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Travel Grant Competition

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Washington University Libraries Special Collections
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The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year's travel grant competition is now open. The Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Travel must occur between May 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Predicate
Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
predicate
(n.) - the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) - to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
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Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis
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All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

Keynote Speaker: Frans de Waal
Date: November 15-17, 2014
Location: UC Davis

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Submission Address: animalsucd@gmail.com

Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

Romantic Sustainability

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 1:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA (7-9 Nov. 2014)
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Romantic Sustainability, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (7-9 Nov. 2014)

Literary Rape Culture (MLA 2015 Vancouver January 8-11)

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:48am
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Sonya Brockman / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Lucretia. Philomela. Lavinia. Clarissa. Tess. Jennifer.

Sex and violence have been intertwined throughout literary history. Why is rape such a significant part of so much literature and art? For this MLA Special Session we invite papers that take on questions of rape culture literary texts and popular culture throughout history. Please submit abstracts of 300-word abstracts by 7 March 2014 to Sonya L. Brockman (slbrockm@uncc.edu).

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 3:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong'o has noted that "literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particular society", while Doreathea Drummond Mbalia has concurred by noting that "from a materialist perspective, literature is a product of the society in which it is produced, arising from and dependent on the material conditions of the society". This explains why works of fiction usually serve as windows into the societies from which they emanate. New Historicists and cultural materialists have emphasized over and over again the interplay between literature and the society.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 1:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Walker
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This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change. In the wake of 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this session will ask how the technical language of risk assessment—"exceptionally unlikely" to "virtually certain"—is narrated in different media to capture the unfolding and impending harm to humans and non-humans?; how can the imperatives of global social justice be addressed alongside pressing environmental crises?; what frameworks might address the uneven geographic distribution of harms and articulate the incremental yet inevitable pace of sea-level rise, desertification, and biodiversity loss?

[Deadline Extended] Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
http://posttheory2014.tumblr.com/

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