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UPDATE 4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 6:06pm
4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium

BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Blues, Jazz, and the African American Literary Canon

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:05am
SAMLA / November 13 - 15 2015 - Durham, NC

Houston Baker Jr. describes the American blues as the Derridean "always already" of African American culture. In Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature, Baker states, "They [blues] are the multiplex enabling script in which Afro-American cultural discourse is inscribed." The blues document the violent history and traumas endured while affirming the "somebodiness of black people" (James Cone).

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS, 18-20 September 2015- cf. Call extended April 6th

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:13am
The Affect Project

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference
Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am.


With Keynote Speakers: Lauren Berlant, John T. Cacioppo and Ronald de Sousa

Featuring Special Seminars by: Amy Schmitter, Daniel M. Gross, Isobel Armstrong and Noreen Giffney

18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 3:55pm
Red Ink International Jounral

Open submissions: We are currently open to submissions of poetry, short fiction, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork. Our theme for this issue to be published in Fall 2015 is Continuance: beginning, transitioning, sustaining. This can include things which invite or consider complexity of presence, modernities, future planning and leadership, memory, activism, syncretism. The deadline is June 1, 2015.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE 1 APRIL: Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O'Brien Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 4:31am
Charles University, Prague (16-19 September 2015)

Metamorphoses:The III International Flann O'Brien Conference
Charles University, Prague, 16-19 September 2015


Keynote Speakers
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)
Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)

Guest Writer
Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)

Special Session Panel: Religion in American Literature (PAMLA), Portland, OR, 11/6-8, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:21pm
2015 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Portland, Oregon

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history. In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do literary texts represent the connection between suffering and faith? How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized and responded to suffering? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Homeliness, Domesticity and Security in American Culture. September 23-25, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:38am
Polish Association for American Studies

Recent academic interests and explorations within the field of broadly understood American Studies have been largely concentrating on the unusual and exceptional aspects of American literature, art and life, such as wildness, transgression, excess, violence, sublimity, greatness, intemperance, extraordinariness. The questions which the conference is going to address will focus on the constructions and the place of the "ordinary" viewed from the perspective of various "home"-inspired discourses, from housing to domestic policy, through questions of family values, ethics of modesty, simplicity of living, unpretentiousness, individual and domestic security, American communities, localities and neighborhoods.

Revenge Conference

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:23am
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Reflections for Revenge Conference at the University of Leicester – only two weeks left to submit your abstract!
Please can I remind you all of the exciting new conference we are holding in September at the University of Leicester. The Call for Papers is open but will close on the 2nd April. For more details about the conference, and the wider collaboration into the study of revenge, please visit our website: or contact us on

"The News from Poems" - William Carlos Williams Society Biennial Conference: June 18-

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:10pm
William Carlos Williams Society

The News from Poems

The Sixth Biennial Conference of the
William Carlos Williams Society

William Paterson University
June 18-20, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Paul Mariani
Author of William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked

The year 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Williams' Journey to Love by Random House and a sort of midpoint in Williams' late career renaissance culminating in Pictures from Breughel. In Journey to Love, Williams continues a lyrical reaffirmation of his identity as a poet and of poetry as a necessary response to the vicissitudes of life—especially the vicissitudes of ageing and the diminishment of time, which is recuperated through poetry, made new: