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Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:39pm
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University of Augsburg, Germany

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

The Brain is Wider Than the Sky

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 3:35pm
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The Brain is Wider Than the Sky: The University of Wyoming 4th Annual English Graduate Interdisciplinary Memory and Identity Conference
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A person's memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. –Stephen King, Duma Key

Forms of Talk - ACLA 2015 Seminar Proposal

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:18am
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"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what has been called the "micro-sociology" of everyday interactions. The seminar places an emphasis on oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of value.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 2:59am
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The James Joyce Italian Foundation


The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 2-3, 2015

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth 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 133th birthday.

The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio

CFP: Poetry and the Unfinished (abstracts due 9/30/2014)

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:50pm
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2015 NeMLA-Toronto, 4/30/15-5/3/15

We are seeking papers that explore the hermeneutic challenges and opportunities of studying poetry that is unfinished, unauthorized, or in some other way insufficient and not considered worthy of critical attention. We hope to gain insight from works that deprive us as readers of some of the basic elements upon which we often rely when working with a published scholarly edition, thus reconsidering fundamentally how we read poetry, and indeed, literature in general. Topics might include works that are incomplete, have competing versions, or lack a definitive edition; works whose authorship or date is unknown; works that do not fit neatly into a national or linguistic tradition.

Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:52am
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English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
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The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

Mediums of Trash/Trash Mediums (Trash Culture Edited Collection)

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:53am
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Trash Culture Journal

"The medium is the message", declared Marshall McLuhan (1967) in his now famous book of the same name. He writes: "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" (2008: 8). Seemingly, the elements of Trash Culture have always prioritised the content over the medium, the supposed vulgarity contained in objects such as comic books rather than the aesthetics of the object itself, and the 'crude' programs on television rather than the television as a medium of communicating trash. The medium itself has therefore been a neglected element of Trash Culture, and in this way the notion of 'trash' must be discussed through lenses of technological and/or cultural determinism.

SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:05pm
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Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:26am
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British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference


Keynote speakers:
Professor Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Joe Street (University of Northumbria)

Interactions Vol. 24.1-2 (2015) - Deadline October, 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:56am
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Ege Journal of British and American Studies
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Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).

It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Thomson Gale Cengage and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.

Gower and Medicine, Kalamazoo ICMS, May 14-17, 2015

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
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Eve Salisbury / The Gower Project
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Presenters may focus on one or more of Gower's works in conjunction with the medical treatises, herbals, lapidaries, encyclopedias, health books, and other relevant materials in order to address the poet's deployment of metaphors of illness and healing, blindness, auditory impairment, diseases of the mouth, heart, brain, psychological-physiological disjunctions, traumatic injuries, and the effects of pain on the human body as well as the body of poetry that speaks on its behalf.