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[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.

English Seventeenth-Century Literature/2015 RMMLA Convention

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:02pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2015 to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at rmmla.innoved.org.

Scholar Nomads: Academia in the 21st Century - April 9-11

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
St. Bonaventure University Department of English

Both popular and scholarly press has been confronting the changing role of higher education, from Frank Donoghue's Last Professor to Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades's collection Beyond the Corporate University. Technology, economic shifts, and cultural-existential needs change roles for faculty, students, and administration. Many incoming scholars face a "brave new world" of increased adjunct positions, declining tenure, MOOCs, reduced pure research, and students who may not fit traditional models. Finding a new home in this shifting world may prove difficult or exciting, depending on the outlook.

Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th jan 2015)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:32pm
D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh is going to publish the first issue of 'The Scholastic Forum' a Referred Research Journal of English Language And Literature with ISSN number.The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.

Changes in Medieval Fashions - April 25th, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:16pm
University of California Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program

University of California, Santa Barbara
Center for Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Call for Papers: "Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages"

Keynote Speaker: Professor Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, UC Berkeley

"ché l'uso d'i mortali è come fronda
in ramo, che sen va e altra vene."

"The custom of men is as leaves on a branch,
some of which go and others come."

Dante Aligheri, Paradiso, XXVI, 137-138

University of Toronto Slavic Studies Conference, April 7-8 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 2:28pm
University of Toronto

The Slavic Studies union at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its 2015 Graduate Student Conference, to be held in Toronto on April 7-8th, 2015. Our keynote speaker Dr. Mayhill Fowler (Stetson University), a cultural historian focusing on how different kind of state systems shape creativity, and how diversity leads to innovation.

2014's conference was a great success, featuring presenters from across North America and disciplines. As a sample of the material presented, refer to last year's programme here: http://tinyurl.com/o3unwca

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