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Reassessing DYLAN THOMAS : Territories and legacies 13, 14 November 2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:18am
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Bordeaux Montaigne University France

International Conference
Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Organised by
E.A. CLIMAS (Cultures et Littératures des Mondes Anglophones), U.M.R. EEE (Europe Européanité Européanisation) and E.A. CLARE (Cultures Littératures Arts Représentations Esthétiques)
Reassessing DYLAN THOMAS : Territories and legacies
on 13, 14 November 2014

Keynote speaker: Professor M. Wynn Thomas, BA, FBA, OBE

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature ( Extended: due 27 Feb.)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:22am
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Rebeccah Bechtold

"My spirit is weary for rural rambles," Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for "amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.

Law Society Thinkpieces - call for submissions

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:01am
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The Law Society, London, UK

The Law Society's Research Unit is launching a series of thinkpieces intended to provide stimulus for discussion based around a topic relevant to lawyers, the legal profession as a whole and those with an interest in business ownership and the legal services market.

The purpose is to present a point of view or argument in ways which challenge readers to consider their own views and encourages them to enter into a constructive debate.

We would like to invite submissions which engage, but are not limited to, the following themes (please bear in mind that the majority of our readers will be coming from a UK legal context, so contributors should not assume familiarity with International systems):

Alphaville CFP: conference, film festival, and exhibition reports

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:37am
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Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media

The Editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek reports for Issue 7, to be published summer 2014. Potential contributors are invited to contact the Reports Editor to agree the submission of a conference, film festival or exhibition report. Submissions in MLA and Alphaville style, along with a short biographical note and contact information, will be due by 25 April 2014. Reports should be 1,500-2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere. Enquiries about reports for Issue 8 (winter 2014) are also welcome.

1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:47am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries

Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
Proposals are sought for special streams of the Deception conference, on the themes of spies, spying and forgeries. The Deception conference will address artefacts and practices that challenge truthfulness, authenticity or reliability. Deception is practised in many forms and affects societies and individuals. This conference invites delegates to explore how deception is manifested in their discipline, or how multi-disciplinary notions of deception affect their field.

3rd Global Conference: The Dark Side of Celebrity

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:08am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Dark Side of Celebrity

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

This call for presentations is a special stream within the larger Celebrity conference and asks for proposals and performances to addresses a serious, interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of the phenomenon of celebrity and death, or the dark sides of stardom.

Global Positioning Systems: Mapping Beings Being Mapped

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:27pm
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William Thomas McBride/Illinois State University
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Contribute to this book project growing out of the 2013 American Comparative Literature Conference in Toronto. Seeking additional essays that examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 500 word abstracts/cvs by June 1st 2014. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Mapping

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:26pm
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Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted: People, Print, and Power
Seventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Foley (Rutgers Univ, Newark)

"In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

"1930s Women: Modernists or Iconoclasts": Submit by March 28th

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:31pm
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MSA 2014 (Pittsburgh)

In 1928, Eleanor Roosevelt pointed out that women might have received the right to vote, but in the early 1930s, this remained "a gesture without real power." This panel will ask how this political gain but continued social opposition to women's equality affected the reception and interpretation of writing published by women in the 1930s, many of whom have remained on the periphery of mainstream modernist scholarship. Positioned at the intersection of period, political, and aesthetic crosscurrents, and though consistently present at conferences and in anthologies – thanks in large part to the revisionary agenda of feminist scholars – women writers of the 1930s have yet to be treated as a formidable characters in the story scholars tell about modernism.

Annual Meeting of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Providence RI, October 24-25 2014

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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2014 CALL FOR PAPERS: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

UPDATE (DATE CORRECTION) The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) Student Conference, October 10, 2014.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:25pm
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*The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.
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The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 10, 2014

Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting

The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to ssalone@scsu.edu. Please send the following information with the abstract.

452ºF CFP: The history of theory and its Hispanic uses

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:08pm
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com), to be published on January 31st 2015. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.
The criteria below regulate the reception and publication of articles and are subject to the content of the Peer-review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.
- The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014; all articles received after this date will be rejected.

Narration and Reflection

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Christy Wampole / Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)

In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include:

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