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SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:48am
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Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)

**Please note that our submissions deadline has been extended to October 15**

Call for Papers: Somaliland Journal of African Studies

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:39am
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Somaliland Journal of African Studies
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The Somaliland Journal of African Studies (SJAS) aims at covering an academic research area in clear expansion. The objective of the journal is to shed a light into the political landscape of Africa, its political regimes, the current democratic situation and the respect for human rights. Article proposals from other areas and disciplines revolving around the areas of political science and international relations (history, philosophy and other social sciences) will also be accepted.

SJAS is now accepting submissions for its debut issue, due December 2014. The Editorial Board will only consider original articles that are sent in exclusive to SJAS.

Trayvon Martin in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:13am
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Northeast MLA
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Trayvon Martin's murder is the latest in a long string of unpunished assassinations and assaults–from Emmett Till to Medgar Evers to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell–that come to define a limit on the possibilities of Black life in the United States. Martin's death stands out from those that preceded it, however, by the solicitous reaction of the sitting president. This panel seeks to evaluate popular culture's reactions to this spectacular event.

Love and Loss in Modernist Poetry (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:47am
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Northeastern Modern Language Association
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While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?

Call for Articles: Canadian Literature/Culture Collective Monograph

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:45am
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Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

CANADIAN LITERATURE/CULTURE CRITICISM VOLUME—COLLECTIVE MONOGRAPH

Articles are sought for an upcoming collective monograph on a wide range of topics covering Canadian Literature and/or Culture. The range of topics is included below. At least one (or more of the following), with a focus on Canadian identity, should be addressed:

Capitalist Realist Fictions - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:38am
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

CFP The Actress as Author: Nell Gwynn to Ellen Terry, July 9-10 2015

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:27am
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Chawton House Library

Actress as Author: Nell Gwyn to Ellen Terry
Chawton House Library
Chawton, Alton
Hampshire GU34 1SJ, United Kingdom
July 9-10 2015

The stage offered women an unprecedented freedom to speak out. It was a place where women were listened to, where they were respected, and where they had the potential to out-earn their male colleagues. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore all the ways in which actresses were invested with authority, either as authors of texts, of characters, or of their own personae. We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, performances or provocations on any element of 'the actress as author.'

Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel-University of Louisville 2/26-28, 2015

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:26am
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International Virginia Woolf Society at the University of Louisville

Louisville Conference 2015—Call for Papers
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 26-28, 2015. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

31st October-1st November 2014

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 2:39am
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Depart ment of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati
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The Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of
Technology, Guwahati will organize the first Graduate Research Meet
2014 during 31st Oct-1st Nov 2014. We aim to bring together doctoral
students of different areas of Humanities and Social Sciences to
exchange and share their research results and ideas. As an organizing
committee keen on showcasing new ideas and innovations in Humanities
and Social Sciences, we solicit abstracts of paper presentations
and/or posters from research scholars.

The Conference on Community Writing

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Program for Writing & Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder



Announcing the first Conference on Community Writing,
hosted by the Program for Writing & Rhetoric at University of Colorado Boulder: October 16-17, 2015.

Confirmed speakers include Eli Goldblatt, Paul Feigenbaum, Steve Parks, Phyllis Ryder, Shannon Carter, Deborah Mutnick, Derek Owens, Jeff Grabill, John Ackerman, and more.
The program will feature panels, workshops, field trips, and action-oriented think tanks facilitated by community and disciplinary leaders, addressing critical questions about writing and rhetoric in relation to social, environmental, and economic movements.

Literary Retrospectives - Louisville Conference (Feb. 26-28, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:29pm
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International Lawrence Durrell Society
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The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com
Louisville, KY | 26-28 February 2015

Nearly fifty years after publishing his first novel, Lawrence Durrell offers the following retrospective detailing the shifting nature of twentieth-century literature and commenting on the shifts in his own writing:

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