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The Imagist Revolution

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:00am
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John Allaster - McGill University

In critical appraisals of Imagism, the early 20th century movement has often been portrayed as "€œrevolutionary," especially in terms of form and technique. In 1963, William Pratt described the emergence of Imagism in England and America as a "battle for a new poetic style"€ and Helen Carr'€™s 2009 history of the movement takes its title from the often invoked epithet of the Imagists: The Verse Revolutionaries; however, this panel seeks to interrogate just how revolutionary Imagist practice was in relation to contemporaneous poetry and poetic practice.

Possible topics include:

Update: "Rebecca West and Dissent: The Politics and Poetics of Heresy" September 19-20, 2015 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:04am
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International Rebecca West Society
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"Rebecca West and Dissent: The Politics and Poetics of Heresy"

Rebecca West famously did not toe lines, whether these lines were associated with party, ideology, literary movement, genre, gender, religious beliefs, etc. In most cases, from her leftist anti-communism, to her bourgeois leftism, to her paradoxical feminism, to her anti-atonement Christianity, to her genre-bending, West was a dissenter, a rebel, and a heretic—even within movements that were already oppositional such as feminism.

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture (and Theory itself)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:29am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE} Abstract/shuns DEADLINE MARCH 31

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
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Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

adair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu
What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:21pm
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MLA 2016
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Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

Objects of Performance in British Drama, 1660-1830

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
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Ashley Bender / Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the role of objects in drama and other public spectacles of the long eighteenth century. Deadline extended through March 23.

MSA 17, Nov. 19-22, Modernism of Politics

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:51am
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Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon
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The modernist period, as the theme of this year's conference suggests, was a period marked by revolutions of various stripes: aesthetic, social, cultural, and political. Among these, political revolutions often occupied center stage, both in terms of public awareness but also in terms of modernist praxis. Many modernists participated in radical political actions even as they experimented or facilitated experimentation with radical aesthetics.

Eborakon poetry magazine

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 9:47am
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Eborakon

Eborakon is a poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name derives from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics that have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:30am
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Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

Conference Announcement: Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas (DC, May 19-22 2016)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Bauer and Allison Bigelow / Early Americanist Summit
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a proposal (panel or paper) for next year's conference, "Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Ibero/Anglo-Americanist Summit," which will convene in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area on 19-22 May, 2016.

[REMINDER] Teaching Renaissance and Medieval Literature

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:15am
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This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org
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We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews.

Submission deadline for our Summer issue is currently May 16, 2015.

BROAD STREET Magazine: interdisciplinary nonfiction magazine reading all year around

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:34am
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Broad Street Magazine
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Broad Street is a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence, run cooperatively at Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit us at broadstreetonline.org; to see how we push academic work, reportage, and belles lettres in new ways. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professor. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.

ESSAYS ON SUDEEP SEN

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:49am
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shormishtha panja

ESSAYS ARE INVITED ON THE WORK OF SUDEEP SEN, POET, EDITOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER, FOR A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS ON HIS WORK. ESSAYS MAY FOCUS ON HIS POETRY, HIS EDITING, HIS PHOTOGRAPHY OR ON ALL THREE. THEY SHOULD BE BETWEEN 6000 TO 10,000 WORDS, INCLUDING ENDNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY. PLEASE SEND THEM TO Shormishtha Panja
BY 1 JULY 2015.

Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:36pm
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Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo

In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.

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