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UPDATE Flannery O'Conner at 90: May 15 and 16, 2015

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:28am
Division of English, Spartanburg Methodist College

CALL FOR PAPERS: FLANNERY O'CONNOR AT 90

Abstract Deadline Extended to March 6 (from February 6)
In observance of the ninetieth anniversary of Flannery O'Connor's birth, the Division of English at Spartanburg Methodist College will host a two-day conference—Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th —honoring the distinguished short-story writer, essayist, and novelist.

Topics are open; subject matter may include any aspects of O'Connor's writings or her life. We encourage participation by scholars (affiliated, independent, and retired), graduate students, and undergraduate students. Presentations of individual papers will be strictly limited to 15 minutes each.

[UPDATE] Approaching Deadline Reminder: Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Cul

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:35pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- English Department

Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture

Very few aspects of late medieval and early modern literature and culture remain untouched by the Fall, concepts of original sin, and considerations of man's place in a postlapsarian world. Concerns over the state of the soul, right governance and maintenance of the commonweal, and engagement with the natural world were shaded by a need to recoup the loss incurred by the expulsion from Eden.

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:53am
Queen's University Belfast

CFP 'War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture'

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen's University Belfast, exploring 'war and peace' in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. Our aim is to engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period's numerous conflicts.

Local Labor: Work in and Out of Central Appalachia (4 April 2015)

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:44am
West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:

General Call: Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:47am
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College

General Call for Papers
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference May 8-10

What is the future of illustration studies?

What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?

Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held May 8,9, 10 2015.

Call For Paper: Feminist Studies in English Literature

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:47pm
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Submission
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:52pm
Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32am
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

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