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Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:20pm
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PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed, open access online journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

"Women's Voices in Poetry," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:55am
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Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women's voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:

• How women poets address patriarchy.
• Social versus private poetry.
• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.
• Relationships (e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self) or rejection of relationships.
• Oppression and its manifestations.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:04am
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Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to "Sex in Context." Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest (Deadline March 1, 2014)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:17pm
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DASH Literary Journal

Call for Submissions:

DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its second annual poetry contest. To celebrate our love of competition, we're handing out a $1,000 prize for best poem.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each). Include name and contact information on coversheet only.

Fee: $10
...or $15 for contest plus one-year subscription.
Check payable to DASH Journal.

Deadline: March 1
All poems blind-reviewed by a panel of editors. Finalists will be published in our 2014 issue.
Contests are hard copy only. Submit to:

DASH Literary Journal 2014 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:01pm
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DASH Literary Journal


Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2014 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Limit 1 submission per category.

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:06pm
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University of Bristol
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First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014

Plenary Speaker: Professor Garrett Sullivan, Penn State University

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious biological necessity.

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature (due 24 Feb.)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:27pm
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Rebeccah Bechtold

"My spirit is weary for rural rambles," Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for "amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:04am
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Cusanuswerk

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Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

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Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:23am
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University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies. This conference will explore the idea of the South as a region forever a step or two behind the modern nation, as well as reconsider the backward temporality of the South by taking its cue from poet and novelist Jack Butler's claim that "The future doesn't erase the past; it colonizes it."

Though the conference theme centers on southern literature and culture, we also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

Language Literature Interface

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:39am
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Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.
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Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 4-5 September 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:

Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development; June 13, 2014

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Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:44pm
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University of Warwick UK

Confirmed speakers: Professor Justin Rosenberg (The University of Sussex),Neil Davidson (The University of Glasgow),Professor Neil Lazarus (The University of Warwick)

"From the universal law of unevenness thus derives another law which . . . we may call the law of combined development – by which we mean a drawing together of the different stages of the journey, a combining of separate steps, an amalgam of archaic with more contemporary forms" (Leon Trotsky, The History of the Russian Revolution).

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - 5/16/14

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Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:04am
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org
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This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

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