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Literature of Status / The Status of Literature (Tuscaloosa, AL March 5-8, 2015)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:04am
The University of Alabama Department of English

The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-second Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

Reading Across Cultures: New Comparative Approaches in a Globalized World, September 21-23, 2014, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:49am
Postgraduate Forum “Postcolonial Narrations”

The second conference of the postgraduate forum "Postcolonial Narrations" focuses on comparative approaches to postcolonial anglophone literatures and cultures in an era of globalization. How can comparative approaches enrich our reading practices and add to our understanding of postcolonial cultural production? How do comparative trends and research practices emerging in other disciplines impact postcolonial studies (which is itself a comparative approach)?

CFP Postgraduate English (Deadline Friday 1 August 2014)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:33pm
Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than Friday 1 August 2014.

Call for Book Reviews and Review Essays: Culture, Labor and Class

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 1:25pm
Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society

Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society, a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal is calling for book reviews and review essays discussing texts relating to the cultural aspects of labor and class. The books reviewed can be academic studies from a range of disciplines, journalistic texts, works of fiction, biographies, memoirs, and artists' monographs. We will also consider reviews of art exhibits and cultural events, relevant to this topic. With some exceptions, the books reviewed should have a publication date within the last three years. The reviewers should have some expertise in the area of the review, and write in clear prose, free of specialized jargon.

Slovo, interdisciplinary journal for Central and Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian studies. Deadline for abstracts 15 May.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:17am
Slovo, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

SLOVO journal
anthropology - economics - film - geography - history - international studies - linguistics - literature - media - music - politics - sociology

Slovo is a fully refereed, interdisciplinary, twice-yearly e-journal, edited and managed by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 26.2 of Slovo!

• The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014.

CFP: British Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 3-5, 2014); April 30 deadline

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 9:49pm
Sarah Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
The British Popular Culture area is open to essays on a wide range of topics, but is particularly interested in essays that focus on:
• Themes and/or Popularity of British television (Downton Abbey, Luther, Doctor Who, etc.),
• British/American TV adaptations,
• British literary or cinematic alt-history, especially steampunk,
• British filmmakers (Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Shane Meadows, Ben Wheatley, etc.),
• British comics creators (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Garth Ennis, etc.)

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature" (07/01/14; 11/7-11/8/14, Wenham, MA)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:31am
Gregor Thuswaldner and Dan Rus, Gordon College

2014 Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature"

November 7-8, 2014

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters

CFP-Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:09am
Department of English, KAHM Unity Women's College, Manjeri

Call for Papers

Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal

Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

ISSN No: 2348 – 3369

Call for Papers

William Shakespeare has been the Bard of the Globe for Centuries. Quintessential dramatic genius, he has left behind a body of literature which continues to connect with the transforming lives around and reassert the pivotal human concerns. Shakespeare has profoundly catalyzed the growth of language and helped reshape the way we expressed the feel of our thoughts. Lay readers, Students and scholars continue to read, study, explore, interpret, stage the Bard.

Call for Papers for The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Vol. I, Issue 1)

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 4:30am
The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Submissions are invited for the inaugural issue of The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, a bi-annual, peer-reviewed print journal.

Volume I, Issue I
-Open Issue
-Word Limit: 2000 words
-Citations and references in accordance with MLA Handbook, 7th edn.
-Submissions must include a cover page with the following:
-Author/s name
-Abstract (within 200 words)
-Author/s bio (within 150 words)

Last date for abstracts: June 15, 2014
Last date for complete submissions: July 1, 2014
Acceptance/rejections will be notified by: July 25, 2014

PAMLA 2014: Literature and the Other Arts (Due May 15)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (

Natural Spaces and Phenomena in Early Modern Literature

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:59am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at

CFP - Phenomenology Roundtable

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:50pm

The Phenomenology Roundtable was founded at a meeting of the Radical Philosophy Assocation in November 2000, at Loyola University, Chicago. There, over coffee, several of us* gathered and discussed the lack of a space for doing phenomenology. We experienced the antagonistic and confrontational attitude of the dominant philosophical organizations; we bemoaned the lack of collegiality and constructivity in their meetings; and, most significantly, we noted the lack of a Husserlian starting point in most of the work of these groups. We decided we would form our own group aimed at a creative and supportive atmosphere in which we and other phenomenologists could discuss our work and interact with one another.

Special Sessions Proposals Sought for MMLA (due 4/21; November 13-16, Detroit)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).