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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:59am
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:26am
Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014
https://aestheticdisordersuchicago.wordpress.com/

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

Literature as Incantation: Magic Words and the World of Reading - NEMLA 2015 (4/30-5/3)

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:22am
Dr. Tanya Radford, Dominican College of Blauvelt

Proposals are invited for 15 minute presentations on the session theme of magic and reading. That works of literature often thematically engage the powers of language is no surprise, given the fact that writers weave both persons and worlds from words. In many works of literature, however, reading and books seem to facilitate or release supernatural power: magical languages eliminate the gap between representation and reality; labyrinthine libraries deliver a book meant only for one special reader; reading aloud from a book opens doorways to new realities or ushers creatures from the world of words into the reader's reality.

Innovation Arabia 8 (16 - 18 February 2015): Call For Papers

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:28am
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Innovation Arabia 8, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMSU, showcases leading academic research and the latest practical solutions in four key sectors of development: management, education, health and banking and finance. The event explores solutions for the 21st century, helping to unleash economic and development opportunity waiting within the region. Under the theme of "Innovate, Collaborate and Differentiate: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future", the conference reflects the belief that innovation is the path towards growth, progress and a better tomorrow for the Arab World.

Special Issue of Edward Albee Review: Gender and Sexuality in Edward Albee's Work

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5:12pm
Edward Albee Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of the Edward Albee Review
"Sexuality and Gender in Edward Albee's Work

Essays on any aspect of this topic are welcome.

Send a proposal to Guest Editor Professor John M. Clum, Duke University, jclum1941@gmail.com
Proposals due January 15, 2015.

If proposal is accepted, completed essays (6,000 – 9,000 words) due January 15, 2016.
All submissions will be peer reviewed.

European Popular Culture and Literature-Submission Deadline 11/01/14

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:25pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association-February 11-14, 2015

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European popular culture and literature for the 36th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Papers and panels that connect European popular culture and literature to the conference theme "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture," are especially encouraged.

Mediating the Sacred and Secular in the Medieval and Early Modern Period - February 2015

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 2:03pm
Early Modern Colloquium - University of Michigan

Mediating the Sacred and Secular in the Medieval and Early Modern Period
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 2015

The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

Toni Morrison and Expanding the American/African American Literary Canon

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:48am
2015 Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)

For the past forty years, Toni Morrison has emerged as one of the pre-eminent authors and social critics of American/African American literature and culture. Her novels, ranging in topics from racial caste systems in The Bluest Eye to the horrors of slavery in Beloved to the traumas of foreign wars and re-integration on familiar soil in Home, represent an ongoing and oft-time harsh critique of American history and identity. Additionally, her non-fiction texts challenge readers to reevaluate notions of language and imagery in literature, and the ways in which both may distort perception, reinforce stereotypes, and circumvent understanding and acceptance.

Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement: Redefining Black Literary Aesthetic

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:45am
2015 Annual Convention of Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)

The recent death of Amiri Baraka, the co-founder of the Black Arts Movement (BAM), offers a unique opportunity to assess his legacy, the movement, and the current direction of African American literature. As a poet, Baraka's work embodied the role of the Black artist/activist as one who 're-evaluate[s] the western aesthetic...the social function of the artist…and develops a new Black aesthetic' – ideals outlined in Larry Neal's manifesto, 'The Black Arts Movement.' In addition, BAM birthed numerous artistic innovations, in particular a reemphasis on orality and the call and response tradition.

Myth: A User's Guide. In search of a new epistemology for literary rewritings of myths

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 8:35am
special issue of Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties: A Multilingual e-Journal of Literary Studies.

This special issue of Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties aims to develop the most recent theoretical and methodological contributions regarding literary rewritings of myths. Up until the 1970s, critics accepted the conceptualization of myth put forth by philosophical and ethno-anthropological approaches; subsequently, however, various critical perspectives emerged which recognised distinct properties in the mythe littéraire and examined the relation between myth and literature in light of strictly literary epistemological categories.

WSQ: The 1970s (deadline October 2, 2014)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:22pm
Women's Studies Quarterly

Call for Papers, Poetry, and Prose
WSQ Special Issue Fall 2015: The 1970s
Guest Editors: Shelly Eversley and Michelle Habell-Pallán

The 1970s was a revolutionary moment for women. It transformed the very notion of female power regarding their bodies, their pleasure, and their work. In addition, women's activisms in the decade shaped new paradigms for thinking about race, sexuality, reproductive rights, labor, colonialism, technology and the environment. Inaugural moments in film, music, television, sports, visual arts, and computing remain crucial landmarks in debates and interventions concerning pornography, sex work, sound studies, digital feminism, legal theory, and religion.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended (6/27) -- City Science and City Craft (MMLA, Detroit, Nov. 13-16),

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 5:07pm
Joshua Wall / University of Michigan

Finding a coin in a street gutter, the protagonist of Charles Reznikoff's 1930 novel By the Waters of Manhattan concludes, "If there was woodcraft . . . he was master of a new science, citycraft." Though his sense of mastery is short-lived, the language of his expression points toward a method of grappling with the economic realities of modern city life that aligns with what Tim Armstrong identifies as a conflict between the modern and the inherited.

Special Issue on "HOW TO STUDY ENGLISH LITERATURE"

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 2:21pm
The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature

Critical writings are invited from teachers and research scholars from any part of the world for the Inaugural Issue of The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature published by the Department of English, Bhatter College, Dantan, West Bengal, India.

Theme for critical writings: "HOW TO STUDY ENGLISH LITERATURE"

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