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Enliven: Surgery and Transplantation - Call for Papers

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:24am
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Enliven Archive

Greetings from Enliven: Surgery and Transplantation!

Enliven Archive is an upcoming international publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. The archive contains a wide range of journals in various research areas.

Enliven: Surgery and Transplantation is an open access peer reviewed international journal. It publishes articles in all the emerging developments and research in the fields of Surgery, Transplantation and all other related disciplines.

This journal is in the process of inviting articles and we assure you a quality output.

Features of journal:

CFP: Charles Brockden Brown Panel (ALA 2015 Boston)

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:37am
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Ashley Rattner
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We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Charles Brockden Brown's work for a proposed ALA panel.

The American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference conference will be held in May 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Deadline: January 10, 2015

Please send a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch to:
Ashley Rattner
krattner@memphis.edu

Kate Chopin International Society Panels at 2015 American Literature Association Conference

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:28am
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Kate Chopin International Society
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The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2014.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:49pm
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University of Massachusetts-Amherst (English Graduate Organization)

We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

ALA (May 21-24, 2015)

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:10pm
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William Faulkner Society
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Faulkner and the 19th Century: In so many ways the quintessential modern writer, William Faulkner also has strong connections to the 19th century.We seek papers that situate Faulkner in a 19th century context.In what ways is it useful to consider Faulkner in conversation with 19th century authors and/or culture?Some possible avenues might include the following: setting Faulkner against other American writers (Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Stowe, Douglass, or Twain are obvious possibilities) or against writers representing other nationalities; exploring his response to 19th century tropes and paradigms; representations of U.S. slavery or the transatlantic slave trade; the rise of industrial capitalism; regionalism and sectionalism; Faulkner's Civil War.

Culture and Environment- University of Akron 2015 Regional Conference

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 5:01pm
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Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)

CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

Call for Papers/ Projects - ATHLETICISM (Deadline: 1/30/15)

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:49pm
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Drain Magazine
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The word 'athletic' derives from the Greek, athlēō ('compete for a prize'). In this schema, the 'prize' is the thing competed for, but this can be defined in many ways: as a gift, a kiss, a drop of blood, or a ribbon. We are often told that the prize is not important but participation is. The athlete models subjectivity, the body, desire, social relations, matter and chance in order to achieve a measure of success, recognition, mastery, the deferral of death and emptiness, a place in history, an apotheosis of self-love, among other things.

MAP annual conference, April 10-11, 2015 "Reform and Resistance" [UPDATE]

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:24pm
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Medieval Association of the Pacific
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MAP is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its annual conference hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno in Reno, NV, April 10-11, 2015. The program committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. We welcome papers and panels that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages, especially those that connect to the conference theme, broadly conceived. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP to register for the conference and participate.

Proposals need to include the following for each speaker:

Provocation as Art. Scandal, Shock and Sexuality in Contemporary Visual Culture, 2nd Ekphrasis Conference 28-29 May, 2015

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:48am
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Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Theater and Television, Department of Cinema and Media, Cluj, Romania

The Faculty of Theater and Television of the Babeș-Bolyai University is announcing the Call for Papers for the Annual Cinema and Visual Culture Studies Conference held May 25-29 2015. This 2015 conference is designed to discuss the irreverent nature of art, cinema and visual production in various media environments. The purpose of the conference is to deal with the various obstructions of the creative spirit, both in the context of the passivity of the consumer society and in a highly censored and politically correct environment. Often art is vilified, accused of blasphemy and obscenity, threatened with violence, prosecuted and even imprisoned, yet the function of art has to be a source for scandal and provocation.

[Reminder] Cannibalism in Fiction panel for ASLE 2015

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:47am
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Assoc. for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conf. 2015
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November 30th deadline

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibalism in Fiction

From ancient Greek myths to 21st century post-apocalyptic novels, cannibalism abounds, forcing us to reconsider easy binaries of self and other or civilized "us" and a savage "them." As Maggie Kilgour argues in From Communion to Cannibalism, incorporation—the most basic example of which is eating—"depends upon and enforces an absolute division between inside and outside; but in the act itself that opposition disappears, dissolving the structure it appears to produce" (4). What, then, when the food being eaten is human flesh?

Teaching John Dos Passos: Round Table Discussion

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:22am
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John Dos Passos Society

At the 2015 American Literature Association conference held in Boston, MA, May 21-25, the John Dos Passos Society will hold a teaching round table. This is an open-topic call for 5-8 minute papers focused on bringing Dos Passos's writing into the classroom. Participants may choose to focus on undergraduate or graduate classes; university, community college, or high school settings; writing, literature, theory, or comparative literature classes; etc.

300-500 word abstracts and a brief CV to Victoria Bryan (vbryan@clevelandstatecc.edu) or the John Dos Passos Society (JDPSociety@gmail.com) by January 1, 2015.

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