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UPDATE Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:52am
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Jeffrey Webb / Huntington University
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ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore in 2015. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

Comics panel at ASA American Studies Association conference in Los Angeles

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:32am
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Eyal Amiran
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A panel on American comics is forming for the ASA in Los Angeles, November 2014. Panel proposals are due by February 2, so I need to receive a short abstract and your cv by JANUARY 28, 2014.

How do comics engage the public sphere and what work do they perform for collective thought? What ideological, political, and sexual concerns do they engage? Theoretical approaches are encouraged. Work on Krazy Kat, Prince Valiant, Mickey Mouse, Little Sammy Sneeze, and early work welcome, along with work on Fantomah, Batman, and other later magical figures. Participants will need to be members of ASA for the event.

[UPDATE] Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by 2/17 (Hard Deadline)

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:57am
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Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
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Announcing

The 2014 First Book Institute

June 8-14, 2014

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 5:19am
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Cusanuswerk

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

--- Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature ---

The Cusanuswerk invites academic personnel, senior students; PHD candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit previously unpublished papers on the topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts.

California State University, Los Angeles - Significations Graduate Conference, May 3, 2014

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:18pm
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CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

Submission Guidelines
Papers must be between 10 and 12 pages in length, including Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Anticipate 20 minutes for presentation of your paper.

Disability, Race, and Slavery in 19th-Century American Literature

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:28pm
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MLA Special Session 2015

Disabled slaves figure repeatedly in nineteenth-century American literature. What do their representations tell us about disability, race, and slavery in the long 19th-century? 250 word abstracts/CV by 10 March 2014; George Gordon-Smith (george.gordon-smith@emory.edu) and Heather Chacon (heather.chacon@uky.edu).

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 31** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:19pm
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Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English
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"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

UPDATE: Extended Deadline February 22, 2014 - Call for Publication: What does the future hold for English Studies

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:38am
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Journal of South Texas English Studies

Submissions deadline extended: February 22, 2014. The Journal of South Texas English Studies seeks submissions for its Winter 2014 issue, themed "What does the future hold for English Studies?"

With this issue, we celebrate our five-year anniversary, and we thought it would be relevant to mark this milestone with a look into the current state and future of our discipline.

UPDATE: Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline Though Genre - Deadline Extended to 1/25/14

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:37am
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University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College); Nick Bromell (English, UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to umassegoconference@gmail.com by Saturday, January 25, 2014.

"Cultural Screenings: Re-Situating American Digital Practices" - Deadline Feb 20, 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:42pm
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RIAS (Review of International American Studies) - Special Issue

Print technology and the discovery of the new world have often played a major role in the construction of our visions of modernity by means of a mass-produced imagery set in motion by the increased circulation of goods, people, and ideas across transcontinental routes.

[UPDATE] XXVI FILLM International Congress, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Language & Literature, 17-19 June 2014

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:33pm
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Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes/ International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures

If you haven't yet sent us your proposal, there are still a few spaces left for this prestigious international conference which will feature academics from around the world. Submit your proposal now because once the final spots are assigned we won't be able to take any new submissions.
For the full Call for Papers please see http://www.fillm.org/ningbohome.html 
In order to propose a paper for one of the Parallel Sessions at the Congress, please send a 300-word abstract as an email attachment to FILLM(a)nottingham.edu.cn

Persistent Texts, Sustainable Enterprises, and the Technologies of Book Making, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 15

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:36pm
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Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel, SAMLA
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The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15-minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, the history of the book, authorship, rare books, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, and the study of archives, books, or texts as material objects. We view this year's theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities" as widely applicable to bibliographical studies of texts in a variety of media.

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