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The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine: 18 April 2015; Deadline for Submissions: 14 March 2015

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:28pm
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Dr Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu
The Text in Flux: Human, Animal, Cyborg, Machine
Saturday, 18 April 2015
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Engelman Hall D-Wing
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 14 MARCH 2015
Call for Papers:

MadLit 2015 - "Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure" EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan. 15

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 11:45am
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as figures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

CFP Strata Conference 08/05/2015; deadline 09/03/2015

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 9:04am
University of Birmingham

The organisers invite proposals for papers and presentations on the theme of 'strata' in the period 1845-1945 across the arts, humanities and social sciences, for a one-day interdisciplinary conference specifically aimed at postgraduate students. In association with the University of Birmingham's Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity and hosted by the College of Arts and Law, the conference will showcase current research from a variety of critical perspectives and use this to springboard dialogue across disciplines and institutions.

Late 19th / Early 20th C. Lit, English & American -- RMMLA 2015 (Santa Fe, 10/8-10/10/15)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:58pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association is calling for papers for its 69th annual convention! This Special Topics panel on late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century English and American literature has returned for another year of discovery and discussion. This time around, the panel should center on prose, poetry, or theater from the 1870s-1930s that, in some measure, had been "based on a true story" or had engaged with the notion that "truth is stranger than fiction." We welcome presentations pertaining to historical fiction, true-crime fiction, auto/biographical fiction, memoir, travelogue, satire, or other kinds of writing -- published in a variety of venues -- depicting or otherwise representing actual persons or events.

[UPDATE] Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia. Barcelona, June 17-20, 2015

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 5:24pm
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

We wish to announce an extension to our previous cfp-submission deadline.

cfps for this conference may now be submitted until 22 February 2015.

The conference information is as follows:

The Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia will be held in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, from 17-20 June, 2015.

In association with the Juvenilia Press (University of New South Wales, Australia), the conference will bring together researchers, teachers and students to discuss aspects of literary juvenilia and to share insights and ideas into the study of young writers and their works.

RADICAL WRITES: COMPOSITION, CREATIVE AND CRITICAL WRITING, AND NEW MEDIA Submission deadline extended to January 19

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 3:38pm
Arkansas State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and the Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing

RADICAL WRITES:
COMPOSITION, CREATIVE AND CRITICAL WRITING, AND NEW MEDIA
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, JONESBORO, AR

The Radical Writes Conference is a graduate student conference that highlights writers who produce innovative and distinctive creative and critical work in its multitude of forms. Students are welcome to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction or works pertaining to composition and rhetoric, critical theory, literature, and related fields of study. In addition to conference participants' presentations, conference attendees can expect panels on topics related to professionalization and opportunities for networking with publishers.

[UPDATE] ALA 2015: Walt Whitman and Social Theory

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:42pm
Walt Whitman Studies Assocition/American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:00am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Spying on Spies: Popular Representations of Spies and Espionage, 3-5 Sep 2015, The Shard, London, UK [ABSTRACTS DUE 15 FEB 2015]

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:19am
Spying on Spies

Keynote speakers: Professor Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University) and Dr Rosie White (Northumbria University)

2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, one of the spy genre's most influential novels. With its roots in the 19th century, the genre evolved and diversified throughout the 20th century, providing, as Michael Denning writes, a 'cover story' that has rendered 'the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth century into the intrigues of a shadow world of secret agents'. Capturing the ever-evolving zeitgeist of cultural and political anxieties, the genre has encompassed (and exploited) 'hot' wars and 'cold', and most recently a global War on Terror.

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