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"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time" LANGSA V Conference (Nov. 7, 2014; CFP deadlines, Sept. 16)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 8:42pm
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Languages Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) - University of Connecticut (UCONN)
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V Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time"

Date: November 7, 2014
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs CT

Urban Ecologies: Historical Perspectives; DEADLINE 30 September 2014; NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015, Toronto

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries. Seeking papers dealing with literary perspectives on urban ecologies from the premodern to 1900, including topics such as (but not limited to): pollution, population, nonhuman city dwellers, anti-urbanism, migration, early globalization, cosmopolitan environmentalism, etc. Please send 250-word abstracts of 15-minute papers by September 30, 2104; to submit an abstract, please go to www.nemla.org and follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit an abstract directly to this session.

"The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century": abstracts due June 29, 2014

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 2:55pm
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International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Rotterdam, July 26-31, 2015
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CFP: "The Picaresque Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century"
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
July 26-31, 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Andrew Bricker
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (2014-2016)
Department of English, McGill University

Call for Book, Art, Film Reviews on "the Gendered Politics of Art" (Aug. 15 deadline)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 9:22am
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Todd A. Comer, Studies in the Humanities
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Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for film, art, or book reviews focused on gender issues (the theme for the upcoming issue is "Representations of, by, and for Women: The Gendered Politics of Art").

The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (tcomer@defiance.edu).

For those interested in a more detailed elaboration of what we entail by our "gendered politics" theme, more information may be found on our web page:

Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 4:28pm
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University of Limerick
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**CALL FOR PAPERS – EXTENDED**
Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century
University of Limerick
28-29 August 2014

Organizers: Dr. Christina Morin (University of Limerick)
Dr. Marguérite Corporaal (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Professor Peter Gray (Queen's University Belfast)
Professor Donald MacRaild (Ulster University)
Professor Julia M. Wright (Dalhousie University)

The 36th Annual Southwest Popular American Culture Association Annual Meeting, February 11-14, 2015

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:35am
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Southwest Popular American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular American Culture Association is now accepting individual paper, round table, and special topic submissions for our 36th annual conference. We will be meeting in ABQ, New Mexico February 11 - 14, 2015 in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel. Complete conference details can be found on our web site including directions for submitting your proposal using our online presenter submission form.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

[UPDATE] Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 20 June 2014; 28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:49am
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Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Please note: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 20 JUNE 2014.

Submissions as a Word or PDF document should include a

* 350-word abstract and title
* and a cover sheet including: your name, university, contact information, plus a brief biographical paragraph about your academic interests,

and be emailed to conference organisers Emma Grundy Haigh, Sam Goodman and Brittain Bright at:

hello@marginalisedmainstream.com
marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

Fairy Tales: New Spaces, Different Faces

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:56pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In his article, "Decolonizing Fairy-Tale Studies" (2010) Donald Haase cautions against the "limited horizon of much contemporary fairy-tale research" and advocates developing "effective intercultural or transcultural model[s] for understanding the fairy tale," in order to "create a disciplinary or interdisciplinary space that can accommodate the genre in its many manifestations." A few recent, exemplary studies indicate the rich theoretical possibilities for fairy-tale scholarship: Jack Zipes draws on cognitive science and evolutionary biology in The Irresistible Fairy Tale, and Cristina Bacchilega's Fairy Tales Transformed? frames fairy tale adaptations as "ideologically-variable desire machines" entangled in a hyptertextual age of wonder and magic.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

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