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[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:12am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Writing South Africa Now - CfP Deadline 15 APRIL

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:16am
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University of York in association with University of Cambridge

**REMINDER**

Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On
University of York in association with University of Cambridge
CfP Deadline: 15 April 2014

"Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On" is a one-day colloquium on South African textual cultures of any period to be held at the University of York (UK) on Saturday, 7 June 2014. Relevant research fields include but are not restricted to: literature, media, theatre, film, spoken word, publishing, and translation studies.

This year sees the twentieth anniversary of South Africa's democracy, and offers timely cause for reflection on the complex changes and continuities concerning South African literature. Possible questions include but are not limited to:

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
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Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

"… the culture of nature – the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world – is as important a terrain for struggle as the land itself." (Alexander Wilson)

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:07am
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism-a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press-announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

The Aesthetics of Human Trafficking - SAMLA 2014

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Laura Barberan Reinares (CUNY)

SAMLA 2014: The Aesthetics of Human Trafficking

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film. Paper proposals addressing the aesthetics of human trafficking or forced migration within the context of globalization are especially welcome. By June 1st, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Journals and Collections of Essays

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:55am
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Out of Many
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Great Stories Needed: Edited Prose Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction and Fiction

We are seeking outstanding prose for the anthology OUT OF MANY: MULTIPLICITY AND DIVISIONS IN AMERICA TODAY. OUT OF MANY will showcase emerging writers for an emerging generation. We are under contract with an academic publisher and hope to feature a broader spectrum of voices than those typically found in prose readers. 5000 words maximum; shorter is better. Longer may need justification. Minorities of all stripes are encouraged to submit. Experimentation welcomed. Humor, fun and play appreciated. Writers will keep their copyright.

CALL FOR PAPERS: NATIVE RESPONSES TO THE 'SUBALTERN': VOICES FROM NORTH-EAST INDIA (DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: APRIL 30, 2014)

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:41am
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Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Swami Department of English, Assam University:: Diphu Campus (A Central University), Diphu-782 460 Karbi Anglog, Assam, India

The term "Subaltern" is related to the hegemonic power dynamics of the world. It refers to, in a broad context, all the persons who are socially, politically, geographically and economically not included or given a position in the hegemonic power structure of the colonial set-up. Thus, "Subaltern" refers to the colonized communities around the world. Subaltern as a subject is probably the most influential in the field of Post-colonial theory. Its impact has spanned across the disciplines of history, anthropology, sociology, literary studies, feminism and women studies.

[UPDATE] Screening War

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:22pm
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Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
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Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Issue 3 | September 2014

Screening War

Deadline for submissions: May 15 2014

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:13am
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Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America Special Issue - Deadline: 30 September 2014

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
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Society for Irish Latin American Studies
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Travel Writing: Encounters within and through Irish and Latin American spaces
Deadline for articles: September 30th, 2014

Contributions are now invited for the 2014/15 Special Issue of the Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, an international, refereed online journal, edited by Sinéad Wall and Laura Izarra.

Theorising the Popular fifth international conference

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:21am
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Liverpool Hope University
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Liverpool Hope University,
July 30th-July 1st 2014

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its fifth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

We would especially welcome papers in the following areas, although we invite proposals from all disciplines:

[UPDATE] (Post)Graduate Travel Grants available for DNS Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV 'Ideas and Enlightenment'

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:54am
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University of Sydney
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The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 'Ideas and Enlightenment' conference. These are provided through generous funding contributions from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Putting Periodisation to Use Group, and the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney. These scholarships are part of an extended postgraduate program at DNS XV, which will be supported by the newly formed DNS Graduate Caucus. We anticipate that the program will include paired mentoring between junior and senior colleagues at the conference and a professional development workshop.

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