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The Pathetic Fallacy and "Animal" Life

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:18pm
Eric Earnhardt / Case Western Reserve University

The Pathetic Fallacy and "Animal" Life –– A panel at the ASLE 2015 Conference in Moscow, Idaho (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)

Organizer: Eric Earnhardt, Case Western Reserve University
Respondent: George Hart, California State University Long Beach

Jack London Life and Works

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:09pm
Gina Rossetti/Popular Culture Association National Conference

The Popular Culture Association will hold its national convention in New Orleans, LA April 1-4, 2015. Colleagues are invited to submit paper proposals for any aspect of Jack London's life and works. If interested, please go to the conference's website for paper submissions: and follow the instructions for submitting a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Rossetti, Ph.D, Area Chair for Jack London Studies, PCA

[UPDATE] Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Examination of the Harlem Renaissance at Home and Abroad, November 5 – 7

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:05pm
Catherine L. Adams / Paine College

The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 18th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College.

The theme for 2014: Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Harlem Renaissance Era at Home and Abroad.

The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.

[UPDATE] New Approaches to H.D. panel, Louisvile Conference on Lit and Culture since 1900 (deadline now Sept 30)

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:58am
H.D. International Society

We invite paper proposals for a panel the H.D. International Society is organizing at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. The focus of the panel, "New Approaches to H.D." is open-ended, and we will consider work focusing on any aspect of H.D. and/or her circle, although the interdisciplinary emphasis of the conference (which expressly embraces literature's relationship to other arts and disciplines) means that an interdisciplinary angle might be especially appropriate.

[UPDATE] CFP: Critical Survey special issue on Victorian Science (New Deadline 1 Nov 2014)

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:34am
Peter Katz

The journal Critical Survey seeks submissions of completed 4000-5000 word articles exploring literary engagements with Victorian sciences. From Darwin, to physiology, to pre-Freudian psychology, to engineering and technology, and beyond, Victorian Britain experienced rapid change – but often seemed ambivalent about whether, as Robert Browning's Andrea del Sarto puts it, "man's reach should exceed his grasp." This peer-reviewed, special issue of Critical Survey will explore the relationship between literature (all genres and forms acceptable) and science in Victorian Britain through:

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Paper/Panel Match-Making - ATHE 2015 Conference

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:14am
ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Match-Making
Call For Papers / Panel Ideas
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
July 30-August 2, 2015, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Theme:
Je Me Souviens / I Remember

Quebec's simple but provocative motto, which is not without controversy over interpretation, caught our imagination — both metaphorically and geographically. It invokes thoughts of remembering — remembering theatre at its best, when its immediacy and humanness is embraced, remembering our past and how it points to the future, and remembering our power to instigate change.

Heavy Metal at the Movies (New Orleans, 1-4 April 2015)

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:22am
Popular Culture Association

Seminar Proposal for Popular Culture Association annual meeting, 1-4 April 2015, New Orleans

Heavy Metal studies has seen a surge over the past years and is increasingly branching out into various interdisciplinary sub-fields. So far, little research has been done on how heavy metal culture relates to cinema. For this seminar at PCA, papers are sought that address, amongst others, the following issues:

* how heavy metal is (ab)used in feature films

* how documentary films create, expand, and discuss a sense of group identity

* how cinematic traditions are used in heavy metal culture.


Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:57am
James Joyce Italian Foundation

Joyce, Yeats and the Revival: The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Università Roma Tre, Italy - 2-3 February 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2014
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 133th birthday.
The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio

Kay Boyle: Language and Emotion, American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 16, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:35pm
Kay Boyle Society

The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism.

Kay Boyle's Short Fiction, Society for the Study of American Women Writers, CFP due January 9, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:31pm
Kay Boyle Society

In accordance with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers shared theme of Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives, we invite papers that engage Kay Boyle's short fiction from any perspective. In particular, we encourage critical or pedagogical treatments of her short fiction that explore Boyle's propensity to illuminate boundaries, crossings, and the subversive. Boyle's short stories provide rich sites to interrogate transgression and marginality.

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will meet in Philadelphia, PA from November 4-8, 2015.

[UPDATE] Wrestling and Performance Edited Volume

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:27pm
Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).