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"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:50am
2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference

"R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures"
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2015

"One magic word today seems capable of compensating for all sufferings, resolving all anxieties, avenging the past, curing present ills, summing up all future possibilities: that word is revolution. . . all this, however, does not prevent it from possibly being meaningless." – Simone Weil, from Oppression and Liberty

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:29am
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:14am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:38pm
The Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:27pm
New Jersey College English Association Conference


38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of literature and writing.

CFP: "Converging Narravites: The Personal Meets the National" - Graduate Conference

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:29pm
University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

Converging Narratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa
2nd Keynote Speaker: TBA

[Update] Call For Papers; Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 2:45pm
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.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

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?

The New Williams

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:06pm
Special Issue, The William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

[UPDATE] Crime and Concealment (Jan 2015)

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:44am
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Crime/Concealment' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates, early career researchers (including EC independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' 'Death and Decay' and 'Sound and Silence' can be found at and updates and review suggestions at

We accept:

The "readable"/Le "lisible"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:58am
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

Call For Papers!
Journal number 12 Formes Poétiques Contemporaines – proposed subject « Le lisible » ("The readable")
New York – Paris

Technical Supervisors: editors of the revue and scientific council

- Nous approchons ici, dis-je au maître, d'une grosse objection que j'avais à vous faire…. L'obscurité !
- C'est, en effet, également dangereux, me répond-il, soit que l'obscurité vienne de l'insuffisance du lecteur, ou celle du poète… mais c'est tricher que l'éluder ce travail.
Stéphane Mallarmé, « Entretien avec Jules Huret », 1891

Conference "Language, Literature and Culture in the Context of Philosophy", 22-23 May 2015

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:14pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.

For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of


Polish Journal for American Studies 9/2015 (Deadline: February 15, 2015)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:49pm
Polish Association for American Studies

The Polish Journal for American Studies (PJAS), a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal of the Polish Association for American Studies, welcomes submissions to vol. 9 (2015). We are interested in contributions from such fields of American Studies as literature, culture, the arts, the media, history, politics, foreign affairs, and social sciences. The PJAS is a joint publication of the Polish Association for American Studies and the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The deadline for vol. 9 (2015) is February 15, 2015. The publication will be out in the autumn. The articles should be between 5,000-8,000 words in length and should follow the MLA bibliographical format.