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The Horizons of Community

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 4:20pm
Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University

The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference on February 27 and 28, 2015. Keynote speakers will be Boris Groys (Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU), Joshua Kotin (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton), and Molly Warnock (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and The Humanities Center, JHU).

"Community is given to us--or we are given and abandoned to the community: a gift to be renewed and communicated, it is not a work to be done or produced."
Jean-Luc Nancy, The Inoperative Community

CFP: Science Fiction and Transgressive Identities (ACLA 2015)

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 3:47pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Science fiction has often been considered to be a narrative genre that is particularly well suited to explore alternative realities and speculative scenarios. Authors such as Darko Suvin (1979), Fredric Jameson (2005), and, most recently, Seo-Young Chu (2011) have suggested that these scenarios are much less investigations of our possible future or alternative past, as they are about an interrogation of the readers' present conditions and the present's utopian potential. What can the present be, other than what it is?

International Journal of Literary Linguistics

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 2:06pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany)

The International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL) is an open-access, peer-review journal published by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) that is dedicated to the publication of original research at the interface of literary studies and linguistics. The journal provides an innovative forum for articles participating in the recent reshaping of the field of literary linguistics under the influence of pragmatics, functional linguistics and cognitive studies. It aims at contributing to a new, dialogic understanding of literary production and reception. The journal invites contributions from scholars working on different languages and literatures.

Producing War: The Militarization of Culture, DUE 10/15/14, [3/26-3/29/15]

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:45pm
ACLA 2015, Seattle, 3/26-3/29/15

Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes. While militarism may seem evident in cultural artifacts like war films, recruitment materials, memorials, or in the popularity of military-themed video games, we also want to examine how the wars of the past century have militarized the ways in which we produce, consume, and understand contemporary culture and social order. How might we, for instance, think of war not only as having material consequences but also as constituting "the secret motor of institutions, laws, and order" (Foucault, "Society Must Be Defended"). In what ways is the basis of social order and "perpetual peace" constituted by war and violence?

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA (6/1/15; NEPCA 10/30/31/15 New London, NH)

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:26pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 1 June 2015

ACLA 2015 Seminar: Pleasures and Dangers of Disguise: Heteronyms and Pseudonyms in Art and Literature (Seattle, 3/26-3/29)

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:34am
Christine Marks, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

Heteronyms and pseudonyms highlight the gaps between authorship and personal identity. Kierkegaard's imaginary personas, nineteenth-century British women writer's male pseudonyms, and Fernando Pessoa's literary alter egos are just a few prominent examples that illustrate the ways in which a work's reception is shaped by the creative mask through which it is published. The impact of such creative identities has recently been spotlighted in two events: During this year's Whitney Biennial, the Yams, a collective of black artists, withdrew their work in protest of the museum's inclusion of Joe Scanlan's Donnelle Woolford project.

[UPDATE] New deadline, Oct. 10. A Wind Freshened and an Anchor Weighed: Reflections on the Career of Seamus Heaney; 4/30-5/3, 15

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:39am
Northeast Modern Language Association

When Seamus Heaney died last August, he seemed to be a kind of figure the literary world had not known for some time: a poet who had academic cachet and a common touch, and perhaps more to the point, a general readership; a poet absorbed by his own art yet seemingly equally at home as a critic; a fiercely exacting writer who was also something of a smiling, public man on two continents; a thoroughly international presence who never let go of the local. For this session, I'd hope to assemble a range of presentations that would explore from various perspectives the nature of Heaney's particular (to stop short of saying 'unique') career and achievement, and the inferences we might draw from it about poetry and its audience(s).

Autobiography in Context, International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 21 and 22 November 2014

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:34am
English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Autobiography in Context

An International Interdisciplinary Conference

21st & 22nd November 2014
Rijeka, Croatia

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr Charles Ivan Armstrong, University of Agder, Norway
Dr Nóra Sélle,University of Debrecen, Hungary (HUSSE president)
Dr Stipe Grgas,University of Zagreb, Croatia

Another international keynote speaker TBA

Hosting institutions:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
English Department

November 6th 2014 - Ottawa Ontario - Language/Discourse

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:04am
Carleton University - School of Linguistics and Language Studies

As a part of an interactive poster session, students across disciplines will join in conversation and showcase their research in the areas of language, linguistics, pedagogy, discourse and/or writing studies.

Submit abstracts by Monday, October 21st 2014 for...
A multi-voiced dialogue: 10th Annual SLaLS Graduate Student Symposium.
1pm to 3pm - Thursday November 6 2014
Room 2017, Dunton Tower (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Eudora Welty Society at ALA 2015

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:52am
Julia Eichelberger

The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for two sessions (Welty and War; Welty and Social Class) at the 2015 American Literature Association, May 21-24, Boston, MA.

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