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More than Writing: Narratives

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:11pm
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Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association

"More than Writing: Narratives" Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

The third annual English Department graduate student conference is a collaborative symposium focused on narratives across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who are represented 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.

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:39pm
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Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel (jana.braziel@uc.edu) and Nicasio Urbina (nicasio.urbina@uc.edu) are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 1, 2015.

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:37am
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Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
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This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of "pastness" and the politics of identity in the present. It asks what it means when discourses that once animated forms of contemporary identity are consigned to the past, and it queries the mechanism by which such "pastness" is produced. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the idea of a post-race society, the relationship between contemporary race politics and the Civil Rights Movement and/or Black Power, the relationship between contemporary feminism and first/second/third wave feminism, literary periodization, and queer pastness.

Send 150-250 word proposals to torleif.p@gmail.com no later than February 10, 2015.

Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:24am
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University of York Centre for Modern Studies
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Keynote: Marius Kociejowski

"Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings."
– Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

Taking place on 2nd June 2015 at the University of York, this interdisciplinary one-day symposium aims to give postgraduate students across the arts and humanities the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary debates and ideas around the concept of identity, questioning the way in which identities are (re)formed, constructed and explored psychically and spatially in the modern world.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature"

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:22pm
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Alexander L. Kaufman
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Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts. This session encourages papers that examine post-medieval texts, cultures, and practices, especially Australian, Native American, Pan-American, and Eastern.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:57am
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University of North Texas; Graduate Students of English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:02pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Deadline now February 10, 2015

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."

-Wallace Stevens

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:56pm
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Excursions Journal

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL
Call for Papers

Abstract/shuns

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
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Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] ASLE UK AND IRELAND 'Green Knowledge' 2nd-4th September 2015, DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1st March

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:57am
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland

Green Knowledge: Biennial Conference of ASLE UK-I, 2nd-4th September 2015, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
Plenary Speakers: Roger Harrabin (BBC); Professor Ursula K. Heise (UCLA); Professor Louise Westling (University of Oregon)

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:42am
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Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
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SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles (with brief abstracts).

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:39am
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'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
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What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future? How do online communities affect our experiences of the local?

The second symposium of the Leverhulme-funded 'Imaginaries of the Future' research network seeks to investigate what the concepts of local and regional identity might mean in the future. One of our key objectives is to explore these concepts in a way that avoids the risk of becoming either exclusionary and inward-facing, a mere neoliberal branding exercise, or morbidly nostalgic.

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:44am
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University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
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CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can
be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

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