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"Lord Byron and Rights" (NASSR Special Session, Sponsored by The Byron Society of America)

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:18pm
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NASSR, The Byron Society of America

Lord Byron was a passionate and life-long defender of people's rights. In the House of Lords he argued for the right of Catholics to be represented in parliament; in his personal correspondence he supported writers' claims to copyright over their own works; and in a decision that led to his death, he travelled to Greece to help the Greeks realize their right to become an independent nation. His preoccupation with rights extended to his poetic works, too. For example, in Sardanapalus, the misguided but well-meaning titular leader laments "To me war is no glory—conquest no / Renown. To be forced thus to uphold my right / Sits heavier on my heart than all the wrongs / These men would bow me down with" (4.1.5.505-8).

CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association's 26th annual conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 3:26pm
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Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society
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The E. E. Cummings Society will co-sponsor one collaborative panel with the John Dos Passos Society at the American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. In addition, the Cummings Society will sponsor one to two sessions on E. E. Cummings.

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos

Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium - DANGEROUS SPACES - 3/13/2015

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 2:42pm
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Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA)
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The 12th Annual Miami University
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Friday, March 13th, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS

Dangerous Spaces

"Places are fragmentary and inward-turning histories, pasts that others are not allowed to read, accumulated times that can be unfolded but like stories held in reserve, remaining in an enigmatic state, symbolizations encysted in the pain or pleasure of he body. 'I feel good here': the well-being under-expressed in the language it appears in like a fleeting glimmer is a spatial practice." --Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

Rural writing / ecritures du rural (Budapest, Hungary) - Call for papers

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 1:30pm
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Fifth EUGEO Congress, Budapest, Hungary on 30 August – 2 September 2015

Call for papers for a special session - EUGEO 2015 - Budapest, Hungary on 30 August – 2 September 2015.

Session "Rural writing / Ecritures du rural" organised by Mauricette Fournier (Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France) and Marina Marengo (Université de Sienne, Italy)

If you are interested, please send your abstract to Mauricette.Fournier@univ-bpclermont.fr and marina.marengo@unisi.it by January 31, 2015.

Proposals are accepted in English or in French.

Additional Information :

http://eugeo2015.com/

UPDATE: NANO: New American Notes Online, Special Issue--Corporations and Culture [Submission Deadline Extended: March 15 2015]

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
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NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Special Issue: Corporations and Culture

Power, in Case's world, meant corporate power. The zaibatsus, the multinationals that shape the course of human history, had transcended old barriers. Viewed as organisms, they had attained a kind of immortality. You couldn't kill a zaibatsu by assassinating a dozen key executives; there were others waiting to step up the ladder, assume the vacated position, access the vast banks of corporate memory. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Call for Submissions: Aporetic Press

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:17am
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Aporetic Press
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Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.

UPDATE 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Health and Society April 11, 2015

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 9:26am
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Providence College
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As 2014 draws to a close, we're already busy planning for our 6th annual undergraduate research conference at Providence College next Spring! This is a wonderful opportunity for advanced undergraduate students engaged in significant writing projects. Once again, all participants will have an opportunity to publish their work through PC's Digital Commons (see examples of papers from last year's conferences at http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/auchs/2014/.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:07pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Deadline: January 25, 2015

Contact Information:

Editor: Kevin MacDonnell

Email: sjuhumanities@gmail.com

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."

-Wallace Stevens

Melodrama - Graduate Conference - Deadline January 10 - Conference February 13

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:27pm
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Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

Vietnam War "2G": Revisionist Histories and Perspectives

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 7:59pm
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Isadora J. Wagner / Modern Literature Association (MLA) 2016 Annual Conference
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Conference papers invited for a special session on second-generation Vietnam War writers and revisionist histories at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference on January 7-10, 2016 in Austin, Texas. In 2015, the United States government will mark the official fifty-year anniversary of the Vietnam War, making America's longest war something of a cultural relic in national consciousness. And yet, stories about the Vietnam War still abound in contemporary literature and culture, particularly in works by second-generation authors such as Linh Dinh, T.C.

[Update: Deadline Extension] CFP: Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:55pm
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Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

New Deadline:
January 16, 2015

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

Trinity Institute's 44th National Theological Conference - Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 4:48pm
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Trinity Wall Street - Trinity Institute

From January 22-25, 2015, a diverse group of scholars and faith leaders will offer strategies for developing a more just economy and instill the confidence to take action for social change at Trinity Institute's 44th National Theological Conference, "Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality."

Call for Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Papers

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 3:27pm
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Powerlines - Online journal published by the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park
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Powerlines is a graduate student-run online journal and welcomes work that exhibits or complements interdisciplinary approaches to producing knowledge. We feature scholarly and artistic production that enriches understandings of identity and difference, cultures of the everyday, and the politics of power. Specifically, we invite submissions that foreground questions concerning disability, sexuality, gender, race, class, and nation in work that approaches these and other categories of difference from American studies, material and visual culture studies, performance studies, women's studies, public or social history, sociology, anthropology, English, geography, the digital humanities, and related fields.

Passages @ Georgetown, Feb 21, Submissions EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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- PASSAGES -
The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD and Samantha Pinto, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

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