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Portals Comparative Literature Journal Now Accepting Submissions

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:22am
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Portals Comparative Literature Journal/CLSA at San Francisco State University
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Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
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San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
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2014 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.

Submission deadline: March 7, 2014.

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Liminality in American Literature

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:19pm
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PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA
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This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personas, and liminal landscapres in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

Searching for Culture (SEFOC) International Cultural Studies Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, October 16-17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:49am
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Palacky University
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We invite papers (25 minutes maximum) from all fields of the humanities including (but not limited to) cultural studies, art, film, literature, music, mass media, entertainment, sport, history, philosophy, politics, cultural geography, environmental studies, ecology, sociology.

The conference is held as part of the INKULTUS grant project administered at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The project aim is to foster international interdisciplinary curriculum development and research in the area of cultural studies. The conference is going to be held at Palacky University, in the historic centre of Olomouc where culture, arts, history, and magic atmosphere all converge.

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
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UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Travel Grant Competition

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
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Washington University Libraries Special Collections
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The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year's travel grant competition is now open. The Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Travel must occur between May 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
(n.) - the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) - to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
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Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis
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All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

Keynote Speaker: Frans de Waal
Date: November 15-17, 2014
Location: UC Davis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

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Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

Romantic Sustainability

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 1:10pm
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Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA (7-9 Nov. 2014)
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Romantic Sustainability, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (7-9 Nov. 2014)

Literary Rape Culture (MLA 2015 Vancouver January 8-11)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:48am
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Sonya Brockman / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Lucretia. Philomela. Lavinia. Clarissa. Tess. Jennifer.

Sex and violence have been intertwined throughout literary history. Why is rape such a significant part of so much literature and art? For this MLA Special Session we invite papers that take on questions of rape culture literary texts and popular culture throughout history. Please submit abstracts of 300-word abstracts by 7 March 2014 to Sonya L. Brockman (

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 3:28am
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Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong'o has noted that "literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particular society", while Doreathea Drummond Mbalia has concurred by noting that "from a materialist perspective, literature is a product of the society in which it is produced, arising from and dependent on the material conditions of the society". This explains why works of fiction usually serve as windows into the societies from which they emanate. New Historicists and cultural materialists have emphasized over and over again the interplay between literature and the society.