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Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014, Lancaster, UK

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:23am
Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

Global Dimensions of English Language Learning and Use, April 5th, 2014

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:23pm
Purdue University

Call for Papers

Graduate Student Symposium on Second Language Studies & English as a Second Language

Symposium Theme: Global Dimensions of English Language Learning and Use

April 5, 2014

RAWLS Halls, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

SCMLA Session: "Black Nationalisms" (abstracts due 3/31)

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:12pm
South Central Modern Language Association

BLACK NATIONALISMS

This is a regular session sponsored by the African American Literature Studies group within the SCMLA. For this year's panel, the group invites papers that examine racial solidarity as it is envisioned, advocated, challenged, or otherwise reflected upon within African American literature from any period.

The 2014 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held on October 18-22 in Austin, TX. Abstracts for the "Black Nationalisms" session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to mchooper@pvamu.edu.

M. Clay Hooper
Assistant Professor of English
Prairie View A&M University

Literatures of the North American West (MLA, Vancouver, 2015)

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:09pm
Elisabeth Bayley/Western Literature Association

Affiliate Organization Session of the Western Literature Association

In continuation of the Western Literature Association 2014 conference theme, we welcome any papers on the literatures of the North American West: possible topics include, border crossings broadly interpreted, first nations/Native American writing, depictions of the cowgirl/cowboy, the storyteller, and settings/ecocritical depictions or interpretations of western writing.

Please send a 300 word abstract to Elisabeth Bayley at wlamla2015@gmail.com

Deadline for Submission is March 7, 2014

Researching Performance For / By/ With Young People


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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:51pm
Canadian Association for Theatre Research / Association Canadienne de la Recherche Théâtrale Conference

Child, baby, girl, boy, youth, juvenile, adolescent, young adult, young people are all age-bounded categories, laden with assumptions about who does and does not belong to them. They often suggest a state of becoming and borders to cross on the way to something else – usually adulthood. Those categories profoundly colour the way that artists produce work, institutions engage with young audiences and young performers, and influence the way we as scholars engage with our own research about and with young people within the context of theatre and performance studies.

UPDATE Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:52am
Jeffrey Webb / Huntington University

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
Eyal Amiran

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
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)

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
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
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.

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