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Literary History and Ideas of Mind (MLA Vancouver, 8-11 Jan 2014)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
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Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality? Submissions from all periods and methodologies welcome.

300-word abstract & bio by 15 March 2014 to joshua.gang [at] utoronto.ca

http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7128

Child and Childhood in Fiction, April 15, 2014

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Suman/Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
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A child is thought to be an innocent figure, an inactive persona in fiction. S/he is someone who is acted upon and hardly ever reacts in turn, almost a mute and ignorant individual who remains marginalized or largely absent in literature. Though an important part of any society, the children are more or less seem to be missing from the "adult" literature. Fiction that does not cater to the children as readers appeared to have forgotten the child as a character worthy of being written about.

Gender, Sexuality and Power

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at Cal State Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

10TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 13, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago

Keynote Title: "On Being in Life Without Wanting the World: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.

"After the Eruption": Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, "'After the Eruption': Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War."

We welcome papers on any aspect of Melville's representations of the American Civil War—especially how those representations helped to influence the cultural memory of the conflict in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Please send 300-word abstracts and brief CVs to Coleman Hutchison by 15 March 2014 (coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu).

Travel in Africa

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination? This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:08am
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Michigan College English Association
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Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also want our students to hear the different voices of others in their classrooms and cities and in literature. Working in a culture that often has an anti-intellectual bias, how can we find our own voices and empower ourselves? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about the topics below.

Search for Peer Reviewers & Editors

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Personal
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This is a call for early career Assistant Professors in India and abroad for a novel venture in publishing. Detailed CVs are requested from interested scholars for consideration as both Peer Reviewers and Editors of a partly open access journal to be published from India on American Studies. Please include a small write-up about why you are positioned to peer-review American literature or edit articles within the domain of American Studies.

There will be two forms of the journal: one online and one with standard international accreditation in print form. Incumbents should be willing to spend about 5 hours/ week in working on the website, blog and editing etc. The first issue of the proposed journal will be on the Gothic in American Studies.

The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
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Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene. Theories, analyses, visualizations, and big data projects welcome.

Send 300-word abstract by 10 March 2014 to Heather Houser (houserh@mail.utexas.edu) and Ursula Heise (uheise@humnet.ucla.edu).

The Modern Language Association convention will be held 8-11 January 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Information here: http://www.mla.org/convention

Poems Invited for June 2014 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 25th Issue

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
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Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.

Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film, November 7-9, 2014 (Abstract by June 1st)

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Watson / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film"

This panel invites papers that examine depictions of the United States South and southerners in contemporary film with particular interest in how motherhood or images of motherhood are portrayed.

Examples include but are not limited to : Gone with the Wind, The Help, Princess and the Frog, The Hunger Games series, Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Waterboy, Sweet Home Alabama, and Big Fish.

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature


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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:58pm
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The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
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CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

City University of New York

April 23-25, 2015

Abstracts due: September 15, 2014

Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution
equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion.

The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference, which will take place on March 22, 2014, invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate
and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.

Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for
a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com

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