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The Lion and the Unicorn Special Edition: Children's Literature and WWI

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:08am
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The Lion and the Unicorn
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Call for Submissions

WRITING HOME: BATTLEFRONT AND HOMEFRONT, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

This special issue of The Lion and the Unicorn invites submissions focused on children's literature of the First World War from a variety of international perspectives. Among other things, essays could focus on:

Update: Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015 In the memory of the late Najib Fathlaoui

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:43am
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the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia
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The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder. The study day will be held April 21st, 2015, on the campus of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Tunisia.

[UPDATE] Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives: SSAWW 2015 (02.13.15; 11.4.15 - 11.8.15

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:38am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers

SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send proposals to: ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com
Please see the complete submission guidelines posted on the website: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Call for Papers for Vol. II Issue 1

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:49am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: The North American Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, June 11-13, 2015

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:47pm
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North American Review / University of Northern Iowa
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DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 22, 2015

Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz

The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:22pm
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Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar (Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century. The concept of crossover grew out of the uneasy reconcilement between the era's belief in the absoluteness of taxonomical categories and its paradoxical insistence on the potential malleability and manipulability of the same. Sweeping changes in the cultural scene challenged the seeming discreteness between conceptual kinds, and unleashed the possibility of transcending boundaries of all sorts.

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities 7-8 May 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 1:03pm
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International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture organized jointly by Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey.

This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.
This two-day International Conference seeks to bring together researchers, scholars and students from all areas of language, literature, culture and other related disciplines in the friendly atmosphere of Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta.

Update-Global Positioning Systems-Mapping Beings Being Mapped Abstracts by 4/1

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:01am
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William Thomas McBride
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This is a re-post in search of additional essays. Contribute to an international mix of literary and film scholars who examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 250-500 word abstracts/cvs by April 1st 2015. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Beings. Completed essays are due July 1st, 2015.

"Jargon of Men and Things": Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:10am
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University of Cambridge: the Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference

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**Call for Papers**
The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference 2015
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Saturday, 18 April 2015

We are inviting submissions for papers to be presented at the annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference taking place on 18 April 2015. This year's theme is '"Jargon of Men and Things": Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century.'

Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
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Robinson Jeffers Association
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Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means

Teaching Non-Traditional Medieval and Renaissance Texts

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

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