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Neo-Victorian Biofiction: Re-Imagining Nineteenth-Century Historical Subjects

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:58am
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke / Swansea University

We invite contributions on Neo-Victorian Biofiction for a themed volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series to be published in 2016. This edited collection will examine the manifold narrative ethics and strategies employed by writers, dramatists, poets, filmmakers, graphic novelists and other artists to re-imagine the lives of nineteenth-century historical subjects. From celebrities, including iconic public figures and notorious criminals, to obscure individuals virtually erased from historical records, as in the case of slaves, servants, industrial and sex workers, the personal triumphs and traumas of real-life people of the period continue to exert an evident fascination for the present.

Paradigms of Criticism

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:36am
Northeast MLA

The roundtable will consider how the spaces available for criticism, both inside and outside the academy, as well as the stylistic and disciplinary conventions of criticism, determine, in part, the kinds of critical work that gets (or doesn't get) produced and how that critical work advances (or doesn't) conversation and engagement with literature, art, science, and thought. Proposals representing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, historical eras, and methodological approaches are all welcome.

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:35am
University of Kentucky

A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

Creative Criticism

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:33am
Northeast MLA

This reading will provide a space for writer-academics whose work straddles the creative-critical divide. Proposals that swerve, deviate, cross-generic and aesthetic bounds, and generally remain unclassifiable are encouraged.

This reading will take place at the 2015 NeMLA conference in Toronto, Canada. Please submit proposals via the NeMLA website and not via email: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15421

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 13-14, 2015

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:41am
24th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

There is no restriction to any particular political/cultural ideology or to specific critical practices. The Colonial, Postcolonial, and Decolonized eras all are of interest. We welcome and seek to encourage a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates.

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:30am
Intellect Press

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice provides an international forum for all those writing, reading, translating or publishing the short story in all its diverse forms, including flash fiction, the novella, hypertext, cross-media adaptation and hybrid forms of storytelling. We are a peer reviewed journal and welcome articles up to 8000 words. We are also seeking proposals for interviews and reviews. Please contact the editor, Ailsa Cox, in the first instance.

More details on http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=196/view,page=2....

Crisis and Beyond: The Literatures of Canada and Quebec

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 4:09am
Canadian Studies Centre, University of Innsbruck (Austria) / Canadian Literature Center, University of Alberta (Canada)

Crisis and Beyond: The Literatures of Canada and Quebec

Écriture de la crise : dans la tourmente et au-delà
Les littératures au Canada et au Québec

Part 1: 30 September – 2 October 2015, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Part 2: September 2016, The Banff Centre, Canada

Black Theatre Association Call for Papers for ATHE 2015 Conference

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:01pm
Black Theatre Association

Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Call for Papers
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel — Montréal, Québec, Canada
July 30- August 2, 2015

Submissions Deadlines:
• November 1st for complete panel proposals — online through the ATHE homepage (visit http://www.athe.org/ and click on the "Conference" tab.)
• October 18th for individual paper proposals — please email a 200-word abstract to Monica White Ndounou, BTA Conference Planner, at monica.ndounou@tufts.edu.

Poems Invited for Dec. 2014 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 26th Issue

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:52pm
Cyberwit.net

Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

"Imagining the Renaissance" at CEA (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:01pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association

Call for Papers: "Imagining the Renaissance" at CEA , March 2015

March 26-28, 2015 |

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Hotel
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
www.indianapolis.hyatt.com

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the "imagination" in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 46th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies.

20th Southwest English Symposium CFP Abstract Deadline Dec 1st 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:42pm
Arizona State University

TRANSITIONS

Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

Definition: We talk about transitions between time periods, technologies, genres, social movements, sciences, mathematics, design and how big and small ideas permeate movements in society. What this theme should then encourage is the ability to demonstrate analysis and hold discourse on topics related to transitions applicable to any and all disciplines.

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