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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.

CFP "Women and Ageing" (International Conference at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 20-22 May 2015)

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:06pm
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Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Margaret O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh, University of Limerick
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In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?

albeit Issue 2.1: New York and Los Angeles in the American Imaginary

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 10:43am
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albeit

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Comparative Sinology - International Symposium in China

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:34am
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International Center for Comparative Sinology
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Call for Papers: International Symposium in Comparative Sinology
Organized by the International Center for Comparative Sinology, CUMT
This event will bring together researchers and artists from China and elsewhere in the world, to present ground-breaking research in the interdisciplinary field of Comparative Sinology. Held in Xu Zhou, cradle of Han civilization, the symposium's formal component will take place June 8-9, 2015, while a cultural program will be provided for interested participants geared towards more open exchange between scholars, June 10-12.

CFP: H.D. at the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 5:14pm
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H.D. International Society
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The H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings as well as new interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2015.

Call for Proposals: "It's Magic"—Volume 6 (2016) of Technoculture, 1 May 2015 through 30 April 2016

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 2:36pm
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Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

—Arthur C. Clarke.

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

—Gregory Benford

Technoculture seeks critical and creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology. Volume 6 (2016), "It's Magic!", focuses on the tropes that associate technology with magic and vice versa.

Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities. These subjects might include:

Jack London Society Panel at ALA 2015 (Boston, May 21-24) January 19 Deadline

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:55am
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The Jack London Society
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Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society (http://jacklondonsociety.org/) panel at the American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2015,The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 19, 2015. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. Additional conference information: http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/

H.D. panel, American Literature Assn, May 21-24, 2015 in Boston

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:43am
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H.D. International Society
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The H.D. International Society will again be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 21-24, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. The call for paper proposals is open ended, although projects working with some aspect of biography would be particularly welcome given the recent publications of H.D. editions and their scholarly framings in addition to recent, renewed interest in critical biography. Please send a brief paper proposal (250 words) along with a biography/CV to Rebecca Walsh, rawalsh@ncsu.edu, no later than January 26, 2015.

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