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

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:53am
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Writing from Below
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Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014. You can still view the original call-for-papers for a guide to what we're looking for: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/wfb/article/viewFile/441/414

The theme

[UPDATE] SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED - CSULA Significations May 3, 2014

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:06pm
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CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 10

***Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:50am
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National University of Ireland, Galway

Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism
International two-day conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway
25th-26th June, 2014

Confirmed Guest Speakers:
Professor Piero Boitani (Sapienza – Università di Roma)
Professor Paul Strohm (Columbia): 'Chaucer on the Waterfront'

CFP: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:39pm
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Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
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How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, CDBL@Brown.edu. Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

Food and Eating: From the Literal to the Metaphorical

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 1:24pm
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HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on topics relating to the subject of Food and Eating: from the literal to the metaphorical, for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in Autumn 2014.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' and 'Death and Decay' can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates at www.facebook.com/hartsandminds.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: BCLA PG Conference "Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon"

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:46am
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BCLA, Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, Scottish PEN

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10th MARCH 2014
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BCLA Postgraduate Conference

Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon
24-25 April 2014

University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews
in collaboration with Scottish PEN
including
Workshops in Translation and Creative Writing

Keynotes:
Dr. Robin MacKenzie, University of St Andrews & BCLA
Speaker invited by Scottish PEN, TBA

[UPDATE] Literary London 2014: Ages of London: deadline extended

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:57pm
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Literary London Society
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23-25 July 2014, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration.

RMMLA CFP for Boise, Idaho extended to 3-31-14

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:51pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association - RMMLA

Call for Papers Extended to MARCH 31, 2014!

Grove Hotel--Boise, Idaho
Convention Dates: October 9-11, 2014

www.rmmla.org

Several panel chairs have requested extensions to allow for the submission of additional paper proposals and for members to pay their 2014 Membership Dues. To accommodate these needs, we are extending the Call for Papers for one month, to MARCH 31, 2014.

CALL FOR PAPERS: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Articles required for Issue 2 of The New Union

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 10:13am
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The New Union
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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.

Articles should be 4,000-6,000 words and proposals must be sent to editors@new-union.co.uk by the end of March.

The deadline for completed articles is 30 April 2014.

CFP for Gender & Childhood Conference Proposal Due 5/1/2014

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:23am
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Gender Studies at University of Notre Dame
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Call for Papers

"Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood"
A Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
December 4-6, 2014

In recent years, there has been great interest in questions of gender and childhood, ranging from issues around boys wearing princess costumes to school; to Disney princess culture; to parents refusing to announce a baby's biological sex; to pre-teen children coming out as gay, lesbian, and queer; to toy companies marketing toys by gender; to gender-related bullying, and more.

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

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Modern Language Association, Special Session Roundtable
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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 as new conceptions of the university and its mission. There nevertheless persists a widespread stereotyping of community engagement as the latest incarnation of administrative jargon, as a fad that lacks academic rigor and amounts to nothing more than an institutionally enforced form of volunteerism or activism. Those in literary studies especially (unlike many faculty in composition and rhetoric) often struggle to identify the relevance of community engagement to their research and teaching.

[UPDATE] The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future--26 April 2014--Deadline for Submissions Extended to 15 March 2014

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:37pm
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Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future
Saturday, 26 April 2014
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 15 MARCH 2014

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.

albeit Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:54pm
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albeit

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

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

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:59pm
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Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne University
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Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).

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