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SCMLA Irish Literature Panel (October 18-22), Due 4/31/2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9:13pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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Accepting paper proposals for the Irish Literature panel of the SCMLA 2014 conference in Austin, TX on October 18-22. The topic is open to any subject related to Irish Literature. Those scholars wishing to present a paper must submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the proposed paper directly to Dr. Mikki Galliher (mgalliher@bmc.edu) by March 31, 2014. For more information, see the SCMLA conference website (www.southcentralmla.org).

[UPDATE] Oh! The Horror!: The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:58pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference
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Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2014

Conference Dates: October 3-4, 2014

Conference Location
1450 S. Atherton St., State College, PA

Keynote Speakers
John Russo and Russ Streiner
Writer, Producers, and Actors of Night of the Living Dead

Conference Email Address: penncea@gmail.com

PCEA 2014 Conference Theme

The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives, March 7, 2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:54pm
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

International Conference

"The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives"

07 March 2015

organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Call for papers

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society, 4-6 September 2014

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:02pm
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Simon Perris, Classics Programme, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
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Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 4-6 September 2014

Keynote speaker: Prof. Witi Ihimaera (author of The Whale Rider)
Convenors: Prof. Jeff Tatum and Dr. Simon Perris (Classics Programme, V.U.W.)

First deadline for abstracts: Monday 5 May, 2014
Final deadline for abstracts: Monday 2 June, 2014

Oh! The Horror!: The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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From the past to the present, the supernatural has inundated our popular culture. Zombies, witches, vampires, and werewolves star in our books, television shows, graphic novels, comics, stage performances, and films. This conference will contribute to the already rich discussion surrounding these topics that may already be taking place in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in our culture.

M/MLA 2014 (Detroit Nov. 13-16)- Hospitality and the City

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:57pm
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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The American Literature II panel (permanent section of the annual M/MLA convention) seeks papers on American fiction/film/drama/poetry 1870-present addressing the theme of the city as host, or, forms of hospitality in the city, individual or collective.
My starting point is Jacques Derrida's argument that within the notion of hospitality there is a fundamental and irrevocable tension between the act of being hospitable (an action which serves to maintain host/hosted hierarchies) and what he calls "impossible hospitality," a welcoming of any and all that implicitly demands a kind of non-mastery, even a potential relinquishing of ownership and property.

[DEADLINE REMINDER]: "Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:02pm
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University of Bristol
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From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's
Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This
conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English
literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious
biological necessity.

MMLA 2014: The (Digital) Lives of Cities (Nov. 13-16) DUE MAY 31

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:12am
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MMLA Digital Humanities Permanent Section

Midwest Modern Language Association 2014: The Lives of Cities
November 13-16, 2014 | Detroit, MI

In Programmed Visions, Wendy Chun suggests that "the call to map may be the most obscuring of all: by constantly drawing connections between data points, we sometimes forget that the map should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the analysis" (177). With this year's MMLA conference theme of "The Lives of Cities," the second annual permanent section of digital humanities will explore criticisms of, experiments with, and provocations on mapping, geographic visualization, or other conceptions of urban space that work with or against the digital. Possible topics/projects include:

Intersectional Gender Studies

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:07am
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Gender Forum

One of the most important tenets of third wave feminism is the acknowledgement of the fact that gender and gender relations do not exist in a vacuum, but that they are, in fact, only a part of an intricate web of oppression and privileging based on a myriad of factors. Other important factors influencing the level of oppression someone faces are, for example, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or disability.

In this issue of Gender Forum, we would like to focus specifically on the ways in which gender issues are impacted by and connected to other axes of oppression.

Please submit abstracts or full articles (not exceeding 8,000 words) by April 30th.

[UPDATE] Eborakon Poetry Journal

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:27am
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The University of York

Final call for poems and artwork/curios: deadline 31st March 2014

Issue 1 featuring Paul Mills, Miriam Gamble, Peter Davidson and more

Eborakon is a biannual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Submission Guidelines

CFP: The Child Image

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:41am
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Red Feather Journal
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Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Spring 2014 issue (deadline April 20th, 2014).

The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women's life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives; 07 March 2015

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:14am
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
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The proliferation and popularity of life-writing in the last three decades has resulted in intense critical inquiry focusing on issues ranging from neurobiological sources of narrative identity to writing style and form, from ethical and legal concerns to narrative self-fashioning of the gendered and/or ethnic and racial self in life writing. While throughout the 1970s and 1980s gender provided an important lens through which to view life-writing, the early findings of the essential differences between texts written by women and men were soon invalidated.

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