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California State University, Los Angeles - Significations Graduate Conference, May 3, 2014

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:18pm
CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

Submission Guidelines
Papers must be between 10 and 12 pages in length, including Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Anticipate 20 minutes for presentation of your paper.

The Classical Canon and/as Transformative Work (March 1, 2015; March 15, 2016)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:18pm
Ika Willis (University of Wollongong), special issue editor for Transformative Works and Cultures



Fan fiction is often compared to the literature of Greco-Roman antiquity. Both fan writers and classical authors use the techniques of allusion, appropriation, and transvaluation to expand on and/or to critique existing works. Both circulate works within small, intimate communities, constituted as audiences for transformative works by their detailed knowledge of a shared group of texts. Furthermore, practitioners and scholars of fan fiction and transmedia storytelling explicitly refer to the megatext of Greek mythology as the historical precursor and model of the vast narrative objects of contemporary popular culture.

20-21-22th November, 2014. GENERAL ORGANOLOGY: The Co-individuation of Minds, Bodies, Social Organizations and Technè

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:16pm
Noötechnics collective in collaboration with Kent University, School of Political sciences & Kent Law School

General Organology: The Co-individuation of Minds, Bodies,Social Organizations and Technè

20-21-22th November, 2014

University of Kent, Canterbury

Keynote Speakers: Maryanne Wolf, Tufts University
Maurizio Lazzarato, Philosopher
Carl Elliott, University of Minnesota
Bernard Stiegler, Philosopher

Organisation: Noötechnics collective in collaboration with Kent University, School of Political sciences & Kent Law School

Submission deadline and procedure: May 1st 2014, abstract 750-1000 characters, blind refereeing procedure

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 31** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:19pm
Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English

"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

Special issue: "Piers Plowman and the Body"

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:32pm
Yearbook of Langland Studies

The editors of YLS are pleased to announce a special volume on 'Piers Plowman and the Body.' Any essay related to this topic will be considered for publication.

Suggested topics include: bodily suffering and disease, physiology, humors, senses, and medicine; disability; gender and sexuality; celestial beings, animals, and other living organisms; law, penance, and the regulation of the body; ritual, gesture, song, and speech; personification allegory; genre, form, and the "body" of the text; materials and manuscripts; the body and literary tradition (i.e., the alliterative "corpus").

Submissions to the special volume are due by August 1, 2014.

CFP (Journal) -- Signs and Society

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:27am
Semiosis Research Center

Dear all,

Signs and Society is a *multidisciplinary open-access* journal focusing on the study of sign process (or semiosis) in the realms of social action, cognition, and cultural form. Taking as its broad mission the study of "signs and society," the journal publishes articles that analyze sign processes and/or sign activities empirically—in some specifiable or generalizable social circumstance, historical period, or textual artifact.

The journal solicits contributions from scholars in traditionally defined fields as well as emerging interdisciplinary fields of inquiry:

UPDATE: Extended Deadline February 22, 2014 - Call for Publication: What does the future hold for English Studies

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:38am
Journal of South Texas English Studies

Submissions deadline extended: February 22, 2014. The Journal of South Texas English Studies seeks submissions for its Winter 2014 issue, themed "What does the future hold for English Studies?"

With this issue, we celebrate our five-year anniversary, and we thought it would be relevant to mark this milestone with a look into the current state and future of our discipline.

UPDATE: Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline Though Genre - Deadline Extended to 1/25/14

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:37am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College); Nick Bromell (English, UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to umassegoconference@gmail.com by Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Finite, Singular and Exposed: Who's Afraid of the Modernist Individual?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:42am
Research Project "Individual and Community in Modernist Fiction in English" (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation)

Finite, Singular and Exposed: Who's Afraid of the Modernist Individual?

University of Córdoba (Spain)
30-31 October, 2014

Symposium: A Public Modernism / Modernism's Public (Portsmouth UK, 9 May 2014)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:54am
Centre for the Studies of Literature, University of Portsmouth

In recent decades modernist studies has seen an explosion of scholarship undermining the myth of modernist isolation from commercialised literary production, with critical attention focused largely on the engagement of modernists with mass markets and popular cultural forms. Less attention has been given to how mass culture itself responded to and approached modernism. This one-day symposium seeks to explore the two-way relationship between artists and popular audiences; how modernists found a public and how the public also took ownership of modernism. While modernist writers and artists played with or actively assimilated mass market tactics, the mass markets themselves played with or actively assimilated high modernist techniques.

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