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"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi

Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:54pm
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference

Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University
Dr. Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw State University

The theme for this year's graduate conference will address the powers and limits of resistance. What constitutes resistance and how is resistance embodied? How do we think through our experiences of dissent and revolt? As recent decades have been shaped by struggles of resistance, this conference considers the various possibilities that resistance opens for our futures of revolt.

Call for Book Reviewers

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:16pm
The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies

The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on the seven states of the Mississippi River Delta, from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico. We are currently seeking reviewers for books on the Delta region.

Some of these titles include

Apocalyptic Sentamentalism by Kevin Pelletier
Catfish by Paul and Angela Knipple
Celestial Navigator (a poetry anthology) by Heather Ross Miller
Race and Meaning: The African-American Experience in Missouri by Gary P. Kremer
Vicksburg 1863: The Deepest Wound by Stephen Nathaniel Dossman
Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi by Tiyi M. Morris

The Modernist Muse: Visual Culture and E.E. Cummings' Aesthetics (9/10/15; Louisville, 2/18-20/16)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:35pm
E.E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 44th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2016, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). This session explores dimensions of Cummings' modernist aesthetics through aural, visual, and verbal media as a response to the visual culture of the twentieth century. To what extent is Cummings' radicalism in language, genre, poetic devices, and typography motivated by the new avant-garde art?

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 5:34am
The James Joyce Italian Foundation

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Ninth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 134th birthday.

C19 -- Historicism Unsettled: Reading the Nineteenth Century (March 17-20 2016)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:04pm
Andrew Kopec/C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: "As Poe's story 'The Purloined Letter' continues to teach us," they write, "what lies in plain sight is worthy of attention but often eludes observation." Of perhaps of more immediate relevance to the members of C19, for Russ Castronovo, in his recent J19 essay "Occupy Bartleby," Occupy Wall Street's appropriation of "Bartleby, the Scrivener" invites a series of meditations on the transtemporal unsettlings of Melville's powerful story, the differences between professional criticism and public reading practices, and whether or not the public's commitment to reading Melville analogically unsettles critiq

Love Letters. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:13pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Love Letters
3rd Global Meeting of the Letters and Letter Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

This is not a love letter

"I read over your letters again and again, and am continually taking them up as if I had just received them; but alas! They only serve to make me more strongly regret your absence: for how amiable must her conversation be, whose letters have so many charms?" Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 6.7 [Translation William Melmoth 1915]

Is this a love letter? Or is it something else entirely?

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