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NEMLA 2015: It's All About the Personalization: The Challenges of the Online Professor

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?


The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2014.

"Literary Landscapes as Imagined Places: Historical, Psychological, Ecological" (NeMLA) Toronto April 30 - May 3, 2015

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please submit proposals to NeMLA website
CFP listed under "Interdisciplinary Humanities."
Deadline 9-30-2014. Conference held in Toronto Ontario April 30 to May 3, 2015

This panel examines how landscape theory provides insight into the literary process of transforming images of physical landscapes into conceptual networks of images that embody historical, psychological, and ecological perspectives. Representation of landscape may be constituted from observation (mimetic) but also from powerful emotions conveyed through reconstructions read as metaphor, symbol, and myth.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 1:03pm
Rice University, English Department

[UPDATE] Also accepting first-drafts and detailed abstracts by September 1st.

Get in loser, we're calling for papers.

Mean Girls was released in 2004, and it launched its stars' careers and entertained people from every generation. Ever since, girls are all the rage in movies and television shows. From Mean Girls and Bridesmaids, to "New Girl," "Girls,"Two Broke Girls" and countless other films and shows about girls, one thing about girls is clear: they're fetch, they're grool, and they're in.

American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 4:14am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

Literature and the Armenian Diaspora

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:49pm
NEMLA conference 2015 Toronto

Literature and the Armenian Diaspora

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, abstracts are sought on the Armenian diaspora in literature. Papers might address depictions of diasporic Armenians in other literatures, or the subject of diaspora or the Genocide in any literature that Armenians have participated or are represented in, including in (but not limited to) the Armenian language. The Many other diasporic languages: French, Turkish, Arabic, English, Farsi, Russian, Italian, and German, etc. are welcome.

Chair: James Najarian

Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

ACLA 2015- Biologism and Identity Seminar CFP

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:55am
Jenny Heijun Wills/University of Winnipeg; David Palumbo-Liu/Stanford University

The 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting shall be held in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. We invite participants who are interested in a proposed seminar related to biologism, (genomic) identity, and (anti-)essentialism.


The Eleventh International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference (18 TO 21 JUNE, 2015)

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:29am
International Margaret Cavendish Society

VENUE: Nicosia Museum (Centre for Visual Arts and Research), Cyprus

Host: Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) with the support of the Cornaro Institute, Cyprus College of Art

THEME: Mediterranean and cross-cultural influences upon Cavendish's writings
The theme may include topics such as
- Cross-cultural influences in relation to trade, art, literature, piracy and captivity
- Classical (Greco-Roman) identities, philosophy, literature, art and culture
- International conversations in science and philosophy including botany, animal husbandry,
general agriculture, mathematics, etc.

We will begin considering abstracts on the 1st of September, 2014.

Monstrous Women in the Middle Ages at TEMA Oct 3-4, 2014 [deadline for submission Sept 1]

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:23am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology Through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

In Nomadic Subjects (1994), Rosi Braidotti wrote: "Woman, as sign of difference, is monstrous." In the medieval world, a similar notion was explored in multiple medieval cultures by works—visual, verbal, and performative—that assert the exceptionality of female bodies, communities, and practices against a male norm. In line with this year's Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) theme "Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance," MEARCSTAPA invites papers that focus upon the instances in which women are presented as either literal or figurative monsters, as found in images or texts from medieval Europe and contiguous cultures in Africa and Asia.

ASECS 2015: "'His Digressions are the Digressions of a Gentleman': Anecdote and Tangential Thinking as Rhetorical Devices"

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:42am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Like the legendary English garden, narratives in the long eighteenth-century have long been accused of being unwieldy, unmanageable, and ungoverned. In 1804, the actor J. Moody sent his compliments to the author of the heavily anecdotal Memoirs of Charles Macklin, William Cooke. Moody writes approvingly: "The book has, from the Beginning to the End, the glowing Finger of the Master. His Digressions (by far the best Part of the Work) are the Digressions of a Gentleman." Present-day readers, however, may become vexed by the constant detours from the immediate subject matter that characterizes many narratives of the period. What draws eighteenth century writers (and readers) towards the anecdotal and/or the digressive?

Call for Papers IJSRMS 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:08am
International Journal of Scientific Research & Management Studies

Call for Paper – IJSRMS
GE Index Factor: 0.60 ISSN: 2349-3371

Key Dates for submission of research paper to Journal

Submissions Due : 20 August, 2014

Submission of Revised Manuscript : 22 August, 2014

Publishing Date : 25 August, 2014

John Milton, Folklore, and Fairy Tales

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:52pm
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University

I am placing this "Call for Papers" on the topic of "John Milton, Folklore, and Fairy Tales," for an edited collection I hope to compile and publish. Please submit your abstract (500 words) and one-page cv by December 1, 2014, to be considered for this collection.


I am looking to put together 10-12 critical analytical essays (which I will edit and introduce). Abstracts should deal with some critical aspect of Milton and his relationship to folklore and fairy tales.

Special Issue on "Crime Writing"--CFP--due March 1, 2015

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 5:24pm
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary indexed journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture and its principles, please see our manifesto on this page: