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[UPDATE] Agatha Christie: Hidden Horizons (2-day conference, 13-14 April 2015)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:24am
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University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:
Professor GILL PLAIN University of St Andrews
Dr JOHN CURRAN
SOPHIE HANNAH Author of The Monogram Murders

Author of over eighty mystery novels, Agatha Christie was the best-selling writer of the twentieth century. Her detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are iconic and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running in history.

Since her death in 1976, Christie's popularity has only increased, and her legacy has been interpreted in various, sometimes surprising new ways. In addition, new perspectives on the Queen of Crime's life and work have opened up. As her grandson, Mathew Prichard, said in 2014, 'Agatha Christie is so much more than an author.'

Thoreau and Genre panel at ALA - deadline 1/15

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:09am
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The Thoreau Society
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American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, organizers

Thoreau and Genre

[UPDATE] crosspol: a journal of transitions - PAPERS DUE JANUARY 12, 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:55am
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crosspol: a journal of transitions for high school + college writing teachers
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In the context of high school-college transition, how is the relationship between standardized testing and writing
affecting students' lives, voices, and learning?

For our first themed issue, coming out early Spring 2015, we wanted to build on an important conversation that took place in March 2014 on the Council of Writing Program Administrators' listserv. The discussion on writing assessment prompted Rich Haswell to comment that testing has neglected the "uses and consequences of test scores (and I would add test preparation and test taking) as they affect the test takers." In other words, student ideas, experiences, and questions have been left out of conversations about writing assessment.

Call for Book Chapters - Embodying Intelligence in Multimedia Data Hiding (15 Dec)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:31am
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Science Gate Publishing

Science Gate Publishing (SGP) in collaboration with three eminent scientists in the field of image watermarking decided to organize the publication of an edited book. This book belongs to the series of the publisher "Gate to Computer Science and Research" (GCSR Vol.5) having the title "Embodying Intelligence in Multimedia Data Hiding".

This edited book aims to bring together the most active and eminent scientists working in the field of multimedia data hiding. This participation is expected to be followed by the presentation of new ideas, trends and prospects through original and well established works in the form of book chapters. 

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Richard Brautigan Society (ALA 2015, Boston; deadline for proposals January 15, 2015)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:09pm
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Richard Brautigan Society
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The Richard Brautigan Society welcomes proposals for a session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, held May 21-24, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes on any aspect of Brautigan's work, life, or influence are welcome. The session will accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Please send an abstract of about 250 words and a brief bio blurb no later than January 15, 2015, to

Matt Stefon
Matthew.stefon@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:42pm
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Sheffield University
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An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.

Problems and Their Publics: 7th Annual S-USIH Conference (submissions due 4/15/15)

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:15pm
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Society for U.S. Intellectual History

Deadline: April 15, 2015

The Conference Committee of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) invites full panel proposals for the seventh annual S-USIH Conference to be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Washington, DC October 15-18, 2015. This year's theme is "Problems and Their Publics."

Authority and Its Discourses Edited Volume

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:06pm
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Lynda Chouiten
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Articles in English are sought to complete an edited volume on the theme of authority and its discourses.

Suggested topics:
Authority and gender:
The discourse(s) of patriarchy
The discourse(s) of feminism

Authority and literature:
Representation of authority in literature
The hierarchy of literary genres
Literary canons
Literary prizes and institutions
Literary influence

Authority and academia:
Knowledge and authority
Quotations and authoritative argument
The evolution of the teacher/learner relationship

Excellent undergrad compositions on the arts

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 3:19pm
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Queen City Writers journal
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Queen City Writers, a refereed journal of undergraduate writing and multimedia composing, seeks submissions that relate to the arts for an upcoming issue. "The arts," loosely interpreted, refers to music, dance, visual arts such as drawing and painting, theater and film, and so on.

CFP - Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music, May 27-30, 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:47pm
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French Association of American Studies

AFEA Conference - University of La Rochelle, FRANCE, May 27-30, 2015
Popular Music Workshop
Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music
David Diallo (Université de Bordeaux) and Elsa Grassy (Université de Strasbourg)

The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:03pm
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The Carson McCullers Society
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The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2013) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society. See the Society's website at http://www.carsonmccullerssociety.org/ for membership information. Submissions are welcome from graduate students and all levels of scholars.

[UPDATE] CFP - Edited Collection on Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase 1

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kristin M. Barton
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As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.

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