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Emily Dickinson International Society at ALA 2015--1/1/2015 Deadline for Proposals

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:24pm
Paraic Finnerty / Emily Dickinson International Society

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2015 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 21-24, 2015. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Páraic Finnerty ( and Michelle Kohler ( by January 1, 2015.

Barbara Pym: Quartet in Autumn (deadline 21Nov14)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:38pm
Barbara Pym Society

The Barbara Pym Society's 17th annual North American conference will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, on 13-15 March 2015. The organizing committee is seeking speakers for the conference. Preference will be given to proposals on the featured novel, Quartet in Autumn, but proposals on any topic relevant to Pym studies will be considered. The audience will be mostly non-academics who are very familiar with the novels of Barbara Pym.

Speakers receive an honorarium of $400, a waiver of the conference registration fee, and complimentary conference meals.

"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:37pm
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Lippincott's Legacy Conference, May 29-30 2015, Omaha, Nebraska

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:39pm
Robert E. Bernier / University of Nebraska at Omaha

A Call for Papers for the Lippincott's Legacy Conference, May 29-30, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. Details are available at
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is pleased to sponsor a conference on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, particularly The Sign of the Four and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Both works were published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. Thus, the conference will celebrate the 125th anniversary of their publications. This is an interdisciplinary conference.

[UPDATE] FSAC 2015 Grad Colloquium CFP

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:55pm
Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Version Française ci-dessous

**Please note that proposals on topics other than the colloquium's official theme are welcome. Submissions engaging with digital media are also encouraged.



FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the
Study of Canada, McGill University

Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014*

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies call for paper (September-December 2014) [UPDATE]

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:44pm
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language and linguistics, cultural studies and creative writing for the December 2014 Issue 'Volume one, Issue three). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: November 20, 2014. Issue Publication Date: December 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage. Contributions have to be sent to:

Capital Ideas: Congress 2015 (Deadline November 1, 2014)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:13pm
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2015 conference, which will take place 30 May – 2 June 2015, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Ottawa. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to Proposals are due by November 1, 2014.

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:54pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

The Melancholy Empire: British and Irish Literature in the 21st Century

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:21am
Caroline Magennis, University of Salford

Call For Papers:

The Melancholy Empire: British and Irish Literature in the 21st Century
Peel Building, Main Campus, University of Salford
Thursday 16th April, 2015

Following Paul Gilroy's Postcolonial Melancholia (2005) and Judith Butler's reappraisal of melancholia in Precarious Life (2004), this symposium seeks to consider whether contemporary British and Irish authors are haunted, constrained or inspired by national identity or whether they actually undermine attempts to use this concept to define their work.

The Limits of Animality

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:06am
Graduate Students' Conference

The relationships between writers and their pets, or with animals in general, are well-known. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog, Flush, was her "constant companion, my friend, my amusement, lying with his head on one page of my folios while I read the other." Raymond Chandler referred to his cat as his secretary because she sat on his manuscripts. Julian Barnes wrote a novel-biography of Flaubert and the significance of his parrot, and TS Eliot ruminated on the practicality of cats.

[Update] ACLA CFP: Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison Seattle March 26-29 (Abstract by Oct 15)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:48am
Yu-ting Huang / UCLA

Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison
ACLA -- March 26-29, 2015. Seattle, Washington.

Call for papers:
We are inviting papers for a seminar to be hosted at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting, in Seattle, Washington on March 26-29. This seminar explores how settler colonial studies contribute to our study of comparative literature, both within and beyond Anglophone settler spaces.

Academic Institutions & the Production of Knowledge, 1st International Symposium (Mexico City: Monday 3rd of Nov, 2014)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:24am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

1st International Symposium: Academic Institutions and the Production of Knowledge: Crisis and Opportunities

Part of the Research Program on: Recasting Bonds

Monday 3rd of November, 2014 (A one day pilot event)

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Reconstruction 14.3, Spatial Literary Studies

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 9:03am
Alan Clinton

Introducing: Reconstruction 14.3, "Spatial Literary Studies,"
Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.
Featuring work by:
Sarah Ager, Mustafa Bal, Yann Calbérac, Ralph Crane, Dustin Crowley, Michelle Dreiding, Lisa Fletcher, Angela Flury, Matt Hudson, Julia Kröger, Jessica Maucione, Adam R. McKee, Rogério de Melo Franco, İ.Murat Öner, Emmanuelle Peraldo, Elizabeth Robertson, Albrecht Selge, Mariya Shymchyshyn, Kate Siklosi, and Robert T. Tally Jr.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following special issues: Reconstruction 15.1, "Immersions and Interventions: Convergences in Art and Science Research" (Due Dec 31) and Reconstruction 16.1, "Archives on Fire" (Due Nov 30).