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Ramyond Williams Now

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 4:42am
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Radical Studies Network

RAYMOND WILLIAMS NOW
30 May 2015, Manchester, UK

Recent years have witnessed major critical reappraisals of British Cultural Studies and its key figures. This one-day conference, organised by the Greater Manchester-based Radical Studies Network, continues that process through assessment of Raymond Williams' work and legacy.

The event will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Tony Crowley. Artist Ruth Beale will present a film of her 30-minute performance, 'Performing Keywords', first performed at the Turner Contemporary, 2013. The day will conclude with a round-table discussion on Raymond Williams and the contemporary Left.

English Seventeenth-Century Literature/2015 RMMLA Convention

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:02pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2015 to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at rmmla.innoved.org.

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship announced a general CfP. Deadline 16th February 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:07pm
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MAI Journal

MAI Journal announces a general call for papers for Volume 4 (2015)
Deadline: 16th February 2015

MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published biannually which presents indigenous worldviews from Māori and other native indigenous perspectives. MAI Journal is edited by Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes and Dr. Maria Bargh, who are supported by an Editorial Board.

Scholar Nomads: Academia in the 21st Century - April 9-11

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 4:28pm
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St. Bonaventure University Department of English

Both popular and scholarly press has been confronting the changing role of higher education, from Frank Donoghue's Last Professor to Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades's collection Beyond the Corporate University. Technology, economic shifts, and cultural-existential needs change roles for faculty, students, and administration. Many incoming scholars face a "brave new world" of increased adjunct positions, declining tenure, MOOCs, reduced pure research, and students who may not fit traditional models. Finding a new home in this shifting world may prove difficult or exciting, depending on the outlook.

American Ownership: Dead Properties or Dream Houses? [Jan. 20th, 2015]

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 3:23pm
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American Studies Association [ASA 2015]

This panel considers the twin roles of accumulation and circulation in the reproduction of capitalism, with a focus on forms of accumulation that inhibit capital's life-cycle. As David Harvey argues, capital is 'value in motion' and the cessation of movement produces crises. This panel is especially interested in the figure of the house as a type of property that has ceased to circulate or generate profitable surplus. We welcomes papers that address resistant or unproductive houses in American literature, film, popular culture, and history, including but not limited to dream houses, palaces, haunted houses, abandoned and foreclosed homes.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Probing the Boundaries The Forgiveness Project, Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 2:17pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Probing the Boundaries
The Forgiveness Project

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:
Forgiveness and reconciliation are two separate, yet intertwined areas of study, analysis, teaching and practice. Each can be developed alone, but each is more strongly engaged when applied toward the other. Each is both a personal, and yet also a social, process of reflection and action.

Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature: (Last date for Submission: 25th jan 2015)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:32pm
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D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh
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D.A.V. P.G. College Sector 10 Chandigarh is going to publish the first issue of 'The Scholastic Forum' a Referred Research Journal of English Language And Literature with ISSN number.The journal strives to publish original work of high quality related to English studies across the world.We invite original scholarly submissions in the form of research papers, articles, poems, book reviews.
Submission Guidelines:
1. Paper/ Font&Font size: A4 /Times New Roman/ 12.
2.Spacing: 1.5 Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.
3.References: Latest Mla Handbook style/ Format.
4.Word Limit- For Abstract : upto 300 words: For Paper 2500-4000.

SCMLA: African American Literature (Abstracts Due 3/31)

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:40am
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South Central Modern Language Association
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This is a regular session sponsored by the African American Literature Studies group within the SCMLA. This session welcomes proposals on any topic related to African American literature. The 2015 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held October 31 to November 3 in Nashville, TN. Abstracts for this session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Khristeena Lute at kml4z@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

Khristeena Lute
Middle Tennessee State University

Underwater Worlds: Aquatic Visions in Art, Science and Literature

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:10am
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University of Oxford

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford, 15-16 September 2015.

With keynotes by:

Professor John Mack (University of East Anglia), author of The Sea: A Cultural History (2011).

Professor Christiana Payne (Oxford Brookes University), author of Where the Sea Meets the Land: Artists on the Coast in Nineteenth Century Britain (1998) and The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790-2014 (with Janette Kerr, 2014).

Professor Bernhard Klein (University of Kent), author of Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture (2002) and Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean (with Gesa Mackenthun, 2004).

Melodrama - **Submissions Deadline January 10** - Graduate Conference - February 13

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 8:08am
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Brandeis University English Department

We are excited to announce that the Brandeis English Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on February 13, 2015 and will examine the topic of Melodrama. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will give the keynote address.

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