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Extremist Latinos/as (MLA Vancouver, January 8-11)

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:09am
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Modern Languages Association Annual Conference
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In liberal democracies, it is commonly assumed that because extreme, radical, and marginal politics fall outside of the confines and vocabulary of the political center they, therefore, demonstrate a deficient capacity for rational deliberation. Although this distinction becomes murkier in the spheres of minority politics, the Latina/o political center might be thought of as a demand for cultural affirmation, in response to periods of psychological degradation and institutionalized discrimination. Within Latina/o criticism, some theorists go so far as to represent "Latinidad" as an exemplary political "center" for its perpetual mediation between ethnicities, cultures, geopolitical orders, and forms of life.

"Mediterranean Visions: Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations"

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 11:25pm
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Mediterranean Visions College of the Holy Cross - Sant'Anna Institute

This conference intends to focus on the possible perceptions of the journey to/from/around the Mediterranean Sea, moving from an Italian, European and extra-European perspective (with specific reference to the American continent, which is so historically and culturally connected to the Mediterranean heritage and to its explorations), and concentrating moreover on the theme of immigration/emigration to/from the Mediterranean Basin, the result of centuries-old, intercultural exchanges occurring between its shores, as well as the new challenges (social and economic) facing the region from globalized society and from the increasingly urgent democratic requirements of the populations inhabiting it.

Children's Literature from around the World

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:57pm
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SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX
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When we read or watch the news, especially from around the world, it's very easy to forget that children experience the same upheavals as the adults, yet their voices and feelings are frequently ignored or glossed over. This panel proposes to focus on children's literature written for children from different corners of the world that attempt to give them a voice and focuses on their unique experiences as they grow up and try to make sense of their life, their society, and their world.

This proposed special session for SCMLA's 2014 Annual conference invites papers exploring children's or adolescent literature written in English from any country from around the globe.

MLA 15: Narrating Madness and Autism

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:13pm
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Jonathan Gagas
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This non-guaranteed special session invites papers addressing how narratives of psychosis, mood disorders, or autism (in any medium, genre, or period) change our understanding of the ethics and phenomenology of reading, viewing, or listening. I welcome disability studies critiques of concepts of madness or autism, histories of medical or psychological narratives, and philosophy of psychology and psychiatry analyses of cognition, affect, volition, or hermeneutics in narratives of madness or autism conceptualized as real experiences of distress, impairment, and different mental structures. Please submit 350-word abstracts and CVs to Jonathan Gagas, Temple University ( by March 15, 2014.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers IJ-ELTS [April – June, 2014 Issue]

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:15am
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International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies
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The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for April-June, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: 30/04/ 2014
Issue publication date: 07/06/2014
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5. Relationship between L1 and L2

WRITING SOUTH AFRICA NOW - South African Literature Colloquium

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 7:01am
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Fai Suthipinittharm and Imke van Heerden, Department of English and Related Literature, The University of York

Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On
University of York in association with University of Cambridge

June 7, 2014

Venue: University of York, United Kingdom

CFP deadline: April 15, 2014

[Update] Deadline Extended: Theory/Post-Theory Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 9:38am
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Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Due to the spirited discussion that has already been generated in response to our initial announcement, the Berkeley Rhetoric community would like to submit a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of March 1st. Notifications will be sent by mid-March.

Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Organized by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Rhetoric
University of California, Berkeley
April 18th, 2014
Keynote Address: Professor David N. Rodowick (Chicago)

UPDATE New Literatures in English

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:19am
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New Literatures in English
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Title of the book: New Literatures in English
Editor: Dr R.P. Singh
Associate Professor
Department of English and Modern European Languages,
University of Lucknow
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The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of New Literatures in English with special reference to the following:
1. Making of New Literatures
2. Postcolonialism
3. Postmodernism
4. Identity formation in New Literature
5. Diaspora Literature
6. Canadian Literature in English

UPDATE Indian Literature in Translation

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:13am
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Indian Literature in Translation
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Call for Paper on
Indian Literature in Translation
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The proposed book seeks to examine various aspects of Indian Literature in Translation with reference to the following:
1. Making of Indian Literature
2. Challenges before Indian Literature in Translation
3. Indian Poetry in Translation
4. Indian Novel in Translation
5. Indian Drama in Translation
6. Other Indian Genre in Translation
7. The Ramayana
8. The Mahabharata
9. Kalidas with special reference to Shakuntala
10. Jaishankar Prasad with special reference to Kamayani
11. Rabindra Nath Tagore with special reference to Gitanjali

Portals Comparative Literature Journal Now Accepting Submissions

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:22am
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Portals Comparative Literature Journal/CLSA at San Francisco State University
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Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
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San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
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2014 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.

Submission deadline: March 7, 2014.

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Contemporary Issues in Irish Studies. In Memoriam Paul Brennan

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:44pm
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Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies

This special issue seeks to explore research topics dear to Prof. Paul Brennan (+…2003) who left such a mark in Irish Studies in France and in Europe – State-building, public policy, Church issues, the peace process in Northern Ireland, and cultural life, whilst not forgetting contemporary literature. Although it has a 20th-century focus, this issue also seeks to present directions in which scholarship in those topics has developed in the early 21st century, and invites submissions on those themes regardless of whether authors were acquainted with Prof. Paul Brennan.

"Shakespeare," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:44pm
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James Mulder / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites papers that address any aspect of Shakespeare and his works to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include historicism and unhistoricism, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to James Mulder ( NB: As of 2/4, the email address listed on the RMMLA website is outdated and abstracts sent there will unfortunately bounce. Please be sure to send abstracts to