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Manifestas: Supporting Women's Studies in Academia

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:20am
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The University of West Florida Women's Studies Collective

As an up-and-coming online, interdisciplinary student journal, Feminist Spaces is now accepting student submissions for their inaugural issue to be published September 2014, with a release party scheduled soon after.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Explore the Significance/Identity of Place

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 10:24am
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Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
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Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 31, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

"The International Thread: Lace and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 8:41am
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ISECS Quadrennial Congress on the Enlightenment, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 27–31 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS
"The International Thread: Lace and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Proposal for a panel at the ISECS Quadrennial Congress on the Enlightenment, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27–31 July 2015

Chairs: Tara Zanardi (Department of Art & Art History, Hunter College/CUNY 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065; tzanardi@hunter.cuny.edu), and Michael Yonan (Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri, 21 Parker Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211; yonanm@missouri.edu)

Crises and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:48am
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Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe

he year 2014 marks twenty-five years since the end of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) and ten years after the enlargement of the European Union into the region. To mark this event Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe is planning to hold a conference on 22-23 November at Warsaw University entitled 'Crises and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe'.

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); 5/31 Deadline

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:50pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.

How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age? The panel especially welcomes papers on the following authors: Cormac McCarthy, Marilynn Robinson, Ian McEwen, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

Afterlives of Lydgate - RSA 2015 Berlin - DEADLINE: Monday June 2nd

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
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Lydgate Society
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John Lydgate epitomizes the fifteenth century. To many scholars, he fits easily in the space between the genius of Chaucer and the flowering of the Renaissance. His apparently deficient grasp of meter, his tendency towards loquaciousness, and his deference to his 'maister' Chaucer, all combine to make it easy to pigeon-hole Lydgate into a century whose literature is easy to overlook. Despite this latter-day designation, Lydgate maintained a strong presence amongst the reading public in England far beyond his own century. His works were among the first printed in English and he figured largely in the creation of a Chaucerian canon, being included in some of the earliest editions of Chaucer's works.

New England and the World (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 6:51pm
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Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program Graduate Association
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The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2014 graduate student conference: "New England and the World." We invite submissions that consider New England's place in national and international contexts. Proposals should reflect New England's role as 'the Hub' and the ways that the region has been and remains a vital center for activity. We seek papers that follow an interdisciplinary framework through literature, film, architecture, history, visual culture, archeology, ethnic studies, and other disciplines.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:24pm
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Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day

Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City
6th-7th November
King's College London

Organised by the AHRC-Funded Research Network 'Imagining Jerusalem, 1099 to the Present Day'

Keynote speakers: Professor Anthony Bale (Birkbeck), Professor Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths).

Further keynotes TBA

CFP (SAMLA 2014, Atlanta 11/7-11/9): Alcohol in Literature and Popular Culture

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:12pm
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David Pratt, The College of William & Mary
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This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of alcohol in literature and popular culture. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme (Sustainability and the Humanities) are especially welcome. By June 6, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract and A/V requirements to David Pratt, The College of William and Mary, at dcpratt@wm.edu.

The 86th annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, November 7-9, 2014. Visit http://samla.memberclicks.net/conference for additional conference details.

CFP for Volume 11 of Texas Theatre Journal DEADLINE: Sept 1, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:06pm
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Texas Theatre Journal

The 2015 volume of Texas Theatre Journal will focus on Performance, Pedagogy, and Play. We seek articles, profiles, and interviews on topics of theatre in the educational environment, theatre and youth, service learning through theatre, storytelling and learning, etc. We invite practice-based studies, theoretical explorations, historical considerations, and other methodologies.
Deadline: September 1, 2014 * Early submissions appreciated

Book and Performance Reviews for Texas Theatre Journal, DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:05pm
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Texas Theatre Journal

The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting Book Reviews and Performance Reviews for Volume 11. Reviews are typically 800 words in length. Scholars interested in writing book or performance reviews must contact the respective editors directly. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.

The deadline for reviews is September 1, 2014.

Book Review Editor:
Michael Schwartz,PhD
mschwart@iup.edu

Performance Review Editor:
Caitlin Lee, MFA
caitlin.t.lee@gmail.com

Survey and Essay Proposals MLA Volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler JULY 1, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:06pm
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MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

Survey and Essay Proposal for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

This survey is designed to gather information about instructors' methods and materials for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, for the purpose of developing a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to answer the questions related to their teaching below. They are also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due by 1 July 2014, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.

Disability and Young Adult Literature

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Jacob Stratman
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Although there is a growing interest in disability studies in art, literature, film, politics, and religion, there is still a dearth of scholarship that explores the intersection between young adult literature and disability. In the last ten years, there have only been a small handful of peer-reviewed articles that explore any issue regarding young adult literature and disability. This gap in scholarship among young adult literature scholars and teachers is surprising because of two reasons: first, disability is a growing reality in all of our lives.

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