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Literature of Status / The Status of Literature [UPDATE]

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:17am
The University of Alabama Department of English

The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-first Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

Queer Friendship in Children's and YA Literature

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:11am
Children's Literature Association

CFP: Queer Friendship in Children's and YA Literature

Children's Literature Association Conference

Richmond, VA, June 18-20, 2015

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:06am
KES International

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
12th - 14th April 2015 Seville, Spain

----First Keynote speaker announced!
Professor Paul Maropoulos, Head of LIMA, Editor of Journal of Engineering Manufacture, University of Bath
Title: Design Verification in the Context of the Light Controlled Factory
More information and abstract to follow. We will also be announcing more speakers soon!

Language/Knowledge/Power: A Graduate Conference - March 28, 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:26am
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

The English Graduate Student Organization of Virginia Tech welcomes papers and presentations related to this year's conference theme: Language/Knowledge/Power.

Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites submissions (deadline 2/15/2015)

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:24am
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

Shock Value: Experience, Affect and the Moving Image

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 8:29pm
Cinema Studies Department, New York University

NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference
February 20-21, 2015

From theorists Munsterberg and Benjamin to Deleuze and Gunning, the concept of shock has a long historical and theoretical legacy in cinema and media studies. Moving images and sound can challenge zones of sensory, emotional, or intellectual comfort. Movie theater, gallery, television, or touch screen, what does it mean to produce and experience shock in media? Or, have we entered a post-shock era? With a news cycle that appears increasingly punctuated by one explosive event after another, the time is ripe to revisit moving image media through the lens of shock.

MAP annual conference, April 10-11, 2015 "Reform and Resistance" [UPDATE]

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 7:34pm
Medieval Association of the Pacific

MAP is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its annual conference hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno in Reno, NV, April 10-11, 2015. The program committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. We welcome papers and panels that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages, especially those that connect to the conference theme, broadly conceived. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP to register for the conference and participate.

Proposals need to include the following for each speaker:

Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:26pm
Anarchism and the Body Conference June 12-14, 2015 @ Purdue University

This conference seeks to be the first of its kind that is dedicated to questions of anarchism in conjunction with questions about the body conceived of as real, social, perceived, constructed, or institutionalized. The conference committee will consider papers that use anarchism to inform studies related to the body or studies related to the body informing anarchism. We encourage innovative papers that engage with multiple aspects of anarchism intersecting with multiple disciplines and fields. While we encourage innovation, radical thought, diversity, and interdisciplinarity, we ask that individuals explain how their argument or presentation is applicable or significant to the fields with which they engage to ensure a coherent program.

[UPDATE] Young Shakespeare (extended deadline: 11/10/14)

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:24am
Société Française Shakespeare

The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 19-21, 2015.

We welcome proposals on all aspects concerning youth and Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

- What exactly was innovative, revolutionary even, in Shakespeare's youthful productions, and what might be learnt from them by today's young audiences, scholars, performers and readers?
- How far can today's young actors, directors, academics in literature and history, find inspiration for their own works in the "Young Shakespeare" experience?
- What types of products and productions aimed at young people today draw their titles, characters or elements of plots from Shakespeare?

California State, University, Long Beach -- Watermark 9 -- English Scholarly Journal -- Deadline February 2, 2015

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:13am
Watermark Journal

Watermark, an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our ninth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition, and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society at SSAWW Nov. 2015

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:40pm
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Call For Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference, Philadelphia PA, Nov. 2015

"Constance Fenimore Woolson: Geographic Borders, Social Crossings"

The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society invites paper submissions for the CFW Society's panel at the SSAWW Triennial Conference in Philadelphia, PA 2015. In keeping with SSAWW's conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," this panel will explore Woolson's liminal status as regionalist, international traveler, and genre-crossing woman writer. The Society warmly welcomes paper proposals on any of the following topics/keywords:

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders. Abstracts due 02/02/15. Conference on 17th June 2015.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
Queen Mary University of London

'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders' and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum for graduate students and early career researchers to present current research. We hope this conference will offer a similar opportunity.