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Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
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Comparative Literature Indiana University
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Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

Call for Book Reviewers

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:33pm
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Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal
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CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWERS

WOMEN IN JUDAISM: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL
IS SEEKING BOOK REVIEWERS FOR ITS 2015 ISSUES

About the Journal:
Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is published exclusively on the Internet as a forum for scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. It is particularly intended to promote critical analysis of gender inequalities within Jewish religion, culture, and society, both ancient and modern. The journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches. The material may be cross-methodological or interdisciplinary.

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

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:34am
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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"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

Article/Interview Submissions Open: ASAP/Journal

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:14am
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ASAP/Journal


ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Richard Brautigan Society (ALA 2015, Boston; deadline for proposals January 15, 2015)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:09pm
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Richard Brautigan Society
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The Richard Brautigan Society welcomes proposals for a session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, held May 21-24, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes on any aspect of Brautigan's work, life, or influence are welcome. The session will accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Please send an abstract of about 250 words and a brief bio blurb no later than January 15, 2015, to

Matt Stefon
Matthew.stefon@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:42pm
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Sheffield University
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An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:41pm
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University of Bucharest, Department of English

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

Jim Harrison Panel (ALA Boston, May 21-24, 2015)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:26pm
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Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association
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The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for a panel at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 21-24, 2015.

All topics are welcome, but suggestions include:

Harrison and Place
Harrison and Food
Harrison and McGuane
Harrison's Non-fiction
Harrison's Poetry
Harrison and Myth

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes. Please send 200-word abstract and a brief bio or c.v. to Prof. Robert Murray at rmurray@stac.edu by January 16, 2015.

NYPL Short Term Research Fellowships

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:44am
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New York Public Library
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The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:54am
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New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extension] "The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition"

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:54am
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GSU New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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New Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure (MadLit) - Abstracts Due 1/3/2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:42am
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015w

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

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