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VPFA 7th annual conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice (13-15 July 2015)

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:25am
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Victorian Popular Fiction Association
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The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice

13-15 July, 2015
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden "Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science"
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover "Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction"
Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive

Call for Papers

*UPDATE* Culture and Environment- University of Akron 2015 Regional Conference

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:19am
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Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)

SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

CfP for the Panel: Art, History and Identity

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:03am
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Crstina Ciucurescu/Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel
Art, History and Identity

As part of The Third Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again

6 and 7 February 2015,
Villa Vittoria, Florence, Italy

Deadline for paper proposals: 10 December 2014

Panel Description:

Call for papers: Postliminium, University of London

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:43am
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Postliminium is the University of London's inter-collegiate student journal for the arts, humanities and social sciences. It was founded last year and the first edition was disseminated to Kings College, the LSE, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and University College London in the summer of 2014, and we have just expanded our editorial board.​ We are now accepting submissions for our second issue, to be published early next year. This will be the final issue to be printed before the journal goes online this spring, and so those essays which are successful will be some of the first to be uploaded to the site.


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:11am
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Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad-Pakistan
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Corpus Linguistics and its methodologies, though somewhat neglected area in Pakistan and other countries in South Asia, are gaining grounds not only for the investigation of linguistic matters but also for an understanding of many social, economic and political issues in which language plays a central role. However, there still exist neither national corpus of Pakistani English nor corpus of Urdu nor other regional languages.


Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:36am
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Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies
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Postcolonial literature (variously termed as Commonwealth Literature or New Literatures in English) started with the examination of literature produced under the influence of colonizers during the colonial rule, but has expanded into a multi-disciplinary engagement covering even the literatures produced in settler colonies of yore. The colonized-colonizer paradigm has been transferred to the ruling structures within the freed countries to address the plight of the subaltern. The ideology of postcolonialism has impacted other ideologies like Marxism, Feminism and Nationalism besides re-writing concepts like diaspora, subjectivity, etc.

CFP (Edited Volume of Essays): Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:18am
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Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States

Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Chong

We invite proposal submissions for a forthcoming edited collection (under contract with the University of Arkansas Press, Foodways series) that addresses Asian cuisine restaurants in the United States. This volume welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives from fields including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, critical and cultural theory, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and foodways.

Some possible topics could include:

THE APOLLONIAN, Vol. II, Issue 1: Crime, Criminal, Criminality

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:26am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Narratives in rhetoric, composition, and literature.

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 1:32am
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Textual Overtures Online Graduate Journal from Washington State University

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 issue under the theme of "Narratives." We invite papers to address narrative from traditional definitions such as stories or accounts of events (autobiography, lifewriting), literary works, and the technique or process of creating a narrative. We also encourage addressing narratives as ethnographies, for pedagogical use, in theoretical critiques, and for rhetorical uses or critiques.

Multi-ethnic Literature: Prospects and Perspectives

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 8:30pm
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Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai-30, India
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Multi-ethnic literature is a fast growing field of contemporary literary studies. The field is vast and needs ample attention to deal with issues on ethnicity caste and race. If the function of literature is to serve as a mirror of society then multi-ethnic literature in advance pays due attention to the problems of the minorities and the oppressed. MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature in United States) with more than forty ethnic groups still requires intense exploratory, analytical and comparative study and research. The study of race and ethnic problems of United States in a way provides a model and offers different perspectives to approach caste and religious issues of India.

[UPDATE]: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - Summer 2015

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 3:34pm
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Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

From University Wits to Rude Mechanicals: The Value of On-Campus Production

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:44pm
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Dr. Patrick Finn / University of Calgary
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CATR/ACRT: Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
May 30 - June 2, 2015

One of the greatest single contributions in performance history was that made by the so-called University Wits. The precursors to England's theatrical Renaissance led performance out of a world dominated by bear-baiting and public executions and into a form of complex drama that continues to hold the stage. The contributions of this group of theatre-makers eventually made its way to the professional stage, but it was on university campuses that their work was initiated and grown. They used academic freedom to pursue artistic innovation.

[UPDATE] Call for Poetry and Fiction Submissions (Dec. 31, 2014)

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
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Ishaan Literary Review

Winter 2015 Call for Submissions – EXTENDED

The submission period for Issue #6, Winter 2014 begins September 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014. Please note that submissions received outside of the submission period will not be considered.

(issue to be up between early January 2015)

Special In-Between (Point Five) Issues of Ishaan

On occasion, we will put up a special "in between" issue (see Issue 3.5 and 4.5). If you would like to propose a special issue coinciding with a poetry or fiction writing event, workshop, or as a project with a group of writers, please email J.D. Isip at with your ideas.