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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.

[UPDATE - DATE CHANGE] Sex in the Margins, Oct. 10-12

full name / name of organization: 
Sex in the Margins, University of California, Davis
contact email: 
davismargins@gmail.com

A conference about commentaries and the histories

Victorian Women Travelers- March 15, 2014 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Precious McKenzie, Rocky Mountain College
contact email: 
precious.mckenzie@rocky.edu

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

MLA Panel: Science Fiction and Transgressive Identities

full name / name of organization: 
Stefan Hoppner
contact email: 
shoppner@ucalgary.ca

Modern Language Association Convention

January 8-11, 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Special Session: Science Fiction and Transgressive Identities

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

Zig-Zag, Twist and Turn: Toying with Gabriel Josipovici (International Conference, 22-23 September 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
contact email: 
msi@du.se

Dalarna University and the Transcultural Identities Research Group at Dalarna University, in conjunction with ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Portugal) and ERIBIA E.A.2610 (Un

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

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen/University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of individual works and of her relation to literary history, politics, and environmentalism welcome.

Writing Rock (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Cohen//University of Missouri
contact email: 
cohenss@missouri.edu

A panel on writing (critical and creative) about rock music. Interested in the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of rock and writing about it.

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Boise, ID 10/9-11

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
srogers@weber.edu

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Boise, ID

250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century

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.

Margaret Atwood Studies [rolling submissions]

full name / name of organization: 
The Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers.

13th International Connotations Symposium - Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
contact email: 
symposium2015@connotations.de

The first textbook definition of the concept of poetic justice goes back to Thomas Rymer’s The Tragedies of the Last Age Consider’d (1678).

Creating Cultures Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
King's College London Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
contact email: 
cmci-conference@kcl.ac.uk

CREATING CULTURES
CFP: Creating Cultures: Postgraduate conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, King’s College London
June 12-13, 2014
Keynote speaker: Prof. Lev Manovich, CUNY

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” CFP Extended deadline: 10 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Call for papers
Extended Deadline: 10 March 2014

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

50 years that changed the world - translation in the 1st half of the 20th century: 10-11 July 2014, Lisbon-Portugal

full name / name of organization: 
CECC-UCP (Research Centre for Communication and Culture - Catholic University of Portugal)
contact email: 
sonia.pereira@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

The first fifty years of the 20th century were a period of lively traffic of ideas, expectations, and dreams.

Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora- Friday 11th July (CFP 25th April)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick
contact email: 
travelmobilitynetwork@gmail.com

University of Warwick, Friday 11th July 2014

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto
contact email: 
uoftgradcolloquium2014@gmail.com

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. ‘Forever’ is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination.

Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA 2014
contact email: 
rogerkgreen@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Disability and Lyric (Vancouver MLA Jan 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Raphael Allison
contact email: 
rcallison114@gmail.com

Disability and Lyric

Raphael Allison, Assistant Professor of Literature (MAT Program), Bard College
allison@bard.edu

130th MLA Annual Convention
Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

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

CFPs: MLA proposed panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature & culture (Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA (Modern Language Association) Division for Arabic Lit. and Culture
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

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[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?

To Find a Form to Accommodate the Mess, March 21, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
State University of New York at Buffalo
contact email: 
visualstudies2014@gmail.com

To Find a Form to Accommodate the Mess is a publication of the Visual Studies graduate department at SUNY Buffalo showcasing the artwork of the graduating class of 2014, along with scholarly and creat

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)

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS (18-24 August 2014, Belgrade, Serbia)

full name / name of organization: 
IPAK Center
contact email: 
office@ipakcentar.org

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR SEXUALITIES, CULTURES, AND POLITICS

(18-24 August 2014, Belgrade, Serbia)

organized by

Child and Childhood in Fiction, April 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Suman/Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
contact email: 
suman.sigroha@gmail.com

A child is thought to be an innocent figure, an inactive persona in fiction.

Otrante 35: Europe de l'Est Fantastique

full name / name of organization: 
Anca Mitroi Sprenger
contact email: 
anca_sprenger@byu.edu

Otrante n°35
Revue en français

Directrice éditoriale : Anca Mitroi

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

Responsivity: Defining, Cultivating, Enacting. Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Tenth Biennial Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, October 16-18, 2014
contact email: 
watson@louisville.edu

Responsivity: Defining, Encouraging, Enacting
The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
October 16-18, 2014
University of Louisville

“After the Eruption”: Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society
contact email: 
coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, “Negotiating Sites of Memory,” the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, “‘After the Eruption’: Melville and the Cultural

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?

Conceptual Writing and Modernist Avant-Gardes, MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Laura B. McGrath, Michigan State University
contact email: 
mcgrat85@msu.edu

Analyses of the relationship between modernism and contemporary literature abound (see Majorie Perloff, Rebecca Walkowitz, David James, and Jessica Pressman) with well-known writers like Ben Marcus, W

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