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NeMLA 2014: Amitav Ghosh at the Turn of the 21st Century (abstract Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:48pm
Adam Drury/SUNY University at Buffalo

Call for Papers
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, PA. Host: Susquehanna University
Session Title: Amitav Ghosh at the Turn of the 21st Century
Chair: Drury, Adam

This board-sponsored panel examines the novels and essays written by Amitav Ghosh from 2000 until the present. Possible areas of investigation include the evolution of Ghosh's methodology and writing style over the past 14 years, Ghosh's engagement with contemporary social, cultural, environmental, and (geo)political issues, and the literary influences that can be traced in his recent novels.

CFP: Brilliant Careers? Authorial Personae, Writing and Public Life (edited collection) Deadline for abstracts October 29th 2013

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:18pm
Editors: Dr Nicola Evans/University of Wollongong, Australia; Dr Guy Davidson/University of Wollongong

In his groundbreaking work Beginnings, (1975) Edward Said identified a key shift in the idea and practice of the literary career. Whereas in the pre-modern period the writing life was considered a vocation for which there were well-established models, the idea of the literary career that emerges in the late nineteenth century is experienced as an internal process for which there are no obvious blueprints. The modern author has to 'create not only his art but also the very course of his writings' (Said, 227). Despite lacking the framework of the poetic vocation, modern authors according to Said, resist the 'dispersion' of their writings into a 'bunch of scattered occasions' (234).

CFP: Iris | New Fiction 1.1, Identity (Deadline: 1 November 2013)

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 9:51pm
Iris | New Fiction

Iris | New Fiction is a new literary magazine that publishes short fiction and poetry on LGBTQ themes for young adults. We seek original writing that engages in some way with LGBTQ issues, whether through queer protagonists, straight allies, setting, etc. We aim to be a place to challenge and captivate young adult readers between the ages of 14 - 17. As we anticipate readers younger than our target demographic, we ask that all submissions to Iris be free of sex, violence, and drug use. For more information and to view our guidelines for submissions, please visit our website at http://www.irisnewfiction.org .

National Graduate Creative Writing Conference - Georgia - March 27th -29th 2014

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 5:59pm
National Graduate Creative Writing Conference

The National Graduate Creative Writing Conference is now accepting paper and panel proposals for their March 2014 conference. The three day event will showcase readings, craft discussions, and pedagogy practices, as well as offer university students the opportunity to make connections with other talented students at social events throughout the weekend. We accept original, stimulating submissions from currently enrolled graduate students across the country. Creative readings and academic discourse within any creative genre are welcome.

"Locating Positive Affects in American Modernism." Proposed Panel for ALA 2014, May 22-25, 2014, Washington D.C.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 3:51pm
Tim DeJong

Much of the recent work done in affect theory has focused on dark and problematic affective states such as alienation, melancholia, and despair. These negative affects have also been linked to literary modernism, which is often represented as a historical period of both creative richness and social disillusionment. This proposed panel will consider whether affect theory can be brought to bear on American modernism in new and thought-provoking ways. How might critical assessments of feeling in the American modernist period move beyond such well-trod signifiers as ennui, doubt, and pessimism? What relation, if any, can be inscribed between American modernist literature and one or more "positive" or remedial affects?

Zombie Culture -All Aspects-Presentations-Film-literature-television-video games

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 2:13pm
Southwest Popular Culture Association-2014

Call for papers: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association - Zombie Culture
Make plans to join the Southwest PCA/ACA for our 35th annual conference, February 19-22,
2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442

Beats and Counterculture Area, SWPACA (11/1/13; 2/19-22/14)

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 1:26pm
Christopher Carmona/Southwest Popular American Culture Association

Beats and Counterculture area, SWPACA (11/1/13; 2/19-22/14)

Organizers of the 35th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Beats and Counterculture" area.

Conference on the Harlem Renaissance at Paine College - November 6-8, 2013

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 12:23pm
Catherine L. Adams / Humanities Department / Paine College

The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2013 is "Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists, and Critics of the Renaissance." The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches to the lives, work, and impact of a variety of architects, artists, and critics of the Harlem Renaissance Era.

[UPDATE] Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:27am
Natures 2014 [featuring Dr. Cheryll Glotfelty as the plenary speaker]

This conference will explore the ways in which culture has shaped and been shaped by the ever-growing and changing sources of human expansion. From ancient game trails to winding river routes, from the roads of the Roman empire to the railroads of the British Empire, from the multi-laned freeways of modernity to the internet of the new millennium, humans have marked and been marked by the earth while pushing against their physical limitations. In a parallel way, people have pushed against the ideologies of their community and forged new paths into and through social consciousness, reflecting, refining, and expanding these revolutionary ideas through cultural and critical expressions.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] The Nation and Its Discontents

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:26am
South Asian Literary Association

The Nation and its Discontents
full name / name of organization:
South Asian Literary Association
contact email:
sala2014chicago@gmail.com
The Nation and its Discontents
2014 South Asian Literary Association Conference
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
January 8-9,2014

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