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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.

CFP: The Literary London Society Annual Conference 22–24 July 2015 'London in Love'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:52am
Literary London Society

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration.

debbie tucker green international symposium, 21 November 2015, University of Lincoln, UK

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:32am
Dr Siân Adiseshiah, University of Lincoln, UK

First International Symposium on the work of debbie tucker green

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Deirdre Osborne, Goldsmiths, University of London

Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts and Lincoln's 21st Century Research Group are delighted to announce the 2015 Contemporary Playwriting Symposium, dedicated this year to debbie tucker green.

On 21 November 2015, there will be a one-day symposium bringing together scholars, theatre practitioners and students to discuss tucker green's demanding, innovative, urgent theatre.

CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association's 26th annual conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 3:26pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society will co-sponsor one collaborative panel with the John Dos Passos Society at the American Literature Association conference in Boston on May 21-24, 2015. In addition, the Cummings Society will sponsor one to two sessions on E. E. Cummings.

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos

Call for Submissions: Aporetic Press

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:17am
Aporetic Press

Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.

Subjectivity in an Object World

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:07pm
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

Deadline: January 25, 2015

Contact Information:

Editor: Kevin MacDonnell


"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."

-Wallace Stevens

[Update: Deadline Extension] CFP: Multi-Discursions: Remapping the Topography of Thought

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:55pm
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi (California State University, Northridge English Honors Society)

A colloquium to be hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter, sponsored in part by the Department of English at California State University, Northridge.

New Deadline:
January 16, 2015

Conference Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
California State University, Northridge

Italo Calvino once asked, "who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?" And while the question maintains its relevance, isn't it about time we turn our attention away from the individual, the "we," and ask this question of the texts produced and the environments in which they are produced?

Passages @ Georgetown, Feb 21, Submissions EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD and Samantha Pinto, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: EXTENDED to January 9, 2015

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

CFP "Women and Ageing" (International Conference at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 20-22 May 2015)

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:06pm
Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Margaret O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh, University of Limerick

In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?