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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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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.

CFP: New Writing - international creative writing journal (Routledge) - (1/2/15)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 7:42am
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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issues 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3) and Volume 13.

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Oxford English Graduate Conference, 'Value', 5 June 2015

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford

'What's aught but as 'tis valued?'

William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II.ii, 53

In times of austerity, it is more than ever essential that what and how we value, and the far-reaching effects of any such valuation, be closely examined. The need for such attention has become particularly urgent within universities, where recent reductions of funding have sparked a sharp increase of debate over 'the value of the Humanities'. With that in mind, the Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2015 invites papers on all aspects of 'value', as a concept that has, and will always inspire great passion, and great controversy.

Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies. 9 -11 April, 2015 (Conference). 8 April, 2015 (1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop)

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:40pm
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Institute of Interdisciplinary Inquiry , State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. www.iiinz.org/call-for-papers.html
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III Inaugural Conference: Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies

9-11 April, 2015: Main Conference
8 April, 2015: 1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop

Throughout history our understandings of categories such as space, time, and bodies have changed. Living in a more than human world, we have constructed these categories into systems of shared, and often unquestioned, meaning. This method of organising knowledge acquisition has a tendency to construct boundaries or borders which conceals the complex nature and varied connections between spatiality, instances of time and understandings of bodies.

[UPDATE] "Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 4:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

We are excited to announce the speakers for the upcoming UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference! Cultural critic Steven Shaviro, from Wayne St. University, will make the keynote address. We will also have plenary addresses from leading experimental poet and critic Juliana Spahr (Mills College) and postcolonial critic and theoretician Toral Gajarawala (NYU). For more information about our speakers, as well as links to their works, see our website.

New Generation to Next Generation 2014: Three Decades of British and Irish Poetry - cfp extended to 19 Dec

updated: 
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre / Institute of English Studies

New Generation to Next Generation 2014 conference, 13-14 March 2015, IES, London

Currently, poets and speakers attending the conference include: Ian Duhig, Paul Farley, Patience Agbabi, Hannah Lowe, Helen Mort, Suzi Feay, Michael Schmidt, Tom Chivers.

The keynote address will be by David Wheatley, poet, critic, and author of the forthcoming book Contemporary British Poetry.

Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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