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[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 24** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 5:54pm
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

ALA 2014: Late Whitman

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:41pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association 25th Annual Conference
May 22 – 25, 2014
Washington DC

WALT WHITMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Late Whitman, Whitman's Lateness (Sponsored by the Walt Whitman Studies Association)

1914/2014: Experimentalism Then and Now

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 9:14am
Hosted by the Yale English Department 20/21 Colloquium and the American Literature Association’s Society for Contemporary Literature

1914/2014: Experimentalism Then and Now
Hosted by the Yale English Department 20/21 Colloquium
And the American Literature Association's Society for Contemporary Literature

March 6, 2014
Linsly-Chittenden Hall – Yale University – New Haven, CT

10:00-12:00 Colloquium I.
12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch
2:00-3:00 Plenary Lecture
3:00-5:00 Colloquium II.

[UPDATE] Hard Times: Austerity and Popular Culture edited collection

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:26am
Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

Please see below for a cfp seeking essays on austerity in popular culture. Claire and I have had some excellent submissions so far, and are particularly interested in receiving further abstracts about austerity/class in popular music...

HARD TIMES: AUSTERITY AND POPULAR CULTURE

Edited by Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

"I said pretend you've got no money, she just laughed and said oh you're so funny. I said yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here." ("Common People", Pulp)

"I decree today that life
Is simply taking and not giving
England is mine - it owes me a living" ("Still Ill", The Smiths)

"Folks don't laugh so loud when you've a grand in your back pocket." (The Full Monty)

EXTENDED DEADLINE (1/17/14): British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

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Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 2:44pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference

"REFLECTIONS"

22nd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For the 22nd annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, we will focus on the theme of "Reflections." Cross-disciplinary in scope and implication, we invite papers—as well as panel and roundtable proposals—to explore "reflections" as broadly as possible, whether they are physical or metaphysical; individual or cultural; social, historical or fictional; real or imagined; seen or unseen.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline, Jan 15, New Directions in Sherwood Anderson at ALA 2014

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Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 10:15am
Peter Nagy

Proposed Panel for the 2014 American Literature Association Annual Conference (ALA) to be held in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014

"New Directions in Sherwood Anderson"

This panel seeks paper proposals that offer new perspectives on the fictional and non-fictional works of Sherwood Anderson. We invite a broad range of Anderson related topics that include his influence on /relationship with writers of his era, such as Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner; his current reception among literary critics; and his future within an expanding literary canon.

The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future

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Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 4:09pm
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.

[UPDATE] DEADLINEXTENDED to Jan. 31 for "Greenways: The Interconnected Pathways of Communication and the Environment" Mar.6-8

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Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 9:40am
Department of English, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Greenways: The Interconnected Pathways of Communication and the Environment

A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Thursday, March 6- Saturday, March 8, 2014

Plenary Speakers: Sandra Alcosser (San Diego State University), Mark Pedelty (University of Minnesota), and Jennifer Peeples (Utah State University)

[UPDATE] Extended deadline 1/20/14 Going Global in the 18th and 19th Centuries--Economy of Scales Graduate Conference

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 9:31pm
Eighteenth Century Studies Group, Nineteenth Century Forum, Reorientations, University of Michigan Department of English

Special Panel Session: "Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"

"The Economy of Scales" Graduate Conference
Hosted by the Eighteenth-Century Studies Group (ECSG) & Nineteenth-Century Forum (NCF), University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
March 21-22, 2014

[UPDATE] Ethos April 2014 issue submissions due Jan 10

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 3:19pm
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (ethosreview.org)—a digital forum and peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal—invites submissions for its first issue, entitled "Cultural Politics and Material Experiences," which will be published in April 2014. For the first issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider those sites or occasions in which the arts, humanities, and other facets of the cultural arena alter the course of one or more publics. We are interested in essays that investigate the power relationships present in culture but also how such forces help to configure the material conditions of society.

[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma (April 4th-6th, 2014)

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 12:20pm
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 11th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma." The conference will be held from Friday April 4th 2014 to Sunday April 6th 2014. Proposals are due January 1st, 2014.

Call for an Editor – Philip Roth Studies

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:52am
Philip Roth Studies

The Philip Roth Society and Purdue University Press are looking for a new executive editor for the semiannual peer-reviewed journal, Philip Roth Studies. The editor's position would be for a five-year term, with the possibility for re-appointment in subsequent terms. The responsibilities of the executive editor include:

[UPDATE] Critical Insights: The American Short Story--critical reception chapter needed (abstracts due January 24, 2014)

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Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:31am
Michael Cocchiarale (Widener University) and Scott D. Emmert (University of Wisconsin—Fox Valley)

The editors, who produced the scholarly collections Upon Further Review: Sports and American Literature (Praeger, 2004) and Critical Insights: American Sports Fiction (Salem, 2013), have already accepted proposals for nearly all the chapters of The American Short Story volume (Grey House Publishing). As it stands now, the book will contain chapters on writers ranging from Henry James to Jhumpa Lahiri. Some chapters will focus on intriguing subgenres of the short story such as the short story cycle and micro fiction.

The editors still need a 4000-5000 word critical reception chapter that surveys major pieces of criticism on the American short story and the major
concerns of critics over the years.

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