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November 6th 2014 - Ottawa Ontario - Language/Discourse

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:04am
Carleton University - School of Linguistics and Language Studies

As a part of an interactive poster session, students across disciplines will join in conversation and showcase their research in the areas of language, linguistics, pedagogy, discourse and/or writing studies.

Submit abstracts by Monday, October 21st 2014 for...
A multi-voiced dialogue: 10th Annual SLaLS Graduate Student Symposium.
1pm to 3pm - Thursday November 6 2014
Room 2017, Dunton Tower (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

CFP for Panel on Language and Culture in Modern Asia

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:49am
Panel for AAS-in-Asia Conference (June 2015)

A fourth and final presenter is being sought for a panel proposal for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, to take place in June 2015. The panel deals with transformations in language culture in Asia under modernization, from the late 19th century and on. We invite papers that deal with any region within Asia (e.g., Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia) and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (e.g., history, economics, linguistics).

Please submit a paper abstract or an email of inquiry as soon as possible, and by latest Tuesday, October 14.
In addition, we are also seeking an individual interested in serving as discussant for the panel. Please send an email if you are interested.

[UPDATE} Call for submission Issue 03:2

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:50am
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies

The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies calls for submissions for its sixth issue stressing trauma theory and its application to literature.
We welcome submissions that examine among other major concerns new directions in trauma theory and their impact on literary studies.
Articles should be submitted by December 15, 2014 in electronic format to and
Submissions should be in English, between 6000 and 8000 words, and should comply with the submission guidelines published on this website.

[UPDATE] CFP: Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison - ACLA (Mar 26-29, 2015) - Submission Deadline: Oct 15,2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 4:04am
Yu-ting Huang / UCLA

Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison
ACLA -- March 26-29, 2015. Seattle, Washington.

Call for papers:
We are inviting papers for a seminar to be hosted at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington on March 26-29. This seminar explores how settler colonial studies contribute to our study of comparative literature, both within and beyond Anglophone settler spaces.

Urban Pests, Ecology, and Social Justice (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:02am
Matthew Lambert/NeMLA

From the major urban parks of the 19th Century—like Central Park in New York and City Park in New Orleans—to today's plethora of urban gardens, American city planners and residents have attempted to introduce "nature" into the "artificial" space of major cities. But what about those living creatures often ignored in such idyllic visions: rats, bugs, pigeons, and others "pests"? What about the weeds growing from cracks in the sidewalk and in vacant lots? Why privilege the former kind of nature and not the latter? Furthermore, how has this distinction between two kinds of nature been used to justify the pollution of animal, plant, and human communities in urban settings with dangerous chemicals?

ACLA 2015 - Compromised Radicals and Failed Revolutions: The Unfinished Politics of the '70s

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:05am
American Comparative Literature Association

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, American writers have begun to return to the political and aesthetic moment of the late 1960s and 1970s. This turn has taken both a domestic and a global perspective: from the recent revival of interest in the Weather Underground as the United States' own stillborn revolutionary moment—we can think of Bill Siegel's 2002 documentary, new novels from Russell Banks and Jay Cantor, and the recent memoirs of David Gilbert, Bill Ayers and Cathy Wilkerson, to name just a few—to a revisiting of 1970s global insurgencies in places such as Italy, India, and South Africa as in Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowlands, and Chris Abani's The Secret History of Las Vegas respectively.