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CFP: The Subversive in Sentimental Novels (ALA: Washington, D.C.; May 22-25, 2014. Deadline: January 27, 2014.

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 8:58pm
Christine Danelski/ Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SCSSAWW)

SCSSAWW seeks recent work on subversive elements in sentimental novels written by 18th and 19th women authors to explore how these novels queried and contested conventional social and cultural expectations for American women of their times.

Proposals of 300-400 words should be submitted to by January 30, 2014. Please include your email and a one-paragraph bio with the proposal. (Apologies for the short notice.)

The 2014 American Literature Association Conference will take place at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Please see the ALA website for specific details regarding the rest of the conference program.

[UPDATE] The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University--Saturday, April 26, 2014--9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.

[UPDATE] Women on the Edge

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 6:21am
International Women's Day Postgraduate and Early-Careers Researcher Conference

Women on the Edge: International Women's Day Postgraduate and Early-Careers Research Conference 7-8 March 2014
full name / name of organization:
Queen's University Belfast
contact email:

[UPDATE] "Life, in Theory"

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:41am
European Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and the Arts

"Life, in Theory" refers to the ways in which the principle of life is assumed and articulated by highly specialized disciplinary knowledge, is entangled with media technologies, and is constantly resignified in relation to specific forms of power. Because the concept of life today does no longer provide sufficient ontological ground to distinguish among different forms of life and to guide ethical, political, legal, medical just actions, the conference aims at generating the context for a fruitful discussion on the ecological stakes of theorizing the bios across science, technology, literature, and the arts.

[UPDATE] [April 4-5, 2014] CFP Deadline Extended to Feb 1 / Columbia University: "The Study of Eighteenth-Century European Cu

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:42pm
Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture

CFP: Columbia University Seminar in Eighteenth-Century European Culture
50th Anniversary Conference
Columbia University
April 4-5, 2014

"The Study of Eighteenth-Century European Culture: Past, Present and Future"

Conference Chairs:
Al Coppola, Department of English, John Jay College, CUNY
Nicole Horejsi, Department of English, Columbia University

Deadline Extended: UNA "Poison and Love Conference"

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 7:14pm
University of North Alabama Department of English

Call for Papers:
February 14-15, 2014
Poison and Love
"Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same." --George R. R. Martin

Call for papers and creative writing 15/02/14

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north

The quint's twenty first issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th February 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Referentiality and Intermediality in Woody Allen's Movies / Edited Volume

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:25am
Klara Stephanie Szlezák, University of Regensburg; Dianah E. Wynter, California State University, Northridge

Without a doubt, Woody Allen counts among the most prolific filmmakers of the past few decades. The recent Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) offered a broad retrospective on and paid homage to his biography and his multifaceted work, both of which have been subject to academic research. This essay collection aims to add to the existing scholarship on Woody Allen's movies, seeking contributions that explore the multiple instances of referentiality and intermediality in his films after 1980. The density of his films in terms of references, allusions, and quotations to other artists' works as well as to his own previous oeuvre has so far been neglected and deserves closer attention.

The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:22pm
Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University

Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*ecocriticism/pastoral mode
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*Powell as a political poet

Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at by March 14, 2014.

Catharine Sedgwick in/and Washington, D.C.: A Roundtable Conversation (ALA conference)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:07pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society

At least once in her lifetime, Catharine Maria Sedgwick traveled to Washington D.C. During her first known trip to the capital in January 1831, she visited the Supreme Court and the legislature, and through family friend Vice Pres. Martin Van Buren met President Jackson. She spoke with Justice Joseph Story; Chief Justice John Marshall called on her; and she was appalled by the vehemence of the Southerners' debate in the legislature as the nullification crisis emerged. In later years she wrote to various politicians about current issues (including Cassius Clay regarding his anti-slavery scheme).

"Reactions," Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal. Papers due Feb. 14, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:19pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

Issue 4: Reactions
Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 14, 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.

World War I: Dissent, Activism, & Transformation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:31pm
Georgian Court University / Peace History Society

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
Friday / Saturday, October 17-18, 2014
Co-Sponsored by Peace History Society

The program committee invites paper proposals that focus on Dissent, Activism, & Transformation in the World War I Era. The First World War was a watershed event in modern world history and among the most significant events in the 20th century. The war triggered dissent and activism; and it had an impact on political activism, social reform, and cultural expression. In turn, these developments transformed society, politics, and culture. This conference will explore the themes of dissent, activism, and transformation during the war and the immediate postwar era.

[UPDATE] DUE 1/15 - 13th Annual North America Institute for Critical Animal Studies CFP

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:38pm
Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Information about the conference can be found at

The 2014 North American Critical Animal Studies Conference invites papers, presentations, and workshops from scholars, activists, and artists working on ethical and political issues concerning nonhuman animals. This year's venue in Houston, Texas offers a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections of oppression in a locale where many of the pressing concerns about bioengineering, pollution, and animal experimentation are centered and present.