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Revolutionary Little Magazines, Panel for MSA Conference, Boston, Nov. 19th-22nd, 2015

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:51pm
Modernist Studies Association Conference

In keeping with the conference theme of Modernism & Revolution, this panel seeks to explore modernism's little magazines as sites of provocation and revolt. The magazine communities were hotbeds of controversial figures and politics, and their publications challenged national programs and social mores via radical ideologies and aesthetics. Of particular interest to this panel is the interplay between their innovative experimental aesthetics and their cultural, social, and political interests that included socialism, anarchy, feminism, women's suffrage, sex, race, nationalism, militarization and labor. Panel papers might focus on The Crisis, The Dial, The Freewoman, The Little Review, The Messenger, The Others, The Liberator, The Masses—to name a few.

Antae Call for Papers on BOREDOM (deadline 30th June 2015)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:56am
Antae Journal (University of Malta)

Call for Papers
Boredom

https://malta.academia.edu/AntaeJournal/Papers

https://www.facebook.com/antaejournal

'There's little left but to be bored or bore.'
Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV

'Mieux vaut un désastre qu'un désêtre.'
Alain Badiou, Conditions

'Despair yawns.'
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

'There seemed nothing to do but live.'
J. M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K

[UPDATE] ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015 - Proposals by 4/15

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:33am
Midwest Modern Language Association / Associaton for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future." While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

The Sacred and the Sublime (4-6 May, 2016)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:07am
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 4-5-6, 2016 – Izmir, 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"

Edited Collection: Modernism in the Green (Abstract Deadline: May 15)

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:48pm
Julia Daniel and Margaret Konkol / Baylor University and New College of Florida

For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens. From William Carlos Williams's representations of Garret Mountain Park, to Peter's reflections on Mrs. Dalloway in Regents Park or Wallace Stevens' frequent use of Elizabeth Park throughout his oeuvre, planned green spaces play an overlooked role in the development of modernism. We propose that thinking with and through public greens leads to a fresh and often more complex understanding of modernism's tangled engagements with arts, politics, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 5: MMLA 2015: Animals in Literature and Film

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:40pm
Julia Dauer, MIdwest Modern Language Association

This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

Papers might consider eighteenth- or nineteenth-century natural history writing and/or collection practices; contemporary or historical discourse around animal experimentation; conceptual issues of animacy, animality, and/or "life"; taxidermy; issues of animality or personhood in contemporary science, medicine, literature, or film; issues of extinction and/or species revival; or figures of "monstrous animals" produced by science, from Frankenstein to Godzilla to the dinosaurs reanimated to populate Jurassic Park.

[UPDATE] CSECS 2015: States of the Book/ Le livre dans tous ses états (Vancouver).

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:26pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies / Le congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle

Extension 15 April/Avril CSECS/SCEDHS 2015

The programme roster for CSECS 2015, "The States of the Book," to be held in Vancouver 14-17 October, is almost full, but we have space for about 25 more paper proposals. Note especially the panel topics posted on the conference website at http://www.sfu.ca/english/csecs/panels---seance.html. Please send proposals to csecs@sfu.ca by April 15th!

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended: MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:09am
Luke Mueller / Tufts University

Modes of Relative Certainty

This panel will explore areas of "relative certainty" in modernism, where the supposed impossibility of knowing anything for certain meets the practical reality that things can be known well enough that readers and citizens can make use of them. In the wake of postmodernist criticism's essential disdain for certain knowledge and a general acceptance of modernists as ambiguous, ironic, enigmatical, interested in differance and lack, textual density and obscure allusions, we bring attention to the ways modernist texts celebrate positive knowledge--as contingent as that knowledge may be.

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