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CFP- Roots & Routes: Movement, Stasis, and Rootedness in American Popular Music

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:13am
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)

Missed Connections - Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate Conference 10-11 April 2015

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:50pm
Comparative Literature Indiana University

Missed Connections

A missed connection is an attempt to reach out to a stranger whom one has encountered in the past, often with the hope of establishing an emotional or physical contact. At its core is a search for a new beginning or, at least, the potential of a closure.

Literature offers countless examples of missed connections: desperate lovers and failed revenge, comedies of errors and Kafkaesque scenarios, cultural gaps, open endings and unfinished novels. These unfulfilled encounters are never concretized, yet they can be sources of inspiration for writers for whom absence is a productive condition.

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 18, 2015)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:41pm
Binghamton University - English Department

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)

Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"

Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:34am
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Article/Interview Submissions Open: ASAP/Journal

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:14am

ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

"Sports Studies: The State of the Art" 4th Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium Date: April 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:49am
Rockford Univeristy, 5050 East State Street. Rockford, IL 61108

Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year's Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.

We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:

• High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
• Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
• Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
• Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.

Thoreau and Genre panel at ALA - deadline 1/15

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:09am
The Thoreau Society

American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, organizers

Thoreau and Genre

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

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:09pm
Richard Brautigan Society

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

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