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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

Sovereignty and Metaphor, Graduate Student Conference, September 24-25, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:14am
NYU English

Speakers: Victoria Kahn (UC, Berkeley), Paul Strohm (Columbia), John Rogers (Yale), Kathleen Davis (U of Rhode Island), Brandon Chua (U of Queensland), Jacques Lezra (NYU)

The graduate students of the Department of English and MARC at NYU invite proposals for papers that explore the reciprocity between sovereignty and metaphor in English and continental (Latin and vernacular) writing from the medieval to early modern period.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:42am
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles (with brief abstracts).

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:39am
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future? How do online communities affect our experiences of the local?

The second symposium of the Leverhulme-funded 'Imaginaries of the Future' research network seeks to investigate what the concepts of local and regional identity might mean in the future. One of our key objectives is to explore these concepts in a way that avoids the risk of becoming either exclusionary and inward-facing, a mere neoliberal branding exercise, or morbidly nostalgic.

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:20am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25th February2015 — but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
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?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:


Identity, Intimacy

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:24pm
Modern Horizons

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:42pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.