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Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Asssociation
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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.

Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Eugene Grren/NEMLA
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This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063

[UPDATE] The Essay: Forms and Transformations

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:30am
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Department of English and American Studies (University of Salzburg)

The Essay has constituted an important prose form from the sixteenth century until the present and constitutes an intriguing field for interdisciplinary study. Applied to such a heterogeneous range of writings as maxims, aphorisms and proverbs, letters, treatises in philosophy and the sciences, as well as criticism and journalism of different kinds, it has eluded clear definition. Not surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been reluctant to tackle what appears to be a random array of prose texts straddling the boundaries between literature, philosophy and scientific writing, criticism and journalism.

It's Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA YAL Permanent Session

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA/Detroit, MI Nov. 13-16, 2014
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From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
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Language Society at UCO
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THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

[UPDATE) The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:26am
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The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture
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The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

[UPDATE] 1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Di

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:13am
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School of Film Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema
The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Discoveries of The Past (1945-1967)

MAY 28-30, 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece

Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas Elsaesser
Plenary Speaker: Professor Vrasidas Karalis

Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:04am
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 14, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:03am
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference

Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801

1-866-460-7456

October 3-4, 2014

PCEA invites either panels or individual papers for the 2014 PCEA Conference.

Proposals in any and all areas of English (or English-related) studies are welcome: literature, film, composition studies, professional writing, creative writing, linguistics, popular culture, et al. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are encouraged. We also welcome the reading of original creative writing.

PCEA invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals.

NeMLA 2015: Rethinking the Anglo-Indian Gothic (30 September 2014)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 2:15pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
46th Annual Convention
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Host: Ryerson University
Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York

Session Title:
Spectral Uprisings as Imperialist Critique: Rethinking the Anglo-Indian Gothic

Session Chair:
Melissa Edmundson Makala

Centennial Study of My Ántonia, 2-page proposals due 1 February 2015

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 1:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Holly Blackford, Rutgers University-Camden
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Proposals are sought for a collection that will offer readers an in-depth study of the 100-year life and legacy of My Ántonia, in the context of up-to-date research. The collection intends to situate My Ántonia in its original sociocultural and literary context; explore the core themes and perspectives in the novel; and mark its legacy in a variety of ways. It aims to convey the full complexity of the novel and its issues by drawing upon historical and contemporary frameworks of understanding. The following list of topics is suggestive but not prescriptive.

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