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MLA 2014: Deletion, Erasure, Cancellation

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Benzon
contact email: 
pbenzon@temple.edu

How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.

Zombie Romantic Comedies - ZomRomCom - Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Deborah Christie, Margo Collins, and Ken Montieth
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the “zombie romantic comedy,” or the zomromcom.

Walking Dead - Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Deborah Christie
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Walking Dead (either the original graphic novel or the AMC television series).

Early Nineteenth-Century Lecturing in the U.S., Special Session, MLA Chicago Jan 9-12, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Granville Ganter
contact email: 
ganterg@stjohns.edu

Call for papers for a Special Session panel for the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago (Jan 9-12) on the topic of “Early Nineteenth-Century Lecturing in the U.S.” Lecture culture prior to the Civil Wa

4th Global Conference: Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
perform4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice

Tuesday 17th September – Thursday 19th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

University of North Texas - Critical Voices Conference - Friday, March 22

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
literarycriticalunt@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held Friday, March 22nd.

South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mge1108@gmail.com

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel.

Black Theatre Association Debut Panel @ ATHE 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
contact email: 
longky@umd.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS / 12th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
ATHE 2013, August 1 - 4, 2013
Orlando, Florida

[UPDATE} First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/18

full name / name of organization: 
Sean Goudie / Center for American Literary Studies
contact email: 
sxgoudie@psu.edu

Announcing

The First Book Institute

June 10-14, 2013

To be hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

[UPDATE] EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE - 2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium: “Technologies and Locales of Knowledge"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas San Antonio English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
utsagradconf2013@gmail.com

2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium Celebrating Women’s History Month: “Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power”

[UPDATE] The Aesthetics of Austerity - Extended Deadline, February 1, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Irvine - PhD Program in Visual Studies
contact email: 
vsconference2013@gmail.com

The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.

Conference Date: April 5, 2013

Humor in the Digital Age -- SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8-11/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)
contact email: 
pkunze@lsu.edu

The American Humor Studies Association seeks papers for a panel, “Humor in the Digital Age,” for the 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference at the Marriott Atlanta from

“Postwhat?! Literary Postmodernism in the 21st Century” - MLA 2014 - Abstracts by March 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Mullins / MLA
contact email: 
mmullins@sebts.edu

This panel tackles the question of whether or not postmodernism as a way of thinking about literary texts has truly run out of steam, or whether we are only now gaining enough critical distance to ass

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu



The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8, 2013***

South Central MLA Autobiography/Biography/Memoir panel

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mge1108@gmail.com

The 2013 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Autobiography/Biography/Memoir panel.

Mod Bods Graduate Conference, February 22-23, Laramie WY

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wyoming, Master of the Arts in English
contact email: 
lgrubbs1@uwyo.edu

We are now welcoming papers on topics related to bodies and modernism, each understood broadly, for our graduate student conference, to be held at the University of Wyoming, February 22-23.

[UPDATE] Representations of Moral Bankruptcy on Television (ASA Nov 21-4, 2013 panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona
contact email: 
parziale@email.arizona.edu

This is a proposed panel for the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting in Washington D.C. (November 21-24 at the Hilton Washington DC).

Rhetoric of the Wisewoman and the Madwoman: Perspectives on Confined Women Throughout History -- SAMLA 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Polidori/SAMLA
contact email: 
courtney.polidori@tcnj.edu

From wisewomen, witches and warriors, to madwomen and monsters, confined females have been represented through a variety of rhetorical strategies that mask the complexities of their characters.

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. May 24-25, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013

[Reminder] Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
sigmataudeltaiotachi@gmail.com

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference

Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power

full name / name of organization: 
Uuniversity of Texas San Antonio English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
utsagradconf2013@gmail.com

2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium Celebrating Women’s History Month: “Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power”

CFP: From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions. Proposals Due February 10

full name / name of organization: 
The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013.
contact email: 
wc.2013gradconf@ucmerced.edu

The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013.

[UPDATE] Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution, 6th September 2013

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
criticalpedagogies@ed.ac.uk

CfP: Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution
(Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 6th September 2013)

Keynote speakers:

CFP: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the seventh issue of our journal.

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. May 24-25, 2013.

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013

[Update]Transform, Reorient, Shift: Transnational and Digital Spaces - March 7-9. Extended deadline Feb 15

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association - Texas A&M University
contact email: 
egsa.tamu@gmail.com

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the concept of transnational space and how it functions in literary texts and beyond.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE Fiction Submissions needed by April 1st, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
contact email: 
Dr. Monique Ferrell - mferrell@CityTech.Cuny.Edu and/or Dr. Julian Williams - JWilliams@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for short fiction stories and creative nonfiction writi

CFP: “Modernism and Public Emotion, Then and Now” – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Taylor (Northumbria) and Richard Cole (Alberta)
contact email: 
julie.taylor@northumbria.ac.uk; rich.cole@ualberta.ca

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and crit

Reinterpreting Carson McCullers (The 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013).

full name / name of organization: 
Courtney George: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University)
contact email: 
george_courtney2@columbusstate.edu

To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary work

[UPDATE] MCLLM CFP Deadline Extension

full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
contact email: 
mcllm@niu.edu

Northern Illinois University is proud to host the 21st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media.

[UPDATE] Imminent closing date of 1st Feb for CFP for Resurrecting the Book Conference 15-17 November 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Library of Birmingham, England and Newman University College
contact email: 
m.day@newman.ac.uk

The closing date for the Call for Papers for

Resurrecting the Book: 15-17 November 2013, Library of Birmingham, England

is Friday 1st February 2013. Full details below

[UPDATE] Improvisation and Innovation: Clinicians, Scientists and Artists Together, Improving Performans

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
improv1@inter-disciplinary.net

Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change.

Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2013@gmail.com

Last year we heard Barack Obama say “Yes, we can” for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy’s “Gangnam Style” for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by

Vampire Diaries Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Margo Collins
contact email: 
supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Vampire Diaries (either the original books or the CW’s television series).

Synthesis 7 (2014) Call for Contributions: Acting (on) the text: the case of new media. Deadline: 15 February 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Eve Kalyva
contact email: 
e.m.kalyva@gmail.com

Synthesis 7 (2014) Call for Contributions
Acting (on) the text: the case of new media

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