category: general announcements

[UPDATE] Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Space Oddities: Urbanity, American Identity, and Cultural Exchange. 41st AAAS Conference in Graz, Austria / Nov. 21 – 23, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies (AAAS)
contact email: 
elisa.edwards@uni-graz.at

41st AAAS Conference in Graz, Austria / Nov. 21 – 23, 2014

SPACE ODDITIES
Urbanity, American Identity, and Cultural Exchange

Creative Writing -The Short Story: The Story as a Force of Nature (SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX; Submission deadline March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
allie.mariano@gmail.com

A short story has the power to move its audience like a beautiful, destructive force of nature. This panel is a venue for SCMLA members to showcase their original short stories.

Call for Abstracts: Multi/Interdisciplinary Investigations into Italy and World War I--Due April 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ernest Ialongo, Hostos Community College, CUNY
contact email: 
eialongo@hostos.cuny.edu

Call for Abstracts: Multi/Interdisciplinary Investigations into Italy and World War I

Due: April 1, 2014

ENCLS/REELC 6th Biennial Congress: "Longing and Belonging"

full name / name of organization: 
European Network for Comparative Literature and Comparative Literature Association of Ireland
contact email: 
brigitte.lejuez@dcu.ie

The congress will take place in two places (2 days each) Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway
Dates: 24-28 August 2015

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

SALA proposal for non-guaranteed session at the 2015 MLA Convention

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
quazi@tarleton.edu

Canada and the US West Coast as Sites of Memory of intersections, parallels, and tensions for the South Asian Diaspora. Send 200-word abstracts and cv to quazi@tarleton.edu by March 15.

"Teaching Modern British Literature" - SAMLA 2014 - Atlanta - November 7-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Humann / The University of Alabama (SAMLA Convention)
contact email: 
duerr001@crimson.ua.edu

"Teaching Modern British Literature"

The English V (Modern British) Panel seeks papers that address pedagogical strategies for teaching Modern British Literature.

Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Desiree Henderson
contact email: 
dhenderson@uta.edu

Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

full name / name of organization: 
National University of Ireland, Galway
contact email: 
mark.phelan@nuigalway.ie

Keynote address: Robert Fisk (seven times world journalist of the year and author of In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality, 1939-45)

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS... (11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Helsinki 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The European Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
ests2014proposals@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2014

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Sydney
contact email: 
vanessa.smith@sydney.edu.au

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Allegory: New Ideas, New Theories at MLA (Vancouver)

full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Machosky
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

This is an open call for papers about new approaches to allegory in any form. Unusual approaches to canonical allegories; unconventional applications; provocative theories or readings encouraged.

[UPDATE] CFP, 45th Mythopoeic Society Conference, 8-11 August, Wheaton College, Norton MA

full name / name of organization: 
Mythopoeic Society
contact email: 
d.oberhelman@okstate.edu

Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Society Conference 45
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Friday, August 8 through Monday, August 11, 2014
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/45/

WHERE FANTASY FITS

"III International Conference on the American Literary West" (U.Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: October 8-10, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
REWEST (UPV/EHU, U. Basque Country)
contact email: 
rewest2014@gmail.com

THE AMERICAN LITERARY WEST: A TERRITORY WITHOUT BORDERS?
III INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
UPV/EHU (UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY)
VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN, OCTOBER 8-10, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 28 March 2014

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

Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014.

(Update)

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Del Guercio
contact email: 
gerry9301@bell.net

Editor seeks one 20-25 page essay on Edgar Allan Poe and slavery as well as one essay on “The Tell Tale Heart” to complete a collection of essays that will be a part of a new series at Lehigh Univ

liquid blackness April Symposium -- Call for Artists, Scholars, and Curators

full name / name of organization: 
liquid blackness
contact email: 
liquidblackness@gsu.edu

liquid blackness is proud to announce our Spring Symposium, April 11-12, 2014, at Georgia State University.

Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood
contact email: 
smallwood@tm.net

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Co-editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011)

Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

full name / name of organization: 
Carol Smallwood
contact email: 
smallwood@tm.net

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

[UPDATE: DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP MLA 2015 Vancouver: The Legacy of Colombian author Alvaro Mutis (1923-2013)

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

This panel seeks papers that offer a retrospective assessment of the work of recently deceased Colombian author Alvaro Mutis. Papers will be accepted in Spanish or English.

Call for contributions for a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost

full name / name of organization: 
Rennes University / Presses Universitaires de Rennes
contact email: 
delphine.texier@univ-rennes2.fr, glwinter@free.fr

We are seeking innovative critical essays on William Shakespeare's Love’s Labour’s Lost and its stage and screen adaptations for a volume of critical essays to be published by Presses Universitair

CFP: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
contact email: 
CDBL@Brown.edu

How does an edition function as a site of memory?

World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Infonomics Society
contact email: 
info@wcsne.org

The World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2014) will be held at the Temple University. The WCSNE is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in special needs education.

JNZL PRIZE for New Zealand Literary Studies 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature hosts an annual prize for new work in New Zealand Literary Studies.

CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

full name / name of organization: 
Bill Wolff / Rowan University
contact email: 
wolffspringsteencollection@gmail.com

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen

[UPDATE] East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Faculty of Letters and Arts

CALL FOR PAPERS

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE:

CHANGING PLACES

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present), An International Workshop, 4-5 December 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ertegun Graduate Programme in the Humanities, Oxford Centre for Global History and the Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar, University of Oxford
contact email: 
globalhistoryofthebook@gmail.com

The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present) is a two-day interdisciplinary workshop organised by doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in conjunction with the English Faculty’s Postcolonial

[UPDATE] English Seventeenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
clayldaniel@live.com; daniel@utpa.edu

The deadline for proposals has been extended to March 31.

Articles required for Issue 2 of The New Union

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

We require articles on political and cultural subjects for Issue 2 of The New Union. For more information and to see our first articles, visit www.new-union.co.uk.

[UPDATE] Specters of Influence, 2nd International Seminar on Literature, Cracow, May 17, 2014 (CFP March 15, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland
contact email: 
spectersofinfluence@gmail.com

Specters of Influence
2nd International Seminar on Literature
Cracow, May 17, 2014

American Modernism: Form, History, and Narrative

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Tim Packer
contact email: 
TimPackertimpacker@outlook.com

American Modernism:
Form, History, and Narrative

Community Engagement, Critical Literacy, and Literary Studies (MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association, Special Session Roundtable
contact email: 
aknight@calstatela.edu

The term “community engagement” has of late become something of an academic buzzword in the United States, accompanying and engendering innovative new pedagogy and research possibilities, as well

UPDATE Pupil 2014 has extended its submission deadline to March 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton
contact email: 
pupilcfp@gmail.com

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Pupil: A Sourcebook for Teachers of Composition and Rhetoric is now accepting submissions for its 2014 journal!

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended to 3/21 - Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative - MLA 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne University
contact email: 
stoyanoffj@duq.edu

Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory?

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