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[UPDATE] Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 9:41pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 15th
Conference Dates: JUNE 21st and 22nd, in Vancouver, B.C

Keynote speaker: Dr. Robert Tally, Texas State University
"Utopia as Literary Cartography; or, the Other Spaces of the World System"

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

Another After Life: Coming of Age in a Post-Everything World

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 6:22pm
April Durham, UC Riverside, Tanya Rawal, UC Riverside

PAMLA Conference 2013
November 1-3, 2013
Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego, California

Special Session Call for Papers
Deadline April 15, 2013

Raising questions about what it means to "live" in a state of 'always
already after' begins to unravel new understandings of violence and life, especially relative to how communities and identities are formed and sustained. How can a dialogue between post-human and post-colonial studies expose the tensions embedded in being "post-"?

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013. Deadline: Apr 15, 2013.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 111th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego from November 1-3, 2013. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

Shakespeare; RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, October 10-12, 2013

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:20pm
Joseph M. Ortiz / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Papers on any aspect of Shakespeare's works, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington. Email 200-300 word proposals, for 15-20 minute presentations, by March 10, 2013, to jmortiz7@utep.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

Intoxication in Paris, June 28th, 2013

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:48pm
University of London Institute in Paris, France

ULIP Postgraduate Conference Summer 2013 – Intoxication

June 28th, 2013

Throughout literary history writers have consistently been drawn to intoxication. They have used their work to ponder the temptation of intoxicants, and the altered states of perception they produce. Writers have also regularly intoxicated themselves to aid the creative process, or to escape the pressure of artistic creation and the monotony of humdrum reality.

PAMLA - Romanticism session, deadline: April 15, 2013

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Assocation

The theme of the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture." The session on Romanticism seeks paper proposals that either address this theme in relation to Romanticism or any scholarly topic of Romanticism.

To submit a paper proposal, go to http://www.pamla.org/2013 and create an account with PAMLA if you do not already have one. You will be asked to submit an abstract (~50 words) and a proposal (~500 words). The submission deadline is April 15.

The conference will take place November 1-3, 2013, in the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA.

[UPDATE] Dan Geffrey with the New Poete: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:45am
University of Bristol

Dan Geffrey with the New Poete: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Prof. Judith Anderson, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Helen Barr, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Prof. Helen Cooper, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

An international conference at the University of Bristol, Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July 2014. Supported by the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Postcolonial/Postmodern Indian Poetry in English

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:56am
University BT & Evening College, a Constituent College of NBU. in collaboration with Kaveri Books, New Delhi

CALL FOR PAPERS for a proposed anthology on POSTCOLONIAL/POSTMODERN INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH

A much over-looked category of Indian writing in English is poetry, if compared to the bulk and quality of Indian prose fiction in English. The early Indian poetry in English includes such big names as Rabidranath Tagore, Derozio, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Joseph Furtado, Armando Menezes, Toru Dutt, Romesh Chunder Dutt, Sri Aurobindo, Sarojini Naidu, and her brother Harindranath Chattopadhyay, and yet till recently it was not taken as a highly creative and original literary output from the Indians.