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Literary Monsters - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
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Lisa Wenger Bro
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Special Session at S014 SAMLA conference (Atlanta)

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

[UPDATE] Black Theatre Association (BTA) Debut Panel - Deadline Extended to April 1st

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:12pm
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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**Apologies for cross-postings. Please circulate widely**

Deadline extended to April 1, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS / 13th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
July 24-27, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona

*Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 13th Annual Debut Panel.

[UPDATE] Affect and the Short Story

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
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Paul Ardoin
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Journal of the Short Story in English announces a call for papers for an upcoming special section—"Affect and the Short Story (Cycle)". The guest editors are interested in papers addressing how the field of Affect Studies can help inform the ways we read short stories and the ways we theorize about formal and generic labels like the Short Story and, especially, the Short Story Cycle. We are also interested in papers that make use of short story or short story theory in ways that might inform our understanding of the transmission and operation of affect and emotion.

CFP: The Future for Honors - 5/1/2014 (9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:08pm
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The Honors College, Oakland University
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Call for Papers

The Future for Honors
26 – 27 September 2014

to be held at:

The Honors College
Oakland University
Rochester MI 48309

What is the future of the Honors College in higher education?

How distinctive is honors education in today's universities, and how might it be so in the future?

How can honors programs/colleges meet the challenges in higher education over the next 10, 20, 30 years?

Who are honors college graduates and what does this mean for honors education in the future?

How does honors in the USA relate to developments in supporting excellence in undergraduate education around the world?

MSA 2014 "Modernist Women after The Career of that Struggle: New Scholarship on H.D. and her Circle" (abstracts due Apr 20)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:20pm
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The H.D. International Society
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For the Modernist Studies Association conference (Pittsburgh, Nov. 6-9, 2014), we invite paper abstracts for a proposed panel, "Modernist Women after The Career of that Struggle: New Scholarship on H.D. and Her Circle."

In recognition of Rachel Blau DuPlessis's position as keynote speaker for the 2014 conference, the H.D. International Society calls for contributions to a panel considering the legacy of her early criticism, H.D.: The Career of that Struggle (1986), and proposing new directions in modernist studies of H.D. and her circle. We are working with Rachel Blau DuPlessis about the possibility of having her respond to the papers in this panel.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Cash Awards Announcements

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:04pm
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The Emerson Society announces three cash awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson: Research Grant, Pedagogy or Community Project Award, and Subvention Award. Deadline April 1.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:18am
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Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:53am
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Cusanuswerk

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

With this Call for Papers, the foundation invites senior MA-students; PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit yet unfunded PHD-projects or Post-Doctoral-Projects dealing with topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts from a comparative point of view.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Date: November 1, 2014
Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

[update] Objections to War: pacifism, anti-interventionism and conscientious objection in literature, theatre and art 1830-1918

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:53am
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University of Hull

Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS): www.bavsuk.org.

7-9 September 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor Martin Ceadel, University of Oxford
Professor Sandi Cooper, City University of New York
Dr Grace Brockington, University of Bristol

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