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Borders and Crossings: Time and Space in William Carlos Williams. MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 8 March, 2015)

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 1:02pm
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William Carlos Williams Society
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This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with borders and performs or problematizes crossings. Ranging from Williams's personal or literary genealogy to negotiations of borders in terms of poetics or place, we seek papers problematizing Williams's handling of tradition, Europe, the New World, and history. Other topics/questions this panel may consider are: how does Williams's work handle the concepts of space and time? How does his work make use of or skew our perception of these? Where does his work position itself in relation to those parameters?

300-word abstract and CV by 8 March, 2015

Seepersad & Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies, September 6-8, 2015, Trinidad, W.I.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:12pm
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Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Dept of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine is pleased to issue this call for papers for an interactive conference on the work of the three Naipauls - Seepersad and his sons, Vidia and Shiva. The conference on the theme: Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies will convene from September 6th. to 8th. 2015 on the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, with field trips and public lectures at the Lion House in Chaguanas and at the Naipaul House in St James, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

First Issue of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Historians of American Art

The Association of Historians of American Art is pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of Panorama, a peer-reviewed online journal of American art and visual culture from the colonial period to the present day.

The issue can be accessed at: journalpanorama.org

Panorama is published twice a year. The journal welcomes submissions that utilize the insights of traditional and new approaches to American art and visual culture, and which proceed from a range of disciplinary (and interdisciplinary) perspectives.

The inaugural Winter 2015 issue includes three feature articles:

Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:09am
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Kristine Blair & Lee Nickoson

All efforts at self-transformation challenge us to engage in on-going, critical self-examination and reflection about feminist practice, and about how we live in the world. This individual commitment, when coupled with engagement in collective discussion, provides a space for critical feedback which strengthens our efforts to change and make ourselves anew.
--bell hooks

Gender Questions Journal CFP

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:17am
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University of South Africa
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Gender Questions is an interdisciplinary academic journal that is published annually by UNISA Press. The journal serves as a forum for scholarly research on all aspects of gender studies, including feminist research, studies in masculinities, LGBT and queer studies. Preference will be given to manuscripts with a solid base in gender theory which is coherently applied. We invite original submissions in the following categories:
• Research articles: 6000 to 8000 words. Please include an abstract of approximately 200 words as well as 4 to 6 keywords
• Book reviews: 1000 to 1500 words
We also welcome submissions from postgraduate students.

Circuit, Current, Connection: A CALS Symposium (2/27/15)

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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:15am
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Center for American Literary Studies
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On February 27, 10 AM-4 PM, the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Penn State will host the symposium "Circuit, Current, Connection" in Memorial Lounge at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:45pm
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Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.

The 6th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference - April 15 & 16, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:12pm
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The 6th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference

Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers

For presentation at The 6th Annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference – April 15 & 16, 2015

THEME: Research Across the Disciplines
• Including Literature Reviews, Research Papers, Research Manuscripts, Research Reports, Service Learning Research, Scientific Experiment Research, Exploratory Research, etc.

OPEN TO: Undergraduate students at both 2-year and 4-year institutions Students who complete their undergraduate degree in Dec. 2014 are eligible for conference consideration.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: Scholarly Work; Defined Justification; Logical Organization; Mastery of Subject; Appropriate Citation Documentation.

Digital America Issue no. 5 | Now Accepting Submissions

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:39pm
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Digital America: an online journal on digital culture and American life
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Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 5. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world. If you are interested in joining our contributor team, please contact us at info@digitalamerica.org.

JAWS 40th Anniversary Symposium 17 June 2105 10.00 - 6.00.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Professor Ian Hunter, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
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Proposals for 20 minute papers are invited for a One-Day Symposium to mark the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's JAWS on Wednesday 17 June 2015 from 10.00 - 6.00.

The Symposium is hosted at the Leicester Media School by The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre and The Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Keynote speaker(s) TBA.

Brief proposals, biographies and a note of institutional affiliation should be sent to Professor Ian Hunter: iqhunter@dmu.ac.uk. The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2015.

Papers could be on *any* related topic such as but not restricted to:

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