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Literature in Large Classes - MLA 2016 (Austin,Texas) Special Session

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:30am
K. A. Murchison, University of Ottawa

Inviting abstracts for an MLA special session proposal on teaching large classes.

How can we promote the kinds of discussions and debates that generally enrich literary study when teaching over 75 students? Games, apps, and other innovative approaches welcome.

Please send a C.V. and 300-word abstract by 20 March 2015 to kmurchis@uottawa.ca.

Visualising the Animal

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:46pm
University of Cumbria

Visualising the Animal

CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th March
A conference bringing together theorists and practitioners
in the field of photography rethinking visualisations of animals

18th – 19th June 2015 : University of Cumbria

Confirmed speakers:
Steve Baker, Emeritus Professor in Art History, University of Central Lancashire
John Darwell, Independent Photographer and Reader in Photography, University of Cumbria

Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:38am
Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons

Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:01am
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James

The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "The American Artist: Convergence as Process"

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
Nathalie Fouyer

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (nathalie.fouyer@qc.cuny.edu).

November 19-22, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:49pm
Modernist Studies Association

"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"

This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.

Digital Milton (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:51pm
David Ainsworth

Special Session
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full 8-page papers or 500-word abstracts by 9 March 2015 to David Ainsworth (dainsworth@ua.edu).

John Milton: A General Session (MLA 2016: 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:32pm
Milton Society of America

Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by March 9, 2015 to Stephen M. Fallon. Session sponsored by the Milton Society of America.

CfP: The Robert Frost Review

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:05pm
The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review

Call for papers: The Robert Frost Review is currently accepting article submissions. Articles should address some aspect of Frost poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu by June 15, 2015 for consideration.

[UPDATE] CFP (MLA 2016) Syntax and Poetry

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 2:16am
Modern Language Association/Linguistic Approaches to Literature Division

CFP (MLA 2016) Syntax and Poetry

How do poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect? Papers are invited providing a stylistic exploration of the syntax of poetry. Please send a 300-word abstract by 6 March 2015; to Don Hardy (donhardy@unr.edu).

Call for Submissions – Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Issue 4: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug. 1

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 7:41pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

[Update/extended deadline (15 March)] The Waggle magazine - creative submissions

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:46pm
The Waggle magazine

We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our third issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it's well-written, we want to read it; if it's visually intriguing, we want to see it.

In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist's name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Deadline for submissions for the next issue is 31 January 2015. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)

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