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[UPDATE] It's Only Natural(ism)--Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (April 9-11, 2015)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:20pm
Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Conference Theme--It's Only Natural(ism): Questioning and Responding to the Master Narrative of Late Modernity

April 9-11, 2015
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, South Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Roger Lundin, Wheaton College

Undergraduates thrilling to the bleak despair of Stephen Crane or Thomas Hardy are often excited to discover the existence of naturalism as a philosophy of life and a literary movement of great importance. They are quick to draw parallels to contemporary issues and controversies, for naturalism's reach is clearly not confined to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

NCFS 2015 -- Contamination -- Nov. 5-7, 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:43pm
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium

Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (NCFS 2015)
November 5-7, 2015, Princeton University


[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: 12/15 for "Envisioning Science"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:55pm
Natura: the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group

"Envisioning Science"

The 4th annual conference of Natura:

the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group

Rutgers University—New Brunswick

February 27th, 2015

Keynote speaker: Matthew L. Jones, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University

"In its general efforts toward objectification, science [...] seeks to reconstruct actual perception upon this basis and to close the cycle of scientific knowledge by discovering the laws according to which knowledge itself is produced, that is, by establishing an objective science of subjectivity" – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Phenomenology of Perception

[UPDATE] Humanizing Jeffers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:36pm
Robinson Jeffers Association

"Humanizing Jeffers," Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, Feb 20-22, 2015, Carmel, CA
full name / name of organization:
Robinson Jeffers Association
contact email:
"Humanizing Jeffers: Father, Son, Neighbor, Friend, Lover"

American Humor Studies at ALA Deadline January 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:11pm
American Humor Studies Association

American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798

Conference Director:
Olivia Carr Edenfield,
Georgia Southern University

Conference Fee: For those who pre-register before April 15, 2015: $90
 ($60 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty).
 After April 15, the fees are $100 and $75.
American Humor Studies Association
Call for Papers
The AHSA plans to sponsor three sessions at the 2015 national meeting. We seek cogent, provocative, well-researched papers on the following subjects:

2015 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:43pm
Center for American Literary Studies

The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

The Contemporary Wars, American Lit Assoc, Boston, May 21-24, 2015 (due 1/1/15)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:36pm
Society for Contemporary Lit

The Society for Contemporary Literature invites 250-word abstracts for presentations at its panel on "Contemporary Wars" at the annual conference of the ALA. The program committee welcomes abstracts on pertinent American literature published in the last 25 years.

The consequences of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq remain under-recognized in scholarly discourse, usually sublimated to the more abstract War on Terror, and exacerbating the broader erasure of the wars from public consciousness. This panel addresses how these wars have been interpreted within the US and beyond in literature and film.

[UPDATE] Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture/Extended Deadline

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:06pm
School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture

Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

15-17 May 2015

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014

Plenary Speakers

Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds

"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa (abstracts due 1/1/2015)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:53am
Ashley Currier and Thérèse Migraine-George

Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa

Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2015

The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa.

"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text" 27-29 March 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:52am
Indiana University Medieval Studies Institute

Oral practice was a widespread mode of cultural consumption in the Middle Ages. From troubadour chansonniers, to the itinerant Japanese biwa hôshi and court poets like the Anglo-Saxon scopas, to the carnivalesque festivals of the Feast of Fools, speech and song illuminated the public and private lives of men and women throughout the medieval world. Even in the highly literate codicological culture of scriptoria, hearing and recitation were indispensable tools for understanding and producing the manuscripts we study today.

The symposium would like to pose a broad range of possible topics on the social, political, ethical, and aesthetic purposes of oral culture and its contexts.