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Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:39pm
University of Augsburg, Germany

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

CFP: Poetry and the Unfinished (abstracts due 9/30/2014)

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 3:50pm
2015 NeMLA-Toronto, 4/30/15-5/3/15

We are seeking papers that explore the hermeneutic challenges and opportunities of studying poetry that is unfinished, unauthorized, or in some other way insufficient and not considered worthy of critical attention. We hope to gain insight from works that deprive us as readers of some of the basic elements upon which we often rely when working with a published scholarly edition, thus reconsidering fundamentally how we read poetry, and indeed, literature in general. Topics might include works that are incomplete, have competing versions, or lack a definitive edition; works whose authorship or date is unknown; works that do not fit neatly into a national or linguistic tradition.

Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:52am
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our eleventh annual conference in Macomb, IL on October 24– October 25, 2014.

[UPDATE] Conference: 'Minority' Cultures and Travel, 14-16 September 2015

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:52am
Bangor University, Swansea University and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

Conference – Call for Papers:
'Minority' Cultures and Travel

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 14-16 September 2015
In collaboration with Wales Literature Exchange and Ceredigion Museum
Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Interview: Basque writer Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Ned Thomas

Mediums of Trash/Trash Mediums (Trash Culture Edited Collection)

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:53am
Trash Culture Journal

"The medium is the message", declared Marshall McLuhan (1967) in his now famous book of the same name. He writes: "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" (2008: 8). Seemingly, the elements of Trash Culture have always prioritised the content over the medium, the supposed vulgarity contained in objects such as comic books rather than the aesthetics of the object itself, and the 'crude' programs on television rather than the television as a medium of communicating trash. The medium itself has therefore been a neglected element of Trash Culture, and in this way the notion of 'trash' must be discussed through lenses of technological and/or cultural determinism.

NEMLA 2015: Cities Afloat

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association


46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

Romantic and Victorian Echoes: A Transatlantic Exchange (April 30-May 3, 2015) at the Fairmont in Toronto

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference

This panel applies a transnational approach, which is interested in links between British Romantic and Victorian authors with American writers such as (but not limited to) William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Walt Whitman, Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wordsworth and Henry David Thoreau, etc. Papers will focus on how British writers influenced the form, content, and sensibility of American writers.

Politics, Disability, and the Medicalized Body in/and Eighteenth-Century Literature

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

In The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault describes a shift in forms of power away from "an anatomo-politics of the human body" towards "a biopolitics of the population," that occurred in the eighteenth century (139). This shift was contingent upon medicine's intervention in the political life of the population as well as its construction, and regulation, of a normative human body. Recent theoretical work on "biopolitics" by Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and others has extended Foucault's analysis on biopower to include more specific discussions on immunity, sovereignty, and disability (141).

Interactions Vol. 24.1-2 (2015) - Deadline October, 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:56am
Ege Journal of British and American Studies

Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).

It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Thomson Gale Cengage and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.

Collection: Girl Talk: The Influence of Girls' Series Fiction on American Popular Culture

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:31pm
LuElla D'Amico

Since the mid nineteenth century, American girls have had books written especially for them, often featuring the same characters who begin to feel like their friends, enemies, and overall substitute social cliques. From the perfect, golden-haired Christian in Martha Finley's nineteenth-century Elsie Dinsmore series to the imperfect high school beauties in Sara Shepard's recent Pretty Little Liars series, the young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America's tweens and teen girls.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] American Studies Association of Texas Conference Date: November 13-15, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:34pm
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers


Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

14-15 May 2015

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:06am
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

in collaboration with

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

14-15 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey