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Extending Play: The Sequel

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Extending Play: The Sequel - Rutgers University (Media Studies)
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Extending Play: The Sequel

Are we the species that plays—or are we better understood as the species that repeats?

[UPDATE] CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA, February 11 - 14, 2015, Deadline November 1, 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Lynn S Zubernis/West Chester University
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Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of fandom, stardom, celebrity, fame, fan/celebrity interaction, or studies of specific fandoms or media properties/individuals. We're a truly multidisciplinary area - come share your ideas! Seasoned professionals and students both welcome.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED: CFP NeMLA 2015: (Roundtable) Beyond 'the Wounded Surgeon': Nurses' Construction and Recovery of the Wound

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:49pm
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Elizabeth Sheckler/ University of New Hampshire
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From Florence Nightingale to Nurse Ratched, nurses have been portrayed by others and by themselves as, in turn, idealized paragons of femininity and vilified portents of social disintegration. This roundtable seeks papers that consider the complex ways in which this ambiguous figure has navigated the wounded bodies, minds, places, and social relationships that litter the pages of literature.

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 13, 2015. PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS VIA THE NEMLA WEBSITE: https://nemla.org/users/abstract.html

Roundtable on Cultures of Extraction at ASLE (June 23-27 2015)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:22pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The work of the dead and the sleeping is the work of discerning the bottom, the earth as ground of the upside down or inside out, as vowels and consonants are ambassadors of arrival and departure.
-Jed Rasula, This Compost

In keeping with this year's theme of "Notes from Underground," our conference organizers have suggested as a topic cultures of extraction, including "mining, fracking, drilling, quarrying...polluting, murdering." But while extraction is easily associated with themes of fragmentation, isolation, and dissociation, Rasula offers a conception of extraction as movement, a dynamic process of coming and going that negotiates complex interactions between grounded and undergrounded.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015 (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:18pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Scottish Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:12pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2015


CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Stowe at SSAWW 2015, Philadelphia

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:47pm
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
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The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society invites participants for its upcoming panel at the SSAWW 2015 Conference:

Between Feeling Unsettled and Feeling Right: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Targeted Liminality

CFP for Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015

Sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

What Does War Look Like?: Visual Trauma and Representation, March 26-29, 2015

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.

PCA Romance CFP (Nov. 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:02am
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Popular Culture Association
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The discourse of romantic love permeates popular culture. The Romance area of PCA includes papers on love, romance, and relationships, in real life and as represented in any medium, now and in the past. From ad campaigns to Supreme Court decisions, Dan Savage to Sweet Savage Love, K-Pop to qawwali: if it's about love, it's a welcome topic at the PCA's national conference in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015.

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Writers in Conversation Volume 2 (1) Jan 2015, Deadline 30th Nov 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:54am
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Gillian Dooley/Nick Turner, Flinders University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

Privileging the Unseen: A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel - Tuesday 9th June 2015

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:05am
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Dr Eileen J. Pollard - Manchester Metropolitan University
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Privileging the Unseen
A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel

Tuesday 9th June 2015
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK

The whole ambience in which I was brought up was one in which the unseen is privileged
(Mantel 2005)

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