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[UPDATE] Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts ONGOING

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

Trance, March 5-6th

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Graduate Center-CUNY English Department Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015

This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE Nov. 1 "Imagining the Renaissance" at CEA (3/26-28/2015)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
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Call for Papers: "Imagining the Renaissance" at CEA

March 26-28, 2015 |

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Hotel
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
www.indianapolis.hyatt.com

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the "imagination" in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 46th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies.

[UPDATE] Romantic Sustainability--Call for Chapter Proposals (due 1 Nov. 2014)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson
contact email: 

Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for submissions to the Romantic sustainability project:

Call for Chapter Proposals
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on sustainability and the environment in British Romantic literature, tentatively titled Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, sustainability and environment in relation to the following:

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
English Department of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest
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The Atrium, a Journal of Academic Voices, is now in its sixth year of consistent publication. This unique journal presents a forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus for the journal is classroom best practices, that murky landscape we traverse between Learning Theory and Instructional Practice. The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. Simply put, we can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.

Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty (12/12/14; 5/21-24/15, ALA Boston)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 2:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society
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"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" For the 2015 ALA conference in Boston, the Charles Olson Society invites proposals on Beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.

Louisa May Alcott Society: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:28pm
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Louisa May Alcott Society (Contact Christine Doyle)
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"Transatlantic Alcott": Louisa May Alcott's status as a quintessentially American writer notwithstanding, literature and life on the other side of "the pond" interested her immensely. Her favorite writers included Dickens, Bronte, Goethe, Schiller, de Stael; admiration for their work surely added fuel to her own "burning" genius. New Englander though she was, she took not one but two European tours, producing sketches as well as fiction in response to the experiences. Even in the most American of her novels, _Little Women_, several chapters take place in Europe, where Amy and Laurie visit many places Louisa experienced on her first European tour in 1865-66. What does Alcott's writing show about her reading of Europe and European writers?

Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference - April 10-11, 2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research

We invite graduate and professional students, academics, professionals, and qualified undergraduate students to participate in Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research's first Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference. We are seeking proposals for papers that focus specifically on how particular fields of study intersect with disability issues. Our primary objective to create a multi-disciplinary dialogue that informs practice and understanding, such as Law students mutually informing Nursing students or Management students mutually informing Divinity students. Additionally, this is a chance for the graduate students of Vanderbilt and beyond to refine their professional development.

Octavia E. Butler Society American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference May 21-24, 2015

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
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The Octavia E. Butler Society invites abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/). Please note that we can only accept proposals for individual papers and will not be able to accept proposals for entire panels.

We invite paper proposals on Octavia Butler and all aspects of her work. We particularly invite papers on Fledgling, as 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of that novel.

[UPDATE] JOYCE, YEATS AND THE REVIVAL

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:37am
full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation

JOYCE, YEATS AND THE REVIVAL

The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 2-3, 2015
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 15, 2014

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 133th birthday.

The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio

What Constitutes Food Edited Collection (abstracts due 12/15/14)

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
H. Louise Davis, Karyn Pilgrim, Madhu Sinha

Food culture has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, moving to the forefront of many global and local cultural discourses. Among these discourses are the revival of old and/or dying culinary traditions, the promotion of exotic or underappreciated dishes, global fusion cooking, food and travel, ethical food consumption, the political and social dimensions of food production and consumption, and an examination of the potential for, and limitations to, eating sustainably. While much attention has been paid to practical, aesthetic, and social considerations of food, less has been examined concerning the semiotic and constructed aspects of food culture, in particular, what constitutes food, and for whom.

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