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2014 PAMLA Conference (10/31/14-11/2/14, Riverside, CA): CFP May 15 Deadline

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:28pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2014 PAMLA Conference in sunny Riverside, California will be held from Friday, October 31, 2014 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. There are more than one hundred approved sessions to which you may propose a paper. For more information about the conference or to propose a paper (deadline May 15 at midnight), go to:

Call for Reviews

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:16pm
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Shift welcomes exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines below.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:22am
Dr. Anup Kumar Dey, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India-782 462 Mobile Nos.: +918876909239/+919436132468

The phrase Northeast Literature refers to the writings from the Seven Sisters of Northeast India as well as Sikkim; but the diversity of this region defies any such attempt of easy definition. There are more than sixty major tribes in the region and each of them has its own language, folktales or oral literature and songs as well as different myths about their origin. Moreover when we look at the existing anthologies on Indian Literature we find that in most of these either the Northeast Literature is missing or is marginally represented although the region is the vast reservoir of literary resources.

Polish Studies

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:20am
Czas Kultury / Time of Culture

Call for papers
Czas Kultury: Polish Studies

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:19am
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:

Negotiating Narratives in/for the Third Millennium ZEUS – Graduate Research Workshop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:52pm
ZEUS / University of Cologne, Germany

The 20th century has taken us from modernism to postmodernism, from colonialism to postcolonialism, from mono- to transcultural concepts; our analytical methods and theories have been shaped by spatial, linguistic, ethical, and digital turns. Since Lyotard's influential definition of postmodernism as "incredulity towards metanarratives", we have come to question supposedly fixed categories, deconstructing metanarratives and acknowledging the validity of small narratives. As "pattern-building animals", however, human beings rely on stories and categories to orientate

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for Centre for Modern Studies Symposium: 'Nature at War', 5th June, send abstracts by 22nd April

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:29am
Emily Bowles / University of York

Deadline extended for University of York Centre for Modern Studies PG Symposium, Nature at War - send abstracts by 22nd April.

Taking place during the centenary of the First World War, 'Nature at War' is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium organised by the Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, exploring the dynamic between nature (broadly-conceived) and war from the mid-nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries. Is the dynamic of nature and war essentially one of conflict, and if so, how can that conflict itself avoid being 'unnatural'? How do ideas of naturalness and unnaturalness manifest themselves in war contexts?

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