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Defining and Defying Boundaries in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Regional Literature

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 4:56pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers Annual Conference (2015)

For SSAWW's forthcoming 2015 conference on "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we are assembling a panel focused on contested boundaries of race, class, and sexuality in women's nineteenth- and twentieth-century regional literature. Current papers for the session focus on contested gender roles in the work of New England authors Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman, depictions of contested racial and regional identities in the work of antebellum antislavery novelist Mattie Griffith, and representations of the rural in the late twentieth century queer press.

Victorian Studies Association of Ontario 48th Annual Conference, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, 25 April 2015

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:57pm
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Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
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The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario executive invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 48th annual conference at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, on 25 April 2015.

The theme of this year's conference is "Race, Place, and Perspective in the Victorian Period." Professors Susan Casteras (University of Washington) and Charmaine Nelson (McGill University) will serve as our two plenary speakers.

We invite proposals that interpret the conference theme in broad and imaginative ways. Papers might address:

Mourning Dove at SSAWW 2015, Philadelphia

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:14pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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Indigenous Influence and Perspective in Mourning Dove's Cogewea (Deadline 12.15.14)

The theme of the 2015 triennial Society for the Study of American Women Writers conference, which will take place November 4-8, is "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives."

Psychoanalysis and the International - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 5:29pm
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Rachel Greenspan, Duke University
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In the history of ideas, psychoanalysis has often been understood as a Victorian, European discourse that, like other modern knowledge projects, expanded along an imperial trajectory, exporting its universalizing theory of the subject to South Asia, Australia, North Africa, and throughout the Americas. At the same time, however, the transnational diffusion of psychoanalysis has historically been driven by political strife and exile from European fascism, Soviet socialism, North African colonialism, and South American dictatorship.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State Univ., April 17-18,2015)

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:28pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions
San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Tongson (USC)

Plenary film screenings:
Suddenly, Last Winter (2009), with directors Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi
Homeboy (2011), with director Dino Dinco

As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

ACLA 2015: Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas (deadline 10/15/14)

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:55am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas

This seminar considers the role of sound and performance in poetry of the Americas across a range of periods and movements. We are interested in case studies and theoretical discussions that consider musically inflected texts; archives of performance; graphical representations of sound on the page; uses of creoles and vernaculars; and methodological inquiries into the intersections of sound studies, performance studies, distant reading, close reading, and hemispheric studies.

Tracking the Chinese Avant-Gardes

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:18am
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Barrett Watten / Wayne State University
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Tracking the Chinese Avant-Gardes: Literary and Visual

Organizers: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University; Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma; Jacob Edmond, University of Otago

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching Call for Papers for Volume 10

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:46am
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InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
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Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University that features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.

"Envisioning Science," Rutgers—New Brunswick, February 27, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:59pm
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Natura: the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group
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"Envisioning Science"
The 4th annual conference of Natura:
the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group
Rutgers University—New Brunswick
February 27th, 2015

"In its general efforts toward objectification, science [...] seeks to reconstruct actual perception upon this basis and to close the cycle of scientific knowledge by discovering the laws according to which knowledge itself is produced, that is, by establishing an objective science of subjectivity" – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Phenomenology of Perception

Victorians in the World, July 9-12, 2015

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:42pm
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North American Victorian Studies Association
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Call for Papers
Victorians in the World
2015 North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii

NAVSA was established in 2002 to provide a continental forum for discussion of critical issues in the Victorian period, and to encourage a wide variety of critical and disciplinary approaches to the study of the field. NAVSA sponsors an annual conference to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research in Victorian studies. Earlier conferences have been held in Pasadena, CA, Venice, IT, and Madison, WI.

Plenary speakers include Vanessa Smith of the University of Sydney, and Jonathan Osorio of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

ICFA 36 The Scientific Imagination - Fantasy Literature Division

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
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The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts
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ICFA 36 "The Scientific Imagination" Fantasy Literature

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

contact email: aidan.canavan@gmail.com

36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The Scientific Imagination
March 18-22, 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

The Fantasy Literature division welcomes papers on all aspects of fantasy literature (broadly defined to mean anything from genre fantasy to magic realism and folk tales) including, but not restricted to, criticism on works by fantasy authors writing in English, inter disciplinary approaches to the genre, and scholarship on fantasy theory.

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