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Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 1:05pm
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Humanities Review-St John's University

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

To this end, we are seeking scholarly articles that examine the way supposed distinctions are constructed and maintained between authentically linked, contiguous, or identical concepts; the consequences of such distinctions; and the implications of their removal.

In a similar and related vein, we are interested in cross-pollination between academic fields which are capable of illuminating both the strengths and oversights of one or both disciplines and shedding new light on new or stagnating issues.

The Life, Career and Legacies of Richard M. Nixon

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 8:47am
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Journal of American Studies of Turkey
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The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Richard M. Nixon issue devoted to focusing on the meaning and legacies both inside and outside the United States of this controversial figure in American history and culture. In April 1994, in the eulogy he delivered at the funeral of Nixon, President Bill Clinton suggested, "[M]ay the day of judging President Nixon on anything less than his entire life and career come to a close." This has certainly not happened: August 2014 will mark the fortieth anniversary of Nixon's dramatic resignation as president of the United States, and still his place in American history is very much under dispute.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) Call for Abstracts (Research Papers), deadline 28th February,

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 8:23am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (Interntional Journal of Travel Writing) - www.coldnoon.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642
E-ISSN 2278-9650
www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites researchers to submit their original abstracts of creative non-fiction and research papers on travel/travel poetics for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Apr '14, Issue X (online). The works published in the forthcoming online issue will be republished in the print issue of Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Summer, 2014 (Vol III, Issue I), along with the previous online issue of Jan '14, Issue X, in April-May 2014.

**EXTENDED DEADLINE** Revolution and Evolution, BCLA Postgraduate Conference, 10-11 July 2014

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
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The University of Essex, UK

The University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association invite postgraduates to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference. We welcome proposals from students in the Humanities, including Literature, Film, Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. We seek papers exploring revolution and evolution in disciplines ranging from gender studies and cultural geography to myth, folklore studies and nature writing.
Possible topics may include:
• Development, progression, transformation and expansion of cultural tropes and motifs
• Evolution of theory and critical thinking
• Revolutions and challenges of theory
• Transfiguration of anarchy, rebellion and insurgency

[UPDATE] Extended deadline [Feb 28] Supernatural Creatures: from Elf-Shot to Shrek

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:18am
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University of Lodz, Poland

The conference aims to bring together experts in folklore, medieval and early modern literature and culture as well as contemporary fantasy and science-fiction to explore the fascinating relationship between supernatural creatures and humankind.

We would like to invite contributions that address the nature and function of the beliefs of past eras, their postmodern transformations, and especially those which trace the (dis)continuities in the ways in which these creatures have been imagined and perceived over the ages. From medieval fairies through Tinker Bell to Orlando Bloom's Legolas, from Fafnir to Glaurung or Smaug, the conference aims to investigate the nature of the undying fascination with the supernatural denizens of our (?) world.

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes's Writings" ( MLA Convention, January 8-11, 2015)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:59pm
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The Langston Hughes Society
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2015 MLA Convention (Vancouver, British Columbia)

"Negotiating Sites of Memory in Langston Hughes's Writings"

Abstracts examining the above theme in Hughes's texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and Langston Hughes Society. 250 word abstract and CV by 10 March 2014; Sharon Lynette Jones (sharon.jones@wright.edu).

ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:03pm
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Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw
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The editors of Anglica: An International Journal of English Studies, a peer-reviewed annual print journal published by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for Volume 23 on all aspects of English literature, culture and linguistics. The suggested maximum length of the paper is 12 pages (27000 characters with spaces) including the reference section and notes. We recommend the MLA style guide (7th edition). The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. Authors are also asked to provide a short biographical note, approximately 50 words.
The deadline for contributions is 30 April 2014.

CFP for Scholarly Articles - Mediation and Conjunction: The Restless Middle [April 1, 2014]

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Review-St John's University

The Humanities Review seeks to analyze the ways in which disparate dialectical poles (such as Nature and Culture) are mediated, and in which disparate fields of knowledge conjoin.

To this end, we are seeking scholarly articles that examine the way supposed distinctions are constructed and maintained between authentically linked, contiguous, or identical concepts; the consequences of such distinctions; and the implications of their removal.

In a similar and related vein, we are interested in cross-pollination between academic fields which are capable of illuminating both the strengths and oversights of one or both disciplines and shedding new light on new or stagnating issues.

Contemporary Fiction and the Wild, Wild Future (MLA 2015)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Aaron DeRosa
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Since the Cold War, the West has undergone significant changes in its perception of the future, from Fukuyama's "End of History" to DeLillo's "In the Ruins of the Future." For instance, after 9/11, the eminent SF writer William Gibson published his first book NOT set in the future. When asked about the choice, he remarked, "I may not be done with the future but I have to figure out what it means to try to write about the future at a time when we are all living in the shadow of at least half a dozen wildly science fiction scenarios."

SWSW 2014 - 17-19 July, 2014

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:20am
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Southern Writers/SouthernWriting Graduate Student Conference

Southern Writers/Southern Writing
Graduate Conference
2014 Call for Papers

Time, Narrative and Imagination: essays on Paul Auster (one volume collection of essays in English)

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 8:40am
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dr Arkadiusz Misztal, English Institute, Gdansk University, Poland
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In his introduction to Conversations with Paul Auster James M. Hutchinson observes that Auster's love of experimentation and eagerness to test new boundaries often confound critics' expectations and make his narratives problematic in terms of generic categorization. Moreover, Auster's work "at times seems so implausibly imaginative that critics sometimes tend to discount the seriousness of his art" (xviii). If there is anything like a common thread that runs through all of his stories, it is perhaps Auster's persistent and determined blurring of the line between the real and the imagined. As August Brill, a retired literary critic in Man in the Dark puts it, "the real and the imagined are one".

10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers Conference - April 11 & 12, 2014

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:23pm
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Native Graduate Association and American Studies Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo
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Kahwatsire: Empowering New Narratives and Restoring Realities

Call for Papers

10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference
April 11 & 12, 2014- University at Buffalo (SUNY)

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