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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:32pm
CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3

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

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:25pm
*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.

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 Please send the following information with the abstract.

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

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:08pm
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (, 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

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


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:

Victorian Women Travelers- March 15, 2014 [UPDATE]

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:23pm
Precious McKenzie, Rocky Mountain College

This edited collection of essays explores the ways Victorian women negotiated constructs of gender, society, and the politics of performance in their travels. Possible topics related to women travelers include: Modes of travel (in fiction or nonfiction);Sports; Medicine & Health; Science; Women's Rights; Technology; War & Diplomacy; The Arts.

Paper proposals are due by March 15, 2014. Email proposals and cv to: Precious McKenzie, Assistant Professor of English, Rocky Mountain College,
Authors will be notified by April 15, 2014, if their proposal has been accepted. Completed essays will be due December 1, 2014. For consistency, please use Chicago Style.

CFP: MLA 2015 Special Session: "Women on the Wrong Side of History?"

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:29pm
Emily MN KUgler

In Emma Rothschild's recent study of what she terms "the inner life of empire," she uses the microhistory of one family to tell "a story of the multiple or multiplier effects of empire." Building the case that these "minor figures" were emblematic of "the vast changes of the times."

How can further research on women on "the wrong side of history" and their literary contributions, material traces, and political work, (broadly defined) contribute to our understanding of literary and cultural sites ranging from the long eighteenth century through the present day?

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:01pm
Samuel Cohen/University of Missouri

A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of individual works and of her relation to literary history, politics, and environmentalism welcome.

250-word abstract & CV by 15 March 2014.

Writing Rock (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:58am
Samuel Cohen//University of Missouri

A panel on writing (critical and creative) about rock music. Interested in the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of rock and writing about it.

250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

Gender, Identity and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; deadline May 26, 2014; conference 10/24-25

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:11am
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Currently soliciting proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at Providence College in Providence, RI, October 24/25, 1014.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender and identity, sex and sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public and media discourses regarding discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics with the areas listed are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, as an attachment in MSWord, to Dr. Donald P. Gagnon at the email address listed. Please include your university or college affiliation and preferred email and telephone contact information. Deadline for submissions is May 26.

Margaret Atwood Studies [rolling submissions]

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:33am
The Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at

13th International Connotations Symposium - Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:15am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate

The first textbook definition of the concept of poetic justice goes back to Thomas Rymer's The Tragedies of the Last Age Consider'd (1678). According to him, the term signified "the distribution, at the end of a literary work, of earthly rewards and punishments in proportion to the virtue or vice of the various characters" (Abrams, Glossary of Literary Terms 299-300). The introduction of virtue and vice into the concept immediately refers to a moral dimen-sion; on aesthetic grounds, however, it was soon (and has continued to be) criticized.

Forever: University of Toronto Graduate Conference, May 15-16 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:10am
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Best friends forever; been that way forever; nothing lasts forever; forever young. 'Forever' is ubiquitous in our cultural imagination. It finds its way into statements of intimacy and commitment, as well as statements of loss; it seems applicable both to the spiritual and the mundane; likewise to the very long and the ephemeral. 'Forever' comes up in discourses of religion, in manuscript and book history, and in medieval and early modern conceptions of time.