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Requiem: Utopia Vs. Dystopia

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:35pm
Mariam Fawaz

Few of us are actually able to empathize with the hardships of war. War brings on hatred, anger, and murder. Tearing citizens away from their homes and family, some are even torn away from the country they know and love. Most of the time, the declaration of a war is to really deconstruct the current governmental system. During the beginning of the 20th century, Russia was facing a whole new system from the results of war. The capital city moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow and the Tsar ruling system was replaced with the communist system. Russia went from an empire to a socioeconomic society in less than a few years. People didn't speak against this drastic change in fear of execution.

Ernest Dowson's "The Garden of Shadow: Critique in Women's Youth and Beauty

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:19pm
Mariam Fawaz

The Victorian period viewed women through limited lenses, by scrutinizing women's value as only in youth and beauty, they are asking them to not grow old. The Victorians associated youth with beauty and innocence because it appeared attractive to men. This essay questions how women's youth was associated with beauty during the Victorian Time Period. By using the metaphor of a dying flower, Ernest Dowson's poem, "The Garden of Shadow" engages in associations between beauty and femininity with youth. This alignment of beauty with youth poses a significant problem for Victorian women who needed a husband in order to socially survive during this time period.

(dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 1:32pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

(dis)junctions 2015: Strange Bedfellows

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

University of California, 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.

Call for papers Deadline:15/05/2015

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:57pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87: IN CONCERT: LITERATURE AND THE OTHER ARTS DURHAM, NC 11/13-11/15

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:28am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

With the deadline to submit CFPs a few weeks away (May 15th), we are still looking for new, exciting proposals to add to an already impressive array of submissions for SAMLA 87. Our CFP submission form is easily accessible on the homepage of our newly redesigned website at samla.memberclicks.net.

Our theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, invites scholars to look at the intersections of art, artistry, art forms, artists, film, creative writing, theory and criticism, culture,performers, authors, literature, and more.

WAITING AS CULTURAL PRACTICE: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 20.-22. May 2016, University Paderborn/Germany

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:35am
Universität Paderborn & Kennesaw State University

20. – 22. May 2016 at the University Paderborn, Germany

Waiting shapes the narratives of individuals and societies alike. Yet, waiting is more than just one realization of the present. Far from being a mere form of intermittent white noise, waiting could be conceptualized as the unravelling of and the reflection on a plurality of possible futures. Waiting simultaneously foregrounds the often paradoxical agency/passivity of the waiting subject as explored, for example, in the narrative of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey.

[UPDATE]The Sacred and the Sublime (May 5-7, 2016)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:19am
DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium

Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/

Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature

1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

May 5-6-7, 2016 – Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Kusadasi/ TURKEY

The Sacred

and

the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

CFP: New Writing - international creative writing journal (Routledge) - (6/1/15)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
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 (Issue 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.

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