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28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:31pm
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, March 27-28, 2015.

Panel: Exhumation—Decomposition, Compost, and Remnant in Environmental Literature ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23-27

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:17pm
Independent panel/UVA

Purity and decomposition are, paradoxically, two of the central images in environmental literature. Poets and writers from Coleridge to Carson exalt solitary experience in a purified environment and oppose it to the depravity and perversion of the modern, the developed, the wasted. Yet, as the age of the Anthropocene continues to dawn, it seems fitting to question this narrative of sacred green space—a story that prizes surface rather than soil, the evergreen over the necessarily dead, and, in the words of William Cronon, performs a dangerous "flight from history."

CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community (12/30/14; 5/21/15-5/25/15)

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:13pm
Misti-Con 2015

Call for Proposals, Misti-Con 2015
Deadline for submissions: 12/30/2014
Date by which proposers shall be notified: 1/31/2015
Convention dates: 5/21-5/25/2015
Proposals should include a 500 word abstract and a 50-75 word biography, contact information, and the proposer's academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment.
For more information on formal programming:

Scholars of the Culture: The Women of Hip-Hop

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:56pm
Wiley College

The 2nd Annual Scholars of the Culture: The Wiley College Conference on the Hip-Hop Experience will be held at Wiley College in Marshall, TX, on March 20-21, 2015. This year's theme will be "Women of Hip-Hop." The conference is seeking proposals that address issues relevant to this theme. In addition to critical essays, SOTC also welcomes submissions for creative pieces that are relevant to this year's theme.

Make Contact: Circulating Small and Micro Press Poetry in Canada (ACCUTE 2015; due November 1)

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:13am
ACCUTE 2015 (University of Ottawa)

The history of small and micro presses in Canada is, in part, an exploration of creative modes of distributing literature. Many of these presses extend the modernist injunction to "make it new" to modes of publishing and to modes of distribution. In Cerberus (1952), the first title from Contact Press and a pivotal publication in Canadian small press, Raymond Souster declares, "the big thing is to get it across, 'make contact'" (75). Making contact for small and micro presses often requires navigating the space between writer and reader in new and creative ways. We seek papers that ask how small and micro press literature has been distributed, historically and in our contemporary moment.

[UPDATE] [NEW DEADLINE: NOV. 30] Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean; Nicosia, Cyprus, 3-6 June 2015

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:34am
European University Cyprus and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Over the centuries, the peoples and nations of the Mediterranean have been divided but also connected by the sea. Its trade routes have facilitated traffic and ideas, artistic creativity, and architecture, as well as commerce. Cultures have evolved and empires have risen and declined through processes that have impacted the histories and cultures of countries washed by the Mediterranean.

CFP: Translation in Exile, 10-11 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium (Deadline: 15 January 2015)

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:59am
Free University of Brussels (VUB) - Ghent University

International Conference organized by the Centre for Literature in Translation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, in cooperation with the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

Venue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 10-11, 2015

Bringing together scholars from different disciplines such as cultural studies, translation studies, area studies, comparative literature and anthropology, this conference aims at providing a new understanding of exile as a theoretical concept, analytical category, and lived experience in the study of the translation of (literary) texts.

[UPDATE] Pippi to Ripley3/ITHACON40: Women & Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics. Ithaca College; May 1-2, 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:45pm
Katharine Kittredge/Ithaca College English Department

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Coville (children's fantasy author)
Special Guest: Laura Lee Gulledge (YA graphic novelist)
Guiding Spirit: Marleen Barr, Founding Mother of Feminist Science Fiction Criticism

Pippi to Ripley 3 is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in science fiction and fantasy. We invite papers devoted to imaginative representation in all media: comics, films, television, and video games as well as in folklore, Children's, Young Adult, and adult-directed literature.

[UPDATE] Constructing Humanity (Feb 2015), Extended Call 11/17, Keynote Eric Lott

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:42pm
University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

With Keynote Speaker, ERIC LOTT

Colour: Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference 2015 - April 17th-18th (CFP deadline January 25th)

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:03pm
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, with sponsorship from Medium AEvum

We are pleased to open the Call for Papers for the eleventh Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval studies. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to by 25th January 2015.

The Silverstein Variations

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:59pm
Rebecca LaPointe

The Silverstein Variations
by Rebecca LaPointe

eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors-
chocolate, lime and cherry,
coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana,
caramel cream and boysenberry,
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter-brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,
Tallest ice-cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.

EMOTION(S) Conference 17-19 April, 2015

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:53am
Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław

We are pleased to announce that the 24th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE), a branch of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), will be held in Wrocław, Poland.

The Conference will be organized and hosted by the
Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław
and The Polish Association for the Study of English
17-19 April 2015

We invite papers, sessions and poster proposals related to the broadly conceived thematic field of

CFP: "Moving Forms: The Global Circulation of Victorian Narrative Innovations ":Panel for NAVSA ( July 9-12, 2015); due 11/21

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:15am
John Plotz (Brandeis)

CFP: "Moving Forms: The Global Circulation of Victorian Narrative Innovations "

A panel proposal for NAVSA (July 9-12, 2015, Hawaii)
Organizers: Pablo Mukherjee (Warwick); John Plotz, (Brandeis)

Abstracts sought for a panel that will explore ways in which narrative innovations, or generic and formal variants, circulate globally between (an approximate date-range only) 1880-1900. The post-Darwin rise of Naturalist fiction under various names is one area of special interest; another is crime fiction's global circulation; another is the debates on "diffusion" of folk-tales (e.g. Lang, Jacobs et. al.). But other instances are equally welcome.

Thanks in advance for reposting and circulating this CFP to relevant venues!

Performing Gender in the Middle East

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:03am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies. Possible topics may include: