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Seeking Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions for Viscera, Volume 2

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:55pm
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The California Journal of Women Writers
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Viscera, an online chapbook from The California Journal of Women Writers, accepts submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art biannually. This submission period is from May 27th - October 31st, 2014.

The California Journal of Women Writers is currently seeking submissions from North American women-identified writers for our second biannual chapbook of poetry, prose, and visual art. There is no overarching theme so feel free to send us your best work.

The deadline to send in your submissions is Friday, October, 31st, 2014.

ASLE Panel at MMLA (Nov 13-16); Abstracts due June 20

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:37am
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Midwest MLA / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
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Ecocritical Perspectives on Cities [Deadline Extended]

In response to the 2014 MMLA conference theme, this panel seeks papers that explore "the lives of cities" from an ecocritical perspective. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to: literary or filmic representations of urban nature; recent trends in urban / suburban ecology (such as urban farming); cities' responses to natural disasters; the rhetoric of urban sustainability; environmental justice in urban settings; the role of the humanities in urban sustainability; and teaching ecocriticism in urban settings. Papers related to any period/genre are welcome.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:32pm
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Dr Tiziana Morosetti/University of Oxford

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JUNE.

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

25-26 September, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)
Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie IEF scheme (EC)

Speakers: Ross Forman (Warwick), Peter Yeandle (Manchester), Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations)

Topics include:
• Definitions of 'exotic'
• Staging the 'exotic' body
• Cultural and political backgrounds
• The legacy of 19th-century 'exotic' body

Call for papers "Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes"

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
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APLIUT

Call for papers for volume XXXIV N°2 of of the magazine "Researching and Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes" ("Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité") on the theme "Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes" is available at the following address: http://apliut.revues.org/4350

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 June 2014 (see below).

Best regards,
Linda Terrier
Senior Lecturer
English Linguistics and Didactics
Laboratoire CAS, EA 801
Université Toulouse 2-Le Mirail (France)
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Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture (2/11-14, 2015 ; Abstract Due Nov 1)

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 12:52pm
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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Our area now includes "dystopia"! The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia or the end.

Edith Wharton

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 12:28pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Annual Conference
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This panel welcomes papers written on the works of Edith Wharton. Ideas include but are not limited to the following topics: Wharton's narrative style, the appearance of New York society in her works, how time creates distance between the old and the new, social expectations concerning manners, the commodity of marriage, choices for women, sexuality, or Wharton's connection to Henry James.

Please submit all proposals to www.pamla.org. and include your name, the name of the organization/institution with which you are affiliated, the title of your submission, and a proposal for your paper (approximately 250 words).

Please direct all questions to the email address above.

UPDATE Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:57am
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Poe Studies Association and Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education
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Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference
full name / name of organization:
Poe Studies Association and Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education
contact email:
rxk3@psu.edu and bac7@psu.edu

Proposals are invited for the Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference to be held in New York City, February 26-March 1, 2015. Email 250-word abstracts, subject heading "2015 Poe Conference," to Barbara Cantalupo bac7@psu.edu by June 1, 2014.

Ejournal-Call for Scholarly Essays on Latin@ literature -June 30, 2014

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:55am
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Label Me Latina

Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatinao.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE—submissions due May 31, 2014

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA

E[RACE]ED: METHODOLOGY OF THE REPRESSED

This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 2:29pm
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)

Vol. III Issue III (July 2014)

New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

Printing Latinidad: The Power of Paper in Latina/o Literature, PAMLA, 10/31-11/2 [Extended Deadline: 5/31]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:50pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside Convention Center
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Paper has played a critical role in Latina/o literary production. Though recent interest in Latina/o print culture foregrounds the importance of print materials in a way that emphasizes community histories, identities, and political ideologies, paper itself is under examined. This panel looks toward a more concise consideration of the physical and material power of paper as a principle agent of analysis. How does paper coalesce Latina/o identities, social bodies, and cultural formations? How did the proliferation of Latina/o liberation movements result in the reciprocal generation of paper production?

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Riverside, CA, 10/31/14-11/2/14 (Extended Deadline May 31)

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:12pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Over thirty approved sessions are still in search of high quality paper proposals for this year's PAMLA Conference in Riverside, CA (October 31-November 2, 2014). The deadline for proposing via PAMLA's online proposal system is May 31: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas

So, if you are interested in attending the 2014 PAMLA Conference, but you missed the original deadline, take a look at one of these open sessions and propose a paper soon.

Open Sessions currently include:

Poetic Sustainability at SAMLA, Nov. 7-9, 2014 / Abstracts Due: June 20th

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 1:02pm
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Emily Dickinson International Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites creative and scholarly presentations investigating how the work of Emily Dickinson explores, accepts, and rejects the ideas of ecocriticism and radical homemaking. How does her work portray the value of the natural world? How can we (or can we) place her work within contemporary discussions of domesticity and radical homemaking? While we are, of course, interested in projects that focus on Emily Dickinson, we are open to discussions of poetry in general, particularly the ways in which poetry continues to be sustained amid technological advances that both threaten and enhance traditional ways of teaching, writing, and reading poems.

CFP REMINDER: Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise, DEADLINE 30 May 2014 [28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:48am
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Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Keynote Speakers: Dr Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University), Dr Naomi Braithwaite (Nottingham Trent University)

28-29 November 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

'I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job.' – Karl Lagerfeld

In 2014, the 3rd annual Marginalised Mainstream conference will consider the varieties, motivations, and meanings of disguise. From secret identities to theatrical performances, from fictional fabrications to factual concealment, disguises of all sorts are part of mainstream culture. This event will explore various manifestations of disguise in popular fiction, media, and culture that have previously been academically marginalised.

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