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Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies--Revolutions in 18th Century Sociability (Deadline for submissions April 1, 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:29pm
Frances B. Singh

For this conference, I am proposing a panel or panels on Teaching Women in the Eighteenth Century. This title has two senses in that it refers to women who taught women and what and how women were taught social accomplishments such as music, drawing, dancing, French, etc.
I would like to hear from colleagues who would be interested in presenting papers on either of these two components, particularly interested in those who might be interested in presenting on the latter theme, which is less developed.

Enjoyment: Special issue of The Comparatist

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:11pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Enjoyment
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the problematic of enjoyment in comparative studies and literary theory. What is enjoyment? What constitutes enjoyment today? Who enjoys? What does it name? How do we translate it? What are enjoyment's politics and ethics? Can literature, and the arts more generally, capitalize on enjoyment? Is enjoyment still possible after ideological critique and its hermeneutics of suspicion? Topics of interest could include:

Review, Reflect, Reimagine!: The 20th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference Call for Proposals OPEN

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:13pm
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed

The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine. We are asking you to consider these questions and shape these important dialogues by submitting proposals, papers, discussions, performances, workshops, debates, you name it, for presentation at the conference. Share your techniques, report on your projects, explore ideas for the future, seek assistance in meeting challenges, get constructive critique of your efforts, and raise new questions about the where's and how's of the struggle against oppression through theatre and education.

We welcome proposals that address our theme as well as one (or more) of the following in some clear way:

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, coined and elaborated by Paulo Freire.

[UPDATE] Extended Proposal Deadline: 1/27 SAGES Interdisciplinary Conference (Monstrosity and Deviance)

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:47pm
Michelle Holzworth / Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars

Monstrosity and Deviance
SAGES Second Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
Student Union
March 13, 2014

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 13, 2014. This year, we are excited to welcome speakers, creative writers, and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Monstrosity and Deviance." This conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and will be hosted by SAGES in the University of Akron Student Union.

SMU Graduate Student Conference, "Self(ie)-Representation," March 22, 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:36pm
Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference

Self(ie)-Representation

The "selfie," with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic. But, though the "selfie" is relatively recent, the act of self-representation is of course very old. Autobiographies, diaries, fictional selves, privately-printed collections of poetry, obsessive editorial practices, commissioned portraits, fashionable clothing, elaborate grave markers, carefully-crafted public personae: life is the accumulation of selfies. This graduate conference seeks papers that explore such modes of self-representation and the discourses surrounding them.

[UPDATE] Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia (May 16-17, 2014) [CFP due January 31]

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:41pm
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Transatlantic Ecologies seeks readings of the complex and developing connections between ecological and global thought in the early modern period. When discussing burgeoning forms of early modern ecological awareness, how should we account for the complex networks of knowledge construction in the Atlantic world resulting from the confluence of European, African, and Amerindian cultures? And, how do nonhumans figure into this network? Namely, how do we account for the influence of diverse New World ecologies and changing conceptions of land, space, animal consciousness, and ecological interdependence?

David Foster Wallace Conference

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:07pm
Publications Unit, Department of English, Illinois State University

The First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Street, Normal, Illinois 61761
309.862.9000 (Ask for the ISU Rate)

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORK

This year's keynote speaker will be DFW scholar Stephen J. Burn, University of Glasgow.

Featured speakers will be selected from early submissions.

CFP//Pat Parker and Judy Grahn: Where Would I Be Without You?

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 4:37pm
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

Call for Papers//Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies//Pat Parker and Judy Grahn: Where Would I Be Without You?

2016 will mark the fortieth anniversary of the only spoken word album produced by Olivia Records, Where Would I Be Without You? Featuring the poems of Judy Grahn and Pat Parker, Where Would I Be Without You? introduced Grahn and Parker to a wide array of women making the two beloved poet/troubadours during the 1970s. While both enjoyed enormous popularity, scholarly treatments of their work and its lasting significance have been sparse. This special issue of *The Journal of Lesbian Studies* will continue to redress the lack of critical engagement with these two important and iconic lesbian-feminist poets.

Arts and Letters: University of South Florida Spring Conference: April 17th and 18th, 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
English Graduate Student Association

The USF English Graduate Student Association's spring conference—April 17th-18th, 2014—will focus on intersections across artistry in world literatures, specifically how authors integrate different forms of artistry into literary production. Intersections, places through which differences meet and manifest, function as an important theme in the writings of marginalized men and women, especially those of color, as they seek to carve out space for self-expression through the humanities. As such, we welcome presenters who intend to explore how these intersections manifest across literature, women's and gender studies, cultural studies, rhetoric, the sciences, communication, and other fields.

UPDATE - Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
St. Cloud State University

On April 4-5, 2014, St. Cloud State University will host the twenty-second annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The organizers invite papers on literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical subjects concerning texts written in Britain from the Middle Ages through the early nineteenth century. This conference has traditionally served as a venue for encouraging collaboration and the sharing of works in progress. Professor Rebecca Krug of the University of Minnesota will give the keynote address.

The Canadian Hemingway--MLA 2015, Vancouver (January 8-11)

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:16pm
Ernest Hemingway Society

The location for the upcoming MLA Convention creates a great opportunity to revisit Ernest Hemingway's relationships with all things Canadian. This panel seeks proposals that explore Hemingway's biographical connections or literary influence in the country. While Hemingway lived in Canada for a relatively short period of time (compared to his other residences), his biography contains a great deal of Canadian influence whether through his association with the Toronto Star, his friendships with individuals like the Connable family or Morley Callaghan, or his connections with the country as the birthplace of his first son.

Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer), Themed Issue on Monstrous Science

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:19am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer), Themed Issue on Monstrous Science

"Its magic Dr. Frankenstein!"..."No, its not magic...it's science!"
(Dr. Whale, Once Upon a Time, Series 2)

"Let me tell you, my friend, that there are things done to-day in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very men who discovered electricity—who
would themselves not so long before have been burned as wizards."
(Van Helsing, Dracula)

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