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[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/15/2015] Call for Papers: "Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:08pm
University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association

In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference, April 10th - 11th 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 10:44am
Tolkien at UVM

Tolkien at UVM 12th Annual Conference April 10-11th 2015
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The theme for this year is Medieval Verse Narratives. Papers on every subject will be considered; however, the following subjects will be prioritized: Beowulf, The Fall of Arthur, Sigurd and Gudrun, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.

Please submit an abstract or (preferably) a complete paper by Sunday, February 1st. Decisions will follow swiftly thereafter. Papers should be ten pages in length.

We are very excited to announce that Michael Drout (Professor, Wheaton College) will be this year's keynote speaker!

Information will be up on our website soon!!

SOCRATES 2015 : Publish with Socrates : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 1:24am

Publish with Us : Proceedings and Sponsored papers

Socrates Journal Promotes Proceedings/Summaries and Sponsored papers :

Proceedings paper:

The paper published/presented in a Conference/Symposium/Seminar/Workshops etc or summarization of all papers from conference proceedings.

Sponsored paper : The paper which does not belong to any of the disciplines/domains covered by the journal are published in the journal as a sponsored paper.The paper should be reviewed/refereed by potential reviewers/referees before submission. It would be mandatory for the principal author to upload reviewers recommendation sheet as a supplementary file with the submission.The paper may belong to any discipline.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — — [Deadline 20th Jan 2015]

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:39am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) —

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries ( | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues ( | above 1500, prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

[UPDATE] albeit: New York & LA in the American Imaginary

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:22pm


The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

English Romantic Ecologies: Call for Chapt Proposals

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 8:15pm
Lorna Fitzsimmons

Chapter proposals are currently being considered for a book, entitled English Romantic Ecologies, on ecological themes in English Romantic writing. Proposals are 600 w plus a bibliography, due by April 30 2015. Chapters will be 6000w, due by December 30 2015. Please with initial statement of interest.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles. She is the editor or co-editor of ten books, including Identities in Early ModernEnglish Writing (Brepols, 2014).

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces (Submission deadline : 20 Jan 2015)

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:04pm
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst


We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.