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Victorians in the World, July 9-12, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:42pm
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North American Victorian Studies Association
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Call for Papers
Victorians in the World
2015 North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii

NAVSA was established in 2002 to provide a continental forum for discussion of critical issues in the Victorian period, and to encourage a wide variety of critical and disciplinary approaches to the study of the field. NAVSA sponsors an annual conference to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research in Victorian studies. Earlier conferences have been held in Pasadena, CA, Venice, IT, and Madison, WI.

Plenary speakers include Vanessa Smith of the University of Sydney, and Jonathan Osorio of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

ICFA 36 The Scientific Imagination - Fantasy Literature Division

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
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The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts
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ICFA 36 "The Scientific Imagination" Fantasy Literature

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

contact email: aidan.canavan@gmail.com

36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The Scientific Imagination
March 18-22, 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

The Fantasy Literature division welcomes papers on all aspects of fantasy literature (broadly defined to mean anything from genre fantasy to magic realism and folk tales) including, but not restricted to, criticism on works by fantasy authors writing in English, inter disciplinary approaches to the genre, and scholarship on fantasy theory.

Society for American Travel Writing at SSAWW 2015 (November 4-8 in Philadelphia) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Society for American Travel Writing
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The Society for American Travel Writing invites submissions for its upcoming panel at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.

In keeping with the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we welcome papers that explore the ways in which crossing ideological, political, economic, intellectual, and creative boundaries are elaborated in women's travel experiences and travel texts. Because the word "limen" suggests crossing thresholds, an inherent aspect of geographic movement, our panel seeks to investigate how the various mobilities of geography, politics, and identity meet and intersect in women's travel writing.

Transnational Clash (edited collection)

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:09pm
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Samuel Cohen
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The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.

British Women Writers Conference 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:05pm
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British Women Writers Association
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23rd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference June 25th-27th, 2015

Hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Conference Theme: Relations

Univ. of Georgia--Annual Conference

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 3:38pm
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English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at the Univ. of Georgia invites papers in a wide range of disciplines for our annual conference this upcoming March 20-21 (panels 1/2 day Friday and a full day on Saturday). While we as an organization stress literary studies, we hope to foster an eclectic group that touches on a wide range of exciting, ongoing scholarship. Furthermore, scholars of any stripe are encouraged to apply. We wish to have every level of the academy represented, from distinguished faculty to beginning graduate students (or even promising undergraduates). Status should not be a factor (be it discipline or experience level): our focus is the promotion of high-quality, new, and innovative work.

Call for Papers: Hispanic, Latino(a), Chicano(a) Literature at CEA 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:55pm
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Joseph M. Viera / College English Association
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Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

European Women in Early Modern English Drama: ESRA (U. of Worcester UK), June 29-July 2, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:38pm
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Edel Semple, University College Cork (Ireland); Ema Vyroubalova, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

This seminar explores why and how early modern England's dramatists repeatedly fashioned female characters of distinct nationalities and how notions of gender and foreignness intersect and/or diverge in early modern English play-texts. In a range of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, foreign women are depicted as valuable links to European nations, and as threatening apertures within the English nation. Thus, the seminar will consider how the staging of foreign women may enable English dramatists and their audiences to engage in debates about international relations, to deliberate on racial anxieties, to play out strategies of integration or exclusion, and to imagine England's future vis-à-vis the rest of Europe.

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Tender Empiricisms and Weird Sciences

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Kathleen Morris, University of Oxford

In the nineteenth-century Goethe described "zartre Empirie," a delicate or tender empiricism. His approach provided an alternative to a purely scientific practice, insisting on the value of knowledge produced through rigorous attention to experience. Such an epistemology valued 'lesser orders' of knowledge such as emotion, affect, bodily experience and intuition. Similarly 'weird science' is a way of framing aesthetic practices that use constraints, rules, procedures and models of investigation. However, in the aesthetic domain such protocols are called into the service of affect, offering alternative modes for its expression and different avenues for considering the relationship between feeling and thought as they commingle in cultural texts.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:16am
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New Voices
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Cogito, Ergo, Shakespeare? Cognitive Literary Studies from the Medieval Mind to Milton's

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:24am
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ACCUTE: Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
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While cognitive literary studies is beginning to establish itself in Shakespeare criticism, there have not been many ventures into the broader applications of cognitive science to early English literature, with the exception of a few examinations of the York Cycle or John Donne's poetry. How might Margaret Cavendish's Description of the Blazing World be interpreted in relation to an emerging Cartesian dualism? Can new insight be gained by exploring a playwright like Ben Jonson, whose attention to scientific discourse is perhaps greater than that of Shakespeare? Should we be skeptical of this burgeoning field? What new applications or readings can enhance current approaches to Shakespeare's works and other early English writers' texts?

Sensational Men: : Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction, Theatre and the Arts

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 8:33am
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Falmouth University and Victorian Popular Fiction Association (UK)

Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction,
Theatre and the Arts

18th April 2015

Co-hosted by Falmouth University and the Victorian Popular Fiction Association

Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall

Keynote Speakers: William Hughes, Bath Spa University & Andy Smith, University of Sheffield

Evelyn Scott: Open Call for Papers, Evelyn Scott Society; American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 9th, 2015

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:14pm
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Evelyn Scott Society
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The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism, naturalism, and modernism, and she had a wide variety of literary mentors, including Lola Ridge, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank, William Carlos Williams, and Jean Rhys, among others.

Eye Candy: Consuming Moving Images at the Cinema and Beyond

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:30pm
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Yale University Film and Media Studies Graduate Conference
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Eye Candy: Consuming Moving Images at the Cinema and Beyond
Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
Yale University
February 13-15, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University

Closing Remarks: Ronald Gregg, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies and American Studies, Yale University

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