book history in dialogue with more easily identifiable literary, historical, or philosophical studies?

Teaching the Eighteenth Century (Vancouver, 14-17 October 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:52pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
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Great teaching is what invites the next generation of great scholars into our profession. Perhaps because of bad high school experiences, many students expect the 18th-century to be a period of dry treatises, hard-to-understand poems, and repetitive plays full of in-jokes. We know differently, but what is the best way to teach the brilliance, wit, complexity, and conflict of our period?

Building upon the models of MLA and ASECS, CSECS 2015 will offer for the second year a cluster of panels on teaching the long eighteenth century.

Proposals are invited for formal papers and two roundtable discussions
(NB: CSECS allows participation in roundtable discussions in addition to the presentation of another conference paper)

Marx's _Capital_: The Basement Tapes | The 2015 Institute on Culture and Society (ICS)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Marxist Literary Group
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The first volume of _Capital_ was the only one completed by Marx and published during his lifetime. Volumes II and III were published by Engels, some ten years after Marx's death, from unfinished manuscripts; _Theories of Surplus Value_ was published after Engels's death. Volume I has, with good reason, assumed renewed currency in the years since the global financial crisis of 2007-8, but the "later" volumes — written before Volume I was prepared for publication — have remained largely the province of specialists.

[Update] Call For Papers; Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

Deadline:
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

CFP: 7th Int'l Conference on the History of Records and Archives (Amsterdam, July 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:39pm
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I-CHORA
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The Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives: I-CHORA 7

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS

Following previously successful I-CHORA conferences in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010) and Austin (2012), the University of Amsterdam, Media and Information Program is pleased to announce the forthcoming seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives to be held in Amsterdam from July 29-31, 2015.

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:10pm
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Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society
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The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference,
"Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

The New Williams

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:06pm
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Special Issue, The William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

Flannery O'Connor and Other Souther Women Writers: CFP for Conference September 17-19, 2015

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:44am
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Dr. Bruce Gnetry, Georgia College, Department of English and Rhetoric
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Proposals for twenty-minute academic papers or twenty-minute creative presentations are due to bruce.gentry@gcsu.edu by 31 Mar. 2015. Proposals may also be mailed to Bruce Gentry, English and Rhetoric, Campus Box 44, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Please visit our (in progress) website, http://gcsu.edu/oconnorconference2015/ for more information.

Decisions will be announced by 21 Apr. 2015.

The Science Probe: Call for paper for February 2015 Issue

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:11am
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The Science Probe Journal
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The Science Probe
----A Quarterly Refereed Online Research Journal (ISSN: 2277 -9566)

Call for Papers:

The Science Probe invites research papers/reviews/articles on all aspects of science on or before 25th January 2015 for the forthcoming February 2015 issue of the journal.

The Quarterly Refereed Online Research Journal 'The Science Probe' aims to publish original and unpublished research papers/reviews/articles on all aspects of science, which will be processed through a blind referral system by experts of relevant field. The Journal is published in the month of May, August, November, and February every year.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to December 12 for ASLE Biennial Conference

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:45am
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
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The Deadline has been extended to Friday, December 12 for panel and paper submissions to the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference, entitled "Notes from Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture and Justice."

Conference dates: June 23-27, 2015
Location: University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Conference website: http://www.aslebiennialconference.com/

[UPDATE] Crime and Concealment (Jan 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:44am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Crime/Concealment' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates, early career researchers (including EC independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' 'Death and Decay' and 'Sound and Silence' can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds.

We accept:

Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology: General Call for Papers, 2014-2015

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:07pm
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Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology: The Journal of the Graduate Theological Union
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The Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (BJRT) is a new, peer-reviewed journal of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley that is managed by GTU doctoral students under the supervision of the GTU consortial faculty. The mission of the BJRT is to be an international and diverse forum for original, cutting-edge scholarship in religious studies, philosophy, and theology that reflects the GTU's endeavor to be a nexus for "where religion meets the world."

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