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CFP SAMLA 85 (Durham 10/13-10/15, 2015) Special Session "Literary Monsters"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:46pm
Tracie Provost/Middle Georgia State College

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 26, 2015 to Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State College, at

Prehistories of the Digital Humanities

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:06pm
J.D. Connor

For a proposed special session at MLA 2016: Forerunners, fantasies, false starts on the way to DH. Network theory in literature and criticism, graph theory, library science revolutions ("KWIC"), topic mapping, early literary visualization, statistical criticism, etc. Abstracts—ledes, kickers, quotes by 15 March 2015

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:53pm
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:22pm
Alexander L. Kaufman

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts. This session encourages papers that examine post-medieval texts, cultures, and practices, especially Australian, Native American, Pan-American, and Eastern.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:57am
University of North Texas; Graduate Students of English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.

Cross-Generational Workshop at CCCC 2015 - 3/18/15

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:01am
CCCC Task Force on Cross-Generational Activities

Please consider registering for the Cross-Generational workshop for career planning in rhetoric and composition at CCCC 2015 at this link:

MW.01 Opportunity, Reflection, and Tactical Foresight: Mapping the Full Span of Your Career from Graduate School to Post-Retirement 9 am -12 pm Wednesday, March 18

CAPPE 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Utopias, 2 - 4 September 2015, CFP closes 17/4/15

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:56am
10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Utopias, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)

10th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference


Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th September 2015
University of Brighton, UK

Keynote Speaker: Owen Hatherley

CFP - Vol 3, issue 3 releasing 15th March 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:00am
International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, United Kingdom

International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM ISSN 2348-0386) is a refereed monthly e-journal from Rochester, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.

IJECM intends to contribute to the development & dissemination of knowledge on management, commerce & economics.

Submission: Inviting quality research papers/ review papers/ conceptual papers/ didactic articles for its Vol 3, issue 3 (March issue). Submission due date is Feb 28, 2015. Release date is 15th March 2015. Submission email-

CFP for SSAWW 2015: Perspectives on The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (2/11/15)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:23pm
Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Since its reemergence in the late 1990s, The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield has received increasing critical and academic attention. As we approach twenty years of contemporary awareness of this novel, this call for proposals asks us to take stock of the position of this novel in conversation with historical constructions of literal/figurative space, place, home (of the period of the novel's presumed creation or the period of the novel's setting). Topics to be addressed may include (among others) ways in which this transatlantic novel fashions/responds to liminality, hybridity, borders, geo-politics, and peripheries, including comparative analyses in concert with relevant works from varied genres and disciplines.

Call for Ecocritical Reviews of Studio Ghibli Films and Related Animation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:04pm
Anthony Lioi/Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities

The Media Review section of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities calls for reviews that apply ecocritical and Green cultural studies approaches to the field of Japanese animation.

2014 was a watershed year for Studio Ghibli, arguably the leading anime studio, because it marked the retirement of the founding directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. who issued their swan-songs The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya. To honor this moment and attract more critical attention to anime, we are soliciting reviews of the following:

Miyazaki's films, especially Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.