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Translating Queer / Queer Translations

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:19pm
Domenic A. Beneventi / Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL)

The 2014 ACQL sessions on "Queer Frontiers in Canadian and Quebec Literatures" sought to explore the notion of the frontier as a discursive concept to describe the multiple forms of embodied, spatialized, scripted, and lived LBGTQ realities and communities. Given the significant interest on the topic, we propose to further this inquiry in a call for a special session on Queer Translation / Translating Queerness. We invite papers that examine the intersections between queer texts and subjects in Canadian / Quebec literatures and the practices, methodologies, and theories of translation.

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

For a Materialist Psychoanalysis, University of Warwick (UK), May 8,9, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:05am
Daniel Katz and Christian Smith / University of Warwick

The purpose of this conference is to consider the usefulness of psychoanalysis for political critique, as well as politically-oriented frameworks for reading cultural phenomena. Rather than view psychoanalysis as a transhistorical, universal paradigm for resolving the mysteries of the human in all their manifestations, the goal will be to explore how psychoanalytic inquiry provides a way into history, rather than an escape from it. In terms of the current global economic predicament, we hope to investigate how psychoanalysis can help us move beyond the limited "rational choice" theories of neo-liberal economics without replacing them with a potentially problematic form of socialist rationalism sometimes embraced by the left.

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies (deadline 31 Jan 2015)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:40am
Institute of Engilsh Studies, University of Warsaw

The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.

The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.

Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/

William Carlos Williams's In the American Grain 90 years on. Deadline: 14 Dec.2014

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:07am
William Carlos Williams Society

The William Carlos Williams Society invites abstracts for a panel of three 20 minute papers to be presented at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

To mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of Williams's In the American Grain in 1925, this panel invites contributions that consider the importance and impact of Williams's take on American history. Largely dismissed and misunderstood by his critics on its appearance, how does its iconoclastic approach to history resonate with readers today?

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Ian Copestake at copers@gmail.com, no later than December 14th, 2014.

Robert A. Heinlein--call for contributors

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:24pm
Rafeeq O. McGiveron, Lansing Community College

As volume editor for a collection of new scholarly essays on Robert A. Heinlein that will be published by Salem Press in its Critical Insights Series, I am entertaining proposals for the following:

a biographical sketch, around 2000 words;

an introductory chapter on Cultural/Historical Context, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory Compare-and-Contrast chapter, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory chapter on Critical Reception, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory Critical Lens chapter of a close reading from a particular critical standpoint, 4000-5000 words; and

ten Critical Reading chapters on topics related to the works, author, or themes, 5000 words each.

Contributors will receive an honorarium of $250.

[Extended Deadline: December 10]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:12pm
Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on … We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

Critical Insights: The Harlem Renaissance

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC

In the course of African-American cultural history, the Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro movement, has proven one of the most influential in shaping and directing black artistic expression. For this collection, Critical Insights: The Harlem Renaissance, we seek a series of essays of five thousand to six thousand words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the most influential and at times controversial authors of the time from Langston Hughes to Claude McKay, Carl van Vechten to Zora Neale Hurston, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Nella Larsen.

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