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Literary Monsters - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
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Lisa Wenger Bro
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Special Session at S014 SAMLA conference (Atlanta)

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:18am
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Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:53am
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Cusanuswerk

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

With this Call for Papers, the foundation invites senior MA-students; PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit yet unfunded PHD-projects or Post-Doctoral-Projects dealing with topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts from a comparative point of view.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Date: November 1, 2014
Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

CfP The 4th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers', Athens, 23 – 24 May 2014

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:52am
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Euroacademia

The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014

Description and aims

Magic and Witchcraft Panel, PAMLA, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014; abstract deadline May 15, 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:59pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Proposals are invited for a panel on Magic and Witchcraft for the 2014 conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). This is an approved special session of PAMLA, following the success of special sessions on similar topics in the last two years.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:52am
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Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
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How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, CDBL@Brown.edu. Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:21am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream

Writing Women's Lives in Early Modern Iberia and Beyond: SCSC, New Orleans, October 16-19 2014

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:06pm
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Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC)

Papers sought for proposed panel at the SCSC (Sixteenth Century Society Conference) to be held 16-19 October 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This panel will explore issues surrounding writing women's lives in and out of sixteenth-century Iberia and its empires. Papers may deal with specific writers or texts, or may engage more broadly with the genre and issues surrounding the writing of women's lives (biography, autobiography, hagiography, memoir, confession, etc., by both male and female writers).

Please send 200-word abstracts and a 1-page CV to Rachel Stapleton at rachel.f.stapleton@utoronto.ca by March 15, 2014.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
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English Graduate Student Association at York University
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Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

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