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[UPDATE] Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers, Indiana, PA, March 28, 2015

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:20pm
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

Call for Papers
Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- Indiana, PA

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary graduate conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.

Georgia Philological Association: May 29, 2015 Meeting and Call for Papers

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
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The tenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State College Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 29, 2015. 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).

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:51am
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
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Comparative Literature Indiana University
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Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:10pm
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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.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by January 1st, 2015.

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:41pm
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University of Bucharest, Department of English

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:

Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts

Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania

NYPL Short Term Research Fellowships

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:44am
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New York Public Library
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The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2015 Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:54am
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New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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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.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extension] "The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition"

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:54am
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GSU New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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New Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014

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.

Dirty Talk: The Forms and Language of Pleasure (MadLit) - Abstracts Due 1/3/2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:42am
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015w

Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture (DEADLINE EXTENSION]

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:39am
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School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
(http://www.enl.auth.gr/democracy/)

Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

15-17 May 2015

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014

Plenary Speakers

Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds

Oxford English Graduate Conference, 'Value', 5 June 2015

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:09pm
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University of Oxford

'What's aught but as 'tis valued?'

William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, II.ii, 53

In times of austerity, it is more than ever essential that what and how we value, and the far-reaching effects of any such valuation, be closely examined. The need for such attention has become particularly urgent within universities, where recent reductions of funding have sparked a sharp increase of debate over 'the value of the Humanities'. With that in mind, the Oxford English Faculty Graduate Conference 2015 invites papers on all aspects of 'value', as a concept that has, and will always inspire great passion, and great controversy.

Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies. 9 -11 April, 2015 (Conference). 8 April, 2015 (1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop)

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Interdisciplinary Inquiry , State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. www.iiinz.org/call-for-papers.html
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III Inaugural Conference: Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies

9-11 April, 2015: Main Conference
8 April, 2015: 1-day Writing and Publishing Workshop

Throughout history our understandings of categories such as space, time, and bodies have changed. Living in a more than human world, we have constructed these categories into systems of shared, and often unquestioned, meaning. This method of organising knowledge acquisition has a tendency to construct boundaries or borders which conceals the complex nature and varied connections between spatiality, instances of time and understandings of bodies.

[UPDATE] "Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 4:31pm
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UCLA Department of Comparative Literature

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

We are excited to announce the speakers for the upcoming UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference! Cultural critic Steven Shaviro, from Wayne St. University, will make the keynote address. We will also have plenary addresses from leading experimental poet and critic Juliana Spahr (Mills College) and postcolonial critic and theoretician Toral Gajarawala (NYU). For more information about our speakers, as well as links to their works, see our website.

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