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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

"Changing Humanities in a Changing World" International Conference, 27-29 November 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:39am
Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University

Our world is rapidly changing, and these changes – in communication, technology, politics, the economy and the environment – deeply and widely affect people across the globe. The problems these changes cause, whether at the personal or societal level, have become increasingly and overwhelmingly complex. Today's digital world, for instance, has caused instability in the existing contrasts between globalization, nationalism and localism. It has also resulted in a reshaping of human thought and emotion. New ethics and values, new worldviews, new questions of the self, spirituality, and identity, have emerged even as some of the old standards persist. This requires a new understanding of the world and our societies beyond the existing frameworks.

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).

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:

International Symposium "Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries" Florenc,, Ital,, January 18-25, 2015

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 1:50am
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation & Life Beyond tourism, Florence, Italy

The symposium topic is focused on, but not limited to, T.S. Eliot and Modernism, and may include such topics as:
- Evocations of time and place in Eliot's writing or that of his contemporaries
- The preoccupation with space, place and (dis)location
- Modernism and the uses of time, 'time past', and timelessness
- Eliot, Modernism and history
- Eliot, Modernism and contemporary scientific and philosophical views on space and time
- Eliot's place in the tradition, the canon, Modernism, and world literature

Papers that explore the connections between England and Florence or England and Italy in the context of Eliot and his contemporaries are also welcome.

MPCA / ACA -- Mythology and Popular Culture Panel

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association


The Mythology section of the Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Association invites papers on any intersection of myth and popular culture for our upcoming meeting. This year's MPCA/ACA meeting is October 3-5, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.

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:

[UPDATE] Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Örebro, Sweden 26-27 September 2014, Abstract Deadline May 8

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:52am
SAAS, Swedish Association for American Studies

Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Örebro, 26-27 September 2014
Second Call for Papers: Call for Contributions to Panels

SAAS is an academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and provides American Studies scholars with an opportunity to meet and network.


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.


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.

Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America Special Issue - Deadline: 30 September 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
Society for Irish Latin American Studies

Travel Writing: Encounters within and through Irish and Latin American spaces
Deadline for articles: September 30th, 2014

Contributions are now invited for the 2014/15 Special Issue of the Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, an international, refereed online journal, edited by Sinéad Wall and Laura Izarra.

Theorising the Popular fifth international conference

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:21am
Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University,
July 30th-July 1st 2014

The Popular Culture research group at Liverpool Hope University welcome papers from academics and graduate students for its fifth annual international conference, 'Theorising the Popular'. Its aim is to demonstrate the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of 'popular' disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within 'traditional' subjects. The group breaks down disciplinary barriers and challenges academic hierarchies.

We would especially welcome papers in the following areas, although we invite proposals from all disciplines: