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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:26pm
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its next open issue, Winter 2016.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal is devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages, and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions. All back issues have been digitized and are available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/

Romanticism and the South West -- Extended Deadline

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:15pm
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University of Bristol

This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:

- Ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought;
-The role of the South West in an era of scientific development and discovery;
-The South West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism;
-Romantic afterlives in the South West.

Please submit a 250-word proposal by 18 March to: southwest.romanticism@gmail.com

SLSA Panel: "A Cyborg Manifesto" at 30 March 23rd

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:47am
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Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
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2015 marks the thirty-year anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto." This groundbreaking essay has influenced a generation of scholars in diverse fields.

[UPDATE] MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:32am
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Modernist Studies Association

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.

The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 9:14am
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SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. The theme this year is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

"The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street": Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:23am
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Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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From Langston Hughes' 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman's 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negro Life in Harlem, and the infamous collaboration of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston in Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life, the Harlem Renaissance era was a time of flourishing inter-arts collaborations under-examined in contemporary criticism. This panel therefore welcomes papers about the inter-arts collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance inspired by the SAMLA 87 theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts.

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
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Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society - Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word
St. Augustine, FL @ Flagler College
October 2-3, 2015

This year, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida celebrates its 450th year. It's a milestone that invites reflection on the city as well as on the process of discovery. Discovery often requires a vision, a destination, and dedication. In keeping with the city's celebration of discovery, the Alpha Epsilon Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Flagler College will hold an undergraduate research conference for the Southern region: "Discovering the World in a Word." Flagler College's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta invites eligible members to send proposals for papers, creative works, and panels on "Discovery" and related topics.

Literary and Legal Persons - 2016 MLA Special Session

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:47pm
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Peter Leman
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Personhood, personality, impersonation, personification in literature and law: Can literary persons provide insight into corporate personhood and other forms of artificial legal personality? How can legal fictions of personhood inform discussions of personhood in literary fictions?

Call for Papers: Essays on the Practice and Teaching of Creative Writing

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:58pm
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Writing Commons
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Writing Commons is a free, global, peer-reviewed, award winning Open Text for college level writers, college faculty, and the everyday writer. Think of it as an ever-growing handbook on writing studies, broadly defined. Currently, Writing Commons seeks submissions for the Creative Writing section of the journal. Editorial interests in this area are broad; however, keeping in line with the purview of the journal, articles submitted for publication should have depth, details, and provide concrete examples, such as hyperlinks or other methods that provide readers quick access to the important information discussed in the article itself.

Identity Across the Curriculum

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:50am
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Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement
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Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations for a conference that explores, challenges, and re-imagines the concept of identity.

This conference will allow students to present on a variety of issues and themes related to identity. Identity, in this context, can refer to an individual or group and comprises various registers—including race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, nationality, ability, religion, political affiliation, etc. Also, identity can be explored in multiplicity: considering how certain identities impact others.

PAMLA 2015: "Narrative and Time: Visuality in Modern and Contemporary American Literature"

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:48am
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PAMLA 2015 - November 6-8, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

The intersection of the literary and the visual is fraught with questions pertaining to time. As Walter Benjamin and Mikhail Bahktin argue, technological advances that fragment or preserve time, like photography and cinema, have altered our modes of interaction with lived experience. Similarly, Nicholas Mirzeoff argues that visuality is contingent on the prevalence or rupture of temporal and spatial configurations. Mirzeoff, like Paul Gilroy, specifically emphasizes the concept of the chronotope, a conflation of time and space, as a means of communicating and deciphering lived experience in narrative structures. This panel welcomes papers on the concept of time vis-à-vis visuality in Modern and Contemporary American literature.

MLA 2016: Black Women's Poetry and the Color Line (due 3/15)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:32pm
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MLA / Heidi Morse
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Special Session CFP: Reevaluating relationships between racial politics, aesthetics, and (non)canonicity in African American women's poetry from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance. Topics might include, but are not limited to: thematic or aesthetic divisions within a poet's oeuvre and/or in contemporary scholarship, negotiations of audience and/or publishing venues, poetry of social protest, etc.

Please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Heidi Morse (hemorse@umich.edu) by March 15, 2015 (extended deadline). The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, TX from January 7-10.

[UPDATE] MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session:Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:57pm
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Jennifer Donahue

How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces? Send 250 word abstracts to Bonnie Wasserman (bwasserman@email.arizona.edu) and Jennifer Donahue (jenniferdonahue@email.arizona.edu) by March 30, 2015.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session Contractual Publics: Between Precedents and Future Risk (please submit by March 15th)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:47am
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MLA 2016

We will examine literary texts as political events that can rewrite the past, reevaluate the present, and posit new futures.

300-word abstract and brief CV. by 15 March 2015; Suzanne Taylor (taylorsuzanne@uchicago.edu) and Darrel Chia (dkchia@uchicago.edu).

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