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[UPDATE] Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 9:41pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 15th
Conference Dates: JUNE 21st and 22nd, in Vancouver, B.C

Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Tally, Texas State University
"Utopia as Literary Cartography; or, the Other Spaces of the World System"

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013. Deadline: Apr 15, 2013.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 111th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego from November 1-3, 2013. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

Postcolonial/Postmodern Indian Poetry in English

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:56am
University BT & Evening College, a Constituent College of NBU. in collaboration with Kaveri Books, New Delhi

CALL FOR PAPERS for a proposed anthology on POSTCOLONIAL/POSTMODERN INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH

A much over-looked category of Indian writing in English is poetry, if compared to the bulk and quality of Indian prose fiction in English. The early Indian poetry in English includes such big names as Rabidranath Tagore, Derozio, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Joseph Furtado, Armando Menezes, Toru Dutt, Romesh Chunder Dutt, Sri Aurobindo, Sarojini Naidu, and her brother Harindranath Chattopadhyay, and yet till recently it was not taken as a highly creative and original literary output from the Indians.

SAMLA 2013 | Composing in Autopilot: Implications of Writing in Web 2.0

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:44pm
Rhetoric and Composition

Papers are welcome for the 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013. This panel supports the special focus of the conference, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" by thinking about the relationship between digital writing environments and composing. One of the driving forces of web 2.0 is increased access to production and delivery of content. To open up access, developers, users, and designers separated the practice of designing of texts and systems from creating content for/in those texts and systems (Arola, 2010; Wysocki, 2004). But in opening up access, have we automated tasks that define composing?

Post-Romanticism: Are We There Yet? -- Special Issue of CounterText

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 2:55pm
Editor: James Corby, University of Malta

Romanticism has not yet come to its end.
–Heidegger, Contributions to Philosophy

What interests us in romanticism is that we still belong to the era it opened up.
– Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy, The Literary Absolute

What is ultimately at stake here can be formulated in terms of the following question which weighs upon us and threatens to exhaust us: can we be delivered, finally delivered, from our subjection to Romanticism?
– Badiou, Theoretical Writings

'Post-Romantic' is, in its way, as uncertain and fluid a term as 'Romantic'; it is a necessary term, however…'
– O'Neill, The All-Sustaining Air

[UPDATE] Science and Literature: a Battle of the Books?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:41am
University of Bristol Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: 8th March 2013

We are excited to announce our plenary speaker will be Professor Tim Fulford currently at De Monfort University of Leicester, author of Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge.

On the 23rd of April the University of Bristol will be hosting its annual postgraduate half-day conference. This will be an opportunity for all postgraduates -- taught or research -- working in the field of English Literary Studies to come together to discuss the relationship between Science and Literature.

eSharp Issue 20: New Horizons

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:22am
University of Glasgow

Have you found yourself thinking beyond the boundaries of current viewpoints?

How has the framework of your field of research or interest changed?

Are you pursuing unconventional approaches regarding your field of expertise?

If you have any food for thought, if you have developed any insight to share, here is the place.

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