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Monstrum Volume 1: Issue 1

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:34pm
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University of Sunderland

For Goya, 'Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels', though some see his etching as revealing the dark undercurrents of Enlightenment. The monster, according to Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, offers ways of understanding the cultures which bear them; 'the monstrum is etymologically "that which reveals"'.

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Breaking Futures"

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:20pm
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Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are very excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hsy of The George Washington University!

Call For Proposals: "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time"
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

'Up We Go Then, Motherfucker': American Literary Obscenity, CFP, ALA, Boston, May 21-24.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 8:18am
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James Purdy Society
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The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers addressing any American author or literary movement (e.g. Beat Generation) on the topic of obscenity and censorship, very broadly defined, to be presented at a session sponsored by the society at the 2015 American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts, 21-24 May.

CALL FOR PAPER Vol. 3 Issue 2 Feb 2015 last date 20 Feb 2015 Date of publication 25th Feb 2015

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 3:35am
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IJMR
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International Journal in Management & Social Science (ISSN -2321–1784)
Impact Factor :- 3.259
&
International Journal in IT & Engineering (ISSN-2321–1776)
Impact Factor :- 3.570

International Journal in Commerce, IT and Social Sciences

International Journal in Physical and Applied Sciences
www.ijmr.net.in
CALL FOR PAPER Vol. 3 Issue 1 Jan 2015

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(An open access scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, monthly, and fully refereed journal.)

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, ALA, May 21-24, 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:57pm
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American Literature Association
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The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, an informal gathering of scholars and readers interested in the work, afterlife, and reception of the most popular American poet, will sponsor one session at the 2015 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send short proposals about any aspect of Longfellow's work, life, and his relationships with contemporaries, along with a brief biographical note, to Christoph Irmscher at cirmsche@indiana.edu. Proposals about Longfellow and women writers are particularly welcome.

Modernism and the Anthropocene (edited collection, abstracts due 3/31/15)

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:25pm
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Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) and John McIntyre (University of Prince Edward Island)

We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture. As a whole, the volume examines the emerging and complex relationship between Anglo-American modernism and its geological, climatological, and deep historical contexts, as it is articulated in a range of literary texts, movements, and expressions in the first half of the twentieth century.

Please email proposals and queries to
Jon Hegglund: hegglund@wsu.edu or
John McIntyre: jmcintyre@upei.ca

Encyclopedia of World Comics (March 1, 2015)

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:16pm
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Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COMICS: MANGA, ANIME, TINTIN, AND MORE COMICS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

ABC-CLIO (Greenwood Press Imprint)

Frederick Luis Aldama (Ohio State University) Editor

Christopher González (Texas A&M University-Commerce) Editor

First wave of entries due on March 1, 2015

UPDATE: Festival of Faith and Music

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Festival of Faith and Music

Calvin College's Festival of Faith & Music is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students, and lovers of music and popular culture to discuss diverse forms of popular music and issues of faith.

Past festivals have featured performances by Emmylou Harris, Sufjan Stevens, Neko Case, The Hold Steady, Matisyahu, The Civil Wars, Lupe Fiasco, and many others. Along with a nightly concert lineup, the festival has also included keynote speakers and interactive workshop presentations from a wide range of artists, critics, and academics including Cornel West, Makoto Fujimura, Chuck Klosterman, Jessica Hopper, and Cathleen Falsani.

ALA 2015: Don DeLillo's Influences/Influence

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:32pm
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American Literature Association

At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the immediate postwar decades and the similarly wrenching shifts of the 2000s, a widely-taught author in the Program Era who has never held an academic position, a darling of the high theory moment whose work continues to be relevant.
For a panel at the 2015 ALA sponsored by the Don DeLillo society, proposals are invited for papers that look at any aspect of DeLillo's influences and his influence.

More-than-Human Worlds of Violence: Section of the European International Studies Association's Annual Convention,23-6 Sept 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Audra Mitchell, University of York

Violence is almost always framed as a dynamic that arises between human subjects. Nonhumans are usually treated as its instruments, its passive objects, and/or the background against which it unfurls. For instance, nonhumans may be instrumentalized as weapons, backgrounded as conditions of combat or identified as sites of damage (as opposed to harm). However, emerging discourses on 'posthumanist' international relations challenge the anthropocentric ontology that produces these assumptions. Insights from new materialism, animal studies, the environmental humanities, science and technology studies, and other fields have helped to reframe nonhumans as 'lively' presences in world politics.

[UPDATE] Mentoring for Scholarly Publication at MLA Vancouver, 9–10 January 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:32am
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The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
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This is an invaluable opportunity for MLA members—especially advanced doctoral candidates and junior faculty—to develop their work for publication by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including PMLA, Canadian Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, and Narrative among others.

'Animal and Natural Worlds, c. 500-1750: Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Ecologies', 3 July 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:46am
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Megan Cavell / Durham University

Organisers: Megan Cavell (Dept of English Studies), Sarah Semple (Dept of Archaeology) and Andy Wood (Dept of History)

Researchers from the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Durham University are pleased to announce a symposium on medieval and early modern ecologies, timed to coincide with the 2015 meetings of the International Medieval Congress in Leeds and the Early Modern Studies Conference in Reading.

Romantic Orients, 3 July 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:14am
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Van Midert College, Durham University

The increased global prominence of Asian economies has entailed greater scholarly attention to historic interactions with the East. Recent scholarship has disseminated neglected materials relevant to British engagements with Asia in the early nineteenth century – such as travel narratives, diplomacy, and trade records – and how these inform culture of the period. Yet there remains a need to interpret the significance of such material: how do Romantic-period interactions with Asia contribute to perceptions of the continent that have lasted into present times?

[UPDATE] "Voyages" Conference - Spring 2015

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 6:44am
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Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

voy•age
/'voi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?

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