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Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 9/15/2013

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:51am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website,, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

[Panel to be Proposed] Multimodal Literature and Narrative Communication- March 5-8, 2015 at Chicago

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:30am
International Narrative Conference

In the last two decades we have seen a proliferation of what scholars like Wolfgang Hallet, Alison Gibbons, and others have called "multimodal literature." These texts, which include Mark Danielewski's House of Leaves, Steve Tomasula's VAS: An Opera in Flatland, Anne Carson's NOX, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams' S, among others, engage the verbal dimensions of narrative communication while incorporating modalities that have been conventionally omitted in genres like the literary novel and even poetry.

"(Im)Materiality in English and Welsh Medieval Culture" (Kalamazoo 2015)

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:53pm
Daniel Helbert

The recent trend in medieval literary studies to emphasize inanimate objects and materiality as a means of contextualizing or de-emphasizing human and humanist activities has encouraged two, perhaps unintended, consequences: 1) The segregation of 'Humanist' philosophical interpretations of the world and its contents/inhabitants (metaphysics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, etc.) from 'non-human' oriented epistemologies (Eco-Criticism, Object Oriented Ontology, etc.); and 2) the lack of distinguishment between human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally homogenous setting and human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally mixed setting.

[UPDATE] New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950's and 1960's

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:20pm
The Charles Olson Society

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.

CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/14; 2/11-2/14/15)

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:42pm
Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Association

Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list at:

Apes, Humans, and Other Primates (Ottawa, ACCUTE 2015)

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:20pm
Marc André Fortin (Université de Sherbrooke)

Non-human primates often play the role of "other" to the rational and civilized human animal in literature. As fictional foils, Darwinian traces, and anthropomorphic ruptures, the literary primate offers an existential challenge to the perceived supremacy of human evolution, to the social and biological experience of consciousness, and to epistemological models of truth and being. Recent representations of the non-human primate (Sara Gruen's Ape House, Colin McAdam's A Beautiful Truth, Kenneth Oppel's Half Brother) both contest and reinforce the dividing line between the human and animal, and situate the human within its own evolutionary history as animal.

Photography, Testimony, and the Voyeuristic Gaze: Bearing Witness to Trauma

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:02pm
North Eastern Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers on the relation between trauma and representation in photography and related visual media. How do images of atrocities both provoke and disarm our voyeuristic gaze? How does bearing witness differ within visual, oral, and literary fields? This panel will explore our engagement with the spectacle of atrocities via the work of artists such as Alfredo Jaar and Richard Mosse. Preference will be given to papers that examine both photography and literature.

"Representing Afghanistan" - NeMLA Panel, 30 April-3 May, Toronto 2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:52am
Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA

This seminar is designed to bring together scholars whose work examines representations of Afghanistan in literature, non-fiction, film, and new media published in the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion. Works on genre, methodology, as well as papers on individual authors are welcome. Participants interested in interdisciplinary approaches and new media analysis are also encouraged to apply. Potential topics include:

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2015]

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:34pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.

SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:48am
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory: Professor Eric Cazdyn (University of Toronto)

**Please note that our submissions deadline has been extended to October 15**

Call for Papers: Somaliland Journal of African Studies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:39am
Somaliland Journal of African Studies

The Somaliland Journal of African Studies (SJAS) aims at covering an academic research area in clear expansion. The objective of the journal is to shed a light into the political landscape of Africa, its political regimes, the current democratic situation and the respect for human rights. Article proposals from other areas and disciplines revolving around the areas of political science and international relations (history, philosophy and other social sciences) will also be accepted.

SJAS is now accepting submissions for its debut issue, due December 2014. The Editorial Board will only consider original articles that are sent in exclusive to SJAS.

NEMLA 2015 Panel: Maternal Hauntings in Asian American Literature and Popular Culture

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:53pm
Jina Lee

Avery Gordon in Ghostly Matters claims, 'The way of the ghost is haunting, and haunting is a particular way of knowing what has happened or is happening. Being haunted draws us affectively, sometimes against our will and always a bit magically, into the structure of feeling we come to experience, not as cold knowledge, but as a transformative recognition.'