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Margaret Atwood Studies [rolling submissions]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:33am
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The Margaret Atwood Society
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Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 4:54pm
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RMMLA 2014
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This session broadly deals with any twentieth and twenty-first interpretations or adaptations of Greek myths. We are particularly interested in the enduring presence of these myths in literature, stage and film rather than papers on Greek sources as primary texts, but both will be considered. Deadline is March 1, 2014. Please email proposals to Roger Green.

2014 RMMLA Convention
BOISE, Idaho ~ October 9-11, 2014

Session chair: Roger Green
1067 Marion St Apt 3
Denver, CO 80218
303-886-6021
rogerkgreen@gmail.com

CFPs: MLA proposed panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature & culture (Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:31pm
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MLA (Modern Language Association) Division for Arabic Lit. and Culture
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Dear colleagues,

Please find below a list of proposed MLA panels that deal with Arab/Arabic literature and culture for the 30th annual convention scheduled to be held in Vancouver, 8-11 Jan. 2015.

Please feel free to circulate this CFP as widely as you can among your colleagues and students.

Please note the deadline for each panel; panels have different deadlines.

Regards,

Suha Kudsieh
On behalf of the Executive Committee for the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture

1) Panel s Proposed by the MLA Division for Arabic Literature and Culture:

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:08am
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Michigan College English Association
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Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also want our students to hear the different voices of others in their classrooms and cities and in literature. Working in a culture that often has an anti-intellectual bias, how can we find our own voices and empower ourselves? We welcome scholarly papers and creative writing about the topics below.

Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:40pm
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University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution
equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion.

The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference, which will take place on March 22, 2014, invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate
and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.

Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for
a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com

[UPDATE] UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:31pm
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University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA

University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia

Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:33am
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Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
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In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

Kings of Infinite Space?: Renaissance Literature and the Spatial Turn (October 16-19, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:43pm
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Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
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Literary critic Robert Tally has identified what he calls a "turn to the spatial" in humanistic inquiry over the past generation. The insights of spatial theorists like Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, and Bertrand Westphal, as well as those of radical geographers like Doreen Massey, Edward Soja, David Harvey, and Yi-Fu Tuan have altered how literary critics speak about the idea of "space" in relation to literary production. The "turn to the spatial" has been particularly embraced by those who work on literature in an era of the internet and globalization in which our very understanding of how space is experienced is so radically different.

Religion after War (MLA 2015, 8-11 January-Vancouver)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:54pm
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Modern Language Association, Division of Literature and Religion
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Religion after War
From the Crusades to Afghanistan, from the Bhagavad-Gita to Wiesel's Night--papers welcomed on how wartime experiences have led to literary expressions of religious doubt, affirmation, and exploration. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2014; Liam Corley (wccorley@csupomona.edu).

Panel sponsored by MLA Division on Literature and Religion.

The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 3, 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:24pm
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The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.
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Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting

The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to ssalone@scsu.edu. Please send the following information with the abstract.

1.Name and affiliation of the presenter.
2.Email address
3.Title of the presentation.
4.Abstract (approximately 250-300 words)
5.AV equipment requests, if any.

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:18pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

[UPDATE] Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Issues in Critical Investigation
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Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora. Only untenured professors and independent scholars in the relevant fields are eligible for the competition. The candidate may submit a manuscript on a single, cohesive topic or a series of linked essays in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences.

Submissions will be evaluated by senior professors in various fields of African Diasporic studies. Winners of the two prizes - the Anna Julia Cooper Prize in the Humanities and the Ida B. Wells Prize in the Social Sciences - will each receive $1500 and the opportunity for a book contract.

Call for Books Reviews - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:47am
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (www.ethosreview.org) is looking for book reviews to include in the inaugural issue of our journal, which will be published in April. Book reviews need to have some relevance to the CFP for the issue (see http://www.ethosreview.org/journal/), should be approximately between 500-1000 words, and must be submitted in MLA-style format.

[UPDATE] Extended: The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 28–31 August 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Call for Papers (Extended)
The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Keynote Address: Professor Henry Woudhuysen,
Lincoln College, University of Oxford

Deadline for proposals: 14 March 2014

The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines concerned with
Medieval and Renaissance studies.

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