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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 the unpublished ones) left by an author after death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]

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature April 17-18 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Yale Graduate Student Conference

Singing the World: Song in/as Literature

A Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015
Yale University - Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote addresses by Stephen Burt (Professor of English, Harvard)
and Ardis Butterfield (John M. Schiff Professor of English, Yale)

TAU: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:07pm
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TAU Literary and Visual Arts Journal
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POETRY
FICTION
CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Email your titled submission to tau@lourdes.edu.

Rules for submission:

CFPs: HEART2015 (Paper Due: Feb. 10, 2015)

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:13pm
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International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

Important dates (all 23:59 A.O.E.):

  • Paper submission: February 10, 2015
  • Author notification: April 1, 2015
  • Camera-ready due: April 15, 2015
  • Symposium Dates: June 1-2, 2015

Summary:

The Sixth International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART) is a forum to present and discuss new research on accelerators and the use of reconfigurable technologies for high-performance and/or power-efficient computation. Submissions are solicited on a wide variety of topics related to the acceleration for high-performance computation, including but not limited to:

Architectures and systems:

Postcolonial Today

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:12pm
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Glocal Colloquies

Glocal Colloquies: Call For Papers (Holi-2015)

Glocal Colloquies is a non-profit, international, bi-annual, double-blind peer reviewed, refereed, open access e-journal. Glocal Colloquies is an initiative to create a shared space for scholars to engage in trans-cultural global literary conversations. The journal publishes critical and scholarly writings, book reviews, inter-Views on literatures across the globe. The language of publication is English. Glocal Colloquies does not charge any publication fee.

Challenging Capital and the Capital: University of Ottawa, June 2 and 3, 2015

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:58am
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Canadian Applied Literatures Associaton (CALA)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA)
University of Ottawa, Tuesday June 2nd and Wednesday June 3rd, 2015
CALA is an academic association committed to exploring the critical, activist, pedagogical, and therapeutic applications of literature and is open to scholars and practitioners from any discipline, including but not limited to literature, Indigenous studies, social work, psychology, and education. CALA will be hosting its annual conference at the University of Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin land, in conjunction with Congress 2015.

Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions. 25- 27 June

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:45am
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Bath Spa University
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Crime fiction has traditionally been defined as a distinguishable literary form, but in what ways has this genre evolved? The various sub-genres that are encompassed under the title of crime writing, including the 'whodunnit', the Hard Boiled thriller, Golden Age narratives, and the 'whydunnit' psychological thriller, are all so varied that a defining process becomes nearly impossible. Murder, crimes, mystery, punishment and redemption are all key themes found in the genre, and yet in what ways have these changed, developed and transgressed since the traditions of the genre were first at the forefront of writers minds?

Contemporary Bollywood Directors

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:38am
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Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan /IIT Madras, India
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Title: Contemporary Bollywood Directors

Contemporary Bollywood Directors is an edited volume mapping the films and works of selected contemporary filmmakers from Hindi cinema (Bollywood).

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:36am
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)

Impact Factor: 0.978 (2014)

Vol. IV Issue I (Jan. 2015)

New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

UPDATE: INCS 2015 Mobilities (4/16-19, 2015) CFP deadline 11/15/14

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:24pm
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INCS Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies

INCS 2015: Mobilities
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA
April 16-19, 2015

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Philippa Levine (UT-Austin) and Priscilla Wald (Duke)

Conference website: incs2015.lmc.gatech.edu
Conference facebook page: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies INCS 2015 Conference

[UPDATE] Mid-20th-Century American Poetry and the Question of Beauty

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:53pm
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American Literature Association, Boston, May 2015
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"Rigor of beauty is the quest," writes Williams in his preface to "Paterson." "But how will you find beauty when it is locked in the mind past all remonstrance?" The Charles Olson Society invites proposals on Beauty and mid-twentieth-century American poetry for a panel at the 2015 ALA conference in Boston. Although the 1950s are perhaps best known for the rise of the Beats, the Confessionals, and the Black Mountain poets, these were also the years of Adrienne Rich's formalist work ("Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"), as well as some of the best work of Richard Wilbur, Theodore Roethke, and other strong poets working with traditional forms.

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:50pm
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Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

We seek additional chapters for an edited collection of original essays currently in development that explores the specific role of women in, on, and behind the work of Todd Haynes. Female characters and women's genres from classical Hollywood, as well as feminist film scholars, women directors, film industry professionals, actors, and female fans have all shaped Haynes's creative work. Our collection represents new research addressing the broadly conceived topic of women and the work of Todd Haynes; we seek to trace the "indelible mark," as Haynes himself puts it, of feminism throughout his career.

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