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"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature" (07/01/14; 11/7-11/8/14, Wenham, MA)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:31am
Gregor Thuswaldner and Dan Rus, Gordon College

2014 Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature"

November 7-8, 2014

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters

The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/1/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:35pm
Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/

2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 1 June 2014

PAMLA 2014: Literature and the Other Arts (Due May 15)

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).

Natural Spaces and Phenomena in Early Modern Literature

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:59am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at mge1108@gmail.com.

Special Sessions Proposals Sought for MMLA (due 4/21; November 13-16, Detroit)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:52pm
Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium.

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

"… the culture of nature – the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world – is as important a terrain for struggle as the land itself." (Alexander Wilson)

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:13am
Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

UPDATE - panel on "Game of Thrones," DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 15

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 6:38am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association

PANEL ON "GAME OF THRONES"
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
10/31 - 11/2, 2014
abstracts due May 15

This panel, accepted for the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA), accepts proposals for papers from any perspective or theoretical focus on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series or its HBO television adaptation "Game of Thrones," or any other aspect of this fictional world (Dunk & Egg, etc).

Submission Deadline: May 15 (extended). Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website: www.pamla.org/2014

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:33am
Troy University

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

"Heroes in Popular Culture": MPCA Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 3-5, 2014.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:58pm
Jef Burnham, DePaul University

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in film and television
-Heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

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