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Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 1 March 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
Writing from Below

A recurring symbol and theme in Western cultural production since the fifteenth-century, imagery of death and the maiden reveals a dark bond between sexuality and death. Pictures of a decaying corpse seducing a young woman, such as Hans Baldung's Death and the Maiden, became popular during the Renaissance, and have been repeated and adapted oftentimes since, the theme taken up by modern artists such as Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele, or composer Franz Schubert.

Voices That Build The Americas/November 13-15, 2014/Keynote Giannina Braschi

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:14pm
Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles/University of Rouen

International conference organized by ERIAC (Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles) on the subject of AMERICANNESS, entitled "History, Fiction, Representations: The Voices That Build The Americas." KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIANNINA BRASCHI, celebrated Hispanic-American author of the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams, the Spanglish classic Yo-Yo Boing! and controversial take on American culture entitled United States of Banana. This conference aims at examining the present state of the interrogations on Americanness from the 1970s to the present day, the concept being understood in the local, national and transcontinental senses of the term.

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 6:44pm
Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

EGSO Conference: Transaction [KEYNOTE UPDATE]

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 4:55pm
University at Albany, English Graduate Student Organization

University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014, Lancaster, UK

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:23am
Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

California State University, Los Angeles - Significations Graduate Conference, May 3, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:18pm
CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: March 3
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.

Submission Guidelines
Papers must be between 10 and 12 pages in length, including Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Anticipate 20 minutes for presentation of your paper.

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 31** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:19pm
Free-Exchange Conference, University of Calgary Department of English

"Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 7-9, 2014

"It's the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen..." – R. Kelly, "Ignition"

"It's taking little pieces from here, adding it to little pieces from there—as many different disparate elements as you can find—and make something totally new out of it." – DJ Shadow

Special issue: "Piers Plowman and the Body"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:32pm
Yearbook of Langland Studies

The editors of YLS are pleased to announce a special volume on 'Piers Plowman and the Body.' Any essay related to this topic will be considered for publication.

Suggested topics include: bodily suffering and disease, physiology, humors, senses, and medicine; disability; gender and sexuality; celestial beings, animals, and other living organisms; law, penance, and the regulation of the body; ritual, gesture, song, and speech; personification allegory; genre, form, and the "body" of the text; materials and manuscripts; the body and literary tradition (i.e., the alliterative "corpus").

Submissions to the special volume are due by August 1, 2014.

UPDATE: Extended Deadline February 22, 2014 - Call for Publication: What does the future hold for English Studies

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:38am
Journal of South Texas English Studies

Submissions deadline extended: February 22, 2014. The Journal of South Texas English Studies seeks submissions for its Winter 2014 issue, themed "What does the future hold for English Studies?"

With this issue, we celebrate our five-year anniversary, and we thought it would be relevant to mark this milestone with a look into the current state and future of our discipline.

UPDATE: Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline Though Genre - Deadline Extended to 1/25/14

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:37am
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline though Genre
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Roundtable Participants: Andrea Hairston (Theatre and African American Studies, Smith College); Nick Bromell (English, UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to by Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Persistent Texts, Sustainable Enterprises, and the Technologies of Book Making, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 15

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:36pm
Bibliography and Textual Criticism Panel, SAMLA

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel welcomes 15-minute papers related to textual studies, bibliography, the history of the book, authorship, rare books, paratextuality, publishing history, circulation and reader reception, and the study of archives, books, or texts as material objects. We view this year's theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities" as widely applicable to bibliographical studies of texts in a variety of media.

Possible avenues of exploration: