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British Women Writers Conference 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:05pm
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British Women Writers Association
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23rd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference June 25th-27th, 2015

Hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Conference Theme: Relations

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Tender Empiricisms and Weird Sciences

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Kathleen Morris, University of Oxford

In the nineteenth-century Goethe described "zartre Empirie," a delicate or tender empiricism. His approach provided an alternative to a purely scientific practice, insisting on the value of knowledge produced through rigorous attention to experience. Such an epistemology valued 'lesser orders' of knowledge such as emotion, affect, bodily experience and intuition. Similarly 'weird science' is a way of framing aesthetic practices that use constraints, rules, procedures and models of investigation. However, in the aesthetic domain such protocols are called into the service of affect, offering alternative modes for its expression and different avenues for considering the relationship between feeling and thought as they commingle in cultural texts.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:16am
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New Voices
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA 2015--1/1/2015 Deadline for Proposals

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:24pm
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Paraic Finnerty / Emily Dickinson International Society

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 21-24, 2015. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Páraic Finnerty (paraic.finnerty@port.ac.uk) and Michelle Kohler (mkohler@tulane.edu) by January 1, 2015.

"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:37pm
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“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015
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"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:13pm
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ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)
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ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to www.accute.ca. Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

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

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:54pm
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Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self

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.

Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Clinton

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).

Call for Notes and Reviews

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:52am
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Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
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The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is a postgraduate journal published electronically and in print. We are currently seeking short pieces and reviews (850-1000 words) for inclusion in the 'Notes' section of Volume VI (2014-15).

These can be on any topic of academic interest including (but not limited to):
*conferences and symposiums
*theatre reviews
*museum exhibitions
*library collections
*short pieces of original research.

Applicants are also invited to send in their short, original literary compositions, poetry and artwork.

Submissions should be sent by email to the General Editors webbjll@googlemail.com by Friday 14 November.

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:40am
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University of Hull, 20th-21st May 2015

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.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:28am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:18pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Ecstasy (ACLA 2015)

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:17pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
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CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

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