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"Lord Byron and Rights" (NASSR Special Session, Sponsored by The Byron Society of America)

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:18pm
NASSR, The Byron Society of America

Lord Byron was a passionate and life-long defender of people's rights. In the House of Lords he argued for the right of Catholics to be represented in parliament; in his personal correspondence he supported writers' claims to copyright over their own works; and in a decision that led to his death, he travelled to Greece to help the Greeks realize their right to become an independent nation. His preoccupation with rights extended to his poetic works, too. For example, in Sardanapalus, the misguided but well-meaning titular leader laments "To me war is no glory—conquest no / Renown. To be forced thus to uphold my right / Sits heavier on my heart than all the wrongs / These men would bow me down with" (4.1.5.505-8).

CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association's 26th annual conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 3:26pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society will co-sponsor one collaborative panel with the John Dos Passos Society at the American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. In addition, the Cummings Society will sponsor one to two sessions on E. E. Cummings.

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos

Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium - DANGEROUS SPACES - 3/13/2015

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 2:42pm
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA)

The 12th Annual Miami University
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Friday, March 13th, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS

Dangerous Spaces

"Places are fragmentary and inward-turning histories, pasts that others are not allowed to read, accumulated times that can be unfolded but like stories held in reserve, remaining in an enigmatic state, symbolizations encysted in the pain or pleasure of he body. 'I feel good here': the well-being under-expressed in the language it appears in like a fleeting glimmer is a spatial practice." --Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

Rural writing / ecritures du rural (Budapest, Hungary) - Call for papers

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 1:30pm
Fifth EUGEO Congress, Budapest, Hungary on 30 August – 2 September 2015

Call for papers for a special session - EUGEO 2015 - Budapest, Hungary on 30 August – 2 September 2015.

Session "Rural writing / Ecritures du rural" organised by Mauricette Fournier (Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France) and Marina Marengo (Université de Sienne, Italy)

If you are interested, please send your abstract to Mauricette.Fournier@univ-bpclermont.fr and marina.marengo@unisi.it by January 31, 2015.

Proposals are accepted in English or in French.

Additional Information :

http://eugeo2015.com/

UPDATE: NANO: New American Notes Online, Special Issue--Corporations and Culture [Submission Deadline Extended: March 15 2015]

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Special Issue: Corporations and Culture

Power, in Case's world, meant corporate power. The zaibatsus, the multinationals that shape the course of human history, had transcended old barriers. Viewed as organisms, they had attained a kind of immortality. You couldn't kill a zaibatsu by assassinating a dozen key executives; there were others waiting to step up the ladder, assume the vacated position, access the vast banks of corporate memory. —William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Call for Submissions: Aporetic Press

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:17am
Aporetic Press

Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.

UPDATE 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Health and Society April 11, 2015

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 9:26am
Providence College

As 2014 draws to a close, we're already busy planning for our 6th annual undergraduate research conference at Providence College next Spring! This is a wonderful opportunity for advanced undergraduate students engaged in significant writing projects. Once again, all participants will have an opportunity to publish their work through PC's Digital Commons (see examples of papers from last year's conferences at http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/auchs/2014/.

Subjectivity in an Object World

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Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:07pm
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

Deadline: January 25, 2015

Contact Information:

Editor: Kevin MacDonnell

Email: sjuhumanities@gmail.com

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."

-Wallace Stevens