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Louisa May Alcott Society: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:28pm
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Louisa May Alcott Society (Contact Christine Doyle)
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"Transatlantic Alcott": Louisa May Alcott's status as a quintessentially American writer notwithstanding, literature and life on the other side of "the pond" interested her immensely. Her favorite writers included Dickens, Bronte, Goethe, Schiller, de Stael; admiration for their work surely added fuel to her own "burning" genius. New Englander though she was, she took not one but two European tours, producing sketches as well as fiction in response to the experiences. Even in the most American of her novels, _Little Women_, several chapters take place in Europe, where Amy and Laurie visit many places Louisa experienced on her first European tour in 1865-66. What does Alcott's writing show about her reading of Europe and European writers?

Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference - April 10-11, 2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:13pm
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Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research

We invite graduate and professional students, academics, professionals, and qualified undergraduate students to participate in Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research's first Interdisciplinary Graduate Disabilities Conference. We are seeking proposals for papers that focus specifically on how particular fields of study intersect with disability issues. Our primary objective to create a multi-disciplinary dialogue that informs practice and understanding, such as Law students mutually informing Nursing students or Management students mutually informing Divinity students. Additionally, this is a chance for the graduate students of Vanderbilt and beyond to refine their professional development.

Octavia E. Butler Society American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference May 21-24, 2015

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:08am
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Octavia E. Butler Society
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The Octavia E. Butler Society invites abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://alaconf.org/annual-conference/). Please note that we can only accept proposals for individual papers and will not be able to accept proposals for entire panels.

We invite paper proposals on Octavia Butler and all aspects of her work. We particularly invite papers on Fledgling, as 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of that novel.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes PCA/ACA 2015 New Orleans 4/1/15 [deadline 11/1/14]

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:31pm
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PCA/ACA

PCA/ACA 2015 New Orleans
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
The PCA/ACA annual conference begins April 1, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.
Submission deadline is November 1, 2014.

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

UPDATE East - West Cultural Passage, deadline extended to 1 November 2014

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:55pm
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Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.

PUBLICATION NOTICE: Kaleidoscope Journal, Issue 6.1

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Durham University

Dear All,

I am pleased to announce that issue 6.1 of Kaleidoscope, the postgraduate journal of Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study, has been published on the theme of Light, the IAS's theme during the 2013/14 academic year.

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduates at Durham under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study and Ustinov College. Designed to foster international communication between postgraduates across the the disciplines, the journal promotes excellence in interdisciplinary research, as well as raising awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.

Mark Twain and the North American Review (June 11-13, 2015)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:43am
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North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference
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The North American Review was where Mark Twain published some of his most important and influential essays, including "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (1901), "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" (1895), and "Chapters from My Autobiography" (1906-07). On June 11-13, 2015, the North American Review celebrates its 200th anniversary with a creative writing and literature conference at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers as part of a proposed panel on "Mark Twain and the North American Review" as part of this bicentennial conference. Papers selected for this panel may also be published as part of a future digital critical edition.

LURe Journal Call for Papers!

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:49am
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LURe Journal
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The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.

Please include the following information with your submission:

-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

Deadlines:

CfP: Gender and the Erotic

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:22am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:20am
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Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:

Beasts of America: Perspectives on Animals and Animality in U.S. Culture, 1776-1920 (Abstracts due January 15th, 2015)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:38am
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Dominik Ohrem
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In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence. A host of quintessentially American species such as the bison and mustang of the Western plains or the grizzly, admired by California mountain man James Capen Adams as "the monarch of American beasts", continue to inhabit the discursive, imaginary and, now to a much lesser degree, the geographical spaces of the nation.

"Transgressions," Illinois State University, April 17th [Proposals due Jan 1st]

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:03pm
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Word's Worth English Studies Graduate Committee
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Word's Worth Call for Proposals
The Word's Worth Committee at Illinois State University invites graduate students to submit proposals for the ISU Word's Worth Conference to be held on Friday, April 17th, 2015. All proposals may be submitted through our online form at ISUWordsWorth.com no later than January 15th, 2015.

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