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READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

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UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference
contact email: 
readingmatters2014@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)

“I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter.”
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Travel Grant Competition

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Washington University Libraries Special Collections
contact email: 
spec@wumail.wustl.edu

The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year’s travel grant competition is now open.

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mev37@georgetown.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Predicate
Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

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Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis
contact email: 
tegeier@ucdavis.edu

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

Multiethnic Maximalisms, MLA 2015

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Brendan Beirne / New York University
contact email: 
brendan.beirne@gmail.com

This panel investigates the multiethnic dimension of 20th and 21st century maximalist works of art, cinema and literature.

Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of “Bodies”.

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

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St. John's University
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

Abstracts Deadline: February 14th

Inaugural issue of the James Baldwin Review

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James Baldwin Review
contact email: 
justin-joyce@northwestern.edu

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue.

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English

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Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
contact email: 
textsandcontexts2014@gmail.com

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong’o has noted that “literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particula

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - (dis)junctions 2014 - New Deadline 2/20

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UCR (dis)junctions
contact email: 
disjunctions2014@gmail.com

***Deadline extended to 2/20***

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Narrating Disaster in an Era of Global Climate Change (8-11 January; Vancouver, Canada)

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Christopher Walker
contact email: 
caw2105@gmail.com

This proposed special session will examine the events, geographies, temporalities, and genres of Global Climate Change.

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: February 14th

CFP: Wealth and the Commons

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United States Association of Commonwealth Lit and Lang Studies
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

“Wealth and the Commons”

A conference organized by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)

October 12-13, 2014

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies May 30-31, 2014

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International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory T. Erickson (gte1@nyu.edu)

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014

Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

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PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

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Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
r.m.oldman@iup.edu

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014.

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

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Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
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textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

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University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature (due 24 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.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

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Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
cfp_hu2014_1@cusanuswerk.org

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2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, deadline March 2, 2014

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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

ross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan

Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

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University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature
contact email: 
ucaenglishgradconference@gmail.com

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies.

Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development; June 13, 2014

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University of Warwick UK
contact email: 
N.Degirmencioglu@warwick.ac.uk

Confirmed speakers: Professor Justin Rosenberg (The University of Sussex),Neil Davidson (The University of Glasgow),Professor Neil Lazarus (The University of Warwick)

Feb 10, 2014: 'From the Hoodie to the Hijab': Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and the Racialization of Murder

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Stanley Doyle-Wood: The Transitional Year Program/Dept of Equity Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
stan.doyle.wood@utoronto.ca

From the Hoodie to the Hijab: Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and the Racialization of Murder**
**CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 15-17 December 2014

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Institute of Advanced Studies in English
contact email: 
iasepune@gmail.com

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture.

Virtual Women: Webcomics due March 8; Special Session for MLA 2015, January 8-11

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Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

How has the web provided an alternative space for women in comics that is both similar to and different from the space provided by graphic narratives in print form?

[UPDATE] "Self(ie)-Representation," SMU Graduate Student Conference, March 22, 2014

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Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference
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smugradconference@gmail.com

The “selfie,” with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic.

37th Annual NJCEA Conference

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New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
dcasale@kean.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 Vancouver BC

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Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLA
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens [SAMLA: Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA]

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SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

Michael Clune begins his book, Writing Against Time (2013), with a question: “Is art different from life?” He observes that “according to an emerging consensus, our experience of a description o

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Environment and Landscape

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University of Wyoming
contact email: 
tetzkorn@uwyo.edu

"It will soon be apparent that even though we gather together and look in the same directions at the same instant, we will not – we cannot – see the same landscape” (Meinig 33). D.W. Meinig’s explanation of landscape perceptions demonstrates that a single interpretation of a landscape or environment fails to accommodate the subjective experiences of any group,

Risk Modernism [MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA; Nov. 6-9, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Jason Puskar
contact email: 
puskar@uwm.edu

Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, "Confluence and Division"
Nov. 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 14! Review, Reflect, Reimagine!: The 20th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conferenc

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Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
contact email: 
conference@ptoweb.org; caitlinray@unomaha.edu

The 20th Annual PTO Conference asks us to review, reflect and reimagine.

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