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Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:25am
The University of New South Wales, Australia

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)

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:01pm
Matthew K. Gold

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 ( ), 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!

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:29pm
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]

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 5:28pm
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.

Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 4/24/15

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 4:27pm
CSULA English Graduate Student Association

CSULA's Significations graduate conference is looking for papers related to Christopher Isherwood's life, works, and/or his conceptions of Los Angeles. While the 2015 Significations theme is "Generation(s)" in all of its meanings, these papers need not deal directly with the concept of "generation" or "generations."

Please send an abstract, cover sheet that includes your contact information and school affiliation, and your paper (8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA format) to no later than Friday, 1/30/2015.

Emerson Society Awards

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:11pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

**Awards Announcements**

The Emerson Society announces three awards
for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2015.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, and a 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2015.

Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con International 3/1

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:35pm
Comics Arts Conference

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 9-12, 2015. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism - 15 May 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:08pm
The University of Northampton School of the Arts, UK

This Symposium aims to explore the complex and contested relationship between Trauma Studies and postcolonial theory, focusing on the possibilities for creating a decolonized trauma theory that takes account of the suffering of minority groups and non-Western cultures, broadly defined as cultures beyond Western Europe and North America. Our symposium will build on the insights of, inter alia, Stef Craps's book, Postcolonial Witnessing, and will respond to his challenge to interrogate and move beyond a Eurocentric trauma paradigm.

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision of American Culture [UPDATE] - Submission Deadline Nov. 15, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:41pm
Humanities Education and Research Association (

Spring 2016 Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

CALL FOR PAPERS Written in the Water: The Image of the River in Latin/o American Literature. Submit Article by: April 30, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:48am
Elizabeth Rivero, U. S. Coast Guard Academy; Jeanie Murphy, Goucher College

The image of the river in Latin/o American literature has been multiple and varied. The slow, meandering streams of nostalgia, the raging currents of conflict or the stagnant waters of social decay are just a few of the ways in which the river has become a potent symbol and inspiration to many of the region's writers.

Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies DUE Feb 15

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:09am
Bettina Love/University of Georgia

Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
Identities, Gender Performances & Pedagogical Practices of Black and Brown Lesbian Educators
Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2015
Guest Editor: Bettina L. Love (
The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of the Identities, Gender Performances & Pedagogical Practices of Black and Brown Lesbian Educators.