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MMLA 2014 Special Session: "The City and the Open Road"

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:44pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Call for papers for a special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 13-16, 2014 in Detroit, MI.
Submission deadline: May 30.

"The City and the Open Road"

Few American cities and towns, especially in the Midwest, have survived the automotive era. In spite of decades of renewed interest in urbanism, the legacy of the last century's love of the open road remains: low-density suburban development, built up along highways and occasionally interrupted by what remains of formerly industrial towns and cities. The hollowing-out and carving-up of cities has exacerbated already existing problems of discrimination and segregation along lines of class and race, perhaps nowhere more evidently than in Detroit.

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:51am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 1, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu.

The Theme for SAMLA 86 is Sustainability and the Humanities.

[UPDATE:Deadline Extended to June 1] "Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:56am
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

Paper and panel proposal deadline extended to June 1. Graduate student travel grants available. Please submit abstracts at www.eckerd.edu/scla

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

CfP for the Panel: Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Perform

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:29am
Euoacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts

(As part of The Third Euroacademia International Conference: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe, Lisbon, 20 - 21 June 2014)

Deadline 23 May 2014

Panel Organizer: Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou

The University of Cyprus

Panel Description

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions
 The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:36am
Brett Josef Grubisic and Gisèle M. Baxter, eds.

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

 While an entrenched tradition in Canadian literary studies falls under the amorphous and broad category of thematic criticism (nature, geography, border, landscape, region, etc), the proposed collection seeks essays that work loosely within that tradition but also expand upon it to encompass new subject-matter: murder.

Special Session of the MMLA 2014: "The Affects of Cities"

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 8:36pm
Elizabeth Dieterich

Recent turns in psychoanalytic criticism cast individuals as more porous—more permeable to the feelings or psychoses of others—than traditional humanism usually allows. Theorists engaged with this affective turn wrestle with questions of how the "feeling of feelings," or affects, flow freely between individuals—especially when individuals are found in groups. "The Affects of Cities," a special session of the 2014 Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, themed "The Lives of Cities," proposes to explore and discuss affect and affective transmission specifically in urban environments.

Pleasure's Potential: Religion and Leisure in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:54pm
East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS)

This panel seeks papers that explore the intriguing relationships among religion, leisurely pursuits, and pleasure in the long eighteenth century. These connections include religion's complex engagement with the period's entertainment practices and changing social spaces as well as the idea of religion as a leisurely pursuit with its own pleasures. Participants are invited to consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

- How do religious critiques of entertainment or leisure activities reflect changes in eighteenth-century social dynamics?

- How might categories of blasphemy, obscenity, or immorality intersect with an emerging culture of pleasure and/or eighteenth-century religious thought?

UPDATE: Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 6/15; (10/31-11/1)

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: "The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation"
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA
October 31 – November 1, 2014

Plenary Speaker: Alison Milbank, professor of theology and religious studies at The University of Nottingham, Author of Dante and the Victorians and Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians.

SAMLA 86 Poets Panel

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:28pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The SAMLA Poets panel welcomes creative work. Poets are invited to send work related to this year's theme, "Sustainability and the Humanities," keeping in mind the sustainability of all of the arts, what makes poetry itself sustainable, and where we find humanity in our poems. Consider ekphrastic poetry, narrative poetry, ars poetica, and poems about our own human sustainability. For consideration as a participant on the SAMLA Poets panel, poets should send a brief publication and professional CV as well as a writing sample. This sample should include no more than 10 pages/seven poems. The panel will consist chiefly of poets reading or presenting original, new work with time for a brief question and answer period.

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:10am
English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U

Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

Kyoto Conference on Coleridge and Contemplation, 27-29 March, 2015

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:36pm
Peter Cheyne / Kyoto Notre Dame University

Call for Papers
Kyoto Conference on Coleridge and Contemplation, 27-29 March, 2015

Abstracts are welcome for this international, interdisciplinary conference on Coleridge and Contemplation

Further details and a downloadable cfp poster here:

http://kyotocontemplation.org/call-for-papers/

Confirmed speakers:

Jim Mays (Literature, UCD): 'Coleridge and Contemplation in Poetry'

Douglas Hedley (Philosophy / Divinity, Cambridge): 'Coleridge and Contemplation'

David E. Cooper (Philosophy, Durham): 'Meditation on the Move: Walking and the Appreciation of Nature'

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Kudzu Review's Scholarly Issue (June 1st)

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:24am
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review is now calling for Scholarly Essays for its newest yearly publication: The Kudzu Scholar. The journal's focus "literature of an invasive species" reveals diverse intersections of post-colonial and ecocritical understandings of texts and environs.

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:05pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015

2015 Call for Papers
April 16- 19, 2015

Language and Ethics of Care in Contemporary Literature - University of Montreal - Friday, Oct. 31st 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:44am
Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal and University of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean)

Since Foucault's Le souci de soi, Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice and Nel Noddings' Caring, the notion of care has built bridges between philosophy, psychology, ecology, sociology, anthropology and feminism. However, significantly less work has been published in the field of literature and fewer theorists address issues related to care in their analyses of fiction. Therefore, the first goal of this one-day conference is to create linkage and knots of tension between care ethics, care theory, care practices and literature. It has been argued that institutional and social language draws mostly on the judicial, on "the language of rights" (Fukuyama), but what is implied or expected when we shift to a language of care?

[UPDATE] "Reassessing Language Poetry" // PAMLA 2014 (Dealine: May 15)

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:26am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

First published in February of 1984, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book collected essays, excerpts, and experiments from the first three years (1978-81) of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E literary magazine.

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