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[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 20

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
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CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization
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Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

[UPDATE] Northeast MLA: Interpretive Pathways for Digital Texts in English Romanticism

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College
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This panel seeks to gather the experience of scholars of English Romanticism to discuss the interpretive pathways that digital texts offer, including new methods, questions, and results that are possible with digital texts that would have been difficult if not impossible before their introduction. We are also interested in examples of how the availability of digital archives have shaped what a scholar may investigate, and what he or she may conclude that is different from what would have been likely in a world where only physical texts exist.

Northeast MLA Roundtable: Teaching Grammar in Developmental Writing

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:26pm
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Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College
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Research into the efficacy of teaching grammar in composition classes is discouraging at best; it is difficult to find any studies to show that instruction in formal grammar can produce student writing that reflects better grammar. Many instructors in developmental writing, however, resort to grammar instruction out of desperation, and their experience may yield insight into effective instructional practices that the research may not recognize. This roundtable seeks to gather practitioners and researchers to discuss the usefulness of formal grammar instruction in developmental writing. We are seeking new models for thinking about why and how we teach grammar, and what results, direct or indirect, we expect and later experience.

Northeast MLA: Interpretive Pathways for Digital Texts in English Romanticism

updated: 
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tat Sang So / SUNY Suffolk County Community College
contact email: 

This panel seeks to gather the experience of scholars of English Romanticism to discuss the interpretive pathways that digital texts offer, including new methods, questions, and results that are possible with digital texts that would have been difficult if not impossible before their introduction. We are also interested in examples of how the availability of digital archives have shaped what a scholar may investigate, and what he or she may conclude that is different from what would have been likely in a world where only physical texts exist.

Second call for contributions: special issue of postmedieval on "Medievalism and the Medical Humanities"

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:36am
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postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

Second Call for Contributions
Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities
Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled 'Medievalism and the Medical Humanities'. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders.

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations (May 2015, Oxford, OH)

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:23am
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North American Network in Aging Studies
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The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations of and define new formations in this vital and growing field.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History 9-10 October, 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:35am
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All Saints' College, Trivandrum
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UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History
9-10 October, 2014

Life writing is an area that invites a lot of introspection and research in terms of its socio-cultural and political value.
from biographies, autobiographies to Facebook and Twitter and Selfies, the process of self writing and self righting is everywhere.
The seminar is a good avenue to discuss these and many more issues.
the last date for receiving abstracts is 5 September, 2014.
Second Class train Fare will be provided for outstation participants

Registration details

The Tenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-10) 2015

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:41pm
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International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 7-9 May 2015. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

CFA: THEORIZING THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES: AN ANTHOLOGY - November 21, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:44pm
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Matt Bernico
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As we continue to develop various digital technologies and media we need to continue to theorize what it means to do and think the humanities in light of these developments. How is the humanities assemblage changed in the face of digital media and in what ways has our engagement with the classical fields of study augmented? What changes in Philosophy, Art, Poetry, Literary Theory and so on when it interfaces with the digital? Especially, how are the humanities approached in a world of so-called digital natives? Do the humanities have a necessarily digital future?

(Re)Imagining American Landscapes at SAMLA Nov. 7-9, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:20pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard, LNHoward@gsu.edu.

DEADLINE REMINDER: American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:07pm
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Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

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