category: general announcements

Liminality in American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
contact email: 
msimental@gmail.com

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personas, and liminal landscapres in works of American Literature.

Victorians Like Us 2nd International Conference. The household: power, policies, practices

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
contact email: 
victorians.lx.2014conference@gmail.com

The Victorian household has been celebrated as a unique platform for the assertion of the British middle class and its values, as well as of both private and public politics.

SCMLA 2014: Southern American Literature (abstracts due March 31)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
clasenk@newmanu.edu

This regular session panel welcomes papers that consider Southern American literature from any genre or era.

Searching for Culture (SEFOC) International Cultural Studies Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, October 16-17, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Palacky University
contact email: 
sefoc@centrum.cz

We invite papers (25 minutes maximum) from all fields of the humanities including (but not limited to) cultural studies, art, film, literature, music, mass media, entertainment, sport, history, philos

Travel Grant Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Washington University Libraries Special Collections
contact email: 
spec@wumail.wustl.edu

The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year’s travel grant competition is now open.

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

full name / name of organization: 
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mev37@georgetown.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

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{UPDATE} Queens of Crime Conference *Extended Deadline*

full name / name of organization: 
Queens of Crime
contact email: 
qoc2014@gmail.com

Women authors have had a unique impact on crime fiction from the Victorian era to the present day. What is the relationship between gender and genre?

Nine Worlds' Academia and Geek Culture Conference (8-10 August 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Nine Worlds
contact email: 
sffacademic@nineworlds.co.uk

Academia and Geek Culture

Art and Ephemerality, 26–27 June 2014, Bristol

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians (AAH) and University of Bristol
contact email: 
artandephemerality@gmail.com

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) and the University of Bristol invite proposals for papers for the 2014 annual AAH Student Summer Symposium

Art and Ephemerality

[UPDATE] CFP: Special Issue of Popular Music and Society on Randy Newman (April 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Borshuk (Texas Tech University)
contact email: 
michael.borshuk@ttu.edu

POPULAR MUSIC AND SOCIETY
CALL FOR PAPERS
(UPDATED)

Special Issue:
Randy Newman’s Work

Edited by Robert Brazeau and Michael Borshuk

Wireless: Oliver Lodge, Science, and Spiritualism

full name / name of organization: 
Royal Society, London
contact email: 
oliverlodgenetwork@gmail.com

Wireless: Oliver Lodge, Science, and Spiritualism

Royal Society, London, 24 April 2014

Registration now open

History of Communism in Europe, 500 word abstract by 1st of June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile
contact email: 
dalia.bathory@gmail.com

Open Call for Papers for the 2014 volume of the academic journal History of Communism in Europe: Narratives of Legitimation in Totalitarian Regimes in the 20th Century Europe – Heroes, Villains, Int

CFP - The Rocky Horror Picture Show book - March 3rd deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Fan Phenomena-The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Intellect Press)
contact email: 
marisa@videodansebourgogne.com

Fan Phenomena: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Editor, Marisa C. Hayes

The Political Atwood (MLA 2015; 14 March 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
duvernay@sxu.edu

Inviting papers discussing the political dimensions of Atwood's work, regardless of genre or publication date. Abstracts, 200-400 words by 14 March 2014; Denise DuVernay (duvernay@sxu.edu).

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”.

NeMLA April 30 - May 3, 2015, Toronto, ON Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association - Women's and Gender Studies Caucus
contact email: 
wgsnemla@gmail.com

The Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) welcomes session proposals (panel, roundtable, seminar) for the 2015 Convention in Toronto ON Canada

Romantic Sustainability

full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA (7-9 Nov. 2014)
contact email: 
bprobertson@troy.edu

Romantic Sustainability, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (7-9 Nov. 2014)

Special Topics Journal Issue - Adaptation Across the Humanities (Deadline: May 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Neblett / Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)
contact email: 
robert.neblett@gmail.com

Call for Papers!

INTERDISCIPLINARY HUMANITIES

Special Issue: Fall 2014

Re-Imagining, Re-Remembering and Cultural Recycling:
Adaptation Across the Humanities

Inaugural issue of the James Baldwin Review

full name / name of organization: 
James Baldwin Review
contact email: 
justin-joyce@northwestern.edu

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue.

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Italian American Discussion Group--Jim Cocola
contact email: 
jcocola@wpi.edu

For Italian American Discussion Group panel at MLA conference in Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015, seeking considerations of literary works by Italian Canadians, other ethnic Canadians, others from the I

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - (dis)junctions 2014 - New Deadline 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
UCR (dis)junctions
contact email: 
disjunctions2014@gmail.com

***Deadline extended to 2/20***

[Deadline Extended] Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
post.theory2014@gmail.com

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: February 14th

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies May 30-31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory T. Erickson (gte1@nyu.edu)

First Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies
May 30-31, 2014

Deadline for conference proposals extended to March 1st, 2014!

How to Succeed in College: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Academic Experience

full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Riecken/Ivy Tech Community College
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

We all have classroom experiences that likely come to mind when talking with prospective students and their family members. We also remember our own college experiences when we were students.

[Update] CFP MLA 2015 "The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)"

full name / name of organization: 
Charlotte Rogers
contact email: 
croger13@gmu.edu

CFP MLA 2015 Vancouver

The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect

Politics and Film Panel, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 1

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies Association / South Atlantic MLA
contact email: 
jlittlej@coastal.edu

This panel seeks papers which explore the intersection of film and politics, broadly conceived.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest (Deadline March 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
DASH Literary Journal
contact email: 
dashliteraryjournal@gmail.com

Call for Submissions:

DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its second annual poetry contest. To celebrate our love of competition, we're handing out a $1,000 prize for best poem.

[Edited collection] The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

full name / name of organization: 
Gisele Baxter / Brett Josef Grubisic
contact email: 
representingcdnmurder@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbconf14@gmail.com

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas

full name / name of organization: 
Twelve Winters Press
contact email: 
xii.winters@gmail.com

An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
cfp_hu2014_1@cusanuswerk.org

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Nominees for conference/ publication participation will be granted an expense allowance for travel and accommodation.

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