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Married or Single in Sedgwick's Writings, a panel for the SSAWW Conference, Philadelphia, Nov. 4-8, 2015

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:33pm
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Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
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The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the question of marriage vs. single life in Sedgwick's writings for the SSAWW Conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 4-8, 2015. This panel topic honors the 2015 publication of Deborah Gussman's new edition of Sedgwick's final novel, Married or Single?, which was originally published in 1857.

Single Life in the Antebellum Imagination, a panel at the American Literature Association conference, Boston, May 20-24, 2015

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
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For the ALA conference in Boston, May 20-24, 2015, the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society seeks proposals for a panel on the various manifestations of single life for both men and women in fiction and non-fiction by Sedgwick and her contemporary writers. Papers might consider spinsterhood and bachelorhood, whether by choice or by default; delayed marriage; widowhood; divorce; celibacy for spiritual reasons; or any other angle on the single life as depicted in antebellum fiction or non-fiction.

Send proposals of no more than 250 words to Jenifer_Elmore@pba.edu by Dec. 31, 2014.

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:25pm
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University of Michigan
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LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)

The College of Saint Rose 2015 Global Studies Conference (March 14, 2015)

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:23pm
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The College of Saint Rose
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The College of Saint Rose 2015 Global Studies Conference
The College of Saint Rose Graduate Studies Conference invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, poster sessions/exhibits, or colloquia addressing global studies through one of the following themes: Education and/or Gender; Business, Economics; Power, Politics and Institutions; Technology and/or the Environment to be held on March 14, 2015 in Albany, New York.

VPFA 7th annual conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice (13-15 July 2015)

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:25am
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Victorian Popular Fiction Association
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The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice

13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive

Call for Papers

THE APOLLONIAN, Vol. II, Issue 1: Crime, Criminal, Criminality

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:26am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

FOCUS: CRIME/CRIMINAL/CRIMINALITY
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities Fields

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:58am
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Valley Humanities Review
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The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

[UPDATE] Apollon Undergraduate Humanities Ejournal - Extended Deadline (12/7)

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:51am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fifth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Student submissions deadline is December 7, 2014. Interested faculty should contact us by December 7, 2014 as well.

Reflections on the Sexcentenary of Syon Abbey: Reading, Devotion and Reform

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:17am
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Brandon Alakas and Stephanie Morley - Canadian Society of Medievalists

Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.

Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, 2015 Abstract deadline:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB
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Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."

[UPDATE] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:33am
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Arizona State University
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**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**

Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.

Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

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