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ACLA 2015: Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas (deadline 10/15/14)

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:55am
American Comparative Literature Association

Sound and Performance in Poetry of the Americas

This seminar considers the role of sound and performance in poetry of the Americas across a range of periods and movements. We are interested in case studies and theoretical discussions that consider musically inflected texts; archives of performance; graphical representations of sound on the page; uses of creoles and vernaculars; and methodological inquiries into the intersections of sound studies, performance studies, distant reading, close reading, and hemispheric studies.

Tracking the Chinese Avant-Gardes

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:18am
Barrett Watten / Wayne State University

Tracking the Chinese Avant-Gardes: Literary and Visual

Organizers: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University; Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma; Jacob Edmond, University of Otago

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching Call for Papers for Volume 10

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:46am
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching

Call for Papers
Volume 10: Scholarly Teaching and Learning

InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching is a scholarly publication designed to highlight the work of postsecondary faculty at colleges and universities across the United States. It is a refereed scholarly journal published annually by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Park University that features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to teaching, learning and assessment.

"Envisioning Science," Rutgers—New Brunswick, February 27, 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:59pm
Natura: the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group

"Envisioning Science"
The 4th annual conference of Natura:
the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group
Rutgers University—New Brunswick
February 27th, 2015

"In its general efforts toward objectification, science [...] seeks to reconstruct actual perception upon this basis and to close the cycle of scientific knowledge by discovering the laws according to which knowledge itself is produced, that is, by establishing an objective science of subjectivity" – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Phenomenology of Perception

Victorians in the World, July 9-12, 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:42pm
North American Victorian Studies Association

Call for Papers
Victorians in the World
2015 North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Honolulu, Hawaii

NAVSA was established in 2002 to provide a continental forum for discussion of critical issues in the Victorian period, and to encourage a wide variety of critical and disciplinary approaches to the study of the field. NAVSA sponsors an annual conference to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research in Victorian studies. Earlier conferences have been held in Pasadena, CA, Venice, IT, and Madison, WI.

Plenary speakers include Vanessa Smith of the University of Sydney, and Jonathan Osorio of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

ICFA 36 The Scientific Imagination - Fantasy Literature Division

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:19pm
The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts

ICFA 36 "The Scientific Imagination" Fantasy Literature

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

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36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The Scientific Imagination
March 18-22, 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

The Fantasy Literature division welcomes papers on all aspects of fantasy literature (broadly defined to mean anything from genre fantasy to magic realism and folk tales) including, but not restricted to, criticism on works by fantasy authors writing in English, inter disciplinary approaches to the genre, and scholarship on fantasy theory.

Society for American Travel Writing at SSAWW 2015 (November 4-8 in Philadelphia) 15 December 2014 Submission Deadline

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:14pm
Society for American Travel Writing

The Society for American Travel Writing invites submissions for its upcoming panel at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.

In keeping with the conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," we welcome papers that explore the ways in which crossing ideological, political, economic, intellectual, and creative boundaries are elaborated in women's travel experiences and travel texts. Because the word "limen" suggests crossing thresholds, an inherent aspect of geographic movement, our panel seeks to investigate how the various mobilities of geography, politics, and identity meet and intersect in women's travel writing.

Transnational Clash (edited collection)

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:09pm
Samuel Cohen

The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band's music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band's work.

British Women Writers Conference 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:05pm
British Women Writers Association

23rd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference June 25th-27th, 2015

Hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
at The Heyman Center, Columbia University

Conference Theme: Relations

Univ. of Georgia--Annual Conference

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 3:38pm
English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at the Univ. of Georgia invites papers in a wide range of disciplines for our annual conference this upcoming March 20-21 (panels 1/2 day Friday and a full day on Saturday). While we as an organization stress literary studies, we hope to foster an eclectic group that touches on a wide range of exciting, ongoing scholarship. Furthermore, scholars of any stripe are encouraged to apply. We wish to have every level of the academy represented, from distinguished faculty to beginning graduate students (or even promising undergraduates). Status should not be a factor (be it discipline or experience level): our focus is the promotion of high-quality, new, and innovative work.

Call for Papers: Hispanic, Latino(a), Chicano(a) Literature at CEA 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:55pm
Joseph M. Viera / College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at

European Women in Early Modern English Drama: ESRA (U. of Worcester UK), June 29-July 2, 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:38pm
Edel Semple, University College Cork (Ireland); Ema Vyroubalova, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

This seminar explores why and how early modern England's dramatists repeatedly fashioned female characters of distinct nationalities and how notions of gender and foreignness intersect and/or diverge in early modern English play-texts. In a range of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, foreign women are depicted as valuable links to European nations, and as threatening apertures within the English nation. Thus, the seminar will consider how the staging of foreign women may enable English dramatists and their audiences to engage in debates about international relations, to deliberate on racial anxieties, to play out strategies of integration or exclusion, and to imagine England's future vis-à-vis the rest of Europe.