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Presenters for Panel on W.S. Merwin @ ASLE Conference, June 23-27 2015--Due Nov. 24 2014

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:32pm
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Merwin Studies
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Merwin Studies seeks to organize a panel at the ASLE Biennial Conference—Notes From Underground: The Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice—in Moscow, Idaho, June 23–27, 2015.

The conference theme invites us to consider how looking "down, under, beneath and below" can lead to "imaginative, aesthetic, critical, pedagogical, and activist responses."

Many of the suggested topics readily resonate with Merwin's ecopoetics including geological time, soil biopolitics, gardening, roots, reclaiming, insects, witness, mycorrhizal networks, migrations, poetics of darkness (roots, mud, night), and grassroots politics and cultures. For the Conference's full CFP, click here.

Ctrl, Alt, Delete, 3/27-28/15 (Deadline: January 16)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:08pm
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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
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The 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels. MCLLM welcomes proposals from a wide range of studies in the English and communication fields. Some possible topics for investigation may include: literature and poetry, creative writing, linguistics, written and visual rhetoric, journalism, narrative and documentary film, games/video games, television, radio, new and social media, and pedagogy in these fields.

Global Asias Conference by Verge: Studies in Global Asias (April 9-11, 2015 at Penn State)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:58pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Penn State's Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 3, a conference to celebrate the launch of a new journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, politics, sociology—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia's place(s) in the development of global culture and history.

[UPDATE] CFP: Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:32pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
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CFP: Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk

The 36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

"Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

February 11th – 14th 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Submission Deadline: November 15th 2014 please submit abstracts at http://conference2015.southwestpca.org

Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place, 04/03/15 (Deadline: 02/17/15)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:28am
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UT Arlington English Graduate Student Association

The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the 3rd Annual UTA English Graduate Conference on April 3, 2015

Title: "Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nathanael O'Reilly, Texas Christian University

[UPDATE] Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:21am
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Duquesne University English Graduate Organization

Inspired by our era of globalization and instantaneous communication, the Duquesne University English Department Graduate Student Conference is asking about access. As the rise of Disability Studies and Mobility Studies has provided theoretical and linguistic frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of access, we invite considerations that historicize the concept of access and probe its contemporary resonance. Historically, who has had access? How does asking this question raise awareness of contentious spaces? How do we navigate such spaces without privileging able-bodiedness?

"Rebecca West and Dissent: The Politics and Poetics of Heresy" September 19-20, 2015, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:41am
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International Rebecca West Society
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"Rebecca West and Dissent: The Politics and Poetics of Heresy"

Rebecca West famously did not toe lines, whether these lines were associated with party, ideology, literary movement, genre, gender, religious beliefs, etc. In most cases, from her leftist anti-communism, to her bourgeois leftism, to her paradoxical feminism, to her anti-atonement Christianity, to her genre-bending, West was a dissenter, a rebel, and a heretic—even within movements that were already oppositional such as feminism.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 11/15/14: CFP: Mystery/Detective Fiction, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-14, 2015)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:32am
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Southwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction Area
36th Annual Conference, Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
"Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 11-14, 2015

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2014 (extended)
Submission Address: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org/

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 11/15/14: CFP: Disability Studies, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/15/14; 2/11-14, 2015)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:30am
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Southwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Disability Studies Area
36th Annual Conference, Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
"Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 11-14, 2015

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2014 (extended)
Submission Address: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org/

Women Writing North: ACCUTE 2015 *Deadline Extended*

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:23am
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ACCUTE

It is common to conceive of Canada's North, especially in its early history, as a barren frontier conquerable only by the hardiest of men. However, as Barbara Kelcey's Alone in Silence: European Women in the Canadian North Before 1940 outlines, an estimated five hundred women or more traversed the Northwest Territories before World War II. While some of these women were the wives of missionaries or explorers, others were career-women in their own rights—artists, nurses, missionaries, entrepreneurs, or explorers.

Call for Responses for Front Page Survey Question on Technoculture

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 9:33am
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MediaCommons
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The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: How does the lens of technoculture shade our perceptions of ourselves and society?

This survey question seeks to explore how the prevalence of technology in our lives has shaped the ways in which we approach not only communication, but also representations of the fractured nature of our identities. Some questions that arise may include: How are our experiences with other cultures filtered through topics like Techno-Orientalism? How do works of science fiction invite us to consider cultural issues in new ways? What new affordances do mobile devices give us? How do mobile devices constrain the domain of self-expression?

[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:05pm
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2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 15, 2014. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography
▪ Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Emergent Theories

"The New Historical Romances": Representing America in Historical Fiction of the 21st Century (12/12/14, 6/11-13/15)

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:58pm
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The North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference, University of Northern Iowa
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In its first year of publication, the North American Review decried the new nation's "literary delinquency" and called for the development of a distinctly American literature. In the early decades of the journal's existence, historical novels were a central form in which writers and critics looked for explicitly American subject matter and themes. As W.H.

The Value and Challenge of the Middle Ages in C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image Half a Century Later, CFP Deadline: 20 December

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:59pm
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Paper Session for the Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University
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It has been about half a century since C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image was published (1964), and the time seems ripe to look into its legacy, past and ongoing. With the constantly shifting critical landscape in medieval studies, especially the recent rise in new critical perspectives (e.g. disability studies, theories of the monstrous, etc.), a past work of medieval scholarship such as Lewis' can seem like a product of its own time more than a seminal advance in medieval studies. One wonders, though, to what extent knowing about such a work may be useful at all in the ever changing, advancing field of medieval studies.

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins at the ALA 2015

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:58pm
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Pauline E. Hopkins Society
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The Pauline E. Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 26th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, May 21-24.

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