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SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:55am
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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
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Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 2/1/15 (6/20 - 6/21)

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 6:13pm
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Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction (peer-reviewed edited volume) - abstracts due 15 March 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 4:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Grzegorz Maziarczyk / The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Call for Papers for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume
Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction
edited by
Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Joanna Klara Teske
We invite proposal submissions for a forthcoming edited collection concerning the contemporary English-language novel (published c. 1975-2015) and the light that it sheds (or does not shed) on human consciousness.

The Edwidge Danticat Society-Caribbean Studies Association, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 1:02pm
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The Edwidge Danticat Society
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The Edwidge Danticat Society-Caribbean Studies Association, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA
full name / name of organization:
Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email:
mfeife1@lsu.edu
The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

Teaching Eliza Haywood (deadline Jan 20)--Vancouver 14-17 Oct 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:43pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
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Looking ahead to a proposed collection, this panel invites proposals on critical and classroom implications in teaching the works of Eliza Haywood.

Papers may address any aspect of teaching Haywood, but might address pedagogically informed approaches on

*gender studies and Haywood
*teaching understudied texts
*queering Haywood
*canon, conflict and the classroom
*using Haywood to teach book history and archival studies
*teaching literary communities: Haywood, Savage, and the Hillarians
*teaching Haywood's politics
*the problem of biography in women's writing
*teaching rape narratives
*Haywood, women writers, and the history of the novel
*secret histories

Teaching, Digital Humanities, and 18th-Century Studies (deadline Jan 30)--Vancouver, 14-17 Oct 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:32pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
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Proposals are invited for presentations on the digital humanities and the teaching of eighteenth-century studies.

At last year's CSECS conference, there was a lively debate on the relationship between digital humanities and eighteenth-century studies: this panel seeks to continue that discussion.

The focus is open, but papers might consider:
*dh and un/conventional pedagogies
*bringing dh research into the classroom
*dh and disciplinarity
*dh and book history

NB: CSECS rules allow conference participants to present in roundtables in addition to one paper presentation. If you intend to present a paper as well, please indicate that you would like to be considered for a roundtable session.

Teaching the Eighteenth Century (deadline Jan 30)--Vancouver, 14-17 October 2015

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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:13pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Panels and roundtables on teaching book history, on innovative course design, and on teaching, technology and digitial humanities in the 18C.

Excellent teaching is what invites the next generation of great scholars into our profession. Perhaps because of bad high school experiences, many students expect the 18th-century to be a period of dry treatises, hard-to-understand poems, and repetitive plays full of in-jokes. We know differently, but what is the best way to teach the brilliance, wit, complexity, and conflict of our period?

Building upon the models of MLA and ASECS, CSECS 2015 will offer for the second year a cluster of panels on teaching the long eighteenth century.

CFP: Verge: Studies in Global Asias is Accepting Submissions for Issue #3 (Special Topic: Asian Urbanisms and Urbanizations)

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:35pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

Marginal Perceptions: Queer Voices In and Beyond Conventional Disciplines (Submissions Due

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 1:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Fairfield and Billy Burton, University of Exeter

Location: Penryn Campus, Falmouth, Cornwall (The University of Exeter and Falmouth University).
Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday January 23rd, 2015
Abstract Submission Email: queerstudiesconference@gmail.com

CFP for the 11th issue of "FORMA. Revista d'Estudis Comparatius. Art, Literatura i Pensament"

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 1:26pm
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"FORMA. Revista d'Estudis Comparatius. Art, Literatura i Pensament" (Journal of Comparative Studies. Art, Literature and Thought)
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A Call for papers for the eleventh issue of "FORMA. Revista d'Estudis Comparatius. Art, Literatura i Pensament" (Journal of Comparative Studies. Art, Literature and Thought) starts on December 19th 2014. The CFP is open and addressed to scholars, PhD students or any researcher holding at least a BA degree. We welcome submissions of book reviews or academic articles in English, Spanish, Catalan, French or Italian. You can find all of the information as well as the required editorial guidelines on http://www.upf.edu/forma/en/

Update Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:57am
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Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
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Reminder: CFP Davis session at SSAWW 2015
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and her World will organize a session at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be in held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.

Update Reminder Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA

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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
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The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference. The conference will be held in May, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis's work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.
Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

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