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"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:05am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.

Call for Submissions: Travel Writing (March, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:18am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 20, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Magic and Literature: May 27-28, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:33am
Department of English & Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Call for Papers
International Conference
Magic and Literature

May 27-28, 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University

Magic pops up frequently in literature. Prospero's art, Keats's 'charm'd magic casements,' the satirical sylphs in Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Yeats's occultism are some examples. In English Studies, we deal with magic in classics as well as in popular literature: Homer and Apuleius, the Holy Grail, The Faerie Queene, the modern magical realists, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling and others. We locate magic in the 'genial spirit' of the author; we identify magic as an object of desire, an enactment of words, or an enchanted place.

CFP: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:30am
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

[UPDATE] 'Failure' - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 1st April 2016)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:10am
Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Failure' - the new deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 7:1
Call for Papers: 'Failure'
Extended Deadline: 1 April 2016

'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.' - Gertrude Stein, Four in America

'Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.' - Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

Senectus Mundi, Dream Visions, and Apocalypse - SAMLA 2016 - Nov 4-6, 2016

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:16am
Peter Steffensen/Georgia State University

To coincide with the conference theme of Utopia/Dystopia, this panel welcomes submissions concerning literature related to the medieval concept of the Senectus Mundi (the world grown old), dream visions, and apocalyptic imagery in general. Submissions unconcerned with these ideas will be considered, but priority will be given to submissions concerning the aforementioned concepts. Example topics include Chaucer's dream visions, Confessio Amantis, The Dream of the Rood, Piers Plowman, and Wulfstan's sermons.

By May 6 please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Peter Steffensen, Georgia State University, at psteffensen1@gsu.edu.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:40am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 14, 2016.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Trespassing on Boundaries with Women's Archives (MLA 2017)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:25pm
J. Ashley Foster and Margaret Galvan

CFP: Trespassing on Boundaries with Women's Archives (MLA 2017)

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 5-8, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Urban Studies Area - Call for Papers

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:02pm
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

UNT Critical Voices Conference (April 8-10)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 4:20pm
University of North Texas | Graduate Students in English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate conference, to be held on April 8-10, 2016. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, rhetoric and composition, English pedagogy, technical communication, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.

MLA special session: Epic Theory and Medieval Literature (deadline: 3/15)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 12:04pm
Andrea Gazzoni/University of Pennsylvania

Dear Colleagues,
Please consider submitting an abstract for this special session at the next MLA Annual Convention (Philadelphia, January 5-8 2017).

Epic Theory and Medieval Literature
How can we re-theorize epic as a genre by considering the use/reception of classical epic tradition in Medieval literature (Latin and vernacular)?

Send 300-word abstract and short bio to Andrea Gazzoni (gazzoni@sas.upenn.edu) by March 15.

Acceptance at the call for paper stage is nota guarantee of the session being accepted and running at MLA 2017.

'All the World's a Stage: Performing Identity in Everyday Life', a one-day inter-disciplinary conference, 1 July 2016

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:06am
University of Bristol

One-day inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Bristol, 1st July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Dr Angela McShane, Royal College of Art/ V&A
Dr Eleanor Standley, University of Oxford/ Ashmolean Museum

Call for Papers:

This conference will explore the concept of performance and its role in the construction of individual and communal identities.
From a person's choice of dress in the morning to what they eat at night: When and how should we conceive of such everyday actions as having a role in the performance and construction of identities? How have public acts and rituals been used to construct and contest group identities? And how have the meanings of these performative acts endured or changed over time?  

Women of the Mediterranean: Representations and Self-Representations

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 3:19pm
Women of the Mediterranean

Conference Location: Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy)
Conference Director: Giovanni Spani (College of the Holy Cross)
Conference Coordinator: Marco Marino (Sant'Anna Institute)
Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Urios-Aparisi (University of Connecticut)

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