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Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:35pm
Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Craft & DIY Rhetorics

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:45am

Deadline extended: April 15, 2015

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

Bodies of Bondage: Environments in Women's Neo-Captivity Narratives

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:13am
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)

With the conference theme in mind, this panel will consider the liminal spaces and hybrid lives of women in neo-captivity narratives, a term that addresses the broad implications of the captivities about which women write in the 20th and 21st centuries. From early captivity narratives to sentimental novels of seduction and the slave narratives made popular around the Civil War to contemporary neo-slave narratives, women write and narrate stories of captivity that prominently feature their bodies and the various violences and bondages visited upon them, the manner in which they are pursued, controlled, and patrolled, and the possibility for redemption, bodily or otherwise.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 After Nature: Feminist Futures DEADLINE 15 Oct, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:04pm
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 Mar 2015, Seattle, WA

Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington
The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

Ecocriticism and Comics/Graphic Literature, Panel Proposals for ASLE 2015 (June 23-27), November 30

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:02pm
Christopher Kuipers

Paper or roundtable presentation proposals are sought for a session linking ecocriticism and environmental writing with the fields of comics, the graphic novel, and other graphic literature, such as webcomics, at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference to be held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, June 23-27, 2015.

Topics might include: how nature is portrayed in specific graphic novels, how themes such as environmental apocalypse appear across various titles, how environmental concerns are purposed for specific audience age groups, or comics themselves as a kind of natural environment.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: GENDER AND WORK: Exploring Intersectionality, Resistance, and Identity

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota's 2015 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Work: Exploring intersectionality, resistance, and identity. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered work environments (whether formal or informal) and all the nuanced meanings of "work" in the context of feminism and gender equality. The 2015 conference seeks to explore several questions:

• The work of feminism: What are the main tasks still facing feminism? How do various feminist groups construct their identities through the lens of "work to be done"? How does feminism's work intersect with the goals of other social movements, such as sustainability and eco-feminism?

Poetic Role Reversal in Elisa Lucinda's Pau de Aurora

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 8:16pm
França Junior / Federal University of Santa Catarina

Poetic Role Reversal in Elisa Lucinda's Pau de Aurora

'Whether erect or still, the penis can always be a marvel, a wonder, a magic wand.'
bell hooks, Penis Passion

Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures, Minghella Building, University of Reading 10-11 April 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
University of Reading

The Staging Beckett team is pleased to announce the project's third and final conference, Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures. Building on the conversation begun at the first two events which addressed national and international performance histories and productions at the cultural 'margins' respectively, this conference aims to address how we can locate productions of Beckett's theatre or the staging of any Beckett text within the wider landscape of contemporary theatre and performance in different cultural contexts. What are the legacies of productions of Beckett's theatre or stage adaptations of other texts for contemporary theatre and performance practitioners? How can we best document and record those legacies?

The Minetta Review fall 2014 issue -- close date November 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:34pm
The Minetta Review

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November, 15th 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines: http://minettareview.wordpress.com/submit.

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:43pm
Nnamdi Nwaneri

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis
Nnamdi Nwaneri
English 1111 03
Research Writing in the Disciplines
October 14, 2014

In the text Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author sheds light on various socio economic factors that affects the society as a whole. Before and after reading the text, it has opened my mind and eyes to the greed of capitalism and the misconceptions I have about welfare and participants of such programs connected to it.
In the text Nickel and Dimed the author demonstrates that minimum wage workers are tasked and expected to deliver maximum productivity at the expense of their health, physical, mental and psychological wellbeing.

[UPDATE] CFP: Tolkien Studies, 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:42pm
Tolkien Studies Area

Although courses centered on J.R.R. Tolkien have become increasingly common offerings in undergraduate studies (whether as dedicated or special topics courses), there remains a dearth in formal graduate-level studies of Tolkien and his work. While dissertations have certainly been written focusing on Tolkien, these independently conceived projects rise in the absence of formal graduate coursework on Tolkien, and rely heavily on the work of independent scholars and of scholars specializing in broader areas of literary study (e.g. medievalists, folklorists, etc.).

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:25am
Gillian Dooley, Flinders University; Nick Turner, Edge Hill 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.