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"Mediterranean Visions: Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations"

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 11:25pm
Mediterranean Visions College of the Holy Cross - Sant'Anna Institute

This conference intends to focus on the possible perceptions of the journey to/from/around the Mediterranean Sea, moving from an Italian, European and extra-European perspective (with specific reference to the American continent, which is so historically and culturally connected to the Mediterranean heritage and to its explorations), and concentrating moreover on the theme of immigration/emigration to/from the Mediterranean Basin, the result of centuries-old, intercultural exchanges occurring between its shores, as well as the new challenges (social and economic) facing the region from globalized society and from the increasingly urgent democratic requirements of the populations inhabiting it.

MLA 15: Narrating Madness and Autism

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:13pm
Jonathan Gagas

This non-guaranteed special session invites papers addressing how narratives of psychosis, mood disorders, or autism (in any medium, genre, or period) change our understanding of the ethics and phenomenology of reading, viewing, or listening. I welcome disability studies critiques of concepts of madness or autism, histories of medical or psychological narratives, and philosophy of psychology and psychiatry analyses of cognition, affect, volition, or hermeneutics in narratives of madness or autism conceptualized as real experiences of distress, impairment, and different mental structures. Please submit 350-word abstracts and CVs to Jonathan Gagas, Temple University (jongagas@temple.edu) by March 15, 2014.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers IJ-ELTS [April – June, 2014 Issue]

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:15am
International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies

The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for April-June, 2014 Issue.
Manuscripts submission deadline: 30/04/ 2014
Issue publication date: 07/06/2014
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
3. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
5. Relationship between L1 and L2

Portals Comparative Literature Journal Now Accepting Submissions

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:22am
Portals Comparative Literature Journal/CLSA at San Francisco State University

Portals Literary Journal is accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
full name / name of organization:
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email:
clsa@mail.sfsu.edu
2014 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.

Submission deadline: March 7, 2014.

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

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

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:44pm
James Mulder / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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 (james.mulder@tufts.edu). 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 james.mulder@tufts.edu.

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
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

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
Washington University Libraries Special Collections

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

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Predicate
Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
predicate
(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

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis

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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Submission Address: animalsucd@gmail.com

Art and Ephemerality, 26–27 June 2014, Bristol

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:12am
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"

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
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

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
Erika Gaffney, Ashgate Publishing Co.

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

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

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