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Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:44pm
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Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Romantic Ecocriticism:
Origins and Legacies
Dewey W. Hall, Editor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Call for Papers

Romantic Ecocriticism invites article length papers that examine the influence of cultural factors on seminal writers from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. For example, William Wordsworth read Gilbert White's The Natural History of Selborne; Samuel Taylor Coleridge derived metaphors from the lectures by Humphrey Davy; Mary Shelley derived the basis for Frankenstein from the vitalism debate initiated by John Abernathy and William Lawrence.

New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:40pm
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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 winter 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.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology, NeMLA April 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:27pm
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North East Modern Language Association
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

The Long, Wide Nineteenth Century - July 31-August 2, 2015

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:41am
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The Dickens Project

Recent critiques of the idea of the "Victorian" have included attention to both space and time, challenging both the temporal imperatives that follow, perhaps fetishistically, the contours of Victoria's reign, and the geographical isolation of a culture (or set of cultures) in which people went to war or opted for diplomacy; traded (or refused to trade) objects and ideas; translated and plagiarized the works of other cultures; embarked on journeys to discover rivers, love, self, or God; produced and abandoned formal and informal empires.

[UPDATE] Anonymity and Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century Narratives of London (Deadline: September 30, 2014), NeMLA

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:15pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario (April 30 – May 3, 2015)
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In Poe's "The Man of the Crowd," the narrator finds himself anxiously pursuing an unknown but somehow sinister old man through the streets of London, determined to penetrate his mystery, only to ultimately conclude that he will "learn no more of him." Early in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mr.

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Special Topic: Christianity and Literature (for spring 2015)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:19pm
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Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
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Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Missouri Baptist University, welcomes essays for a special issue (spring 2015) on "Christianity and Literature." Essays may explore aspects of Christianity in individual works or writers, in pedagogical matters pertaining to teaching literature at Christian universities, and in issues concerning courses devoted to specifically Christianity and literature. Some possible approaches and examples would include:

• The ability of mainstream literature to show the picture and power of spirituality in the lives of non-religious people (The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, as an example)

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
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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.

Abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE:11/15/14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:13am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty fifth 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 15th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

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"Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:12am
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:26pm
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Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

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