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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).

IFPE International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Necessary Fictions

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 2:24pm
Billy Brennan/International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education

International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education

25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

necessary fictions

Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, California
November 6–8, 2014

Thomas H. Ogden, M.D.
Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award

Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D., Gerald J. Gargiulo, Ph.D., and Gayle Salamon, Ph.D.
Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators


For 25 years IFPE has been home to thinking, dialoguing, and creating an ongoing conversation about psychoanalysis—welcoming many voices and viewpoints. This year's theme, necessary fictions, aims to ignite your imagination and stir your creativity. It points us toward the essence of the mind and weaves unconscious fantasy.

Approaching the Liminal: Pushing the Boundaries of Continental Philosophy

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:53am
Pittsbugh Continental Philosophy Network

The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference. Towards the end of interdisciplinary collaboration, this conference invites contributions from a range of disciplines including philosophy, psychology, religious studies, theology, communication, rhetoric, and sociology, among others. We will accept paper and panel proposals on any topic relevant to continental philosophy, and particularly encourage those which seek to cross the bounds between multiple disciplines or which push a given discipline toward or beyond its limits.

Areas of Interest include, but are certainly not limited to:

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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association

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

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


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

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
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)

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

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:


Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:07am
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism

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

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 12:27pm
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

Journals and Collections of Essays

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:55am
Out of Many

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.


Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:41am
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

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

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

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:13am
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.