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[Update: Deadline Extension] CFP: Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:55pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

New Deadline:
January 16, 2015

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

Passages @ Georgetown, Feb 21, Submissions EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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- PASSAGES -
The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD and Samantha Pinto, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

CFP "Women and Ageing" (International Conference at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 20-22 May 2015)

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:06pm
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Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Margaret O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh, University of Limerick
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In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?

albeit Issue 2.1: New York and Los Angeles in the American Imaginary

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:43am
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albeit

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

H.D. panel, American Literature Assn, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:43am
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H.D. International Society
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The H.D. International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings in addition to recent, renewed interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2015.

New Perspectives on Elizabeth Bishop: ALA Panel in May of 2015

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Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 7:13pm
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Heather Treseler
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The Elizabeth Bishop Society seeks proposals for "New Perspectives on Elizabeth Bishop," a panel at the annual American Literature Conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. The publication of the Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Bishop (in February of 2014) has granted new ground for synthetic appraisals of Bishop's aesthetic and her influence in contemporary poetry.

Book Project: Title: Rewriting Her Story: Critical Essays on the Female Subject in the Colonial and Postcolonial World

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 11:18am
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Adamu Pangmeshi (PhD) and Kelvin Toh Ngong(PhD) Universities of Maroua and Buea

Book Project: Title: Rewriting Her Story: Critical Essays on the Female Subject in the Colonial and Postcolonial World
(Literary Criticism)
Call for Papers
The fragmented or hybrid nature of the postcolonial female subject demands its construction through subversion of both the colonial and the patriarchal discourse. These deconstructive moves within the texts are used to dismantle master narratives inspired by Eurocentric discourse and, at the same time, to call in question the logo centric categories upon which colonial discourses are based.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:32pm
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

2015 Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:19am
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James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE

THE FUTURES OF AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE: QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING

MONDAY, JUNE 22 — SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Director: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

Co-Directors: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (City University of New York, Graduate Center)

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~futures

CfP: Placing the Author: Literary Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 5:54am
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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester

The nineteenth century witnessed a surge of enthusiasm for visiting places associated with authors and their works, and a related interest in the preservation and consecration of authors' houses. In 1847 one of the world's most famous sites of literary tourism, the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, was purchased and established by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, while the first blue plaque was introduced in 1867 to mark the birthplace of Lord Byron. What did visitors to literary graves, houses and landscapes seek to experience and how was this mediated by the spaces themselves?

CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP):Childhood and Visual Texts in/of Asia DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2015

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:31am
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Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award Executive Committee
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CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)

Childhood and Visual Texts in/of Asia

An international conference sponsored by
Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association
Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education
Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award Executive Committee

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Venue: National Taipei University of Education

Call for Submissions: The Journal of Narrative Visions

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 4:51pm
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JNV: An Electronic Journal of Narrative Ophthalmology, Optometry, and Vision Care
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About the Journal:
The Journal of Narrative Visions (JNV) is a newly established online journal that accepts narrative medicine and creative pieces related to ophthalmology, optometry, and vision care. We are now open for submissions including non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and artwork.

The mission of JNV is to provide an online space where healthcare workers, caregivers, and patients may reflect on their personal experiences caring for those with ophthalmological issues or personally living with vision problems.

Submission Process

We welcome submissions from patients, caregivers, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other healthcare workers including medical students and residents from all over the world.

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