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Voices of Their Own: South Asian Women's Writing, Postgraduate Conference, 04 – 06 June 2015, Technische Universität Chemnitz

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:46am
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Convenor: Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

South Asian women's writing of the last two centuries has explored issues of identity and belonging in predominantly male literary traditions. In this context, poetry, short stories, novels, and autobiographies by South Asian women have offered new formulations of traditional definitions of gender, work, and family that have accompanied the Indian Independence Movement and the Partition of India and Pakistan. More recently, they have also contributed to the transformations introduced by diaspora, which has engendered a great amount of creative responses within and outside the South Asian setting.

CSULA Significations 2015-April 24th, 2015

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am
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CSULA English Graduate Student Association

This year's theme for Significations, the graduate conference at Cal State L.A., is "Generation(s)."

We invite submissions exploring "Generation(s)" in all or any of its meanings. Topics are not limited to, but could include: production/creation, lineage/ tradition, or history/ temporality. Areas of inquiry include the fields of literature, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, philosophy, history, film, gender studies, and the social sciences.The conference will be held on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and we especially welcome papers discussing Armenian history, culture, or trauma and violence.

[UPDATE] Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 3:16pm
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The University of North Alabama English Department
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Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:
Water, Sound, Land, Text

[UPDATE] Trance: Graduate Student Conference, English Dept., GC- CUNY, March 5-6, 2014

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:19pm
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Karen Lepri / English Student Association, Graduate Center-CUNY

Deadline Extended to December 8th!
Trance: March 5-6 2015

This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.

ENGINGEERING TRANSFORMATION: CONFLICT, CRISIS, ADAPTATION

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:41am
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Anne R. Richards/Kennesaw State University and Adrienne P. Lamberti/University of Northern Iowa

The Wiley-IEEE Press series Engineering Transformation: Conflict, Crisis, Adaptation aims to explore a range of topics for professionals in or affiliated with electrical engineering. This series focus is part of the larger series titled "Professional Engineering Communication" (PEC, Traci Nathans-Kelly, editor). Proposals are sought for interdisciplinary titles that are related to the themes of communication, conflict, crisis, and adaptation and that will be provocative, theoretically grounded, and, crucially, practically relevant to electrical engineering practitioners and scholars around the world.

Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:34am
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University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?

Creating Undergraduate Research Projects in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (MELUS 2015, April 9-12; deadline Nov. 30)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:44pm
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Chris Bell and J. Stephen Pearson, University of North Georgia

Given the increasing focus on advanced undergraduate research, this roundtable seeks examples of successful undergraduate research projects in ethnic literary studies. We ask for 10-minute presentations on successful projects you have assigned, problems you have encountered, resources you have found helpful, etc.

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Submissions are welcome through Sunday, November 30. Please submit a one-page abstract (include a working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Chris.Bell@ung.edu and stpears11@gmail.com.

CFP - 50th Anniversary Conference: British and Turkish Literary and Cultural Interactions (Due: 31 Dec. 2014)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:16pm
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Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 50th Anniversary Conference: British and Turkish Literary and Cultural Interactions
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The aim of this conference is to revisit the literary, artistic and cultural texts, whether they are canonical or non-canonical, from both the (English/British) West and the (Ottoman/Turkish) East, from a historical period stretching from the Medieval Period to the end of the twentieth century, and representing the encounters and exchanges between the two. One major concern of the conference is to include into the debate the discursive constructions other than "Orientalism" (i.e. possible Occidentalism(s)?, essentializing self-representations) for the purpose of expanding the scope and scale of the academic conversation in this area.

TRANS Writ Large: Writing Difference

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:13pm
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University of Cincinnati Composition Program

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the sixth annual graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Our conference title this year is TRANS Writ Large: Writing Difference.

A trans perspective sees beyond the conventional, to articulate—and even inhabit—difference. From this angle of vision, difference is not a barrier, but a resource. Trans work encourages suppleness, avoiding binaries, expanding understanding of the human experience, playing with fixity and subverting it. To become something new, even if only partially and temporarily. And writing is a vehicle for acts of becoming and unbecoming.

[REMINDER] Word Hoard Issue #4: "Word of Mouth"

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:19pm
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Word Hoard/Western University

Viva voce—"with living voice," but also (and more commonly) the phenomenon of "word of mouth." When incidents of speech, song, or shouting take place, it is the mouth that transforms private impulse into audible sound. Articulatory phonetics tells us that this physiological transubstantiation is little more than the aerodynamic energy of breath rendered into sound waves, or acoustic energy. Yet when do words become more than translations, and mouths more than translating machines?

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:20am
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities? Muldoon's Oxford Lectures in Poetry (2006) are entitled The End of the Poem, yet like in John Donne's Holy Sonnets, the end of one poem is the beginning of the next one.

The guests of honour at LIES 2015 (15-16th May 2015) are Paul Muldoon as well as Nick Hayes, a political cartoonist and the author of the graphic novel, Rime of the Modern Mariner – and thus we are going through Poetry into the Beyond!

Angles and _limes_: Examining and challenging research in Anglo-American studies (12/15/14)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:20am
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Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World

The second issue of Angles, the new online journal published by the SAES, will aim at examining "angles and limes" in Anglo-American studies.

The purpose of this particular issue is to gather articles focusing both on the specific angles of each discipline and their limits, and on the instances when borders are crossed and limits are passed—must be passed—to further research. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals developing and clarifying their own practices as regards limits and angles.

For a complete CFP, please visit: http://angles.saesfrance.org/index.php?id=90

Brevity is the soul of wit (12/15/14)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:18am
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Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World

For its inaugural issue, Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World welcomes original proposals inspired by the celebrated aphorism: 'Brevity is the soul of wit'.

This issue of Angles will be an opportunity to discuss the links with humor, irony, and short forms of expression (mots d'esprit, soundbites, slogans) in a host of contexts: literary, linguistic, social, political
and artistic.

For a complete CFP, please visit:
http://angles.saesfrance.org/index.php?id=87

Additional, off-topic contributions are also welcome.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 4:29am
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

11th Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond with Muldoon and Hayes

"I am with Raleigh, near the Atlantic" writes Paul Muldoon in "Promises, Promises" from the volume Why Brownlee Left ( ). Even though Plato wanted to banish poets from the (ideal?) Republic, poets and poetry have remained part of the social life. After all, the Romantics believed in the inborn superiority of literature as a mode of knowledge and judgment. Literature and not history or philosophy carried the meaning of life. Victorians placed a poet not above but within his/her community thereby asserting his or her social utility.

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