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EXTENDED DEADLINE: BCLA PG Conference "Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon"

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:46am
BCLA, Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, Scottish PEN

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: 10th MARCH 2014
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BCLA Postgraduate Conference

Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon
24-25 April 2014

University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews
in collaboration with Scottish PEN
including
Workshops in Translation and Creative Writing

Keynotes:
Dr. Robin MacKenzie, University of St Andrews & BCLA
Speaker invited by Scottish PEN, TBA

[UPDATE] English Seventeenth-Century Literature

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 5:28am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The deadline for proposals has been extended to March 31.

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 9-11, 2014 in Boise, Idaho. Email 200-300 word proposals to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@utpa.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at http://www.rmmla.org/.

CFP for Gender & Childhood Conference Proposal Due 5/1/2014

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:23am
Gender Studies at University of Notre Dame

Call for Papers

"Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood"
A Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
December 4-6, 2014

In recent years, there has been great interest in questions of gender and childhood, ranging from issues around boys wearing princess costumes to school; to Disney princess culture; to parents refusing to announce a baby's biological sex; to pre-teen children coming out as gay, lesbian, and queer; to toy companies marketing toys by gender; to gender-related bullying, and more.

Community Engagement, Critical Literacy, and Literary Studies (MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015)

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:27pm
Modern Language Association, Special Session Roundtable

The term "community engagement" has of late become something of an academic buzzword in the United States, accompanying and engendering innovative new pedagogy and research possibilities, as well as new conceptions of the university and its mission. There nevertheless persists a widespread stereotyping of community engagement as the latest incarnation of administrative jargon, as a fad that lacks academic rigor and amounts to nothing more than an institutionally enforced form of volunteerism or activism. Those in literary studies especially (unlike many faculty in composition and rhetoric) often struggle to identify the relevance of community engagement to their research and teaching.

[UPDATE] The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future--26 April 2014--Deadline for Submissions Extended to 15 March 2014

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:37pm
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future
Saturday, 26 April 2014
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 15 MARCH 2014

Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.

Scotland: The Divine and the Sublime -- MLA 2015 Vancouver

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:36pm
Modern Language Association

This proposed special session will look at how writers have used Scotland's often turbulent religious history to create or challenge constructions of nation, gender, or the divine. 1-page abstract and brief CV by 13 March 2014.

albeit Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:54pm
albeit

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended to 3/21 - Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative - MLA 2015

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:59pm
Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne University

Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).

The Works of William Tyndale @ SCSC, October 2014

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 3:57pm
Susan M. Felch / The Tyndale Project

For Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, 16-19 October 2014: Papers welcome on any aspect of the work of William Tyndale or his reception by Tudor readers. Please submit 250-word abstract and brief CV to Susan Felch, felch@calvin.edu, by 25 March 2014.

The Secular and the Sacred: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Works of Marilynne Robinson and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
Trinity Western University

"People that read Bonhoeffer are possessed by Bonhoeffer."
~Marilynne Robinson, Interview, Berkley Center

Trinity Western University's Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming graduate conference—a component of a larger, three-day conference on Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism and the challenges of moral formation in 'a world come of age.'

[REMINDER] Perspectives On Terror And The Literary (June, 2014) Deadline: 20th March, 2014, Vol I Issue I

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:58pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Peer-Reviewed Journal) edited by Sourit Bhattacharya and Arka Chattopadhyay

Sanglap is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of literary and cultural studies published bi-annually (June and December). The theme for the inaugural issue is Terror and the Literary. Submissions (6,000 words excluding notes and references) must adhere to the MLA stylesheet, latest edition and be sent as MS Word Doc to the email address provided.

For all the details, please log on to the official website of Sanglap.

http://sanglap-journal.in/

Third International Conference: Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature, May 24 and 25, 2014 [UPDATE]

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:41pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme

Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
May 24 and 25

Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:

• Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
• Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
• The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
• Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures

Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal's Role in the 21st Century

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:31am
University of Dayton Department of English and International Society of Metal Music Studies

Metal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.

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