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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 3:38pm
Arkansas State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and the Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing


The Radical Writes Conference is a graduate student conference that highlights writers who produce innovative and distinctive creative and critical work in its multitude of forms. Students are welcome to submit poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction or works pertaining to composition and rhetoric, critical theory, literature, and related fields of study. In addition to conference participants' presentations, conference attendees can expect panels on topics related to professionalization and opportunities for networking with publishers.

ASA 2015. Just Deserters: Allegiance and American Desertion

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 3:10pm
American Studies Association/ Nathaniel A. Windon

Even as late as 1928, Ella Lonn found it necessary in _Desertion During the Civil War_ to offer the qualified hope that the question of desertion, "which could scarcely have found a tolerant reading a few decades ago," might be received by a more generous audience. This panel echoes Lonn's qualified hope as it asks for papers that consider desertion not in terms of cowardice, but in terms of allegiance. To whom or to what is the deserter allied, and how might that allegiance operate as a way of resistance? Does the willingness to leave one site of misery for another, potentially more miserable, site provide an alternative logic of desertion?

Journal: Notes on Teaching English - [NoTE]

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:35pm
Notes on Teaching English, the journal of the Georgia and Carolinas Affiliate of the College English Association

Call for Papers

Notes on Teaching English (NOTE) - digital journal of the Georgia and Carolinas affiliate of the College English Association (GACCEA)
 url:
 Submission deadline: rolling submissions

Notes on Teaching English (NOTE), the journal of Georgia and Carolinas affiliate of the College English Association, is a digital publication hosted by Georgia Gwinnett College at NOTE offers pedagogically-focused scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship, teaching tips, assignments, and opinion pieces.

Call for Abstracts: Critical Insights: George Eliot, deadline February 20, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:21pm
Katie Peel, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Call for Abstracts
This call is for abstracts for a collection of new essays on George Eliot and her work. This volume is part of the Critical Insights series published by Salem Press, and the intended readers include undergraduate students and their teachers.
Interested individuals should submit an abstract of approximately 300-400 words to Katie Peel ( for an unpublished essay that takes the approach described in any one of the following areas:
"Critical lens" chapter (4,000-4,500 words): a close reading of the author from a particular critical standpoint,

Sixth Annual SoTL Conference, May 18-19, 2015 The University of Findlay

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 1:52pm
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy

Sixth Annual SoTL Conference, May 18-19, 2015
The University of Findlay

We invite you to share your emerging, on-going, and completed research in the scholarship of teaching and learning including but not limited to face-to-face, online, hybrid, or clinical settings. You might consider answering: "How has the definition and/or application of SOTL evolved as the spaces in which higher education is delivered have expanded?"

Possible topics might include:

"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 1:21pm
Indiana Universtiy at Bloomington, Medieval Studies Institute

"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text"

The Twenty-Seventh Annual Spring Symposium of The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University

27–29 March 2015

Indiana University, Bloomington

Keynote: Professor Samer Ali, University of Texas at Austin


Resisting the Nation, Reproducing Colonial Misery: Sports and the Transnational Imaginary (ASA 2015)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:59pm
American Studies Association, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. (October 8-11, 2015. Toronto, Canada.)

In 1844, Canada and the USA played a cricket match at the St. George's Club in New York, which is now the site for NYU's Medical Centre. This long-forgotten match was the first international sporting event of the modern era, predating the revival of the Olympic Games by more than 50 years. Since then, cricket's place in the cultural imaginary of North America has been displaced by the emergence of baseball and hockey as the national sports of the USA and Canada. This piece of historical trivia serves as a line of departure for the panel to investigate how sports have engaged with—by perpetuating, resisting, institutionalizing—the hegemonic narratives of the nation-state.

[UPDATE] ALA 2015: Walt Whitman and Social Theory

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:42pm
Walt Whitman Studies Assocition/American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts


Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

[Update] Deadline Extended: Digital Humanities, Special Issue

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:11am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

The Rupkatha Journal ( is inviting papers for its Special Issue on Digital Humanities. Papers can be submitted on any topic relating to the intersections of digital technology and the humanities: access, scholarly communications, digital preservation, computer games, electronic literature, digital art, online social media, virtual worlds, programming languages, theories of DH etc.
Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.

Style Sheet: APA
Submission Deadline

Adaptation Essay Prize: Submissions due 1 April 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:57am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

he Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Adaptation Prize

The winner's prize will consist of:

* Publication of the winning paper in a volume of Adaptation
* A cash prize of £50.00
* A year's free print and online subscription to Adaptation

Adaptations and the Metropolis: 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Senate House, London, 24-25 Sep

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:45am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University


The Association of Adaptation Studies invite proposals for papers for the 10th Annual Conference in London on 24-25 September, 2015, organised with the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Confirmed speakers are: Andrew Davies, screenwriter and patron of the Association of Adaptation Studies, Jonathan Powell, former Head of BBC Drama and Controllor of BBC1, now Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University, and Professor Graham Holderness, critic, novelist, poet and dramatist.

Raymond Williams Now. 30 May 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:08am
Radical Studies Network; Raymond Williams Society and Foundation

30 May 2015

Recent years have witnessed major critical reappraisals of British Cultural Studies and its key figures. This one-day conference, organised by the Greater Manchester-based Radical Studies Network, continues that process through assessment of Raymond Williams' work and legacy.

The event will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Tony Crowley. Artist Ruth Beale will present a film of her 30-minute performance, 'Performing Keywords', first performed at the Turner Contemporary, 2013. The day will conclude with a round-table discussion on Raymond Williams and the contemporary Left.