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Developments in Comics Pedagogy

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:04pm
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Modern Language Association

This special session is a roundtable that focuses on innovative teaching practices of the production, research, and appreciation of comics. Submit a 200- to 350-word statement summarizing your approaches to teaching comics by March 1, 2015, to both Keith McCleary (kmccleary@ucsd.edu) and Derek McGrath (derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com).

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:35pm
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Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Native Literary Ecologies (ALA Conference, 21-24 May 2015, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:13pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
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The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the Association for the Study of Native American Literatures invite abstracts for a "Native Literary Ecologies" panel at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

Translating Queer / Queer Translations

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Domenic A. Beneventi / Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL)

The 2014 ACQL sessions on "Queer Frontiers in Canadian and Quebec Literatures" sought to explore the notion of the frontier as a discursive concept to describe the multiple forms of embodied, spatialized, scripted, and lived LBGTQ realities and communities. Given the significant interest on the topic, we propose to further this inquiry in a call for a special session on Queer Translation / Translating Queerness. We invite papers that examine the intersections between queer texts and subjects in Canadian / Quebec literatures and the practices, methodologies, and theories of translation.

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
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George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
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Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

For a Materialist Psychoanalysis, University of Warwick (UK), May 8,9, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:05am
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Daniel Katz and Christian Smith / University of Warwick

The purpose of this conference is to consider the usefulness of psychoanalysis for political critique, as well as politically-oriented frameworks for reading cultural phenomena. Rather than view psychoanalysis as a transhistorical, universal paradigm for resolving the mysteries of the human in all their manifestations, the goal will be to explore how psychoanalytic inquiry provides a way into history, rather than an escape from it. In terms of the current global economic predicament, we hope to investigate how psychoanalysis can help us move beyond the limited "rational choice" theories of neo-liberal economics without replacing them with a potentially problematic form of socialist rationalism sometimes embraced by the left.

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies (deadline 31 Jan 2015)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:40am
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Institute of Engilsh Studies, University of Warsaw

The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.

The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.

Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/

William Carlos Williams's In the American Grain 90 years on. Deadline: 14 Dec.2014

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:07am
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William Carlos Williams Society
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The William Carlos Williams Society invites abstracts for a panel of three 20 minute papers to be presented at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

To mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of Williams's In the American Grain in 1925, this panel invites contributions that consider the importance and impact of Williams's take on American history. Largely dismissed and misunderstood by his critics on its appearance, how does its iconoclastic approach to history resonate with readers today?

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Ian Copestake at copers@gmail.com, no later than December 14th, 2014.

Robert A. Heinlein--call for contributors

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:24pm
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Rafeeq O. McGiveron, Lansing Community College

As volume editor for a collection of new scholarly essays on Robert A. Heinlein that will be published by Salem Press in its Critical Insights Series, I am entertaining proposals for the following:

a biographical sketch, around 2000 words;

an introductory chapter on Cultural/Historical Context, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory Compare-and-Contrast chapter, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory chapter on Critical Reception, 4000-5000 words;

an introductory Critical Lens chapter of a close reading from a particular critical standpoint, 4000-5000 words; and

ten Critical Reading chapters on topics related to the works, author, or themes, 5000 words each.

Contributors will receive an honorarium of $250.

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