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Call for Critical Writing on the Gurlesque

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:33am
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GURLESQUE: 2nd edition

In the anthology Gurlesque: the new grrly, grostesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2010), editors Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg gathered work from eighteen contemporary women poets who are "writing about and through femininity . . . brashly, playfully, provocatively, indulgently." These poems have "unicorns in them, and sequins, and swear words, and vomit." Gurlesque also includes eight visual artists whose work, like Gurlesque poetry, "assaults the norms of acceptable female behavior by irreverently deploying gender stereotypes to subversive ends."

Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
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Eugene Grren/NEMLA
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This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063

Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:03am
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Northeast Modern Language Association 2015 Conference Toronto

According to Hosam Aboul-Ela, the poetics of peripheralization differ from those of modernism: while both manifest similarly at the level of the text through experimental techniques, the former engages with the political histories and economies of peripheral regions. This panel explores the ways in which the literature of the Global South combines modernist aesthetics and a commitment to exposing the traumas and violence resulting from colonialism. How does this literature use the poetics of peripheralization to challenge structures of power?

Chairs: Jason Canniff, Jenna Sciuto

Area: AnglophoneCross: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

It's Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA YAL Permanent Session

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA/Detroit, MI Nov. 13-16, 2014
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From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.

[UPDATE) The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:26am
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The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
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The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:20am
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University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
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Banja Luka Philological Convention
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Banja Luka is organising an international conference on
FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
, to be held
on
13-14 October 2014
. Confirmed plenary speakers are Prof Svetozar Koljevic
(Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts) and Prof Nicholas Birns (The New School for Liberal Arts, New York).
The Great War, even 100 years after its outbreak, represents an important aspect of the collective
consciousness of modern man. Its development and outcome are nowadays determining to a great extent, not

New Studies on the Work of T. S. Eliot

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:47am
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T. S. Eliot Society, SAMLA 2014 (Atlanta)
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The T. S. Eliot Society will host a special session at the 2014 SAMLA convention, to be held in Atlanta at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel, November 7-9, 2014. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot's work or its reception. Those interested should email a detailed abstract of approximately 300 words and a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda (ajcuda@uncg.edu) no later than June 18, 2014.

Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:04am
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 14, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

The Medieval Slavic Mind: Essays in Honor of František Svejkovský [Deadline: 09/01/2014]

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:46am
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The University of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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The University of Chicago Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures honors the life and career of Professor František Svejkovský (1923-2011), professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, with a Gedenkshrift on Medieval Slavic and Central European literature and culture, their impact on other literatures and cultures, and percussive influence in literary history, especially the literature of modernity, broadly conceived.

Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:03am
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference

Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801

1-866-460-7456

October 3-4, 2014

PCEA invites either panels or individual papers for the 2014 PCEA Conference.

Proposals in any and all areas of English (or English-related) studies are welcome: literature, film, composition studies, professional writing, creative writing, linguistics, popular culture, et al. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are encouraged. We also welcome the reading of original creative writing.

PCEA invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Circle and World, 9/30/14; 4/30 - 5/3/15

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:58pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Circle and World

This panel for the NeMLA 2015 Annual Convention, to be held in Toronto, Canada, from April 30 to May 3, 2015, seeks papers that continue the renaissance in the study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The panel will focus on Longfellow's engagement with a circle of friends, correspondents, fellow artists, and admirers who made up an integral portion of the intellectual life of the United States in the nineteenth century. Papers should consider Longfellow's relationships, whether personal, artistic, or intellectual, with important nineteenth-century figures and perhaps lesser-known persons. The panel will imagine Longfellow's world and milieu.

The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Dec 1-3, Hiroshima, Japan

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:56am
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PRESDA

This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Proposals are due by September 8, 2014 on any of the following areas:

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