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21st-Century Moore - Conference on the Work of Marianne Moore, March 19-22, 2015

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:22pm
University of Houston

In March 2015, the University of Houston will host the first meeting in a decade to focus on the writings of the major Modernist poet Marianne Moore.

Scholars, poets, and artists will convene to discuss, debate, and celebrate Moore's work, laying the groundwork for the future of Moore studies.

In light of the past decade's work on Moore, including variorum and facsimile editions of her early and middle-period work and a ground-breaking new biography by Linda Leavell, the conference will examine Moore's place in the twenty-first century's understanding of Modernism.

Southern Labor Studies Association, March 5-8, 2015, College Park, Md., and Washington D.C.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:35pm
Jacob Remes, Southern Labor Studies Association

The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, students, attorneys, public historians, archivists, and any other people interested in the experiences of working people in the Early American or US South to propose sessions for our next conference, which will take place from March 5-8, 2015. We will meet in two locations: at the University of Maryland, College Park during the day on Thursday, March 5, and then in Washington, D.C. from the evening of March 5 to the morning of Sunday, March 8.

Sponsored by the Center for the History of the New America, day one of the conference (March 5) will focus on Workers and Organizing in the 21st Century. The rest of the conference will feature a wide range of topics.

Negotiating Narratives in/for the Third Millennium ZEUS – Graduate Research Workshop

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:52pm
ZEUS / University of Cologne, Germany

The 20th century has taken us from modernism to postmodernism, from colonialism to postcolonialism, from mono- to transcultural concepts; our analytical methods and theories have been shaped by spatial, linguistic, ethical, and digital turns. Since Lyotard's influential definition of postmodernism as "incredulity towards metanarratives", we have come to question supposedly fixed categories, deconstructing metanarratives and acknowledging the validity of small narratives. As "pattern-building animals", however, human beings rely on stories and categories to orientate

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; June 15, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:11pm
Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Winter 2014 special issue, Who Is Teaching U.S.? We are interested in articles by instructors and their experiences in teaching American literature in countries outside the United States. How are the classic and contemporary American authors taught and received in other countries? What are the difficulties? The benefits? Any issue pertaining to teaching American literature is welcome, from assignment creation, the inclusion of classic or modern authors, gender issues, to first-hand accounts of both successes and failures.

SAMLA 2014 Session: Sustaining Victorian Spaces Through Maps: Maps & the Victorian World

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:05pm
Dr. Shannon N. Gilstrap / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes essays and projects exploring how Victorians attempted to preserve an interpretation or vision of their world through maps AND/OR current projects that attempt to preserve or represent some aspect of the Victorian world through mapping technology. We especially welcome digital projects as well as traditional essays. By May 31, 2014, please send 350-500 word abstract and a brief CV (both as MS Word or PC compatible attachments), as well as any AV needs, to Dr. Shannon Gilstrap: shannon.gilstrap@ung.edu.

PAMLA 2014: Anne Carson's Spiritual, Supernatural and Sublime Poetics (Due May 15)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:38pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

Proposals are invited on any aspect of Anne Carson's Poetics. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the spiritual, the supernatural and the sublime in Anne Carson's poetics will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to Anne Carson's poetics are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website
(http://www.pamla.org/2014).

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at
diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

CFP: Modernism in Contemporary Mainstream Media (MSA 16: Nov. 6-9, 2014)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 2:13pm
Jennifer Nesbitt

How are modernist cultures, coteries, and spaces re-imagined in contemporary texts (considered broadly)? The modernist period, its arts in particular but also its cultures, has long been an object of fascination and re-staging–-and no less so in recent years, as evidenced by the popularity of Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, and The Great Gatsby (among others). How do these recent reincarnations draw on their predecessors? What does modernism–-its art networks, entertainments, crime, wars, sexuality, scandals, political movements, scientific and technological developments etc.–mean today, as channeled by popular media? What opportunities and problems do adaptations pose for scholars?

CFP Race & Ethnicity 2014 MPCA/MACA Conference; proposals due 04/30/14

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:57am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Call for Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/
American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800

The Race & Ethnicity Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for Centre for Modern Studies Symposium: 'Nature at War', 5th June, send abstracts by 22nd April

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:29am
Emily Bowles / University of York

Deadline extended for University of York Centre for Modern Studies PG Symposium, Nature at War - send abstracts by 22nd April.

Taking place during the centenary of the First World War, 'Nature at War' is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium organised by the Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, exploring the dynamic between nature (broadly-conceived) and war from the mid-nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries. Is the dynamic of nature and war essentially one of conflict, and if so, how can that conflict itself avoid being 'unnatural'? How do ideas of naturalness and unnaturalness manifest themselves in war contexts?

Everyday Relationscapes: Iceland, July 24-31, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:53am
Heterologies of the Everyday Circle / Nordic Summer University

Summer symposium:
"Heterologies of the Everyday: Everyday Relationscapes"
Nordic Summer University, Heterologies of the Everyday research circle
24 - 31 July, 2014, Hótel Mikligardur, Sauðárkrókur, Iceland.

Everyday space is a space of relational practices, where lives unfold within the fluid relationscapes of spaces, things and others around us. Everyday relationscapes are grounded by material and historical circumstances within the ideological landscape of body-politics. But everyday relationscapes also include bodily spacebuilding, as described by Certeau, and they include creativity of movement, rhythm, and events in becoming, as described within a Deleuzian framework by Erin Manning.

Literature of Status / The Status of Literature (Tuscaloosa, AL March 5-8, 2015)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:04am
The University of Alabama Department of English

The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-second Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] SWSW Grad. Student Conference 17-19 July 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:44am
Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference

The 20th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings, and critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture. We, the Graduate Students of the Department of English, invite you to submit both critical and creative abstracts; common themes are listed below. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 17-19 July 2014. Both critical and creative submissions are eligible for the Faulkner Paper Prize and the Colby H. Kullman Award. Our keynote speaker will be Sara Roahen.

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