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NeMLA 46th Annual Convention: Spring 2015, Toronto, Ontario

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
support@nemla.org

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS deadline April 22, 2014

Defend and promote the arts and humanities.

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

A new project designed to defend and promote the value and all round general goodness of the arts and humanities is looking for passionate people to contribute articles.

Reading Matters - May 30, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference
contact email: 
readingmatters2014@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Deutsch

“I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter.”
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 1 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Writing from Below
contact email: 
S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au

A recurring symbol and theme in Western cultural production since the fifteenth-century, imagery of death and the maiden reveals a dark bond between sexuality and death.

Culture Wars 1900-1950, 14th June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Sheffield Hallam University
contact email: 
e.brown@shu.ac.uk

What was meant by 'culture' in the period 1900-1950? Whose culture was it and did all walks of life have a culture? How was culture contested?

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry
contact email: 
themuseindia@gmail.com

'The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' calls for submission for June 2014 issue issue (www.themuse.webs.com)

Submission guidelines

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of “Bodies”.

EGSO Conference: Transaction [KEYNOTE UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

New Directions in Sherlock

full name / name of organization: 
Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present, Department of English, UCL
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

CFP: New Directions in Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present
Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (BST)
Department of English, UCL

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

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
contact email: 
fantastikaconference@gmail.com

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014, Kelowna, BC

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA
contact email: 
igsconference2014@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia

UPDATE Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffrey Webb / Huntington University
contact email: 
jwebb@huntington.edu

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore in 2015.

Comics panel at ASA American Studies Association conference in Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Eyal Amiran
contact email: 
amiran@uci.edu

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.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
contact email: 
cals@psu.edu

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

Reassessing Women’s Writing of the 1840s and 1850s

full name / name of organization: 
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers
contact email: 
ICVWW@canterbury.ac.uk

The deadline for submission of abstracts for this inaugural conference hosted by the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, has been extended to Monday 3 February.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

“Remix the Conference” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

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

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassegoconference@gmail.com

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

UPDATE Ireland and Ecocriticism: Second Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Maureen O'Connor
contact email: 
maureen.oconnor@ucc.ie

Fearured speakers:
Christine Cusick, Oona Frawley and recent recipient of the prestigious T.S Eliot poetry prize, Sinéad Morrissey.

Submissions of panels and/or papers due 31 January.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes/ International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
FILLM(a)nottingham.edu.cn

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.

UPDATE: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) 02/14/14: 06/28/14 - 06/29/14

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

- - -
** CALL FOR PAPERS **

Great Writing 2014

The 17th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Sat. June 28th - Sun. June 29th 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Awards Announcements

full name / name of organization: 
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
contact email: 
noelle.baker@me.com

The Emerson Society announces three awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

*Research Grant*

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 24** “Remix the Conference” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English
contact email: 
freeex@ucalgary.ca

“Remix the Conference” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

FERAL FEMINISMS – CFP ISSUE 3 – Feminine Feelers // Deadline – 15 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
FERAL FEMINISMS
contact email: 
zorianna@gmail.com

Feral Feminisms (http://feralfeminisms.com), a new independent, inter-media, peer reviewed, open access online journal, invites submissions for a special issue entitled “Feminine Feelers,” guest e

Machines, Monsters and Animals: Posthuman Children's Literature, deadline 1 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International board of books for young people IBBY
contact email: 
bjorn.sundmark@mah.se; zj216@cam.ac.uk

CFP: Machines, Monsters and Animals: Posthuman Children's Literature

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH: The University of Durham’s Online Literature Journal 2014 March/April Issue, Deadline FEB 28th

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
pgeng.submissions@durham.ac.uk

Call for papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham’s Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

[Update] Writing Back: Language, Identity, Culture, and Difference

full name / name of organization: 
Qatar University
contact email: 
eholliday.karre@qu.edu.qa

Writing Back: Language, Identity, Culture, and Difference
An international two-day conference (18-19 May 2014) at Qatar University

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Professor Terry Eagleton

Changes in Bullying in Pop Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail Scheg, Elizabeth City State University
contact email: 
bullyingpopculture@yahoo.com

Bullying has been a hot topic in recent years in terms of education, social media, and garnering awareness and protection of all persons from bullying.

C.S. Lewis Oxbridge Summer Institute - July 21-31 2014; Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
C.S. Lewis Foundation
contact email: 
roundtable@cslewis.org

Academics are invited to apply for participation in the Academic Roundtable, a program element of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute - "Oxbridge 2014."

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, May 1-2, 2014, University College Dublin

full name / name of organization: 
UCD English Graduate Society
contact email: 
englishgradsoc@ucd.ie

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference — 1-2 May 2014, at University College Dublin, Ireland.

[UPDATE] Reconstruction 14.2: Phenomenology and Education (Mar 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction 14.2: Phenomenology and Education (due Mar 1, 2014)
full name / name of organization:
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email:

EDITED COLLECTION: Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

full name / name of organization: 
Alberto Gabriele
contact email: 
alberto.gabriele.tau@gmail.com

Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

CFP: International Conference on "The American Dream Reconsidered," Sep. 26-27, 2014. Deadline: Apr. 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Korea
contact email: 
asakorea2014@gmail.com

The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) is pleased to announce an international conference on “The American Dream Reconsidered,” to be held in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, during September 26

The European Conference on Literature and Librarianship

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
contact email: 
tpope@iafor.org

The European Conference on Literature and Librarianship (LibEuro2014)

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014

Location: Thistle Hotel, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

SFRA 2014/Wiscon 38 Joint Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Science Fiction Research ASsociation
contact email: 
levyM@uwstout.edu

CFP for the joint SFRA 2014/Wiscon 38 Conference, May 22-25, 2014 in Madison, WI.

SWCCL "Has Literature Lost its Faith?" Nov 14-15

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
jwilson@jbu.edu

In December 2012 Paul Elie wrote a New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?" which sparked conversation among many literati about the status of faith and literature.

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