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CFP: Oceanic Literature and Culture (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:25am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We are seeking paper proposals and topics related to Oceanic literature and culture. This session invites papers that speak to any discussion of island spaces, places, and subjects. We hope to cover a wide range issues including race, gender, class, sexuality, history, language, colonialism, post-colonialism, tourism, military, migration, trade, etc. This panel proposes to invite discussion on these issues throughout the Pacific and the Atlantic and in a variety of historical moments.

"A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2, Riverside, CA) CFP Deadline: May 15, 2014.

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:05am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at . Select "A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" as the Topic Area.

[UPDATE] Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, 10-12 Sept. 2014 (Proposal deadline 9 June)

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:45am
Karlstad University, Sweden

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations

An interdisciplinary international conference
Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014
Karlstad University, Sweden

Extended Second Call for Papers

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.

Submission Deadline for _American Fiction_

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:44am
American Fiction Association of Korea

Call for Paper

American Fiction (the main publication of the American Fiction Association of Korea) welcomes essays which examines all areas of American literature. American Fiction is published three times a year: February 28, July 31, and November 30 and accepts manuscripts written in English and in Korean. Submissions to American Fiction are accepted throughout the year, but the following deadlines apply:

February edition: December 31
July edition: May 30
November edition: September 30

[UPDATE] Fashion Area at 2014 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:29am
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

NEW DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

Topics may include, but are not limited to, fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music; fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past; the fashions of celebrities; or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of fashion to the Fashion Area,

Any questions? Please email Kelli Purcell O'Brien at

Fifth International Symposium on European Languages in East Asia: Crises, Changes, and Chances: The European Conundrum

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:09pm
European Languages Division, Department of Foreign LAnguages, National Taiwan University

Fifth International Symposium on European Languages in East Asia

Crises, Changes, and Chances: The European Conundrum

Taipei, October 24-25, 2014

As Europe finds itself engulfed in a long-lasting socio-economic crisis, the languages of Europe have tracked the developments by changing, innovating, and adapting to the new circumstances. In this year's Symposium we would like to examine the role that language in all its manifestations (i.e. linguistic system, literature, public discourse, language teaching) has played both in the current and in past periods of crisis in Europe. In the next few paragraphs we will try to provide an outline of the particular areas we suggest the submitted papers address.

"Reading Arabic Poetics in America: Colonialism, Tanslation, and the Sociality of Form"

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:49pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

What are the stakes of reading arabic poetics in america at the present historical and political moment? How does the reading of arabic poetics--and of arabic texts considered in the broadest possible sense--relate to the legacies of colonialism, on the one hand, and the demand for and fact of translation, on the other? What is the relation between translation--within and between the arabic language(s) and others--and social and political practices of form? Submission form may be found at: Due: May 15.

Catharine Macaulay Prize for Graduate Student Papers (ASECS)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:23pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Women's Caucus

The Catharine Macaulay Prize
NEW Deadline for submission: May 31, 2014

The Catharine Macaulay Prize is an annual award made by the Women's Caucus of ASECS for the best graduate student paper on a feminist or gender studies subject presented at the ASECS Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings during the academic year. In addition to special recognition, the prize carries a cash award of $350.

To be eligible for the prize, papers must advance understanding of gender dynamics, women's experience, and/or women's contributions to eighteenth-century culture, or offer a feminist analysis of any aspect of eighteenth-century culture and/or society.

Scandinavian Literature and Culture

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)

Presiding Officer:
Marlene Broemer, Clackamas Community College

English Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century--PAMLA 2014 Standing Session deadline 5/15 (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:32pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Riverside, CA)

Please consider submitting a proposal on any aspect of English literature and culture in the long nineteenth century for this standing session.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Proposals must be submitted via the PAMLA website (

For questions about the session, please contact Jane J. Lee at

The 2014 PAMLA conference will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Edited Collection: TV Geniuses (Abstracts Due June 1)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:04pm
Ashley Carlson

A major publisher has shown interest in a collection of essays focused on the portrayal of genius in contemporary television. Genius characters are present in many of today's top television series, such as House, Bones, Sherlock, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, The Bing Bang Theory, and Numb3rs. The characters in these shows provide an interesting lens for considering how intelligence is understood and constructed in our society, particularly in terms of the social and psychological impact of genius. They also lend themselves to readings addressing race, class, and gender.

Comics and Graphic Narratives

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:51pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference (PAMLA)

Looking for submissions for the PAMLA Conference October 31st-November 2nd, in Riverside, CA. Please submit paper proposals on any aspect of comics or graphic narratives by May 15th, 2014 via the conference link: I'm strongly encouraging all presenters to include visual material in their presentations, by utilizing Powerpoint, Prezi, or some other presentation platform. Also, since the conference takes place on Halloween, presenters are invited to find ways to connect their presentations to the theme "Familiar Spirits," though this is not required.

Sustaining Circum-Atlantic Movements in African-American Literature: SAMLA (7-9 Nov. 2014)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
SAMLA: African-American Literature

This panel invites papers that examine circum-Atlantic movement and cultures in contemporary African-American literature. Although earlier works (such as Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse and Alice Walker's The Color Purple) have produced a wealth of discussions about exchanges between US, Caribbean, and African places and cultures, we are especially interested in essays that address how recent African-American works have sustained, portrayed, and/or problematized depictions of circum-Atlantic cultural exchanges and movements. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 250-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Amy K. King, University of Mississippi, at amykatherineking at