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MLA January 8-11, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 8:44pm
The William Carlos Williams Society

The William Carlos Williams Society invites short papers for a roundtable on "Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering" to be held at the 2015 MLA. Papers are invited but not limited to mindfulness in Williams; poem as archive; critical and popular reception; sites of memory and monuments in Paterson; archives, selections, and silence; Williams in age; omissions in late Williams; Williams as a public figure; and the future of Williams studies.

Send 300 word abstracts and a brief scholarly bio to Margaret Konkol at margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu by March 23, 2014.
This panel is sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Society.

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 6:01pm
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium "Art in the Trenches | In the Trenches of Art". 100 years of First World War

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa

In order to solemnize the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Institute of Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Arts of University of Porto will associate itself with government and city agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Porto City Hall that will carry a set of commemorative activities of the ephemeris. The aim of this Interdisciplinary Colloquium is to further discussion on the participation of Portugal in the Great War, through joint and coordinated reflection, beyond issues strictly related to historical-political matters, focusing on the various artistic fields, with special emphasis on the field of Literature. Thus, the following themes will be considered:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

The First World War: 100 Years Later (SAMLA Convention, 7-9 November 2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 1:21pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

In this year of First World War centenary remembrances, we have the opportunity to revisit the vast amount of literature from "The Great War." In recent years, many new voices have been added to the archive of WWI authorship. This session seeks to consider how both established and emerging perspectives impact and broaden our understanding of the war.

Possible topics to consider:

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
English Graduate Student Association at York University

Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

[UPDATE-deadline extended] The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
Heather Houser

Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene. Theories, analyses, visualizations, and big data projects welcome.

Send 300-word abstract by 16 March 2014 to Heather Houser (houserh@mail.utexas.edu) and Ursula Heise (uheise@humnet.ucla.edu).

The Modern Language Association convention will be held 8-11 January 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Information here: http://www.mla.org/convention

In principio fuit interpres: Translation as the Genesis and Palingenesis of Literature [deadline 15/05/2014]

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 4:13am
Paola Cattani, Matteo Fadini, Federico Saviotti

Call for Contributions for the thematic section of the peer-reviewed pluringual journal 'Ticontre' (n° 3, March 2014) edited by Paola Cattani, Matteo Fadini, Federico Saviotti.

«È noto che all'inizio di nuove tradizioni di lingua scritta e letteraria, fin dove possiamo spingere lo sguardo, sta molto spesso la traduzione: sicché al vulgato superbo motto idealistico in principio fuit poëta vien fatto di contrapporre oggi l'umile realtà che in principio fuit interpres, il che significa negare nella storia l'assolutezza o autoctonia di ogni cominciamento.» (Gianfranco Folena, Volgarizzare e tradurre, Torino, Einaudi, 1994)

[UPDATE] Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:32am
Megan Cannella

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website: www.pamla.org

CFP: Global Diasporas - Spectrality and the Uncanny, PAMLA 10/31-11/2 2014

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:31pm
PAMLA 2014

"Global Diasporas: Spectrality and the Uncanny." PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands through various representations of spectres, ghosts, haunting, and uncanny experiences or Gothic settings and plots.

CfP Special Issue: Early Career Researchers II

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:53am
Gender Forum

Special Issue - Early Career Researchers II

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum (http://www.genderforum.org/) has launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies and/or Queer Theory.

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:47am
Megan Cannella

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:17pm
Megan Cannella

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website: www.pamla.org

If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact me at: megan.cannella@gmail.com

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII (6/17; 9/25-27)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 2:57pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise

September 25-27, 2014

Keynote Address

Reid Barbour, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

What kind of monster is Religio Medici? Sir Thomas Browne
and Renaissance Genres

Medieval Studies Conferences at the University of North Texas

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:08pm
Shana Thompson / University of North Texas

Texas Medieval Association
October 3-4, 2014

INTERDISCIPLINARITY in the AGE OF RELEVANCE

We are happy to announce the University of North Texas (Denton) will be hosting the annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association, October 3-4, 2014. More information can be found on the TEMA website (http://www.texasmedieval.org).
This year TEMA will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium, October 2, 2014. http://www.art.unt.edu/medieval-symposium/

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