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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: The North American Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, June 11-13, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 1:47pm
North American Review / University of Northern Iowa

DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 22, 2015

Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz

The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).

Martineau Society Conference 2015 (07/23/2015-07/26/2015; deadline 04/04/2015)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 8:39pm
Martineau Society

The Martineau Society will be hosting its 21st annual conference in Norwich, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900). Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

Girls' Economies: Work & Play Cultures— Edited Anthology

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:01pm
Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Girls' Economies: Work & Play Cultures

Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell
and Diana Anselmo-Sequeira
foreword by Dr. Eileen Boris

We know more about the history of grownups' labor than we do about girls' work, especially in informal domains. We know more about adult women workers than about girlhood employment and work-themed amusements. We know more about girls' consumption practices than about their production patterns. We know more about childhood and play than we do about how play informs girls' work skills, sensibilities, and identities as workers. We know more about businessmen and women than about moneymaking girls.

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities 7-8 May 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 1:03pm
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture organized jointly by Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey.

This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.
This two-day International Conference seeks to bring together researchers, scholars and students from all areas of language, literature, culture and other related disciplines in the friendly atmosphere of Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta.

Update-Global Positioning Systems-Mapping Beings Being Mapped Abstracts by 4/1

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:01am
William Thomas McBride

This is a re-post in search of additional essays. Contribute to an international mix of literary and film scholars who examine aesthetico-philosophical and literary notions of privacy, surveillance, and unique, emerging modes of being as a result of new technology, social media, and big data. All subjects and approaches welcome. 250-500 word abstracts/cvs by April 1st 2015. Send word.doc with subject heading: GPS-Beings. Completed essays are due July 1st, 2015.

Exploring Ethnicity: Diversity in Language, Nation, and Identity

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 10:30am
University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, welcomes papers for the upcoming postgraduate conference, Exploring Ethnicity: Diversity in Language, Nation, and Identity to be held on 23-24 April 2015 in Manchester, UK.

Furthermore, we are proud to announce a distinguished scholar as keynote speaker for the conference, Dr. Jan Blommaert from Tilburg University.

Robinson Jeffers: Religious and Literary Perspectives

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
Robinson Jeffers Association

Many of the most important studies of Jeffers published over the years have treated the poet, in one way or another, as a religious figure: Robert Brophy (1973) investigated myth-ritual structures in Jeffers's narrative poems and verse dramas, and William Everson (1988) examined Jeffers's work in relation to the religious thought of Rudolf Otto; more recently, Robert Zaller (2012) has located Jeffers's conception of the literary sublime within the historical and theological context of American post-Calvinism, and George Hart (2013) explores Jeffers's "sacramental poetics." While there is widespread agreement, then, that Jeffers and his writings are in some sense "religiously" significant, there remains little to no scholarly consensus as to what it means

Teaching Non-Traditional Medieval and Renaissance Texts

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
This Rough Magic /

This Rough Magic ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays (i.e., 5-10 pages) that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following: