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Black Theatre Association - 13th Annual Debut Panel

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

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:12pm
Black Theatre Association (BTA)

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

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
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

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
Washington University Libraries Special Collections

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.

Edith Wharton & Sex, MLA Vancouver 2015, proposals due 3/15/14

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

Edith Wharton and Sex

Allied Organization: Edith Wharton Society

How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed or suffused; sex queer, illicit, adulterous, illegitimate, or incestuous; and/or sexology. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2014; Emily Orlando (

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:03pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
(n.) - the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) - to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

Keynote Speaker: Frans de Waal
Date: November 15-17, 2014
Location: UC Davis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Submission Address:

{UPDATE} Queens of Crime Conference *Extended Deadline*

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:50am
Queens of Crime

Women authors have had a unique impact on crime fiction from the Victorian era to the present day. What is the relationship between gender and genre? What makes a Queen of Crime, in the past or the present?

Keynote Speakers:
Val McDermid
Dr Lee Horsley

CFP Kate Millett Conference - Deadline Approaching

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:30am
Sam McBean


Flying: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Kate Millett

30 May 2014
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
Supported by the Feminist Review Trust

Keynote: Victoria Hesford (SUNY Stony Brook University), author of Feeling Women's Liberation (Duke UP, 2013)

The Literature of America's Colonies (MLA 2015; 3/15/2014)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:04pm
Karma Waltonen

We invite papers exploring the literature of America's present (and former) colonies. 300 word abstract and cv by 15 March 2014 for the MLA Convention (2015; Vancouver).

The Political Atwood (MLA 2015; 14 March 2014)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:53pm
The Margaret Atwood Society

Inviting papers discussing the political dimensions of Atwood's work, regardless of genre or publication date. Abstracts, 200-400 words by 14 March 2014; Denise DuVernay (

Multiethnic Maximalisms, MLA 2015

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:51pm
Brendan Beirne / New York University

This panel investigates the multiethnic dimension of 20th and 21st century maximalist works of art, cinema and literature. Do recent works by novelists such as Leslie Silko, Karen Yamashita, Anna Deveare Smith, Sergio de la Pava, Junot Diaz et al evince continuities with what Lawrence Buell has recently described (in The Dream of the Great American Novel) as "the minoritarian turn in protagonist-centric narrative from the mid-twentieth century onward," or are such works better understood as harbingers of a new relationship between ethnic-American writers / writing and forms of 'total fiction'?

Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.