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Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:31am
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, October 29, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:28pm
National Chiao Tung University / The English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Date: October 29, 2016
Venue: National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Call for Papers (Due February 1, 2016)

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Contributors

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:54pm
"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a compendium of key terms, theorists, and schools of thought.

We invite contributors to produce entries for the website. These should range from 250 to 750 words and include references. Entries may cover a particular term (intersubjectivity, spatiality) theorist (Foucault, Marx, Judith Butler) or school of thought (postcolonialism, neo-Marxism, queer theory).

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 2:37pm
Universitas Press

In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Universitas Press has agreed to publish this edited volume. We have already 14 authors who agreed to participate in this collection. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.

Special Issue (Fall 2016): Globalizing the Province: Rethinking Place and Scale

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:17pm
The Global South

At a time when discourses of globalization, world literature, and planetarity are promoted as "transcending" the local, what happens to those spaces that attempt to resist the purview of such globalizing impulses? For this issue, the editors invite papers that interrogate literary, political, and cultural representations of "local" spaces and communities, as well as other zones of underdevelopment more broadly. We are especially interested in essays that focus on local, regional, and provincial cultures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that are shaped by, but elided from, the perspective of the national and transnational.

"Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:04am
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline , including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias among others.

The TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal: Call for Submissions

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 5:37pm
The TAU

POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Rules for submission:

>Use 12 point Times New Roman font.
>Name each entry with the Title Only.
>Do not include your name anywhere on the entry.
>Submissions must not exceed 5, double-spaced pages.
>Authors may submit up to 5 original works.
>Work will be reviewed by the Department of English; publication decisions are final.
>Judges retain the right to edit for spelling and punctuation.
>The TAU editors will consult writers for any other editing questions.
>Rights to work published in The TAU remain with the writer.
>Authors should keep copies of their submissions since no submissions will be returned.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 4:25pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:27pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

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