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ALA 2015: Don DeLillo's Influences/Influence

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:24pm
American Literature Association

Don DeLillo Society

2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference.
May 21-24, 2015.

At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the immediate postwar decades and the similarly wrenching shifts of the 2000s, a widely-taught author in the Program Era who has never held an academic position, a darling of the high theory moment whose work continues to be relevant.

For a panel at the 2015 ALA sponsored by the Don DeLillo society, proposals are invited for papers that look at any aspect of DeLillo's influences and his influence.

Call for Submissions [Deadline Reminder]

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:50am
New England Theatre Journal

New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2015 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.

New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography.

Call for Papers for volume 8, n° 1(15)/ 2015_ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies_Symbolic Communication

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 5:44am
ESSACHESS

The study of the indirect transmission of the meaning produced in a consciously and / or unconsciously manner, that is to say, "symbolic communication" – syntagm that in itself is an undeniable tautology – engages in communication sciences the conceptual, methodological and epistemological acquis of the research on the symbolic conducted not only in the territories of the humanities and social sciences but also in natural sciences as well. Thus, in the communication sciences, the symbolic is at the very heart of various scientific discourses and the constructions of the research objects that convene their theories to different degrees in the fields such as the philosophy, semiotics, sociology, phenomenology, anthropology, history or hermeneutics.

Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, 7-9 September 2015, University of Leicester (UK); Deadline 28 Feb 2015

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Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:27am
University of Leicester

The first PSA convention will be held at the University of Leicester (UK), from 7 to 9 September 2015. Contributions from academics and postgraduates investigating any area of postcolonialism from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective are warmly invited.

Confirmed keynote speakers
- Professor Paul Gilroy (King's College London)
- Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)
(Other keynotes to be confirmed)

ALA 2015: Whitman and Social Theory

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:35pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Whitman and Social Theory

Leaves of Grass has long been a literary touchstone for ideas about nineteenth-century social formations of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Lately, though, Walt Whitman seems to be less a poet of social experience than a full-blown theorist of sociological issues like embodiment, socialization, object relations, crowds, and culture. This session seeks papers that examine Whitman's studies and interpretations of social phenomena, and trace the subsequent uses of his work as a theoretical resource to comprehend modern social problems.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:55am
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

The 2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLIST (Association of History Literature, Science & Technology)

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5:01pm
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology

AHLIST
Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology
www.ahlist.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 International and Interdisciplinary Conference of AHLiST

Location: Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dates: November 19 to 24, 2015
Conference Nov. 19 to Nov 21 & BoF (Birds of a Feather), Nov. 23 to 24, 2015

Paper Submission by June 15, 2015 (Early submissions are strongly encouraged.)
Where to Submit: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ahlist2015

"The Struggle to Learn and the Struggle Left Behind: The Battles for Education and the Preservation of Historic Sites"

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:31am
The Louisiana Public History Forum and Southern University at New Orleans

2015 CALL FOR PAPERS LOUISIANA RECONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE "THE STRUGGLE TO LEARN AND THE STRUGGLE LEFT BEHIND:THE BATTLES FOR EDUCATION AND THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES"

PURPOSE:
The history of African descended people during the Reconstruction Era in Louisiana remains greatly understudied and poorly understood.This conference will have a double theme focus: the right of Black people to a public education and the importance of preserving Black cemeteries and historic sites.The conference seeks to determine why the struggle for public education continues today; and what is the importance of preserving Black cemeteries.

Contemporary Wars - ALA - Due 1/1/15

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 4:12pm
Aaron DeRosa & Stacey Peebles

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Contemporary Wars
American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 250-word abstracts for presentations at its panel on "Contemporary Wars" at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on pertinent American literature published in the last 25 years.

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