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"Shakespeare," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:44pm
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James Mulder / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites papers that address any aspect of Shakespeare and his works to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include historicism and unhistoricism, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to James Mulder ( NB: As of 2/4, the email address listed on the RMMLA website is outdated and abstracts sent there will unfortunately bounce. Please be sure to send abstracts to

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
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UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Travel Grant Competition

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
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Washington University Libraries Special Collections
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The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year's travel grant competition is now open. The Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Travel must occur between May 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
(n.) - the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) - to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
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Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis
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All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

Keynote Speaker: Frans de Waal
Date: November 15-17, 2014
Location: UC Davis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Submission Address:

Art and Ephemerality, 26–27 June 2014, Bristol

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:12am
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Association of Art Historians (AAH) and University of Bristol

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) and the University of Bristol invite proposals for papers for the 2014 annual AAH Student Summer Symposium

Art and Ephemerality

University of Bristol, 26–27 June 2014
Deadline for submissions: 1 April 2014

Artworks and objects that are not intended to last or only remain briefly in existence invariably accentuate the passage of time. In collaboration with the University of Bristol, this year's AAH Student Summer Symposium will explore the implications of ephemerality for art and its histories through a wide range of historical and critical perspectives.

Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
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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.

New book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Erika Gaffney, Ashgate Publishing Co.
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Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

Cultures of Play, 1300-1700
Series Editor: Bret Rothstein, Indiana University

Special Topics Journal Issue - Adaptation Across the Humanities (Deadline: May 1, 2014)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:59pm
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Robert Neblett / Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA)
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Call for Papers!


Special Issue: Fall 2014

Re-Imagining, Re-Remembering and Cultural Recycling:
Adaptation Across the Humanities
Guest Editor: Robert L. Neblett

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2014

Literary Rape Culture (MLA 2015 Vancouver January 8-11)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:48am
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Sonya Brockman / University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Lucretia. Philomela. Lavinia. Clarissa. Tess. Jennifer.

Sex and violence have been intertwined throughout literary history. Why is rape such a significant part of so much literature and art? For this MLA Special Session we invite papers that take on questions of rape culture literary texts and popular culture throughout history. Please submit abstracts of 300-word abstracts by 7 March 2014 to Sonya L. Brockman (

Texts and Contexts Critical Companion to World Literatures in English

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 3:28am
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Department of English, Higher Teachers' Training College, The University of Maroua, Cameroon

Eminent African critic and novelist Ngugi Wa Thiong'o has noted that "literature is given impetus, shape, direction and even area of concern by social, political and economic forces in a particular society", while Doreathea Drummond Mbalia has concurred by noting that "from a materialist perspective, literature is a product of the society in which it is produced, arising from and dependent on the material conditions of the society". This explains why works of fiction usually serve as windows into the societies from which they emanate. New Historicists and cultural materialists have emphasized over and over again the interplay between literature and the society.