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UPDATE - Women & Work in Literature

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
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For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Abstracts and proposals are due by May 1, 2015 to sweil@centralia.edu. Those accepted would need to join PAMLA by June 1, 2015 in order to present at the conference.

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2015 RMMLA Convention)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:29pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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The 69th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention will be held from October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)

The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 69th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature, cultures and film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
African Diaspora
Creolité, Antillanité
"Littérature monde"
Feminist Theory and Women Writers

Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts (SAMLA in Athens, GA, Nov 12-15, 2015)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
MELUS
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Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award. A sample from her Ted Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" is featured in Beyoncé's hit song "Flawless." Adichie's nomination, a first for a Nigerian writer, is an exciting demonstration of contemporary intersections of the literature of the African Diaspora and other arts. Adichie first gave her talk to a live audience, it later "went viral" on the video sharing platform Youtube (where Beyoncé accessed the work so inspirational to her developing feminist identification), it was initially published via Kindle, and is forthcoming as a paperback.

REMINDER - HYPERION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 12, 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:09am
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HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Dear all,
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.
Deadline for proposals: February 20, 2015

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter 1-4 Dec 2015

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:05am
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International Auto/Biography Association - Asia- Pacific

Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

Conference organisers:

Associate Professor Kate Douglas (Flinders University) and Dr Kylie Cardell (Flinders University) on behalf of the Flinders University Life Narrative Research Group.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Craig Howes (The University of Hawai'i, Manoa) and
Professor Gillian Whitlock (The University of Queensland).

*We will also have two life writing practitioners as keynote speakers (TBA) and further panellists to announce.

[UPDATE] Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:52pm
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Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

[UPDATE] More than Writing Graduate Conference [now with keynote speaker]

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Graduate Scholars of English Association, Minnesota State University Mankato

The Third Annual English Department Graduate Student Conference is a collaborative symposium focused on the written word across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who have professional experiences to share both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:49am
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South Asian Literary Association
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This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a "Postcolonial Studies Generation": namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in the academy in the 1980s, and whose artistic production bears the influence of this academic contact. The creative production of this generation includes literature, and extends beyond it, encompassing music, visual art, digital media, and other forms.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
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MLA / Jessica Kuskey
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Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

[UPDATE] United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Deadline Extended to 2/16/15)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:40am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, International Journal of Travel Writing [Deadline 20th February 2015]

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 5:22am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications:

1) Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words)
2) Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, nonfiction/prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry (or experimental) and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

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