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[UPDATE-New conference date] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:57am
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

"Works in Progress" postgraduate conference, Thursday 7th July

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:35am
GradCATS / De Montfort University

CFP: Works in Progress

All texts and artworks will have at one stage been a work in progress, despite the tendency to value them as cultural artefacts once they are deemed finished and made available for consumption. Redrafting and editing are processes which strive towards a "final" product, meaning their publication often results in the loss or occlusion of multiple ancillary versions. Such materials are important to our understanding of how texts and works are shaped and reshaped, and by whom.

CFP MLA 2017 — Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy (Philadelphia; 3.15.2016)

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 6:46pm
Julia Ng

Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy

This panel explores the role that the encounter with East Asian philosophical, political, and aesthetic traditions play in the development of modern European economic thought, from the proto-Classical theories of the Physiocrats up to the present. We are particularly interested in papers that seek to better grasp, through a genealogy of Western economic thought, its contemporary blindness vis a vis modes of affectivity originating from an East Asian context.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Literature, Landscape and the Environment: Special Issue

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 5:35pm
English: The Journal of the English Association

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.

In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.

MLA 2017 Special Session: The Historical Novel as a Generic Hybrid (Deadline 3/15/2016)

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 11:35pm
Ben O'Dell/ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

This panel welcomes reassessment of the historical novel from literary scholars working on a wide range of historical periods and geographic regions. While the classic historical novel is often thought of as a literary genre in its own right, many historical narratives are actually generic hybrids comprised of other genres. What is the significance of these generic elements? Does the historical novel contain certain essential features or is the term merely a placeholder for fictions about the past? How has its definition changed over time, and how might we wish to alter it today?

MMLA 2016 Permanent Panel: Travel Writing / Writing Travel

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:58pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 10-13 2016)

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: Permanent MMLA Panel

This year's MMLA conference theme – "Border States" – provides the perfect topical launch for papers on travel, travel writing, and writing about travel. Papers on any aspect of this topic from any time period are welcome, including but not limited to the following ideas:

• crossing geographical and/or cultural boundaries
• locating and dislocating the self through travel
• identifying or pushing the boundaries of knowledge

Of especial interest are papers that create their own border states between disciplines or genres.

[UPDATE] Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:06pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. 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).

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Proposal Deadline March 15, 2016

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:01pm
University of California, Merced Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis

Presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Students, Graduate Division, and the Center for the Humanities of the University of California, Merced

University of California, Merced

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Programme for 'Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals'

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:54am
Victorian Popular Fiction Assocaition

Victorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Programme

9.30 – 10.00 – Registration

10.00 – 11.15 – Hands on Session with The Liddle Hart Collection of Costume

11.15 – 11.30 – Refreshment break

UPDATE: Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/25

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:30am
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and biographical statement to Anne Keefe at anne.keefe@unt.edu by February 25, 2016.

UPDATE: Abstract deadline extended to 2/25/16.

[REMINDER] INQUIS JOURNAL

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:54pm
https://inquisjournal.wordpress.com/

INQUIS is an online, biannual, blind peer-reviewed journal which offers graduate students in the field of literatures in English a chance to make their research known internationally. Considering that literary studies as a field of scholarly study has undergone tremendous changes and challenges, both the practice and theory of literary studies certainly need a thorough scrutiny under the light of new perspectives, new approaches, new interpretations as well as new insights. By including the works of graduate researchers, the journal primarily aims to promote dialogue and to serve as an international forum for young academics and researchers where they can share their ideas and contribute globally to the discussions on studies of literatures in English.

MLA 2017 (January 5-8) Panel: Poe and Antebellum Writers

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:16pm
Poe Studies Association

Call for papers for the panel at MLA 2017
Philadelphia PA January 5-8, 2017

Chair: Amy Branam Armiento, Frostburg State University
Respondent: Barbara Cantalupo, The Pennsylvania State University

Papers that contrast Poe with another antebellum writer, famous or forgotten. Possibilities abound: Dickinson, Longfellow, Whitman, Chivers, Benjamin, Child, Lippard, Sprague, Hawthorne, etc.

250-word abstracts and a resume should be sent as email attachments to abranam@frostburg.edu
Deadline: March 6, 2016.

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