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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1, 2014

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 5:57pm
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The Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VII, October 22-24, 2014, Fort Worth, TX -- Call for Papers (deadline: June 20, 2014)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:56pm
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REP VII
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The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-24, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference's sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers.

The Program Committee welcomes paper presentations on any theme related to race/ethnicity and place. Geographic perspectives are welcomed from a variety of disciplines and from professionals and students involved in race/ethnicity studies. Instructions for participants appear below. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please send an email to rep.conference@gmail.com.

Deadline June 20, 2014

Sustainability and Working Class Studies around the Globe

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:42pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2014 Conference
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On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Towards the beginning of his address, he stated, "Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled." To rectify this situation, he announced his plan is to offer "a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class." At no point in his address did the U.S. working class take center stage, despite a growing field of working class studies that emphasizes the necessity of research in the area.

Material (a)historicity in the English Renaissance

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Renaissance Studies Association 2015 (26-28 March 2015 in Berlin)

Sir Thomas Browne, in his Dedicatory Epistle to Hydriotaphia, Urne-Burial, wonders, "But who knows the fate of his bones, or how often he is to be buried? Who hath the oracle of his ashes, or whither they are to be scattered?" These questions highlight the tensions ever-present within Browne's work between ephemeral meaning and enduring materiality. By asking the ashes to speak, and thus to pronounce meaning, Browne's text insists upon the afterlife of the material, its slippage across the boundaries between life and death, past and present. In this, Hydriotaphia, embodies an Early Modern concern with history and the body by taking the present moment as one constantly inflected by an unknowable past while also anticipating an indeterminate future.

SAMLA Women's Rhetoric Panel

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:34pm
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Rachel Leigh Smith/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Women's writing has a long history of articulating under-expressed experiences and responding to the dominant paradigms of the day. Early projects such as Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies (1405) and Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) exemplify the complex and intriguing work created by female artists and intellectuals. Further, to examine American black women's writing is to not only outline the traditions of African American literature and American literature, but it allows one to gain a deeper understanding of our shared culture.

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:23pm
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Matthew Cella
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I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit.

International Conference on 21st Century Education 2014

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 11:43am
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21st Century Academic Forum
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Conference Dates: November 13-15, 2014

Venue: Knowledge Village Conference Center (Dubai, UAE)

Conference Theme: Challenges and Opportunities in Preparing 21st Century Citizens

Types of Presentations:

Keynote Presentations: 45 minutes (invited only)
Research Papers: 20 - 25 minute presentations
Poster Presentations: 90 minutes

Conference Website: http://www.21caf.org/ic21ce-2014.html

Conference Description:

International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching 2014

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 11:41am
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21st Century Academic Forum
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Conference Dates: November 13-15, 2014

Venue: Knowledge Village Conference Center (Dubai, UAE)

Conference Theme: Challenges and Opportunities in Language Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century

Types of Presentations:

Keynote Presentations: 45 minutes (invited only)
Research Papers: 20 - 25 minute presentations
Poster Presentations: 90 minutes

Conference Website: http://www.21caf.org/icllt-2014.html

Conference Description:

Representations of Black Women in the City: Nov. 13-16, Detroit, MI

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:19am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the role of African American women in the lives of cities. Portrayals of the male flanuer of the Harlem Renaissance or the young man caught up in the urban ghetto are familiar literary tropes, but less critical attention has been paid to the representation of Black women in the city. Texts as diverse as Nella Larsen's Passing and Richard Wright's Native Son feature tragic Black female characters, for whom the city became an end. Conversely, characters in Langston Hughes' Little Ham or Alice Walker's The Color Purple find success and independence in the big city. The complexity of such texts and characters challenges mainstream ideas of race, culture, and gender, and provides an opportunity for rich analysis.

Transitions, Fractures and Fragments: October 1st 2014

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 3:04am
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Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies would like to invite submissions for its second issue, to be published in 2015.

CROSSROADS IV: ROOTS, ROUTES, ROUNDABOUTS - CFP deadline June 15

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:49pm
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Department of Comparative Literature; University of Massachusetts, Amherst

CROSSROADS IV: ROOTS, ROUTES, ROUNDABOUTS
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
October 10 - 12, 2014

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is inviting papers for its biennial interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 10-12, 2014.

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