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UPDATE Extended Deadline (MARCH 15)—Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Troy University
contact email: 
troyreadingmatters@troy.edu, pmenon@troy.edu

Reading Matters.
Call for Presentations:

CFP for edited collection on Arrested Development [EXPANDED CALL]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kristin M. Barton
contact email: 
kmbarton@daltonstate.edu

Over the course of its original three-year run on Fox, the television series Arrested Development quickly became a cult favorite and earned twenty-two Emmy nominations and six wins, including Outstand

PRESENTER NEEDED: African American and Russian Literature

full name / name of organization: 
2014 Annual MELUS Conference/Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium
contact email: 
ntrinehart@gmail.com

Call for presenters to join panel, "Black and White and Red All Over: Literary Lineages and Allegiances between African America and Russia," at the 2014 Annual M.E.L.U.S.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
wlgoiaconf@gmail.com

The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edg

Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (MLA 2015 Special Session, Vancouver, BC)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P.

NeMLA 46th Annual Convention: Spring 2015, Toronto, Ontario

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
support@nemla.org

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS deadline April 22, 2014

Minetta Review is accepting submissions!

full name / name of organization: 
Minetta Review
contact email: 
minettasubmit@gmail.com

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University.

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory - Deadline Extended to February 14 2014

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
GCCompLitConf@gmail.com

Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

[UPDATE}

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University (SUNY) Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
adisciplinarity@gmail.com

Interdisciplinarity has become a buzzword across the humanities; the term usually implies that scholars make use of the tools of another discipline while remaining within the boundaries of their own.

Defend and promote the arts and humanities.

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

A new project designed to defend and promote the value and all round general goodness of the arts and humanities is looking for passionate people to contribute articles.

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 third issue of our journal.

Reading Matters - May 30, 2014

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

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Deutsch

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

War and Life Writing

full name / name of organization: 
I-Chun Wang
contact email: 
icwanghsu@hotmail.com

Papers are invited for publication in a special issue entitled War and Life Writing. Ed. Louise O. Vasvari and I-Chun Wang.

[UPDATE] Transmission: An International Hari Kunzru Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Surrey, with support from Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
transmissionconference2014@gmail.com

Q&A with Hari Kunzru at Birkbeck, University of London, Friday 20th June 2014

International conference dedicated to the writing of Hari Kunzru, University of Surrey, 21st June 2014

Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 1 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Writing from Below
contact email: 
S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au

A recurring symbol and theme in Western cultural production since the fifteenth-century, imagery of death and the maiden reveals a dark bond between sexuality and death.

[UPDATE] Reading Then and Now, April 4-6

full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association
contact email: 
gesa2014@gmail.com

http://graduate.engl.virginia.edu/gesa/conference/CFP/
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote speech by Andrew Piper

[UPDATE] Brandeis Conference on Privacy, Deadline Extended, Plenary Speakers Announced

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University English Department Graduate Conference
contact email: 
mschratz@brandeis.edu

Privacy: Call for Papers

Plenary Speakers: Prof. Robert Chodat, Boston University, and Prof. Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University

Black Theatre Association Post-Conference Gathering - Call for Participants

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

Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: “Dialogues in the Desert”
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference

SCMLA Panel: Modernist Weather (Abstracts due 2/22)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association, Dan Colson
contact email: 
dcolson@emporia.edu

This panel seeks papers about the significance of weather and/or climate in modern literature. Open to a wide range of topics (including American, British, and world literatures) and approaches.

Teaching Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Jan 8-11

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Lee Donohue/Community College Humanities Association MLA Allied Organization
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.

Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800 [Edited Collection]

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Crome, University of Manchester
contact email: 
andrew.crome@manchester.ac.uk

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry
contact email: 
themuseindia@gmail.com

'The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' calls for submission for June 2014 issue issue (www.themuse.webs.com)

Submission guidelines

Panel: Technology in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction (abstracts due February 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Finnegan and Trisha Brady
contact email: 
ehfinnegan@gmail.com

Panel for the “Flannery O’Connor & the Mystery of Place” conference, July 24-26, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland.

SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature

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.”

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, 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

Voices That Build The Americas/November 13-15, 2014/Keynote Giannina Braschi

full name / name of organization: 
Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles/University of Rouen
contact email: 
jose.hanai@univ-rouen.fr

International conference organized by ERIAC (Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles) on the subject of AMERICANNESS, entitled "History, Fiction, Representations: The Voices

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

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

EGSO Conference: Transaction [KEYNOTE UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

CFP American Circuits, American Secrets Sept 2014 Banff, Canada

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta / Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
organizers@circuitsandsecrets.com

According to a top-secret 2009 National Security Agency report leaked by now infamous former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden, approximately one third of all international telephone calls, and more

Theory and (Stand-up) Comedy

full name / name of organization: 
CR: The New Centennial Review
contact email: 
scshershow@ucdavis.edu

Essays are invited for a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, that consider the relation of comedy and theory, especially in relation to contemporary stand-up comedy.

New Directions in Sherlock

full name / name of organization: 
Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present, Department of English, UCL
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

CFP: New Directions in Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present
Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (BST)
Department of English, UCL

UPDATE Extended Deadline (Feb 15)--Herman Melville's Poetic (Dis)continuities ALA May 22-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Melville Society / ALA
contact email: 
giordano@villa.edu

Herman Melville’s poetry and poetic career can be characterized as distinctly lacking in continuity.

Modernist Studies Association: Nov. 6-9, 2014 / Pittsburgh, PA, USA

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
grogers@pitt.edu

The annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association will be held at the historic Omni William Penn hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014.

[Update] Post-9/11 Literature and Media (abstracts due January 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

I seek proposed chapters for a collection of essays tackling emergent post-9/11 literature and media. An academic publisher has already expressed interest in this collection.

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014, Lancaster, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
contact email: 
fantastikaconference@gmail.com

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

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