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AAL Annual Conference: Literature and Technology

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:09pm
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Western Sydney University

11-13 July 2016, Western Sydney University

Confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. Nicholas Daly (University College Dublin), Dr. Rachel Franks (State Library of NSW), Prof. Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne), and Prof. Kerry Mallan (QUT).

MLA 2017 Special Session: Troubadour Pessimism

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:30pm
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Modern Language Association
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This MLA special session concerns the troubadour tradition across periods and geographies, with particular focus on pessimism as a philosophy, affect, and politics. From 12th century Occitan poetry to the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles, the proposed session assumes a creative or plastic approach to lyric poetry and the love song.

Papers might concern:

--Joni Mitchell, Arnaut Daniel, Arnaut Vidal, Beatritz de Dia, Carole King, Folquet de Romans, Waylon Jennings, 19th century French neo-troubadour architecture, George Carlin, and other members of the troubadour tradition.

--Troubadour poetics and gender politics, sexual violence, race and the nation-state, futurity, the environment, Afropessimism, etc.

Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/20

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:47pm
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Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and biographical statement to Anne Keefe at anne.keefe@unt.edu by February 20, 2016.

MLA 2017 "Poetry and Ecology"

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Isabel Campos / Montana Tech of U of Montana (Deadline March 10, 2016)
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This is a call for abstracts for a proposed session "Poetry and Ecology." The deadline is March 10, 2016. The proposals are due on 1 April 2016.
The proposed session welcomes papers broadly concerned with how poetry mediates ecological issues—how it bridges, connects, translates, and unsettles the language of beings, both living and nonliving. It means to investigate the entangled relation of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:41pm
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Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on "Monster Studies" for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017. Abstracts are due on Friday, 11 March, 2016, and proposals for special MLA sessions are due on 1 April, 2016. Thus there are two rounds of acceptance: abstracts for a hoped-for panel, and the official acceptance of the panel for the 2017 MLA.

The proposed session will explore and expand the depth and breadth of the emerging field of "Monster Studies." Papers can explore monsters and the monstrous as the primary focus of scholarly inquiry in literary, humanities and cultural studies, and as a secondary focus--that is, as a pedagogical tool or method, for instance, in teaching composition and the humanities.

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:34am
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Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

[UPDATE] Archi-Textuality (Apri 16-17, 2016) - Hosted by CSUN English Department

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:57pm
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AGSE & Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
April 16-17, 2016
Sponsored by the Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) and Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Honors Society (STDIC)

"Archi-textuality: Interventions of Text & Textuality in Historical, Economical, Sociopolitical, and Psychological Space"

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal - call for articles - open issue

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:40pm
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Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature, University of Lodz

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.

The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2016. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.

The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously refereed by a reviewer (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 31 March 2016.

Mobile Communities, October 14, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: May 15, 2016)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:15pm
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Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th feb 2016)

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 8:32am
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D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
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"The Scholastic Forum"
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.
5. Papers to be sent on: scholasticdav@gmail.com
6. Abstract followed by keywords(5)

"Asking questions of education" Deadline 3.30.16

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for Papers

{Deadline 3.30.16}

Asking Questions of Education

We'd like to think as a country we provide all children with access to adequate educational resources. But with a national emphasis on testing, the poorest students have the least opportunity as their funding hinges on test scores.

Working class and poor high school graduates seek higher education, but they are asked to mortgage out their future to access the college learning community.

The study of humanities in higher education is discouraged in favor of STEM and career training, but it has become clear that people who study the humanities can lead us in a direction with more social equity.

Call for Papers/Poems: "What we learned from our grandmothers"

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:55pm
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Rag Queen Periodical

"What we learned from our grandmothers"

Deadline 4.17.16

Our grandmothers, ourselves.

Many of us learned lessons in feminism from our grandmothers. Whether they explicitly or implicitly taught us these lessons is varied depending on who you ask.

We are interested in nuanced depictions of your grandmothers' lives. Whether you'd like to write about one grandmother or both, an estranged grandmother or one close to you, is part of your own personal story and is your prerogative.

Whatever story you have, we know it will be unique.

We are interested in poems and prose about the woman you called Grammy, Nana, Nanoots, Nanners, Abuelita, Gran, Grandmom...

Who Can Submit:

Sound Bites for Multimedia Work on Gardening and the Earth Sought, 15 Feb 2016

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 6:16pm
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Keith Dorwick
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Carl Granieri and Keith Dorwick ("us," "our") of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are seeking short audio narratives about gardening and the use of the earth, both positive and negative, for a large multimedia project ("Hidden Garden" premiering March 18, 2016 in Lafayette LA, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

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