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39th Great Plains Writers' Conference: panels and readings on writing, environment, and sustainability

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 4:19pm
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Great Plains Writers’ Conference, South Dakota State University

The 39th Great Plains Writers' Conference 
March 22-24, 2015
South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.

For its 2015 conference "Inhabiting Earth: Writing, Environment, and Sustainability," the Great Plains Writers' Conference welcomes papers, presentations, and creative works that examine the relationship between writing and the environment. Please visit our website at for further information on the conference.

Please send an abstract of 250-300 words along with a cover letter describing your specific interest in this subject matter to steven.wingate@sdstate.edu by January 12, 2015. We particularly encourage submissions from the Upper Midwest and Great Plains regions.

[UPDATE] Mediating the sacred and secular in the Early Modern and Medieval era

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:20pm
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Early Modern Colloquium
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The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods in February. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Keynote speakers will be Nancy Warren (Texas A&M) and Sara Poor (Princeton).

[UPDATE / DEADLINE EXTENSION] Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture

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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:12am
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McGill University English Department

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture
An Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the McGill University English Department
February 20-22, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.
Presentation Title: "The Long Emancipation: Anti-Blackness, Settlement and the Problem of Nation."

Faculty Speaker:
Professor Katherine Zien, Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University.
Presentation Title: "Minstrels of Empire: Black Labor and Blackface in Panama and the Canal Zone, 1850-1930."

CALL FOR PAPERS:

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:16pm
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_Feminist Spaces_

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Coastal Plains Graduate Liberal Arts Conference (April 10-11, 2015)

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:18pm
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University of Houston
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Days of Future Past: Remixing, Revisioning, Reflecting

"..in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles." - Maria Popova

"Everything is a remix"--Kirby Ferguson

South Asian Canadian Literature and Culture (special issue for 2015)

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:09pm
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South Asian Review
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CALL FOR PAPERS
South Asian Canadian Literature and Culture
South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites
submissions for its 2015 Special Topic Issue, 36.3, devoted to South Asian Canadian Literature.
The recent centennial of the Komagata Maru incident underscores the storied history of South
Asians arriving, struggling, and putting down their roots in Canada. Canonical and emerging
South Asian Canadian writers and artists have raised some fraught issues about the nation's
reception of South Asians and the efficacy of Canadian multiculturalism.
This special issue of SAR aims to represent all literary and filmic genres with a Canadian

Rewriting - French and Italian Graduate Conference, U of Pennsylvania (abstracts by 15/1/2015)

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:15pm
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French and Italian Graduate Society, University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
French and Italian Graduate Society Conference
March 21, 2015
REWRITING
Keynote speaker: Prof. Lawrence Venuti (Temple University)

The 2015 FIGS Conference theme, Rewriting, seeks to explore the multiple manifestations of a work throughout its lifetime. The rewriting process may entail the draft work of the original author pre-publication, the revisions of a work (both subtle and dramatic, author-authorized and unauthorized) in successive re-editions, translations and the inter-textual or adaptational re-appropriations by other authors and artists.

Vision: University at Albany 13th Annual EGSO Conference, March 27-28, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:56pm
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University at Albany, SUNY
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For our 13th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit critical papers and creative works that address vision both literally and metaphorically. Beyond the literal act of seeing, vision connects to a desire to foresee the future and look back to the past, whether politically, economically, or aesthetically. These seemingly competing modes of vision are intrinsically related as optics both enable and limit our ability to conceptualize a future beyond what we can immediately see. Humanities scholars might consider vision in terms of visual culture, visual literacy, visual rhetorics, and/or the role of vision within classroom settings.

Wooden O Symposium - August 3-5, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:21pm
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Wooden O Symposium, Southern Utah University-Utah Shakespeare Festival
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The 2015 annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association will be held in conjunction with the Wooden O Symposium at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, August 3-5. The Wooden O Symposium, sponsored by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, is a cross-disciplinary conference focusing on the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays, and is held in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S. Both the RMMRA and Wooden O Symposium will organize sessions in this year's joint conference.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:05pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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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

Literary Exteriors - February 21, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Boston College English Graduate Conference
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How do we understand exteriors in literature? With critical study often focused on interiority, subjectivity, and soul, the outside is often overlooked or put aside. But what happens when the focus is redirected to exteriors, physicality, materiality—the tangible, ready to be touched surfaces of objects meant to be read? What happens when we pay attention to the shell rather than the spirit? The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider these literary exteriors. The question of exteriority ranges from the covers of the book a reader holds, to the bodies and objects described within, to the varied complexities of visual and material culture and their range of texts.

Romantic Remains (NASSR 2015)

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:46pm
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Michael Nicholson (UCLA)
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Remain(s):
To be left behind after the removal, use, or destruction of some part, number, or quantity.
To continue in the same place or with the same person; to abide, to stay.
The survivors of a war, battle, or other destructive event.
A relic of some obsolete custom or practice; a surviving trait or characteristic.
A part or the parts of a person's body after death; a corpse.
The literary works or fragments (esp. the unpublished ones) left by an author after death
[OED]

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