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Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative Emotions (15/10/2015-17/10/2015)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:24pm
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Institute of Culture and Society, University of Navarra (Spain)
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Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative Emotions
October 15-17, 2015
Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra (Spain)

Plenary Speakers:
Professor Suzanne Keen, Washington and Lee University
Professor Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College
Professor Arthur Frank, University of Alberta

Sixth Annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium - March 28, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:15pm
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Gordon College

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their sixth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English on any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 14, 2015, and we will confirm acceptance by February 28, 2015.

The Opposites of Modernism, MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
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Robert Baines, University of Evansville
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In keeping with the conference theme of revolution, this panel will consider one of the necessary preconditions for revolution: opposition. The idea of opposition is central to the concept of Modernism because Modernism is so often characterized as uniting antithetical notions. To offer only a few examples, Modernism is regularly described as being old and new, objective and subjective, timely and timeless, conservative and progressive, coherent and fragmented. This panel will explore the oppositions inherent in the notion of Modernism by examining Modernist works that represent and dramatize those oppositions. The depiction of the opposition may be carried out through character, narrative, image or allusion.

[UPDATE] Ctrl, Alt, Del, 3/27-28/15 (Deadline: January 30)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
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The 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels. MCLLM welcomes proposals from a wide range of studies in the English and communication fields. Some possible topics for investigation may include: literature and poetry, creative writing, linguistics, written and visual rhetoric, journalism, narrative and documentary film, games/video games, television, radio, new and social media, and pedagogy in these fields.

Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre - Budapest, December 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:46am
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Institute of Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre
International musicological conference on the centenary of the death of Karl Goldmark

Budapest, 9–10 December, 2015
Institute of Musicology
(Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Modernism's Child Conference - 20th April 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:46am
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Sussex Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Modernism's Child

One-Day Conference
April 20th 2015
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Keynote Speakers: Professor Douglas Mao (John Hopkins University) and Dr. Natalia Cecire (Sussex).

4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:40am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
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Goldsmiths University of London

This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.

Narrative and the Novel/the Novel as Narrative

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:25am
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The University of New South Wales, Australia
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Keynote Speaker: John Frow, University of Sydney

A symposium hosted by the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

Saturday 16th of May, 2015

The novel as a distinct genre of prose emerged in the period of modernity. From the eighteenth century, marked by scholars as the period of the 'rise of the novel', to the late twentieth century, during which the trope of 'the death of the novel' gained cultural traction, the novel has sought to both draw upon and distinguish itself from other narrative genres, from history, biography, memoir, and travelogues, to film, television, and digital storytelling.

CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities (2/2/15 and 4/3/15)

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:01pm
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Matthew K. Gold
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We're excited to announce that Debates in the Digital Humanities, a book originally published in 2012 by the University of Minnesota Press in print and on an open-access interactive web platform ( http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu ), is now a book series from Minnesota. By identifying ideas and discussions as they emerge, and by providing a platform through which conversations can unfold and be preserved, the series will highlight key tensions that are shaping the field.

[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference 2015 Submission Deadline Extended to February 21st 2015!

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:29pm
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The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due EXTENDED: Saturday 21 February 2015

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 5:28pm
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William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

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