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[UPDATE] New deadline, Oct. 10. A Wind Freshened and an Anchor Weighed: Reflections on the Career of Seamus Heaney; 4/30-5/3, 15

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:39am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).

Seeing Animals, ACLA, Seattle 3/26-3/29 2015

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:05am
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David Coughlan and Elizabeth Wijaya/ University of Limerick and Cornell University
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Jacques Derrida's influential The Animal That Therefore I Am begins with a scene of seeing, as he stands exposed before "a cat that looks at [him] without moving, just to see." For Donna Haraway, in When Species Meet, it's key that Derrida "understood that actual animals look back at actual human beings." This seminar strays onto this scene also in order to consider this face-to-face encounter, and to consider, in particular, the representation of these human and non-human seeing animals and what they see. Or, what they perceive, because the sight of these faces is surely asymmetrical and must touch also on scent, sound, and taste.

Figural Evasions: The Poetics of Defense (ACLA, March 26-29 Seattle)

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Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:56am
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Lily Gurton-Wachter, University of Missouri & Andrea Gadberry, New York University

Poetics and defense have long been bedfellows, from Plato's infamous call for poets to be exiled from the polis to the cottage industry around the "defense of poetry" (Sidney, Du Bellay, Shelley, and so on). Our seminar aims to engage the problem of poetics and defense in a different way from this distinguished lineage, though. How might poetry itself be a method of evasion and defense? And what tropic entanglements do writers wishing to evade poetry and poetics find themselves in, perhaps in spite of themselves? What does poetry have to teach us about the art of avoidance both in the successful execution of evasion and in its botch? And how do poems figure avoidance itself, as both a goal and an object of critique?

[UPDATE} Call for submission Issue 03:2

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Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:50am
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Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies

The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies calls for submissions for its sixth issue stressing trauma theory and its application to literature.
We welcome submissions that examine among other major concerns new directions in trauma theory and their impact on literary studies.
Articles should be submitted by December 15, 2014 in electronic format to david.miller@mmu.ac.uk and lucia.aiello@york.ac.uk.
Submissions should be in English, between 6000 and 8000 words, and should comply with the submission guidelines published on this website.

Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:24pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Call for Papers: Irish Literature at CEA 2015 (1/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 7:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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Call for Papers: Irish Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities)--Call for Papers

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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 6:36pm
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in
Vol. 1, Issue 2 | December 2014
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FOCUS: Philosophy and Poetry

Urban Pests, Ecology, and Social Justice (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:02am
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Matthew Lambert/NeMLA
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From the major urban parks of the 19th Century—like Central Park in New York and City Park in New Orleans—to today's plethora of urban gardens, American city planners and residents have attempted to introduce "nature" into the "artificial" space of major cities. But what about those living creatures often ignored in such idyllic visions: rats, bugs, pigeons, and others "pests"? What about the weeds growing from cracks in the sidewalk and in vacant lots? Why privilege the former kind of nature and not the latter? Furthermore, how has this distinction between two kinds of nature been used to justify the pollution of animal, plant, and human communities in urban settings with dangerous chemicals?

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Call for Papers for Vol. I Issue 2 (Deadline: Nov 15, 2014)

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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 6:02am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Call for Papers for Vol. I Issue 2 of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
(Online ISSN: 2393-9001)

(The issue is divided into two segments - Focus and Feature. Both segments have similar submission guidelines but different themes. Please specify submission category in subject line during submission/inquiry.)

The Aesthetics of Erasure (Journal Special Issue, Abstracts Due 11/15/14)

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:01am
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Paul Benzon, Temple University
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Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the spring 2015 edition: Vol. 11 – 01

TITLE OF THE EDITION

The Aesthetics of Erasure

GUEST EDITORS

Paul Benzon, Temple University

Sarah Sweeney, Skidmore College

Media-N EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Pat Badani

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4/30-5/2/2014 NeMLA conference, Toronto; submit by 9/30/2014

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:27pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

Dealing with Academic Stress and Personal Crises
This board-sponsored roundtable aims to help NeMLA's members deal with academic stress and personal crises (e.g. divorce, death, serious health issues, caregiving, among other challenges). The goal of this roundtable is sharing helpful suggestions and strategies with the audience rather than telling personal stories. To ensure that participants represent different professional categories and that all types of crises are covered, interested participants are invited to submit their detailed 300- to 350-word proposals.
Chair: Josephine McQuail

please submit using link above

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