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[UPDATE] Sustainability as Preservation and Persistence in the Medieval Period - SAMLA 2014 - Nov 7-9

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:33pm
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Rachel Scoggins/Georgia State University

English I (Medieval) Regular Session at 2014 SAMLA Conference (Atlanta)

Sustainability is a concept that would have been unknown in the Anglo-Saxon Age, at least as we now define and use the term. But certainly the preservation of learning, the care, copying and circulation of manuscripts, and the conservation and recirculation of material culture (including religious relics) were persistent and continuous activities during this period. This session invites papers that deal with any of these topics or any other aspect of the Anglo Saxon period.

Department of Pan-African Studies to Hold Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:25pm
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Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
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Department of Pan-African Studies to Hold Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is pleased to announce its second bi-annual Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference that will take place at Kent State University, on April 10 & 11, 2014. The theme of this year's meeting, "Revisiting Black History, Identities, Sexualities, and Popular Culture," highlights the interconnections between the experiences of Blacks living in Africa and the Black Diaspora and the significance of these experiences in the formation of past and current identities in a global world.

7th International Conference on American Studies October 10-11, 2014

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:46am
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Irakli Tskhvediani/Akaki Tsereteli State University

Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia will host a two-day international multidisciplinary conference in American studies. The conference is organized by Prof. Vakhtang Amaglobeli Center for American Studies at Akaki Tsereteli State University and John Dos Passos Association of Georgia. The event is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia.

We invite a variety of contributions that address any of the following topics:
•U.S. Literature
•U.S. History
•U.S. Culture and Arts
•U.S. Politics and Economics
•U.S. Education System
•Georgian-American Relations

What Comes After Occupy? The Regional Politics of Resistance (ASAP)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:42am
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Todd A. Comer, Defiance College
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Our collection, What Comes After Occupy? The Regional Politics of Resistance, is now under contract, and we are interested in possibly adding one or two additional essays.

We seek essays which focus on the Occupy experience outside of New York City, describing and analyzing such marginal political experiences from a critical, future-oriented perspective. We are particularly looking for essays focused on medial or spatial/border issues. Essays (6-7,000 words) will need to be completed by early summer.

Please send any queries as soon as possible to Dr. Todd Comer (Defiance College) at occupydefiance@gmail.com.

Call for paper - Familiarizing the "jeune filles"- before May 15

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:11am
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PAMLA 2014
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Familiarizing the "jeune filles"
Presiding Officer:
Virginie Pouzet-Duzer, Pomona College

In 1913, several sociological studies of the concept of youth were published in France, turning the unfamiliar and possibly dangerous demi-vierges from the turn of the century into well-defined categories. The goal of this panel is to resituate the blossoming of the jeunes filles in the French literature, art and culture of the years 1890-1920.

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topics/familiarizing-jeune-filles#sthash.ulAy7...

[Update] Modernist Studies Association Conference, 6-9 November 2014; "Modernity, Contingency, Community" panel

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:07am
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Steph Brown/University of Arizona; Thomas Claviez/University of Bern
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The Confluence and Division website poses the question "How can modernist practices, aesthetics, and formations be situated within or in relation to modernity's energies, imagined as layers, structures, and figures of confluence and division?" We suggest that modernist representations of contingency afford unique ways of situating these energies in a variety of aesthetic, political, and philosophical contexts. Our panel proposes to examine texts, artifacts, and modernist contexts in which communities are constructed in relation to, and make productive use of, a phenomenon that has been identified as one of the key characteristics of modernity: that of contingency.

SCMLA Irish Literature Panel (October 18-22), Due 4/31/2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9:13pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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Accepting paper proposals for the Irish Literature panel of the SCMLA 2014 conference in Austin, TX on October 18-22. The topic is open to any subject related to Irish Literature. Those scholars wishing to present a paper must submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the proposed paper directly to Dr. Mikki Galliher (mgalliher@bmc.edu) by March 31, 2014. For more information, see the SCMLA conference website (www.southcentralmla.org).

[UPDATE] Oh! The Horror!: The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:58pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference
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Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2014

Conference Dates: October 3-4, 2014

Conference Location
1450 S. Atherton St., State College, PA

Keynote Speakers
John Russo and Russ Streiner
Writer, Producers, and Actors of Night of the Living Dead

Conference Email Address: penncea@gmail.com

PCEA 2014 Conference Theme

The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives, March 7, 2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:54pm
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

International Conference

"The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives"

07 March 2015

organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Call for papers

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society, 4-6 September 2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:02pm
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Simon Perris, Classics Programme, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
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Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 4-6 September 2014

Keynote speaker: Prof. Witi Ihimaera (author of The Whale Rider)
Convenors: Prof. Jeff Tatum and Dr. Simon Perris (Classics Programme, V.U.W.)

First deadline for abstracts: Monday 5 May, 2014
Final deadline for abstracts: Monday 2 June, 2014

Oh! The Horror!: The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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From the past to the present, the supernatural has inundated our popular culture. Zombies, witches, vampires, and werewolves star in our books, television shows, graphic novels, comics, stage performances, and films. This conference will contribute to the already rich discussion surrounding these topics that may already be taking place in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in our culture.

M/MLA 2014 (Detroit Nov. 13-16)- Hospitality and the City

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:57pm
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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The American Literature II panel (permanent section of the annual M/MLA convention) seeks papers on American fiction/film/drama/poetry 1870-present addressing the theme of the city as host, or, forms of hospitality in the city, individual or collective.
My starting point is Jacques Derrida's argument that within the notion of hospitality there is a fundamental and irrevocable tension between the act of being hospitable (an action which serves to maintain host/hosted hierarchies) and what he calls "impossible hospitality," a welcoming of any and all that implicitly demands a kind of non-mastery, even a potential relinquishing of ownership and property.

[DEADLINE REMINDER]: "Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:02pm
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University of Bristol
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From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's
Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This
conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English
literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious
biological necessity.

MMLA 2014: The (Digital) Lives of Cities (Nov. 13-16) DUE MAY 31

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:12am
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MMLA Digital Humanities Permanent Section

Midwest Modern Language Association 2014: The Lives of Cities
November 13-16, 2014 | Detroit, MI

In Programmed Visions, Wendy Chun suggests that "the call to map may be the most obscuring of all: by constantly drawing connections between data points, we sometimes forget that the map should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the analysis" (177). With this year's MMLA conference theme of "The Lives of Cities," the second annual permanent section of digital humanities will explore criticisms of, experiments with, and provocations on mapping, geographic visualization, or other conceptions of urban space that work with or against the digital. Possible topics/projects include:

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