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Transcendentalism and Temporality - MLA - deadline March 15

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:13pm
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The Thoreau Society

Call for Papers: "Transcendentalism and Temporality" (The Thoreau Society at MLA)

The Thoreau Society will hold this session at the 2015 Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Jan. 8-11, 2015, in Vancouver B.C.). We seek proposals for 15-minute papers addressing temporality, (dis)continuity, and/or temporal "transits," as Stacy Alaimo has used that term, in the works of Thoreau and his immediate contemporaries in American Transcendentalism. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief cv by 15 March 2014 to Rochelle Johnson (rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu).

UPDATE New Literatures in English

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:19am
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New Literatures in English
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Title of the book: New Literatures in English
Editor: Dr R.P. Singh
Associate Professor
Department of English and Modern European Languages,
University of Lucknow
Pin- 226007
rpsingh.lu@gmail.com
Phone-09415159137
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of New Literatures in English with special reference to the following:
1. Making of New Literatures
2. Postcolonialism
3. Postmodernism
4. Identity formation in New Literature
5. Diaspora Literature
6. Canadian Literature in English

UPDATE Canadian Literature

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:08am
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Canadian Literature
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Call for Paper on
Canadian Literature
Contact Email: rpsingh.lu@gmail.com
The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of Canadian Literature with reference to the following:
1. Making of Canadian Literature
2. Challenges before Canadian Literature
3. Code of History in Canada
4. Code of Gender in Canada
5. Code of Fantasy in Canada
6. Code of Folklore in Canada
7. Identity formation in Canadian Literature
8. South Asian Diaspora in Canada
9. Canadian Poetry
10. Canadian Novel
11. Canadian Drama
12. Canadian Criticism
13. Northrop Frye
14. A L Purdy
15. D.G.Jones
16. b.p.Nichol

Portals Comparative Literature Journal Now Accepting Submissions

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:22am
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Portals Comparative Literature Journal/CLSA at San Francisco State University
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Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
full name / name of organization:
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email:
clsa@mail.sfsu.edu
2014 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.

Submission deadline: March 7, 2014.

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Sincerity and Authenticity in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture—RMMLA November 9-11, 2014, Boise, Idaho.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:05pm
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RMMLA

This panel proposes to explore notions of sincerity and authenticity in contemporary literary and cultural productions of any nationality. In what ways do such texts shrug off the lament of the postmodern era that a highly mediated and wholly commodified world empties social, cultural, and political life of any "real" content? Do these newer texts contest earlier notions of sincerity and authenticity or amend them? Can such texts said to be creating a grammar or rhetoric of sincerity? Papers might explore this topic with regard to aesthetics, economics, culture, race, class, gender, or nationality.

Please send a 300 word abstract and short bio to ralphclare@boisestate.edu by February 28th.

Liminality in American Literature

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:19pm
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PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
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This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personas, and liminal landscapres 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).

SCMLA 2014: Southern American Literature (abstracts due March 31)

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:40am
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South Central Modern Language Association
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This regular session panel welcomes papers that consider Southern American literature from any genre or era. Papers that engage with the conference theme, "Forces of Nature," are particularly encouraged.

The 2014 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held on October 18-22 in Austin, TX. Abstracts for the Southern American Literature session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Kelly Clasen at clasenk@newmanu.edu.

[CFP e-journal] Ol3Media 2014: Sport&Media

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:50am
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Barbara Maio
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For the next issue of the Ol3Media e-journal we are seeking short papers about Sport in relationship with new and old media and about themes not just related to a single sport performace.
The issue wants to explore the topic, both offering an overview and studying social, marketing and cultural points of view, stardom of athletes, movies and tv series about sport topics, use of social networks by athletes and sport societies and so on.
We are accepting monographic papers or cross-connected papers that touch several topics and themes.

Some suggestions:

Tv Series

Searching for Culture (SEFOC) International Cultural Studies Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, October 16-17, 2014

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:49am
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Palacky University
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We invite papers (25 minutes maximum) from all fields of the humanities including (but not limited to) cultural studies, art, film, literature, music, mass media, entertainment, sport, history, philosophy, politics, cultural geography, environmental studies, ecology, sociology.

The conference is held as part of the INKULTUS grant project administered at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The project aim is to foster international interdisciplinary curriculum development and research in the area of cultural studies. The conference is going to be held at Palacky University, in the historic centre of Olomouc where culture, arts, history, and magic atmosphere all converge.

Black Theatre Association - 13th Annual Debut Panel

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:13pm
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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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.

BTA will hold joint sessions with the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Latino/a Focus Group (LFG) in order to foster communication across our interrelated disciplines.

Call for Participants - Black Theatre Association Post-Conference 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:12pm
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014

Submissions Deadlines:
March 7th: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at shandelj@arcadia.edu.

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
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UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Travel Grant Competition

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
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Washington University Libraries Special Collections
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The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year's travel grant competition is now open. The Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Travel must occur between May 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

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