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Literary History and Ideas of Mind (MLA Vancouver, 8-11 Jan 2014)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
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Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality? Submissions from all periods and methodologies welcome.

300-word abstract & bio by 15 March 2014 to joshua.gang [at] utoronto.ca

http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7128

To Find a Form to Accommodate the Mess, March 21, 2014

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:44am
full name / name of organization: 
State University of New York at Buffalo

To Find a Form to Accommodate the Mess is a publication of the Visual Studies graduate department at SUNY Buffalo showcasing the artwork of the graduating class of 2014, along with scholarly and creative writing on the themes of anxiety, critique of the spectacle, and revealing ideologies. We are looking for essays of approximately 1500 words on one of the themes, or you are invited to write about the work of one or more artists in the program, using approximately 700 words/artist. Please visit this link to view the artwork: http://visualstudies2014.wordpress.com/

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS (18-24 August 2014, Belgrade, Serbia)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 8:41am
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IPAK Center
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS

(18-24 August 2014, Belgrade, Serbia)

organized by

IPAK Center and Faculty for Media and Communications, Singidunum Univeristy, Belgrade

CONFIRMED LECTURERS AND COURSES OFFERED

- Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California, USA): Wild Bodies: Gender, Sexuality and Power (18-19.08)
- Eszter Timar (Central European Umiversity, Budapest, Hungary): Derrida's Queer Bio-Politics (20-21.08)
- Bracha L. Ettinger (European Graduate School, Saas-Fe, Switzerland): Duende and Light. Trust and the Subreal in Art and Psychoanalysis (23-24.08)

Child and Childhood in Fiction, April 15, 2014

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:04am
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Dr. Suman/Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
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A child is thought to be an innocent figure, an inactive persona in fiction. S/he is someone who is acted upon and hardly ever reacts in turn, almost a mute and ignorant individual who remains marginalized or largely absent in literature. Though an important part of any society, the children are more or less seem to be missing from the "adult" literature. Fiction that does not cater to the children as readers appeared to have forgotten the child as a character worthy of being written about.

Gender, Sexuality and Power

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:52pm
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Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago

Keynote Title: "On Being in Life Without Wanting the World: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.

Responsivity: Defining, Cultivating, Enacting. Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:07pm
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The Tenth Biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, October 16-18, 2014
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Responsivity: Defining, Encouraging, Enacting
The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
October 16-18, 2014
University of Louisville

The 2014 Watson Conference calls us to consider how we define, encourage, and enact what it means to be responsive to contemporary problems and opportunities. Reworking questions the Woodrow Wilson Foundation asked of higher education over a decade ago, the Watson Conference invites teacher-scholars of Rhetoric and Composition to join in ongoing conversations about what we do to be responsive to communities in and beyond the academy and to foster the conditions that make these visions a reality. Specific questions may include:

"After the Eruption": Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, "'After the Eruption': Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War."

We welcome papers on any aspect of Melville's representations of the American Civil War—especially how those representations helped to influence the cultural memory of the conflict in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Please send 300-word abstracts and brief CVs to Coleman Hutchison by 15 March 2014 (coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu).

Travel in Africa

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination? This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

Conceptual Writing and Modernist Avant-Gardes, MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 1:53pm
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Laura B. McGrath, Michigan State University
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Analyses of the relationship between modernism and contemporary literature abound (see Majorie Perloff, Rebecca Walkowitz, David James, and Jessica Pressman) with well-known writers like Ben Marcus, Will Self, and Tom McCarthy affiliating with the experiments of Joyce, Stein, and Gaddis, among others. Conceptual writers and artists, in particular, have been quick to construct a genealogy of experimentation rooted in modernist avant-gardism, leading from Gertrude Stein to Kenneth Goldsmith, by way of Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, Guy Debord, and John Cage. What aesthetic confluences or divisions arise when considering the practices of conceptual writing alongside the practices of the modernist avant-garde?

TRAVELLING CON/TEXTS: COSMOPOLITANISMS OLD & NEW, EAST & WEST, November 20-22, 2014, Seoul, South Korea

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:09am
full name / name of organization: 
English Language and Literature Association of Korea

Call for Proposals

TRAVELLING CON/TEXTS: COSMOPOLITANISMS
OLD & NEW, EAST & WEST
English Language and Literature Association of Korea
November 20-22, 2014, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) invites proposals for the 2014 international conference marking the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:08am
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Michigan College English Association
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Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also want our students to hear the different voices of others in their classrooms and cities and in literature. Working in a culture that often has an anti-intellectual bias, how can we find our own voices and empower ourselves? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about the topics below.

Search for Peer Reviewers & Editors

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:48am
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Personal
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This is a call for early career Assistant Professors in India and abroad for a novel venture in publishing. Detailed CVs are requested from interested scholars for consideration as both Peer Reviewers and Editors of a partly open access journal to be published from India on American Studies. Please include a small write-up about why you are positioned to peer-review American literature or edit articles within the domain of American Studies.

There will be two forms of the journal: one online and one with standard international accreditation in print form. Incumbents should be willing to spend about 5 hours/ week in working on the website, blog and editing etc. The first issue of the proposed journal will be on the Gothic in American Studies.

The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
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Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene. Theories, analyses, visualizations, and big data projects welcome.

Send 300-word abstract by 10 March 2014 to Heather Houser (houserh@mail.utexas.edu) and Ursula Heise (uheise@humnet.ucla.edu).

The Modern Language Association convention will be held 8-11 January 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Information here: http://www.mla.org/convention

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