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Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
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Eugene Grren/NEMLA
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This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063

Modernist Musics and Political Aesthetics

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:22am
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University of Nottingham

Experimental modernist forms are widely thought to question the suitability of traditional cultural structures to represent experience. Whether it is Ezra Pound's desire to 'compose in the sequence of the musical phrase' or the mutual influence of primitivism in Picasso's paintings and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, the formal innovations we call modernism often saw different art forms converge and stimulate one another. We hope this conference will explore these issues in depth.

Engaging with the Poetics of Peripheralization

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:03am
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Northeast Modern Language Association 2015 Conference Toronto

According to Hosam Aboul-Ela, the poetics of peripheralization differ from those of modernism: while both manifest similarly at the level of the text through experimental techniques, the former engages with the political histories and economies of peripheral regions. This panel explores the ways in which the literature of the Global South combines modernist aesthetics and a commitment to exposing the traumas and violence resulting from colonialism. How does this literature use the poetics of peripheralization to challenge structures of power?

Chairs: Jason Canniff, Jenna Sciuto

Area: AnglophoneCross: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality (deadline Aug. 1st)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:38am
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Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

Is a Novel JUST a Novel? 4th September 2014

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:43am
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Durham University
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Call for Papers: Department of English Studies One-Day Conference

Durham University, 4th September 2014

Is a Novel JUST a Novel?

Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett and Dr. Dan Vyleta

The Department of English Studies at the Durham University is convening a one-day conference which will be held on 4th September 2014 in Durham University.

[UPDATE] The Essay: Forms and Transformations

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:30am
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Department of English and American Studies (University of Salzburg)

The Essay has constituted an important prose form from the sixteenth century until the present and constitutes an intriguing field for interdisciplinary study. Applied to such a heterogeneous range of writings as maxims, aphorisms and proverbs, letters, treatises in philosophy and the sciences, as well as criticism and journalism of different kinds, it has eluded clear definition. Not surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been reluctant to tackle what appears to be a random array of prose texts straddling the boundaries between literature, philosophy and scientific writing, criticism and journalism.

Medea nunc sum: Refiguring the Myth of Medea Call for Papers for the Third Issue of the Journal MuseMedusa Edited by Marie Car

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:51pm
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MuseMedusa Revue de littératures et d'arts modernes

There is little doubt that Irish playwright Marina Carr rewrites Euripides' infanticidal Medea in her tragedy, By the Bog of Cats. The morning after the opening of Carr's play in San José, California, the World Trader Centre collapsed. Large-scale terrorism had struck the United States, right in the heart of New York City. Faced with the events of September 11, would the San José audience be able to confront yet another scene of horror, that of a mother killing her child? As the replay of airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon filled North American television screens, could the audience endure more terror?

Scottish Studies: Sustaining Childhood: J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:13pm
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SAMLA (Atlanta Nov. 7-9 2014)
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SCOTTISH STUDIES

Sustaining Childhood: J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

This SAMLA panel welcomes papers examining the Scottish author J.M. Barrie. The panel is particularly interested in arguments about his depiction of perpetual childhood in Peter Pan (the play or novel). Other research pertaining to Scottish studies that relates to Barrie, Peter Pan, or to the idea of eternal youth would also be encouraged. By June 16, 2014, please submit a 300-word abstract, a C.V., a brief bio, and AV requirements to Catherine England, Francis Marion University, at cengland@fmarion.edu

Changing Forms, Changing Genres (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
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NeMLA 2015
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"Changing Forms, Changing Genres"investigates the transmutation of literary genres of British/Anglophone fiction within the global contexts of the twentieth century. How does a specific genre or a fictional form reveal its representational limits in colonial, postcolonial, or transnational contexts? And how does the transmuted form represent or fail to represent the emergence of new social relations and/or the tension between hegemonic and resistant forces? Possible topics include, but are not limited to: realist fiction, the Bildungsroman, the autobiographical novel, the romance novel, and the estate novel. Please send 300 words abstracts to Minjeong Kim via the NeMLA website.

It's Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA YAL Permanent Session

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA/Detroit, MI Nov. 13-16, 2014
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From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
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Language Society at UCO
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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 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

TEMA Conference panel: Monstrous Women in the Middle Ages (Oct 3-4, 2014)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:09pm
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MEARCSTAPA

In Nomadic Subjects (1994), Rosi Braidotti wrote: "Woman, as sign of difference, is monstrous." In the medieval world, a similar notion was explored in multiple medieval cultures by works—visual, verbal, and performative—that assert the exceptionality of female bodies, communities, and practices against a male norm. In line with this year's Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) theme "Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance," MEARCSTAPA invites papers that focus upon the instances in which women are presented as either literal or figurative monsters, as found in images or texts from medieval Europe and contiguous cultures in Africa and Asia.

The War on the Human: Human as Right, Human as Limit and the Task of the Humanities Athens, 27-29 November 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:54pm
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Faculty of English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in cooperation with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS), invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference to be held in Athens between 27-29 November 2014.

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