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Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:07pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015
Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices from the margins of urban America. Rap music is a form of rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, an African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth culture composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music. From the outset, rap music has articulated the pleasures and problems of urban black life in contemporary America.

2015 Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:19am
James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE

THE FUTURES OF AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE: QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING

MONDAY, JUNE 22 — SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Director: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

Co-Directors: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (City University of New York, Graduate Center)

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~futures

JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A CRITICAL COMPANION [UPDATE]

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:13am
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Mandika Sinha, University of North Bengal

"If the authentic test for a great novel is rereading, and the joys of yet further rereading, then Pride and Prejudice can rival any novel ever written." — Harold Bloom One of the most popular works of fiction in English literature, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) has withstood the tests of time and has been revisited time and again with renewed critical engagements, adaptations and popular celebration. Regardless to say, several tomes have been dedicated to this particular work over the years, and many more continue to be produced with consistency that engage with the novel across areas such as the application of literary theories, in the context of cultural studies or even popular culture.

Size and Scale in Literature and Culture -- Edited Essay Collection (abstracts due March 1, 2015)

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 8:20am
Michael Tavel Clarke, University of Calgary & David Wittenberg, University of Iowa

The topic of scale is currently of great interest to scholars and readers in a number of fields in the humanities and social sciences. Questions of scale, size, and magnitude have become especially urgent in an era of simultaneous globalization and digitization, during which the domains of political, aesthetic, and ethical relationships between human beings are vastly expanded even as industrial technology achieves unprecedented levels of miniaturization. Arguably, contemporary critics and theorists must now catch up with longstanding inquiries and experiments on the significance of scale already undertaken within both the sciences and the self-conscious stylistic practices of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, film, and art.

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, Oct. 1-3, 2015

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 1:06am
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

Keynote Speakers: Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School; Cynthia Robinson, Cornell University; John Lardas Modern, Franklin & Marshall College; Richard A. Rosengarten, Chicago Divinity School; Amila Buturovic, York University

lemoyne.edu/slsr

Charles Taylor recently claimed that we live in "a secular age," one in which a wide range of religious practices – and ways to opt out of those practices – are available. Today we might follow traditional forms of observance, establish new kinds of worship that are not strictly religious, or reject devotional pursuits altogether. Is Taylor right, or have these options always existed in varying degrees, in various periods and places?

CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP):Childhood and Visual Texts in/of Asia DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2015

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:31am
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award Executive Committee

CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)

Childhood and Visual Texts in/of Asia

An international conference sponsored by
Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association
Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education
Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award Executive Committee

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Venue: National Taipei University of Education

[Update] Submission Date Extended To January 2, 2015: TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:47pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

Monstrum Volume 1: Issue 1

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:34pm
University of Sunderland

For Goya, 'Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels', though some see his etching as revealing the dark undercurrents of Enlightenment. The monster, according to Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, offers ways of understanding the cultures which bear them; 'the monstrum is etymologically "that which reveals"'.

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Breaking Futures"

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:20pm
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are very excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hsy of The George Washington University!

Call For Proposals: "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time"
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

Modernism and the Anthropocene (edited collection, abstracts due 3/31/15)

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) and John McIntyre (University of Prince Edward Island)

We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture. As a whole, the volume examines the emerging and complex relationship between Anglo-American modernism and its geological, climatological, and deep historical contexts, as it is articulated in a range of literary texts, movements, and expressions in the first half of the twentieth century.

Please email proposals and queries to
Jon Hegglund: hegglund@wsu.edu or
John McIntyre: jmcintyre@upei.ca

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