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UPDATE - Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:41pm
Ed Simon

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016 (Abstracts due May 15th)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:39pm
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts (approx. 250 words) for proposed papers by May 15, 2016, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categories:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English ● special sessions for introductory and AP English students

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; issue 13: non-thematic; submission deadline: 1 August 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:46pm
University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 13th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

PAMLA 2016 French & Francophone Sessions (Nov. 11-13, Pasadena)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers.

The PAMLA Conference in 2016 will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

We are currently accepting proposals of 500 words for panels on French and Francophone studies. Papers may be presented in English or French.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system found here:

The deadline for paper proposals is June 10.

For questions regarding this session, please contact Erica Maria Cefalo:

PAMLA 2016: British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but particularly welcomes papers focusing on context, especially the relation of an author's life to his or her texts, and the influence from earlier historical periods on works, items, customs, etc. of the eighteenth century.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

AULLA Conference 2016: 'Love and the Word', Melbourne December 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00am

Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016. Its theme is 'Love and the Word' and our keynote speakers are Peter Cryle, Anne Freadman, and Kam Louie.
Already we have received papers focused on: the semantics of 'love' (in various languages); erotics and desire; performance; politics and rhetoric; poetry; prose fiction; pedagogy and teaching; colonial and postcolonial modalities; religion and the sacred; technology; and philosophy. This second Call for Proposals is open-themed, meaning we shall welcome any proposals that offer insightful research.

Goddess Studies Unit Call for Papers: Loyola Marymount University, March 2017

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 5:54pm
American Academy of Religion, Western Region

The Goddess Studies Unit seeks to retrieve the narrative importance of female figures in mythology and religion and works to infuse equity into the nature of exclusion. How does this year's theme, "Religion, Race, and Racism," intersect with female (cis/LGBTQ/inclusive) figures and the study of women in narrative and in culture? Are there goddesses, goddess scholarship, or goddess-centric worship that subvert racialization and/or colonization? Are there figures that have subverted demonization due to race or gender or who have been claimed to combat such "Othering"? Contrarily, are there figures that have been suppressed or marginalized due to race and/or gender that are currently being reclaimed, reinterpreted, or re-discovered? How?

21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, Saturday, October 15, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:44am
Bowling Green State University Department of English

Call for Papers: 21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp, the BGSU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email:

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 15, 2016

Conference Theme: Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century: Studies Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries