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Occupations

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:47am
Excursions Journal

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL
Call for Papers

'When […] does occupation become possession? Who has a right to occupy what space? Who must work for whom? What happens in our society to those who can't—or simply won't—work? What obligations do we have to those who prefer not to fit into the system, or run on the hamster's wheel?' Jonathan D. Greenberg.

*DEADLINE UPDATE* Culture and Environment- University of Akron, Ohio 2015 Regional Conference

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:49pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)

CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron, Ohio
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

[DEADLINE EXTENSION 12/20/14] 20th Annual Southwest English Symposium

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:44pm
Arizona State University

**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 20th, 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.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:55am
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

The 2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLIST (Association of History Literature, Science & Technology)

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:01pm
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology

AHLIST
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
www.ahlist.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST

Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015

Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahlist2015

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, 20th-21st May 2015.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:40am
University of Hull

Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey.

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for 'Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century', an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century 'military' manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 3:02am
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Theme: Secrets
Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of
China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Date: October 31, 2015
Venue: National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Natures 2015 abstract deadline extended to Dec. 15, 2014

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:18pm
Natures 2015: Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

Natures 2015: Reading the Books of Nature
Authors and artists, from Galileo to Rousseau, Woolfe to Kingsolver, Attenborough to Cousteau, have been exploring how to read or record nature for thousands of years. We seek papers that continue this quest in the context of any genre, time period, or discipline within the humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• A particular character's or author's way or reading or misreading nature, speaking to or speaking against nature.
• Representations of nature as pitifully silenced victim, ominously silent threat, or speaking agent.
• Linking or de-linking nature with books, reading, or writing.
• The 'book of nature' as a parallel to, or competitor with, sacred texts.

[UPDATE] Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers, Indiana, PA, March 28, 2015

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:20pm
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

Call for Papers
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- Indiana, PA

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary graduate conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.

Georgia Philological Association: May 29, 2015 Meeting and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:08pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The tenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State College Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 29, 2015. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

[EXTENDED DEADLINE: 12/15]: Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Early Modern Center at UCSB’s English Department

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:51am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
Comparative Literature Indiana University

Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

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