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"Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL) (abstract deadline 5/12/14)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

Geography, Environments, Narratives

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:16pm
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MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouver

This panel considers the intersections between literature and geography, or literature and environment, from the mid-nineteenth century through the modernist period. We are interested in how geographical knowledge circulates, regulates, conditions, or disrupts. Specific attention to how narrative functions (broadly conceived) in relation to particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations (academic, middlebrow, popular, avant garde) is welcome. 500 word abstracts and c.v. to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Anne Baker (abaker@ncsu.edu) by 15 March 2014.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:31am
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Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal invites submissions both to the section "Text in Context," which consists of varied topics, as well as a special section on the topic "Sex in Context."

Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Interfacing Language and Literature. 12-13 October 2014.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:58am
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Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.
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Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 12-13 October 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:
• Language acquisition and learning
• Language Education
• Innovation in language teaching and learnings
• Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Language Curriculum Development
• Language Testing and Assessment
• Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
• The role of language and communication in human cognition
• Translation and Interpretation
• Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature ( Extended: due 27 Feb.)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:22am
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Rebeccah Bechtold

"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." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.

1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:47am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Spies, Spying and Forgeries

Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
Proposals are sought for special streams of the Deception conference, on the themes of spies, spying and forgeries. The Deception conference will address artefacts and practices that challenge truthfulness, authenticity or reliability. Deception is practised in many forms and affects societies and individuals. This conference invites delegates to explore how deception is manifested in their discipline, or how multi-disciplinary notions of deception affect their field.

3rd Global Conference: The Dark Side of Celebrity

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:08am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Dark Side of Celebrity

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

This call for presentations is a special stream within the larger Celebrity conference and asks for proposals and performances to addresses a serious, interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of the phenomenon of celebrity and death, or the dark sides of stardom.

"1930s Women: Modernists or Iconoclasts": Submit by March 28th

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:31pm
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MSA 2014 (Pittsburgh)

In 1928, Eleanor Roosevelt pointed out that women might have received the right to vote, but in the early 1930s, this remained "a gesture without real power." This panel will ask how this political gain but continued social opposition to women's equality affected the reception and interpretation of writing published by women in the 1930s, many of whom have remained on the periphery of mainstream modernist scholarship. Positioned at the intersection of period, political, and aesthetic crosscurrents, and though consistently present at conferences and in anthologies – thanks in large part to the revisionary agenda of feminist scholars – women writers of the 1930s have yet to be treated as a formidable characters in the story scholars tell about modernism.

Annual Meeting of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Providence RI, October 24-25 2014

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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2014 CALL FOR PAPERS: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

UPDATE (DATE CORRECTION) The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) Student Conference, October 10, 2014.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:25pm
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*The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.
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The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 10, 2014

Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting

The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to ssalone@scsu.edu. Please send the following information with the abstract.

452ºF CFP: The history of theory and its Hispanic uses

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:08pm
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com), to be published on January 31st 2015. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.
The criteria below regulate the reception and publication of articles and are subject to the content of the Peer-review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.
- The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014; all articles received after this date will be rejected.

Narration and Reflection

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Christy Wampole / Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)

In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include:

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