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IJPDS - Call for papers, Vol. 3. Paper submission due April 30, 2014.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 12:57pm
Dulce Maria Scott / Anderson University

The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) welcomes original contributions for the third issue of the journal to be published in the fall 2014. Researchers in the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit papers in final form by April 30th, 2014.

SF/F Now conference, University of Warwick (UK) 21-23 August 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 6:39am
Mark Bould

SF/F Now and Irradiating the Object: M. John Harrison conferences
Warwick University (UK)
21-23 August 2014

SF/F Now (22-23 August) is a 2-day international, interdisciplinary conference exploring the current research into the fantastic (in any medium) and the ways in which sf, fantasy, and the weird grapple with and illuminate the crucial political and social issues of the moment.

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000 (July 1-4, 2014)

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 5:14am
University of Sydney

The conference will open up the nuances of the term 'prosaic' by exploring the privileged relationship between the novel genre and multiple and complex categories of the 'everyday'. Building on John Plotz's notion of the novel as exemplary 'portable property', the conference will address the relationship between novel-reading as everyday activity and the novel's prosaic subject matter, whether this is conceived as material object, cultural practice, or speech act.

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2014 (4/11+4/12) - General CFP

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
(dis)junctions 2014

We are happy to begin accepting paper submissions at this year's 21st annual (dis)junctions conference, on April 11-12, 2014. (dis)junctions is the interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English graduate students at UC Riverside, and is designed as a friendly forum for graduate students of all levels to introduce their latest work. Annually, we bring together graduate student scholars from across disciplines, schools, states, and countries---last year we had 29 panels, with 97 presenters from 3 countries and 20 different stats.

"A Perfect World?" (Third Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 31, 2014)

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 6:34am
Gregor Thuswaldner, The Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts

The conditions for perfect worlds, of utopias and dystopias, and the possible dangers of such concepts have preoccupied not only religious and philosophical thinkers, but also writers, composers, visual artists, stage and film directors, and other artists. Such visions have often stood at the center of political ideologies, including communism and fascism. Their adherents are promised a perfect world, the attainment of which sanctions censorship, terrorism, the confinement of internal enemies, genocide, and war. But visions of perfect worlds are not restricted to the political, religious, and philosophical realms. The peddlers of today's Western pop-culture still advertise a perfect future to the disillusioned.

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.