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ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:20am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future" (45). While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

March 15 Deadline - EBSN Network Brussels Oct 2015

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:56am
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European Beat Studies Network
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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels-Belgium

CONFIRMED KEYNOTES:

Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)

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Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)

CfP for the Panel: Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:43am
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Cristina Ciucurescu/Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel:
Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

(As part of the Fourth Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe', to be held in Krakow, Poland in 24th - 26th of April 2015, including a visit to Auschwitz – Birkenau on 26th of April 2015)

Deadline: 15th of March 2015

Identity and the City: Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction in Central and Eastern Europe

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American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
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SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900
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The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to davisc@tamug.edu

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
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Reception Studies Society
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The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to rss2015@ipfw.edu by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

Asia and the Historical Imagination (Workshop)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
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Nanyang Technological University

Asia and the Historical Imagination invites papers that are concerned with representations of Asia's past. This 3-day workshop will be held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The workshop aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in English and other languages.

[UPDATE] Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
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University of Bayreuth/FAU University/University of Uppsala

Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

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CFP: International Conference "Caught in the Act: The (Literary) Imagiconography of Paula Rego"

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:25pm
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CETAPS-Faculty of Social Sciences and Humnities, New University of Lisbon (Portugal), Casa das Historias Paula Rego

International Conference
"Caught in the Act: The (Literary) Imagiconography of Paula Rego"

3-4 December 2015

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
https://paularegolisbonconference2015.wordpress.com

MLA 2016 Special Session: Postcolonial Poets and Publics

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:08pm
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MLA 2016 Austin, TX

How do contemporary poets envision their role in the public life of a postcolony? This is not a question of social value but of social relations. In what ways does poetry mediate the discourses which, in part, inform the coherency of any public?

[UPDATE] ARTICLE DEADLINE EXTENDED - Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:53am
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Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies have extended the deadline for submission of articles for Issue #14 until 1st April 2015.

The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews on all aspects of the gothic and horror across literature, film, new media, television and beyond.

Please see http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/AboutUs.html for further details.

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