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Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:41pm
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Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014
https://aestheticdisordersuchicago.wordpress.com/

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:12pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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the quint's twenty fourth 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, music, and films. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2014—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.

BOOK CHAPTERS on Maya Angelou (Abstracts due NOVEMBER 30, 2014)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:04pm
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Kendra N. Bryant, Florida A&M University
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In light of Maya Angelou's most recent passing, I am inviting chapter essays that provide 21st century criticisms of Angelou's autobiographies, creative non-fiction, and poetry—preferably beyond I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, "Phenomenal Woman," and "Still I Rise." While there are some criticisms of Angelou's work (Myra K. McMurry, 1976; Carol E. Neubauer, 1983; Francoise Lionnet, 1989; Mary J. Lupton, 1990; Harold Bloom, 1995; Pierre Walker, 1995; Joanne Braxton, 1999) they precede the 21st century. Others (Terrasita A. Cuffie, 1999; Judith E. Harper, 1999; Patricia Kite, 1999; Pamela Loos, 1999; Corrine J. Naden, 2005; Vicki Cox & Miles Shapiro, 2006) are basically biographies; and many of them are for juvenile readers.

American Prose Poetry: A conference in honor of Mary Caponegro

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:45am
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University of Udine, Italy
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Please submit 300-word abstract for twenty-minute arguments. Send your proposals to danadaniele@libero.it by Sept. 30, 2014

Keynote Speakers:
Olivier Brossard, Prof. American Literature and Translation (Univ. of Paris Créteil)
Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Prof. of French, English, American and Comp. Lit. (Graduate Ctr. CUNY)
Michel Delville, Prof. of American and Comp. Lit. (Univ. of Liège)

Keynote Reader:
Mary Caponegro, Richard B. Fisher Family Prof. of Writing and Literature (Bard College)

Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 15 (1/2015): EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:34am
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Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
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The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 15 (1/2015), devoted to the EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS theme.
The deadline for the submission of scholarly articles and book reviews is November 24, 2014.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before January 12, 2015.
The e-publication of the AIC 14-th issue is planned for February 28, 2015.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] American Studies Association of Texas Conference date Nov. 13-15, 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:53pm
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American Studies Association of Texas
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American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

Intertexts and Intersections: Charting Anne Carson's Work (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:13am
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Sarah Jensen / NeMLA 2015
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What does it mean to produce writing that is 'arguably not poetry,' but to be one of Canada's preeminent poets? Can we situate Carson, who actively resists stable notions of place, space, and temporality, in a contemporary Canadian context? Even more, her work often thematizes dislocation and eruption in imaginative and interdisciplinary ways. In order to understand one of Canada's most important literary voices, we aim to examine the connections and disconnections Carson makes visible in her prolific and ever-growing body of work. This roundtable will consider papers that address Carson's work, especially in light of Red Doc> (2013).

NEMLA 2014 Convention Panel "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:50pm
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North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Panel on "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Conference Dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15152
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

NEMLA 2014 Convention Panel "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Panel on "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Conference Dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15152
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives: SSAWW 2015

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 9:13am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Proposals
SSAWW Triennial Conference November 4-8, 2015
Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Due Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 for all proposals. Send individual proposals to: ssaww2015.submit@gmail.com
Please see the complete submission guidelines posted on the website: http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2015-conference/

Postgraduate English - Extended Deadline 15 September 2014

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:15am
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Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761), Durham University's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, should be received no later than Monday 15 September 2014.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:56am
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University of Alberta and MacEwan University
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How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Modernist Personage: Lower Case "i," Language, Race, and Cummings' Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/10/14; Louisville 2/26-28/15)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:08am
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Gillian Huang-Tiller / E. E. Cummings Society
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The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 43rd annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).

Genre-Bending in Lawman's Brut (9/15; Kalamazoo 5/14-17, 2015)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:04am
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Kenneth Tiller / International Lawman's Brut Society
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Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a "chronicle," "epic," "romance" or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman's blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, this session asks for proposals that examine issues of genre in the Brut. It encourages papers that take on questions of how best to categorize Lawman's work and proposals that examine his use of the various genres and sub-genres available to him, including for example hagiography and the homily.

The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

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