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2013 International Conference on Learning

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 3:43pm
2013 International Conference on Learning

Call for Papers
The 2013 Learning Conference, held at the University of the Aegean at Rhodes, will feature sessions on a breadth of topics relevant to Learning. Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing learning through one of the following themes:
* Pedagogy and Curriculum * Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning
* Assessment and Evaluation * Adult, Community and Professional Learning
* Literacies Learning * Educational Organization and Leadership
* Early Childhood Learning * Technologies in Learning

CFP - MLA Convention, Jan. 9-12, 2014

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 2:09pm
John Clare Society of North America

CFP for a session sponsored by the John Clare Society of North America at the MLA Convention, Chicago, January 9-12, 2014.

"John Clare: The Voices of Nature." Papers addressing any aspect of Clare's poetry and prose, especially regarding the intersection between nature and language. One page abstract by 15 March to Samantha Harvey at

DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest (Deadline March 1, 2013)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1:57pm
DASH Literary Journal

DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its first annual poetry contest. To celebrate our love of competition, we're handing out a $1,000 prize for best poem.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each). Include name and contact information on coversheet only.

Fee: $10
...or $15 for contest plus one-year subscription.
Check payable to DASH Journal.

Deadline: March 1
All poems blind-reviewed by a panel of editors. Finalists will be published in our 2013 issue.
Contests are hard copy only.

Submit to:

DASH Journal
Department of English and Comparative Literature
California State University Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831.

DASH Literary Journal 2013 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2013)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1:54pm
DASH Literary Journal

DASH, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2013 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

NB: DASH is a student-produced journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

33 lines or fewer. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:
2013 words or fewer, double-spaced.
Limit: 1 submission per category.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:44am
38th Macromarketing Conference, University of York, Toronto, 7-9 June 2013

38th Annual Macromarketing Conference June 5– June 7, 2013

Paper track on servants, servitude and the philosophy of service
The study of 'service' in marketing has heretofore concentrated on the managerial use of service for profit-maximizing purposes. In this track, we invite philosophical, critical, sociological, ecological, and economic papers on the relation between service and market. We particularly welcome papers that deal with issues in the following areas:

What can philosophy tell us about service? (Marx, Hegel, Agamben, Aquinas)

(Global) slavery in different industry sectors (sex, house-keeping, construction, fashion)

Service-dominant logic, services marketing, Nordic marketing, and critiques thereof

MLA 2014: 'I've Known Rivers': Water in African Diasporic Literary Consciousness

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:34am
Kameelah Martin; Folashade Alao

We seek innovative proposals for a special session on the trope of water in black literary consciousness at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago. We are particularly interested in research that engages water through the lens of migration, memory and access in the literature and cultures of the African diaspora. This includes, but is not limited to such topics as transatlantic crossings, water and black spirituality, and eco-criticism in addition to the excess of or limited access to water.

Kindly submit an abstract of 350 words and CV to BOTH organizers: Kameelah Martin ( and Folashade Alao ( by March 15, 2013.

[UPDATE] Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:14am
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their fourth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2013.

Trauma & Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture, 12th & 13th July 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 8:22am
University of Portsmouth, UK

Trauma & Memory: the Holocaust in Contemporary Culture

12 & 13th July 2013
University of Portsmouth, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Phyllis Lassner, Northwestern University, USA
Sue Vice, University of Sheffield
Alan Marcus, University of Aberdeen
Shonaleigh Cumbers, Storyteller

Third Annual Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Research Conference, Birmingham, May 10 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 4:52am
Roles Gender and Sexuality Forum, University of Birmingham

Roles: A Gender and Sexuality Forum

Third Annual Gender and Sexuality Conference

University of Birmingham,
10th May 2013

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Nadine Muller

This one-day interdisciplinary conference offers postgraduates the opportunity to present their research in a friendly and supportive environment. We invite applications for twenty-minute papers from researchers working within the fields of gender and sexuality studies. Suggestions for presentations may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- social policy, government legislation, and matters of the law

- cultural products: film / music / art / TV / literature

- media, representation, and social images

CFP--Call for edited collection: Birth, Loss, and Trouble: Women of Color Reflect (deadline May 17, 2013)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:14pm
Editors: Shanna Benjamin, Tanya Clark, and Mendi Obadike

Despite statistics that show a staggering number of pregnancies ending in miscarriage, pre-term labor, selective abortion, or stillbirth, the popular imaginary still portrays a healthy child as the inevitable outcome of nine months of pregnancy. For many women of color, the challenge of having a non-normative reproductive experience is coupled with the challenges of finding community or negotiating specific cultural attitudes toward birth. Do we feel isolated from communities where the women are expected to be white? Are we surprised to identify across cultural lines? Do we have specific cultural expectations to meet or overcome? Do our communities prepare us with useful resources for facing difficulties?

Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing--April 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:43pm
Southern Connecticut State University English Department


Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

The Annual Graduate English Conference at
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

April 20, 2013

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2013

Queer Relations: Revising the Victorian Family (proposal deadline: 1 April. 2013)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:13pm
Dr Duc Dau, University of Western Australia and Dr Shale Preston, Macquarie University

We invite contributions for an upcoming volume of essays which examine the Victorian family through a queer lens. The Victorian family can be taken to mean the nineteenth-century nuclear or extended family, or the family of texts associated with the Victorian period (e.g. nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian texts). We are looking for exciting interrogations into the discourse of the Victorian family. These interrogations can focus on untraditional familial arrangements, non-normative relationships, polyamorous attachments, queer families in disparate communities/locations (e.g.