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Urban Ecologies: Historical Perspectives; DEADLINE 30 September 2014; NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015, Toronto

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries. Seeking papers dealing with literary perspectives on urban ecologies from the premodern to 1900, including topics such as (but not limited to): pollution, population, nonhuman city dwellers, anti-urbanism, migration, early globalization, cosmopolitan environmentalism, etc. Please send 250-word abstracts of 15-minute papers by September 30, 2104; to submit an abstract, please go to and follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit an abstract directly to this session.

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86 [Update-Deadline Approaching]

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:54pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 10, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at

Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:41am
Chameleon Press; Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

You are invited to submit poems to Desde Hong Kong: poets in conversation with Octavio Paz, a collection in celebration of the centenary of the great Mexican poet, Octavio Paz, who built bridges among cultures, and especially among poets, and whose connections with Asia were considerable.

The editors have selected eight works by Paz to initiate and stimulate the conversation or to act as references. These poems can be found here:

The Literature of Loss

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:50pm
Dr Deirdre Flynn / Limerick Literary Weekend / Mary Immaculate College

The Literature of Loss

Irish literature is filled with loss; the loss of love, of language, of sovereignty, of wealth, of health and of religion. The atmosphere of loss almost haunts the pages and words of the Irish, and leads to questions about the influence of loss, the representation of loss and the meaning of loss. Where does this loss fit in? How has it changed? What impact do chronological, political, economic and geographical changes have on loss?

The 36th Annual Southwest Popular American Culture Association Annual Meeting, February 11-14, 2015

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:35am
Southwest Popular American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular American Culture Association is now accepting individual paper, round table, and special topic submissions for our 36th annual conference. We will be meeting in ABQ, New Mexico February 11 - 14, 2015 in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel. Complete conference details can be found on our web site including directions for submitting your proposal using our online presenter submission form.

Othello's Island 2015: The Third Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on the Medieval and Renaissance Periods

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 10:33am
Severis Foundation

Othello's Island 2015
The 3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Organised in association with the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus and the Cyprus College of Art


  • James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
  • Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
  • ​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art

  • About the Conference:

    Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:43pm
    The Midwest Modern Language Association

    This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

    Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes,

    Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

    [UPDATE] Convergences in Art and Science Research

    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:22pm
    Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

    Reconstruction 15.2
    Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research

    Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton

    [UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
    Midwest Modern Language Association

    The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

    International Conference: Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

    Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 2:33pm
    Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

    Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

    The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 29–31, 2015, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

    [UPDATE] Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 20 June 2014; 28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

    Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:49am
    Marginalised Mainstream 2014

    Please note: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 20 JUNE 2014.

    Submissions as a Word or PDF document should include a

    * 350-word abstract and title
    * and a cover sheet including: your name, university, contact information, plus a brief biographical paragraph about your academic interests,

    and be emailed to conference organisers Emma Grundy Haigh, Sam Goodman and Brittain Bright at:

    UPDATE: Manifestas: Supporting Women's Studies in Academia

    Friday, May 30, 2014 - 2:14pm
    The University of West Florida's Women's Studies Collective

    As an up-and-coming online, interdisciplinary student journal, _Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for their inaugural issue to be published September 2014, with a release party scheduled soon after.

    [UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
    Rice University English Graduate Symposium

    As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

    The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines: