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Call for Submissions: Literary Undergraduate Research in English

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 8:59pm
LURe/University of West Georgia

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 1500 words and must use MLA format.

Please include the following information with your submission:
-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

SAMLA 2014 (Nov. 7 - 9 in Atlanta, GA)--Regional Writing: Advocate for or Adversary of Sustainability?

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:49pm
Timothy K. Nixon, Ph.D. / Shepherd University

Harriet Beecher Stowe's _Palmetto Leaves_ (1873) sings the praises of that part of Florida near present-day Jacksonville, enticing friends and family to become fellow property owners. In it, Stowe celebrates a region, a location, and a lifestyle that she finds attractive. However, one Amazon reviewer questions if in publishing this work she may have unintentionally stimulated some of the tourism that has led to the proliferation of trinket shops, timeshare condominiums, and chain restaurants in Florida today. Is regional writing, then, good for a geography, celebrating its character and documenting its existence, or does it undermine the sustainability of unique and picturesque places by inviting outsiders to come and explore and exploit?

Digital America Issue no. 3 | Now Accepting Submissions

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:00am
Digital America: an online journal on digital culture and American life

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 3. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and process pieces that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and new, global networks of power and influence are shaping American life. All submissions should engage American life and digital culture and/or digitization in some way. We encourage creative responses to these parameters as we understand the complexities of engaging "America" in a global, networked world.

The Function of Modernist Criticism (in Its Time and Ours) - MSA 2014, Pittsburgh, PA Nov 6-9, 2014

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 9:10pm
Daniel Nutters / Temple University

In Criticism in the Wilderness (1980), Geoffrey Hartman argued that criticism exists within literature. Working under this assumption – that criticism functions as a part of literary history – this panel asks how the study of critics writing during the first half of the 20th century help us understand both the poetry and fiction of that period (or art in general) and/or help us come to terms with our tasks as scholars in the 21st century. In what ways, in other words, does the criticism of Richards, Wilson, Blackmur, Burke, Trilling, Leavis, Auerbach, the New Critics, or even an Americanist like Matthiessen, borrow, revise, draw upon, or subvert modernist "literary" techniques?

Culrun 2014: "The Humanities, Conflict and Development in Africa

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 8:39pm
Redeemer's University, Ogun State, Nigeria

The College of Humanities of Redeemer's University, a private university, in Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria, invites you to its first international conference which will hold from May 27th to 28th, 2014, under the theme: "The Humanities, Conflict and Development in Africa".

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 4:58pm
PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

Challenge Media Landscapes

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 3:55pm
University of Salford

CALL FOR PAPERS
CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE 2014
Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014
Venue: University of Salford, MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
The theme of the Challenging Media Landscapes conference is Exploring Media Choice and Freedom. It is hosted and organized by the University of Salford at MediacityUK and is part of the five day 2014 International Media Festival, Salford.

Call for Submissions - April 15, 2014 - Short Articles

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 6:59pm
US Editors / The New Union

Call for Submissions: Issue 2

A new humanities journal is accepting submissions for articles on literature, culture, or politics for its second issue. We will accept abstracts or full essays, but we are looking for articles that will be ready for our May/June issue.

Please send your articles or abstracts to editorsustnu@gmail.com.

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY, 13-15 November, 2014

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 3:16pm
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies

In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.

'Discussing Disney', 3-4 September 2014

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:53am
University of Hull

Film Studies at the University of Hull is proud to announce that it is hosting a conference exploring the world of Disney studies. Papers on any areas of Disney are welcome for consideration, to include (but not limited to) discussions of Disney studio history, animation, live-action films, television, theme parks, merchandizing, and/or popular cultural representations of all things Disney.

Abstracts of 300 words, along with personal details, should be sent to Amy M. Davis (a.davis@hull.ac.uk) by 30 April 2014.

Keynote speakers include Dr Chris Pallant, author of Demystifying Disney (2011).

Journal: Southern Quarterly special issue on "Freedom Summer" (May 15, 2014)

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:14pm
Brian Norman

Southern Quarterly special issue on "Freedom Summer"

call for papers for section on "Literature of the Movement"

The Southern Quarterly is planning a special issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. We invite submissions for a section devoted to "Literature of the Movement." Questions might include, how does Freedom Summer shape the literary imagination in general or how have poets and writers represented the events of Freedom Summer in particular works? How did the events of the Freedom Summer influence civil rights-era literature and cultural production?

CFP; James Hogg and His World 2015 Conference, University of Toronto

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:18pm
James Hogg Society

Call for Papers
James Hogg and His World
Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood in Literature Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Oct 22-24, 2014

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:05am
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

In 1976, Adrienne Rich broke new ground with her text Of Woman Born, in which she challenged scholars to confront their tendency to avoid discussions of motherhood, observing: "We know more about the air we breathe, the seas we travel, than about the nature and meaning of motherhood." Rich's book helped to launch the academic study of mothering in literature, as evidenced by the publication of several key texts: The Lost Tradition: Mothers and Daughters in Literature (1980), Mother Puzzles: Daughters and Mothers in Contemporary American Literature (1989), Women's Fiction Between the Wars: Mothers, Daughters, and Writing (1998), This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women's Writing (2000), and Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts (2010).

Utopia and Nonviolence: 15th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society. Prague, 2–5 July 2014.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:09pm
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

The special focus of the 2014 conference of The Utopian Studies Society is nonviolence and its relationship to utopianism. Our politics and culture are built around violence and war. As already Ralph W. Emerson observed, "[t]hat the project of peace should appear visionary to great numbers of sensible men; should appear laughable, even, to numbers; should appear to the grave and good-natured to be embarrassed with extreme practical difficulties, —is very natural." Moreover, nonviolent ends are often justified by violent means; we "fight" for justice and peace. Even the word "nonviolence"—like utopia—is defined by a lack; and likewise charged with idealism or wishful thinking.

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