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New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950's and 1960's at the Louisville Conference

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 9:10pm
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The Charles Olson Society
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The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.

Hell Studies - Kzoo 2015

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:25pm
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Societas Daemonetica


Call for Papers: Hell Studies
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), 14-17 May 2015

The Societas Daemonetica is seeking papers for our "Hell Studies" session at the 2015 ICMS.

KULTUR-e invites contributions

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:21pm
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The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
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The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work related to the cultures of Turkey and Turks throughout the world. We invite colleagues to submit contributions in written, audial and/or visual form.

KULTUR-e will be published aperiodically, and all published material will remain available online along with commentaries or discussions to be submitted subsequently by readers and viewers.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:11pm
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The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
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THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, October 6, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014

"De/Coupling Monstrosity and Disability" -- Kalamazoo 2015

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:55pm
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MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application)
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Sponsored by MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:34pm
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University
Date: October 11, 2014

CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS FOR A CCRWT SESSION ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:11pm
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The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking Annual Conference
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CALL FOR ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS FOR A CCRWT SESSION ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking (CCRWT) is a holding its Third Annual Conference on October 25th at St John's University, 51 Astor Place, New York City. This year's conference is a cross-institutional collaboration between Berkeley College, St. John's University and Iona College. This year's event will feature presentations on the teaching and learning of critical reading, writing, and thinking across academic disciplines.
A Roundtable on Academic Integrity; Institutional Conformity; Faculty Responses; and Individual and Institutional Consequences is planned.

It's Only Natural(ism)--Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (April 9-11, 2015)

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:48pm
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Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Conference Theme--It's Only Natural(ism): Questioning and Responding to the Master Narrative of Late Modernity

April 9-11, 2015
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Roger Lundin, Wheaton College

Undergraduates thrilling to the bleak despair of Stephen Crane or Thomas Hardy are often excited to discover the existence of naturalism as a philosophy of life and a literary movement of great importance. They are quick to draw parallels to contemporary issues and controversies, for naturalism's reach is clearly not confined to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

University of Waterloo MetaFandom Unconference - September 18th and 19th

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:37am
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University of Waterloo's Games Institute
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The University of Waterloo's Games Institute as well as the IMMERSe Research Network is proud to host a MetaFandom Unconference on Thursday, September 18th and Friday the 19th. Unconferences are gatherings of interested scholars and experts, where they have informed conversations on a particular topic fandom and fan studies, in this case! Attendees shouldn't prepare papers or presentations; rather, they should come to the unconference prepared to speak briefly about a specific topic as a panelist, ask informed questions of other panelists, and, most importantly, get to know other scholars, experts, and interested fans.

ASECS 2015: Things that didn't happen

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:07am
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Rather a lot of things happened in the long eighteenth century. However, there are also a great number of things that – importantly – didn't. This session is interested in how those things were used and represented in eighteenth-century culture, seeking to explore three (or more) kinds of non-occurrence: things that (only just) failed to happen; things that were said to have happened, but didn't; and speculative futures that failed (or are still failing) to come to pass. The conjuring or imagining of alternative histories and futures – the Jacobite threat, for instance – was central to the ways in which contemporaries oriented themselves in time and culture, shaping identities national, partisan, literary, religious, professional and even personal.

The Speculative Community: Or, Community and Contingency (University of Bern, October 18-19, 2014)

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:41am
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English Department and Center for Cultural Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland

The conference aims at investigating the theoretical and practical dimensions of community, in connection with contingency and in light of Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology.

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Heteroglossia in early imperial print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820).

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 4:04am
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Facsimile: A center for early print (1780-1820)

Facsimile: A center for early print: 1780-1820 (www.colonialprint.wordpress.com) is looking for essays on the early realm of heteroglossic print in colonial Calcutta (1780-1820). For example, newspapers were printed in multiple languages. The collection of essays will be published by Lies and Big Feet (liesandbigfeet.wordpress.com). Please email: earlycolonialprint@gmail.com or liesandbigfeet@gmail.com.

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