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MLA Options for Teaching British and American Satire (proposals due 7/1)

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:09am
MLA Options for Teaching (book series)

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Modern British and American Satire to be edited by Evan Davis (Hampden-Sydney College) and Nicholas D. Nace (Binghamton University, SUNY). The aim of this collection of essays is to gather in one volume a variety of resources for the teaching of satire and satirical texts in order to assist teachers across a variety of different educational levels and settings.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Asssociation

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Literature and Religion after 1900 (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
NeMLA 2015

Since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in scholarship about the religious and ethical dimensions of American postwar fiction. The literary historian Amy Hungerford investigates how intense religious experiences can coexist with pluralism by reading postwar authors such as James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, J.D. Salinger, Cormac McCarty, and Marilynne Robinson. She suggests that writers often turn to the nonsemantic aspects of language to depict a religious experience that is not doctrine specific. Similarly, John McClure's Partial Faiths uses the framework of post-secularism to argue for the emergence of a partial, hybrid, and weak theology in postwar fiction.

Call for American Studies Sports Submissions: Rolling Submissions

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:26pm
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture

Magazine Americana seeks Americana Studies articles in the area of sports.

All publications of Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, are subject to peer and editorial review.

Articles should be written in journalistic, magazine style - citations included in the prose itself - no parenthetical citations, notes, or bibliography.

Email queries and submissions to

Visit Magazine Americana at if you would like to see samples of the kind of material we publish.

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:10pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture
Edited by Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts 6th International Conference

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:53am
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, June 10-12, New York, USA. St Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA ( is pleased to host the Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in historic and culturally rich Brooklyn Heights (just a short ride from the Big Apple, Manhattan), from the morning of Wednesday 10 June to the afternoon of Friday 12 June 2015.

Call for Critical Writing on the Gurlesque

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:33am
GURLESQUE: 2nd edition

In the anthology Gurlesque: the new grrly, grostesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2010), editors Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg gathered work from eighteen contemporary women poets who are "writing about and through femininity . . . brashly, playfully, provocatively, indulgently." These poems have "unicorns in them, and sequins, and swear words, and vomit." Gurlesque also includes eight visual artists whose work, like Gurlesque poetry, "assaults the norms of acceptable female behavior by irreverently deploying gender stereotypes to subversive ends."

Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
Eugene Grren/NEMLA

This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to

Modernist Musics and Political Aesthetics

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:22am
University of Nottingham

Experimental modernist forms are widely thought to question the suitability of traditional cultural structures to represent experience. Whether it is Ezra Pound's desire to 'compose in the sequence of the musical phrase' or the mutual influence of primitivism in Picasso's paintings and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, the formal innovations we call modernism often saw different art forms converge and stimulate one another. We hope this conference will explore these issues in depth.

Is a Novel JUST a Novel? 4th September 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:43am
Durham University

Call for Papers: Department of English Studies One-Day Conference

Durham University, 4th September 2014

Is a Novel JUST a Novel?

Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett and Dr. Dan Vyleta

The Department of English Studies at the Durham University is convening a one-day conference which will be held on 4th September 2014 in Durham University.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
Language Society at UCO


"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

The War on the Human: Human as Right, Human as Limit and the Task of the Humanities Athens, 27-29 November 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:54pm
Faculty of English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in cooperation with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS), invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference to be held in Athens between 27-29 November 2014.

[UPDATE] Conference Panel - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:12pm
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.