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Faulkner and the City at American Literature Association Symposium on September 10-12

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:02pm
American Literature Association

I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner's texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium "The City and American Literature." I'm looking for 2-4 proposals on any aspect of the city in Faulkner's works. If interested, please send a 250-500 word abstract to jcobrien@memphis.edu by June 27, 2015.

Jefferson, Mississippi is definitely on the table, but I am especially interested in his treatments, portrayals, and uses of larger cites (Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.).

Detective Fiction and Chaos Theory

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:28pm
The Butterfly Effect: Tracking Chaos Theory in Detective Fiction Collection

Seeking 200-250 word abstracts and short biographies for a collection of essays discussing Chaos theory (a notion of chaos as part of the order of things instead of a breakdown) and how it works in Detective Fiction.

Call for Papers for Collected Essays: Women Activists Online

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 3:54pm
Linda Levitt

The early promise of the Internet as an opportunity to enhance community, bringing people together to work together toward positive ends, long seemed a pipe dream. More recently, social media has become an undeniably powerful site of cultural influence and change. Women's issues in particular benefit from an expanded dialogue online.

Sarah Gordon Award, $500 prize for an Article Written on O'Connor or Souther Studies, Deadline Aug. 1st

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:07pm
Bruce Gentry/ Flannery O'Connor Review

The Sarah Gordon award is given each year to Graduate student for the best article written on Flannery O'Connor or Southern Studies. Each entrant must be a graduate student as of August 1st, 2015. Articles must be submitted by 1 Aug. 2015 to be considered for the 2015 award. Please note: aa lentries will be considered for publication in the Flannery O'Connor Review. Articles may take any approach but must conform to the Review's usual guidelines, available at http://www.gcsu.edu/english/oconnor.htm

(In)visible Lines: Feminist & Gender Studies. Uni of Limerick, 20-21st November 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:21am
Sibéal Network

The feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave. Each of these stages had their own aims and means of achieving those aims: underlying all was a quest for equality, for some or for all. Increasingly this neat categorization of the feminist movement has been questioned and challenged, especially with the internet age offering a greater platform of communication for female-identified individuals and feminists alike.

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:08am
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University

Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

In what ways can the visual arts unite or divide humanity? How can their subjects and functions stir us to collaboration or lead to disagreement, apathy, or even war? How do objects themselves change when their relationships to one another, or to the viewer, are altered or rearranged?

The Time is Ripe for a Christian Renaissance

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:26am
Patrick Henry College

Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, VA) is hosting a conference (April 8-9, 2016) entitled, "The Time is Ripe for a Christian Renaissance." Leland Ryken, Cameron Anderson, and Patrick Kavanaugh will be keynote speakers.

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle November 13–15, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:04am
SAMLA 87 Durham, North Carolina

Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

[UPDATE] Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century - Deadline 5 Dec 2015)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:49am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton

[UPDATE - please note the change to conference dates and CfP deadline)

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2016

Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century
31 Mar-1 Apr 2016, University of Brighton, UK

In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least. - Lauren Berlant, "Cruel Optimism"

[REMINDER] Shakespeare & Education International Conference, 29-30 April 2016 - deadline: 10 July 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:39am
C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Speakers include:

Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)
Dr. Sean McEvoy (Varndean College)
Prof. Shormishtha Panja (Delhi)
Dr. Emma Smith (Oxford)

With participation from Royal Shakespeare Company Education and Cambridge Schools Shakespeare.

UPDATE Call for Papers Etudes écossaises, n°19, 2016 : "Scotland – migrations and borders"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:50am
Université Grenoble Alpes

Call for Papers
Etudes écossaises, n°19, 2016 : "Scotland – migrations and borders"

The 2016 edition of the journal Etudes écossaises will focus on Scottish culture, history and politics through the prism of migrations and borders. Papers in English or French will be welcomed from specialists in all fields of Scottish studies including arts and literature, civilization studies, history, political science, culture and the media.

Crime Fiction and the Creative/Critical Nexus (for publication in October 2016)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 5:02am
TEXT: JOURNAL OF WRITING AND WRITING COURSES (An international electronic refereed journal published twice yearly - ERA rank A)

The aim of this special issue is to examine the interaction of the creative and critical in the genres of crime fiction, true crime and academic crime fiction studies. It is not our intention, however, to leave this interaction to the serendipity of juxtaposition. For our purposes, therefore, creative writing and literary criticism will not be considered discrete practices; rather, it is at the junction and amalgamation of what may otherwise appear different discursive modes that we wish to tease out the "critical/creative nexus" with a focus on the craft of writing.