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Human and Nonhuman Interactions -- PAMLA (October 31-November 2, 2014) Riverside Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2014

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
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This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté
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Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
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How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

"Poetry and Poetics" Session at PAMLA Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Looking for papers on any aspect of poetry or poetics, but especially interested in papers dealing with Modernist, Postmodern, or other types of avant-garde poetics, or in papers dealing with the conference theme of "Familiar Spirits," papers about poetry in relation to the familiar, familial, and the commonplace and/or the paranormal, strange, and uncanny.

Paper proposals due by May 15, and must be submitted to the PAMLA online paper submission system: http://www.pamla.org/2014

Poems for Teens is looking for original poems

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 7:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Naomi Edwards - Poems for Teens Anthology
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The online anthology Poems for Teens is looking for original, unpublished poems aimed at 12- to 18- years-olds that deal with various aspects of teenagers such as (but not limited to): Stress, Friendship, Drug Abuse, Abortion, Depression, Rape, Mental Illness, Cheating and Break Up and any other sub-topics you can think of: poems for kids & youth, good illustrations, teenagers to review poems, published books of children's poetry for review, articles, criticism and interviews on teens' poetry.

Journal Articles CFP | Merwin Studies | Ongoing

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:43pm
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Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology
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Merwin Studies seeks submissions for articles on W. S. Merwin's poetry, fables, essays, and/or life's work planting. We are interested in pieces that explore his most current ventures, such as The Moon Before Morning (2014), but we are also interested in pieces that delve into his earlier work. With nearly seven decades of writing, there is much poetic energy to engage, explore, unleash, and compost. This is a place to get that real work done.

We are also interested in reviews of recent works by Merwin as well as reviews of secondary sources that explore Merwin's craft.

We accept submissions year round (merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com).

Panel for ASLE Conference CFP Due July 21, 2014

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology
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Merwin Studies is looking to chair a panel at the ASLE Biennial Conference in Moscow, ID (June 23–27, 2015). We are interested in work that engages any facet of Merwin's multidimensional work (poetry, translations, fables, essays, plantings). Send an abstract, CV, and short bio to merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com by July 21, 2014.

Baltic Studies Session at PAMLA 2014, October 31-November 2

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Organization
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Papers are welcome on Baltic language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric and religious dimensions of literature or folklore per se (customs, magic, conjuring, spirits, and so forth). Submit an approx. 100-page proposal via the online paper submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by midnight of May 15, 2014.

[UPDATE] Fashion Area at 2014 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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NEW DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

Topics may include, but are not limited to, fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music; fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past; the fashions of celebrities; or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of fashion to the Fashion Area, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Any questions? Please email Kelli Purcell O'Brien at kobrien1@memphis.edu

"Reading Arabic Poetics in America: Colonialism, Tanslation, and the Sociality of Form"

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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What are the stakes of reading arabic poetics in america at the present historical and political moment? How does the reading of arabic poetics--and of arabic texts considered in the broadest possible sense--relate to the legacies of colonialism, on the one hand, and the demand for and fact of translation, on the other? What is the relation between translation--within and between the arabic language(s) and others--and social and political practices of form? Submission form may be found at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas. Due: May 15.

Twenty-First-Century American Poetry (10/31-11/2/14; UPDATE

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers on 21st century American poets, poetics, and trends, including but not limited to poetic hybridity, unoriginality (found text, appropriation), socio-political engagement, the procedural, or neoconfessional.

Please submit an abstract and brief bio by 5/15.

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