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Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 11:19am
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University of Ottawa - Canadian Literature Symposium
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As a writer of poems, novels, and non-fiction, Robert Kroetsch had a tremendous impact on Canadian literature and culture. His body of work has consistently been cited as the standard for innovation in Canadian literature. Likewise, it is nearly impossible to discuss Canadian writing in general without alluding to his criticism.

Understanding Kroetsch's far-reaching influence on Canadian letters, the University of Ottawa's Department of English will be hosting a two-day conference on April 28-29, 2017. Proposals are invited for this major conference. All topics are welcome, including biographical, literary, and new methodologies of reading Kroetsch's many writings.

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:44am
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Bowling Green State University Department of English
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Call for Papers: 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 15, 2016

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries

The 6th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Translation (26th – 27th October 2016)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 4:23pm
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Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan / Department of English
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The English Department at Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
is honored to invite you to its 6th international conference, which will take place on 26th – 27th October 2016. It is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the exploration of a broad range of themes in linguistics, literature, and translation. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and research outcomes in these fields.

We are calling for the submission of abstracts related to the
topic themes listed below. Proposals will go through a rigorous review by the Conference Academic Committee. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, and authors will be notified with the committee's decision.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (05/014; 06/18-06/19 2016)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 3:19pm
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Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Due to considerable demand, additional rooms have been made available. Thus, please find below an additional call for presentations. Naturally, places are limited. But all proposals are indeed very welcome!

Closing date for proposal submission (earlier would be better!): Saturday May 14 2016

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

July 20th Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 9:14am
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Dr. Paula Farca
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July 20th Going with and against the Flow: Critical Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film (edited by Paula Farca)
Call for papers for an edited collection exploring water in contemporary literature and film (any genre, any country). More specifically, this edited book will look at how intersections between water-environment-energy play out in literature and film. Scholars of all disciplines are encouraged to submit.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:24pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures - PAMLA 2016

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
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Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

CFP: Anthology—Tagore and Yeats: A Postcolonial Re-Envisioning

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:31am
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Dr. Amrita Ghosh & Dr. Elizabeth Redwine, Seton Hall University
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Rabindranath Tagore and William Butler Yeats met at a dinner on July 7, 1912, at William Rothenstein's Hampstead home in England. At a turning point in Yeats' writing life, meeting Tagore was revolutionary, and the ensuing collaborations were both fruitful and problematic. This literary friendship had far reaching impacts on both writers' careers with Tagore catapulting into international fame and eventually getting the Nobel Prize within a year. However, the meteoric friendship also saw a curious fall-out that raises questions about translations, approaches to nationalism, postcoloniality and representation.

Categories, Voice, and Authenticity in Indra Sinha's Animal's People

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Trent Sanders

Drawing upon Roland Barthe's concept of the author and the text of which he states, "We know now that a text is not a line of words releasing a single 'theological' meaning (the 'message' of the Author-God) but a multi-dimensional space in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash. The text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture" (Barthes 1324), I consider the ways in which Animal's People contains traces of influence from Western voices like an editor, contemporary novels written in English, and the Western rhetorical tradition. Scholars such as Rob Nixon, Brigitte Rath, Anthony Carrigan, Adele Holoch, Andrew Malhstedt make excellent contributions to Animal's People.

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jay Shelat / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster. Butler was a pioneer in science fiction writing with her groundbreaking integration of race, sexual politics, and religion with traditional elements of the genre. This panel aims to celebrate Butler's life and works by presenting on a variety of topics, particularly the conference's theme of Utopia/Dystopia. Other possible paper topics include a pedagogical study of Butler's work, a theological approach to Butler's most celebrated works (Kindred and the Parable series), and an analysis of Butler's treatment of space and migration throughout her oeuvre.

[DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP: Re-conceptualizing Cultures of Remote Warfare / Special Issue of The Journal of War and Culture Stud

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran
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We are now into the second century in which aerial warfare is commonplace in a range of forms, and the second decade in which drone warfare is routinized. As paradigm, strategy, and tactic, violence-at-a-distance has become a predominant model of military engagement.

CFP for Students and Teachers: Spring Magazine on English Literature

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:29am
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Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine (ISSN: 2455-4715)is inviting essays and articles from teachers, research scholars and students on any area of English Literature. Know more at http://www.springmagazine.net/call-for-papers
How to Prepare Essays
An essay can be of 150-3000 words with references.
MLA style-sheet reference system should be followed.
Include Endnotes only.
Send a short bio-note of not more than 60 words along with a small (not more than 100px in width).
Use your own or copyright-free or CC-licensed pictures if necessary.

How to Send:

Redrafting Literary History

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:36am
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Pennsylvania English

Pennsylvania English Call for Papers

Redrafting Literary History

Special Issue on Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and Digital Texts as Literature

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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