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[UPDATE] South Asian Partition Fiction: Trauma, Memory and Narrative; Abstract submission deadline extended: 30 December 2014

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:52am
Khan Touseef Osman, Editor

Dear all,

It is my pleasure to announce that we are editing a book entitled South Asian Partition Fiction: Trauma, Memory and Narrative. The book will be published with an ISBN and hopefully from a reputed publishing house. We are asking for articles that explore the following themes:

a. Partition trauma and fictional representation
b. The crisis of representation/Capturing the unrepresentable
c. Post-memory and fiction
d. Narrative technique (Realistic, postmodernist, etc.)
e. Autobiographical fiction
f. Bildungsroman
g. The genre of trauma fiction
h. Movie adaptations of partition fictions

These themes are expected to be explored with reference to the following novels:

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:14am
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

War and Conflict in Sequential Art

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 9:35am
Nordic Network for Comics Research (NNCORE)

Call for papers: NNCORE 2015 International Conference in Comics Studies

University of Oslo, Norway, June 11-12, 2015.

Conference theme: "War and Conflict in Sequential Art"

Organized by the Nordic Network for Comics Research in cooperation with the University of Oslo, The Norwegian Research Council, and Oslo Comics Expo.

We invite proposals for presentations on the conference theme in any discipline in the human and social sciences.

Potential topics (though of course these are only suggestions):

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 11:38pm
The Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:27pm
New Jersey College English Association Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS

38th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of literature and writing.

CFP: Graduate Student Conference: "Converging Narratives: The Personal Meets the National": Chicago, IL: April 10, 11, 2015

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:41pm
University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

ConvergingNarratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa

Clementi and the British Musical Scene: 1780-1830

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:19pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

In collaboration with
Ad Parnassum Journal
Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi's Works

24-26 November 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca

Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5:16pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

In collaboration with
OICRM: Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création
et de recherche en musique, Montréal

10-12 November 2015
COMPLESSO MONUMENTALE DI SAN MICHELETTO - Lucca

CFP: "Converging Narravites: The Personal Meets the National" - Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:29pm
University of Illinois at Chicago

The graduate students of the departments of Germanic Studies, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures and Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce their first interdisciplinary graduate student conference:

Converging Narratives:
The Personal Meets the National

April 10 and 11, 2015
Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Graphic Novelist Marzena Sowa
2nd Keynote Speaker: TBA

Teaching Eliza Haywood (Vancouver, Oct 14-17, 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:18pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Looking ahead to a proposed collection, this panel invites proposals on critical and classroom implications in teaching the works of Eliza Haywood.

Papers may address any aspect of teaching Haywood, but might address pedagogically informed approaches on
*canon, conflict and the classroom
*gender studies and Haywood
*teaching understudied texts
*queering Haywood
*using Haywood to teach archival studies
*teaching literary communities: Haywood, Savage, and the Hillarians
*teaching Haywood's politics
*the problem of biography in women's writing
*teaching rape narratives

"Shaw in New York Conference" Oct. 16-17-18-19, 2015. July 1 Deadline.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:13pm
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

Held at the Fordham U. Lincoln Center Campus and the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, both co-sponsors with the International Shaw Society. Papers on the "Shaw in New York" theme (see the conference website for examples) will be especially welcomed, but other topics are possible. Abstracts and applications for travel grants are due by July 1, 2015. Email the ISS President Michael O'Hara at mohara@bsu.edu.

Teaching the Book in Eighteenth Century Studies (Vancouver, Oct 14-17 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:07pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Fitting the CSECS conference theme of "States of the Book," proposals are invited for papers of 15-20 minutes on "Teaching the Book in Eighteenth-Century Studies: approaches to teaching book history in the classroom"(physical, flipped, online or blended). How does learning technology aid in teaching book history? what approaches have you found to be the most effective in exciting student interest in this increasingly influential area of study? How can we argue for students the importance of book history in dialogue with more easily identifiable literary, historical, or philosophical studies?

Teaching the Eighteenth Century (Vancouver, 14-17 October 2015)

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:52pm
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Great teaching is what invites the next generation of great scholars into our profession. Perhaps because of bad high school experiences, many students expect the 18th-century to be a period of dry treatises, hard-to-understand poems, and repetitive plays full of in-jokes. We know differently, but what is the best way to teach the brilliance, wit, complexity, and conflict of our period?

Building upon the models of MLA and ASECS, CSECS 2015 will offer for the second year a cluster of panels on teaching the long eighteenth century.

Proposals are invited for formal papers and two roundtable discussions
(NB: CSECS allows participation in roundtable discussions in addition to the presentation of another conference paper)

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