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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:

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 24** "Remix the Conference" University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:56pm
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

FERAL FEMINISMS – CFP ISSUE 3 – Feminine Feelers // Deadline – 15 March 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 5:39pm

Feral Feminisms (, a new independent, inter-media, peer reviewed, open access online journal, invites submissions for a special issue entitled "Feminine Feelers," guest edited by Zorianna Zurba. Submitted contributions may include full-length academic essays (about 5000 – 7000 words), shorter creative pieces, cultural commentaries, or personal narratives (about 500 – 2500 words), poetry, photo-essays, short films/video (uploaded to Vimeo), visual and sound art (jpeg Max 1MB), or a combination of these. Please direct inquiries and submissions to Guest Editor, Zorianna Zurba zorianna[at]gmail[dot]com.

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH: The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal 2014 March/April Issue, Deadline FEB 28th

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:29am
Durham University

Call for papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 28 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than 28th February 2014.

Origines et mutationes circa principio Mare Balticum

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 7:46am
University of Gdańsk

Call for Papers:
"Origines et mutationes circa principio Mare Balticum".
Transfer of people, ideas, technologies and religion in the Baltic Sea Region between VIII-XVII centuries.
We hereby have the pleasure to invite you to the international conference aimed at wide range of
researchers, e.g. from Ph.D. Candidates to Professors, giving each of them an opportunity to
exchange knowledge or start new research projects.
The focus of the conference is "transfer", which best explains the changes Baltic Sea region has
undergone from VIII to XVII centuries.
Presentations & Conference proceedings are divided into 4 main groups:
1. Transfer of People: Settlement process, Trade, Logistics, Diplomacy

Anemoi: Journal of Pre-Modern Studies 2014 Call for Papers

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 3:07pm
Anemoi: The New College of Florida Journal of Pre-Modern Studies

Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Pre-Modern Studies
New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida
Holly McArthur, Sarah Tew, and Tyler Kirby, editors.

Anemoi, named after the Greek deities of the four winds in honor of New College's four winds symbolism, provides an outlet for publication of high quality undergraduate papers. It also gives students experience in working with a peer-reviewed journal. It emphasizes pre-modern studies—time periods that are often overlooked. Anemoi highlights how the major fields within pre-modern are closely interrelated while academically separate.

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, May 1-2, 2014, University College Dublin

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:12pm
UCD English Graduate Society

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference — 1-2 May 2014, at University College Dublin, Ireland.

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2014 EGS Graduate Conference.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early-stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. The fruits of their labour have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives. Both the conference and journal are kindly supported by the UCD School of English, Drama and Film.

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Pre-modern Journal - Submission Deadline Feb. 14:

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Anemoi Journal

Anemoi is a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of pre-modern studies published by students at New College of Florida in Sarasota. We are looking for submissions and team members. We aim to provide a voice and professional experience opportunities to undergraduates.

It is an opportunity for new scholars to be published or involved in the facilitation of the journal. In addition to submitting papers for publication, students who would like to be more involved may apply on the website to be peer reviewers; students are also encouraged to take part in our publicity efforts as part of our outreach team. In return anyone on the outreach team will be formally acknowledged for their efforts.