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[UPDATE] Ctrl, Alt, Del, 3/27-28/15 (Deadline: January 30)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:03pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

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.

Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre - Budapest, December 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:46am
Institute of Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre
International musicological conference on the centenary of the death of Karl Goldmark

Budapest, 9–10 December, 2015
Institute of Musicology
(Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Modernism's Child Conference - 20th April 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:46am
Sussex Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Modernism's Child

One-Day Conference
April 20th 2015
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Keynote Speakers: Professor Douglas Mao (John Hopkins University) and Dr. Natalia Cecire (Sussex).

4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:40am
4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium

BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
Goldsmiths University of London

This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.

Narrative and the Novel/the Novel as Narrative

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:25am
The University of New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speaker: John Frow, University of Sydney

A symposium hosted by the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

Saturday 16th of May, 2015

The novel as a distinct genre of prose emerged in the period of modernity. From the eighteenth century, marked by scholars as the period of the 'rise of the novel', to the late twentieth century, during which the trope of 'the death of the novel' gained cultural traction, the novel has sought to both draw upon and distinguish itself from other narrative genres, from history, biography, memoir, and travelogues, to film, television, and digital storytelling.

CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities (2/2/15 and 4/3/15)

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:01pm
Matthew K. Gold

We're excited to announce that Debates in the Digital Humanities, a book originally published in 2012 by the University of Minnesota Press in print and on an open-access interactive web platform ( http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu ), is now a book series from Minnesota. By identifying ideas and discussions as they emerge, and by providing a platform through which conversations can unfold and be preserved, the series will highlight key tensions that are shaping the field.

[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference 2015 Submission Deadline Extended to February 21st 2015!

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:29pm
The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due EXTENDED: Saturday 21 February 2015

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 5:28pm
William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 4/24/15

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 4:27pm
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

CSULA's Significations graduate conference is looking for papers related to Christopher Isherwood's life, works, and/or his conceptions of Los Angeles. While the 2015 Significations theme is "Generation(s)" in all of its meanings, these papers need not deal directly with the concept of "generation" or "generations."

Please send an abstract, cover sheet that includes your contact information and school affiliation, and your paper (8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA format) to significations15@gmail.com no later than Friday, 1/30/2015.

Emerson Society Awards

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:11pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

**Awards Announcements**
2015

The Emerson Society announces three awards
for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2015.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2015.

Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con International 3/1

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:35pm
Comics Arts Conference

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 9-12, 2015. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism - 15 May 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:08pm
The University of Northampton School of the Arts, UK

This Symposium aims to explore the complex and contested relationship between Trauma Studies and postcolonial theory, focusing on the possibilities for creating a decolonized trauma theory that takes account of the suffering of minority groups and non-Western cultures, broadly defined as cultures beyond Western Europe and North America. Our symposium will build on the insights of, inter alia, Stef Craps's book, Postcolonial Witnessing, and will respond to his challenge to interrogate and move beyond a Eurocentric trauma paradigm.

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