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Companion to American Gothic (Jan 31 2013)

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 4:15pm
Dr John Sears & Dr Jason Haslam

Call for contributors

We are currently commissioning contributions to a proposed Companion to American Gothic, to be published in 2015 by a major UK academic publisher as part of a new series of Gothic companions.

Proposals for chapters of 5500-6500 words (including notes) are invited. Early career researchers are encouraged to submit, but we welcome proposals from all American Gothic scholars.

Chapters are required that offer critically erudite, authoritative, and cogently written surveys and analyses, focused on appropriate examples, addressing the following topics:

European Ghosts, American Witches: Early American Gothic Realism / Romance

Slavery and the Gothic

Romantic Gothic: The American Tradition

Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 9:04am
Ph.D. Program in French

Keynote Speaker:

Françoise Lionnet is a professor at UCLA in Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies, and Gender Studies, as well as the current director of the African Studies Center and Program Co-Director of UCLA's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities: Cultures in Transnational Perspective. She is a leading scholar in Francophone and comparative literary studies, and has published groundbreaking work in the fields of feminist literature, postcolonial studies, autobiography, and African, African-American, Caribbean and Mascarene Island studies. She is the former president of the American Comparative Literature Association.

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

Post-Graduate Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 9-10 May 2013

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Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 6:12am
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Deptartment of English Language and Literature at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
9-10 May 2013
Cankaya University, Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 11:13pm
Modern Horizons Journal

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel

For the June 2013 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political aspects of modernity, ideology, and the novel.

Articles on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture - Currently open

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:56pm
Dissidences. Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism

Dissidences is concerned with the problems of literary and cultural theory and the study of the Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures of all periods. The journal emphatically encourages the submission of essays conceived at the crossroads of critical inquiry and theoretical discussion, and it has a pluralistic policy regarding the perspectives to be explored in those essays.

Dissidences, an online journal, is now accepting submissions for its current and forthcoming issues. Articles and book reviews are published immediately after they are approved (submission-publication time: 40 days). You may find the journal here:

'Making It Work': US Thought and Culture Between Practice and Paralysis

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:58am
University of Michigan US Literatures and Cultures Consortium

Keynotes:
Paul Taylor (Philosophy / African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State): author of Race: A Philosophical Introduction
Lisi Schoenbach (English, University of Tennessee Knoxville): author of Pragmatic Modernism

Transnational Americas

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:57am
Irish Association for American Studies

IAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 19 2013
Trinity College, Dublin

Transnational America(s)

Transnationalism holds particular resonance for American studies. Emerging from fragmented narratives of diaspora and fluid borders, it forms part of the foundational mythology of the United States. The term has a long history of use in racial dialectic, but its resonances permeate every aspect of contemporary (inter)national, cultural and economic identity.

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:29am
Higher Education Academy, UK and University of Brighton, UK

CFP: E-reading Between the Lines: 21st century literature, digital platforms and literacies
The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, 2012-13

Cost: FREE (registration required)
Date: 5 July 2013
Location/venue: Checkland Building, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK

This unique one day event will reflect on the teaching of post-millennial literature in HE and FE and interrogate the use of digital and social technologies in teaching, assessment and creative writing to offer this emerging field as a new and directional source of understanding and inspiration for contemporary students, scholars, publishers and authors.

IAPL 2013: Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities (Singapore, 3-9 June)

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:15am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities
3-9 June 2013
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
37th Annual Conference
National University of Singapore

Singapore hosts Hospitalities: Biopolitics/Technologies/Humanities

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