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[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

CCSS 2014: Caribbean Festival Arts, Nassau, The Bahamas, November 21-22, 2014, Deadline July 1st, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series at The College of The Bahamas
contact email: 
criticalcaribbean@gmail.com

CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series
Call for Papers
Theme: Caribbean Festival Arts
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Dates: November 21-22, 2014

UPDATE: Interfacing Language and Literature. 12-13 October 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.
contact email: 
litcon14@gmail.com

Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 12-13 October 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature ( Extended: due 27 Feb.)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebeccah Bechtold
contact email: 
rebeccah.bechtold@wichita.edu

“My spirit is weary for rural rambles,” Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for “amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone.” Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent “freedom” of the natural world.

1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
decep1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries

Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

3rd Global Conference: The Dark Side of Celebrity

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
celeb3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
The Dark Side of Celebrity

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

“1930s Women: Modernists or Iconoclasts”: Submit by March 28th

full name / name of organization: 
MSA 2014 (Pittsburgh)
contact email: 
ericadelsandro@gmail.com; lauren.rosenblum@gmail.com

In 1928, Eleanor Roosevelt pointed out that women might have received the right to vote, but in the early 1930s, this remained “a gesture without real power.” This panel will ask how this politica

[UPDATE] CSU LOS ANGELES SIGNIFICATIONS MAY 3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations14@gmail.com

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

UPDATE (DATE CORRECTION) The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) Student Conference, October 10, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
*The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.
contact email: 
ssalone@scsu.edu

The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 10, 2014

452ºF CFP: The history of theory and its Hispanic uses

full name / name of organization: 
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com), to be published on January 31st 2015.

Narration and Reflection

full name / name of organization: 
Christy Wampole / Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
cwampole@princeton.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

guest edited by:

The Long Durée in Afro-Modernist Cinema and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2015 Panel Proposal
contact email: 
sum188@psu.edu; ctolliver@uh.edu

We solicit papers on afro-modernist literature and film that reveal the usefulness and limits of the long durée as an analytical tool.

CFA - Screening War | Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
contact email: 
submissions@diffractions.net

Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Third Issue - September 2014

SCREENING WAR

Deadline for submissions: May 15 2014

CFP: MLA 2015 Special Session: "Women on the Wrong Side of History?"

full name / name of organization: 
Emily MN KUgler
contact email: 
emkugler@colby.edu

In Emma Rothschild’s recent study of what she terms “the inner life of empire,” she uses the microhistory of one family to tell “a story of the multiple or multiplier effects of empire.” Bui

Traversing the Transnational [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
TUEGSA2014@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Traversing the Transnational

2014 University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

April 10 – April 11, 2014

Gender, Identity and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; deadline May 26, 2014; conference 10/24-25

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu.edu

Currently soliciting proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at Providence College in Providence, RI, October 24/25, 1014.

Call for Abstracts: International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
contact email: 
proceedings@maramatanga.ac.nz

Call for Abstracts:
International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014

25th – 28th November 2014
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
www.indigenousdevelopment2014.ac.nz

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal (4/25/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 18 invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2014.

Literary History and Ideas of Mind (MLA Vancouver, 8-11 Jan 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joshua.gang@utoronto.ca

Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality?

Submission Date Extended: Oceans Uniting Regions, Nations, and Literatures, June 26 - July 1 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Region Nation and Literature Association
contact email: 
kszatek@gmail.com; lmuray@curry.edu

EXTENDED Submission Date

The Region, Nation, and Literature Association (RNLA)

Gender, Sexuality and Power

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles
contact email: 
rbatema@calstatela.edu

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

Travel in Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
contact email: 
anfostertamu.edu

What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination?

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
contact email: 
houserh@mail.utexas.edu

Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene.

Networks of Modernism MSA 16 Pittsburgh Nov 6-9

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew N. Hannah / University of Oregon
contact email: 
mhannah@uoregon.edu

Networks of Modernism

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature


full name / name of organization: 
The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
contact email: 
latlitconfnyc@gmail.com

CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

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

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution

Resisting Empire Through Humor - MLA 2015 (Vancouver) 8-11 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Bishop and Adele Holoch
contact email: 
katherine-bishop@uiowa.edu or aholoch@champlain.edu

“A joke is a very serious thing.” – Winston Churchill

Shapeshifters: Recycling and Literature (April 25-26, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
shapeshiftersconference@gmail.com

SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
April 25-26, 2014

Sponsor: Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)

“If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.” Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

From Ovid to Ammons, writers have been fascinated by the physical transformation of material and the recycling of form. The very first line of The Metamorphoses reads, “I want to speak about bodies changed into new forms,” while A. R. Ammons in Sphere writes, “Things go away to return, brightened for the passage.” What is it about atoms and restless change that has attracted writers as diverse as Lucretius and Whitman? What does it mean to think of recycling as a form of desire? Or is the very idea of converting waste inimical to desire?

Teaching American Gun Cultures | MLA Special Session, Vancouver 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen
contact email: 
rsimonse@uwo.ca

Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.

[UPDATE] UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA
contact email: 
igsconference2014@gmail.com

University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
clanglo2@uwo.ca

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the “critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and di

Cosmopolitanism, Aestheticism and Decadence, 1860-1920

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University and University of Kent
contact email: 
cosmopolitanism.conference@gmail.com

Over the past twenty years, the term "cosmopolitanism" has been the focus of intense critical reflection and debate across the humanities.

Fugitive Bodies: Critical Writings on Race, Queerness and Contemporary Dance. UC Santa Barbara April 23, 2014. CFP deadline 3/1.

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Santa Barbara Dept. of Theater and Dance
contact email: 
briangranger@umail.ucsb.edu

A conference in honor of dance scholar-artist Thomas DeFrantz and dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham, April 21st – April 23rd, 2014. Call for Graduate Student Papers (Read and/or Performed).

[UPDATE] Mirrored Subjectivities (4/18-19/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Mirrored Subjectivities / University of New Mexico
contact email: 
csconference.unm@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Sixth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

April 18-19, 2014

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