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Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 3:04pm
Hazel Sheeky Bird

Literature for children and young adults is a rich source of material for the study of literary maps, one that has been largely overlooked, despite the growth in academic interest in this area of study. We are therefore seeking contributions for a proposed collection on maps in children's literature that will bring together the best current thinking on the topic, which will become a resource for scholars, and provide a springboard for further study in this area, particularly in terms of interdisciplinary and international discourses.

[UPDATE] Transnational Clash (edited collection) DEADLINE 10/31/14

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 2:19pm
Samuel Cohen

The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:59pm
College English Association

Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2015
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:31pm
Professor James Fitzmaurice, Margaret Cavendish Society




18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015

Nicosia, Cyprus

HOST: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings. The theme may include topics such as:

Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia. Barcelona, June 17-20, 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:31pm
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Fourth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia will be held in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, from 17-20 June, 2015.

In association with the Juvenilia Press (University of New South Wales, Australia), the conference will bring together researchers, teachers and students to discuss aspects of literary juvenilia and to share insights and ideas into the study of young writers and their works.

Black and Woman: Essays on Black Feminism in Contemporary Literature. November 30, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:40am
Dr Blossom N. Fondo

When it was stated that blacks are not women, it did not signify that black women were lacking in some essence of womanhood. Rather, it was meant to indicate the ways in which feminism as practiced by white women failed to take cognizance of the different experiences of non-white women. Consequently, black women came up with their version of feminist theory that took into consideration their unique experiences as well as their problems as black and women. They that the preoccupations of white feminism were not universal and neither were their problems identical. They therefore imagined a different feminism for themselves that will fully address the reality of the black woman.

Market Failures, Famines, & Crises (submission deadline: Nov. 25, 2014)

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:10am
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure is an annual thematic publication dedicated to investigating and stimulating interest in new directions in contemporary social theory. The forthcoming Spring 2015 issue will draw on the work of a variety of scholars, artists, and acclaimed members of academia from a social theoretical perspective. The journal will include a variety of media including scholarly essays, poetry and visual art.

Writing for Liberty

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 6:25am
Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster University

Writing for Liberty is a two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University to be held on 17-18 April 2015.

We are now requesting academic papers and new creative writings for reading and performance. The Writing for Liberty Conference will focus on the relationship between forms of creative writing and questions of personal, artistic, social, and political liberty. Contributions may refer to any period in history and to any social, political or cultural context, though our main emphasis will be on contemporary writing practice and critical/theoretical response.

Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 6:23am
the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia

Call for Papers: Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015, at the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.
January 5th, 2015 is the deadline for submissions.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - Humour in Shakespeare's Arcadia - Florence 23 April 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 2:57am
The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence

The abstract submission deadline for "Shakespeare and his Contemporaries: The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence" has been extended to November 15, 2014.

Call for Papers
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence

Florence 23rd April 2015

MSSC: Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages (Feb 7, 2015)

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:21pm
John Wyatt Greenlee/Cornell University--Medieval Studies Student Colloquium

The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-fifth annual Student Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place Saturday, February 7th at the A.D. White House on campus. We look forward to a keynote lecture from Professor Nino Zchomelidse from John Hopkins University, entitled "The Place of Ritual in the Visual Culture(s) of Medieval Southern Italy." All attendees are invited to dinner with Professor Zchomelidse on Friday before the conference and Saturday afterwards.

CFP: Africa Conference at the University of Texas- Development, Urban Space, and Human Rights

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 7:28pm
University of Texas

Please distribute this to any and all interested parties.
Seeking abstracts and panels on African literature and themes of development, urban space, and human rights

The University of Texas Africa Conference
Development, Urban Space, and Human Rights
Venue: The University of Texas at Austin
April 3-5, 2015