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Kathy Acker in the Classroom (MLA 2015, January 8-11, Vancouver BC)

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 1:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kevin L. Ferguson / Modern Language Association

This proposed special session will center on the problems and pleasures of teaching Kathy Acker.

Sample topics: pornography, plagiarism/appropriation, visual literature, narrative, childhood, autobiography.

500 word abstract & 150-200 word bio by 15 March 2014.

Participation requires MLA membership by April 1, 2014.

Amiri Baraka and the African American Essay (MLA panel; 3/15/14)

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA divisions on Black American Literature and Culture & Nonfiction Prose
contact email: 

Critical reassessments of Baraka as essayist. Appraisals of individual works or overall career welcome, especially in African American essay tradition. 300-word abstract and brief bio by March 15 to bjnorman@loyola.edu

Cosponsored by the MLA divisions on Black American Literature and Culture & Nonfiction Prose.

MLA 15: Narrating Madness and Autism

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Gagas
contact email: 

This non-guaranteed special session invites papers addressing how narratives of psychosis, mood disorders, or autism (in any medium, genre, or period) change our understanding of the ethics and phenomenology of reading, viewing, or listening. I welcome disability studies critiques of concepts of madness or autism, histories of medical or psychological narratives, and philosophy of psychology and psychiatry analyses of cognition, affect, volition, or hermeneutics in narratives of madness or autism conceptualized as real experiences of distress, impairment, and different mental structures. Please submit 350-word abstracts and CVs to Jonathan Gagas, Temple University (jongagas@temple.edu) by March 15, 2014.

Writing Home: Battle Front and Home Front Children's Literature of the First World War

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:16am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA: Nonguaranteed Session in Children's Literature

Children at home dream of war; children in war zones dream of home. War poets such as Robert Service, Wilfred Owen, and Robert Graves were haunted by childhood narratives of home and play, to the point where they were interpreting their own immediate experience through lenses tinted by memory and childish linguistic patterns; novelists such as L.M. Montgomery, Kate Seredy, and Ethel Turner became increasingly obsessed with the identity of place and how war expands (and sometimes explodes) a community's sense of self.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers IJ-ELTS [April – June, 2014 Issue]

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies
contact email: 

The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for April-June, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: 30/04/ 2014
Issue publication date: 07/06/2014
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5. Relationship between L1 and L2

WRITING SOUTH AFRICA NOW - South African Literature Colloquium

updated: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 7:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Fai Suthipinittharm and Imke van Heerden, Department of English and Related Literature, The University of York

Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On
University of York in association with University of Cambridge

June 7, 2014

Venue: University of York, United Kingdom

CFP deadline: April 15, 2014

Winter 2014 Issue: Writing Center Theory and Practice

updated: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kellie Charron/ Academic Exchange Quarterly
contact email: 

The Winter 2014 (Vol. 18, Iss. 4) Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, an independent double-blind-peer-reviewed print journal, is now accepting submissions for its special section on Writing Center Theory and Practice. Articles may explore issues of theory, practice, and experience in writing center work, including qualitative and empirical studies and discussions of pedagogy.

Transcendentalism and Temporality - MLA - deadline March 15

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Thoreau Society

Call for Papers: "Transcendentalism and Temporality" (The Thoreau Society at MLA)

The Thoreau Society will hold this session at the 2015 Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Jan. 8-11, 2015, in Vancouver B.C.). We seek proposals for 15-minute papers addressing temporality, (dis)continuity, and/or temporal "transits," as Stacy Alaimo has used that term, in the works of Thoreau and his immediate contemporaries in American Transcendentalism. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief cv by 15 March 2014 to Rochelle Johnson (rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu).

[Update] Deadline Extended: Theory/Post-Theory Interdisciplinary Conference

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 9:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)
http://posttheory2014.tumblr.com/

UPDATE New Literatures in English

updated: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:19am
full name / name of organization: 
New Literatures in English
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Title of the book: New Literatures in English
Editor: Dr R.P. Singh
Associate Professor
Department of English and Modern European Languages,
University of Lucknow
Pin- 226007
rpsingh.lu@gmail.com
Phone-09415159137
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of New Literatures in English with special reference to the following:
1. Making of New Literatures
2. Postcolonialism
3. Postmodernism
4. Identity formation in New Literature
5. Diaspora Literature
6. Canadian Literature in English

UPDATE Indian Literature in Translation

updated: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Indian Literature in Translation
contact email: 

Call for Paper on
Indian Literature in Translation
Contact Email: rpsingh.lu@gmail.com
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of Indian Literature in Translation with reference to the following:
1. Making of Indian Literature
2. Challenges before Indian Literature in Translation
3. Indian Poetry in Translation
4. Indian Novel in Translation
5. Indian Drama in Translation
6. Other Indian Genre in Translation
7. The Ramayana
8. The Mahabharata
9. Kalidas with special reference to Shakuntala
10. Jaishankar Prasad with special reference to Kamayani
11. Rabindra Nath Tagore with special reference to Gitanjali

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