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[UPDATE] CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA
Deadline: Saturday, May 31

Additional papers are sought for multiple Asian Literature standing sessions at the 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, to take place from October 31 to November 2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Remembering Freedom Summer: Building a Better Future October 20-21, 2014 (Abstract Deadline: 7/15/2014)

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:11pm
African American Studies

Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014

This year marks the 50th-anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, which began in Mississippi on June 15, 1964. The Mississippi Project established fifty "Freedom Schools" and registered over twelve hundred African Americans to vote. African American Studies and Mississippi State University invite scholars and students to come to the conference to give papers, present posters or any creative expression on any aspect of the freedom project.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended!Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:35am
Case Western Reserve University

Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Now in its 40th year, the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the annual Cleveland Symposium.

City Science and City Craft -- MMLA 2014 (Nov. 13-16)

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:50am
Midwest Modern Languages Association

Finding a coin in a street gutter, the protagonist of Charles Reznikoff's 1930 novel "By the Waters of Manhattan" concludes, "If there was woodcraft . . . he was master of a new science, citycraft." Though his sense of mastery is short-lived, the language of his expression points toward a method of grappling with the economic realities of modern city life that aligns with what Tim Armstrong identifies as a conflict between the modern and the inherited.

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28th

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:01am
The Compass Scholarly Journal / Arcadia University

The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate level work.

Submission Guidelines

• All papers should be emailed to as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.

Sustaining Oneself in Today's Academic Job Market - SAMLA 2014 Nov. 7-9 - Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 10:45pm
Belinda Wheeler

Special Session (Roundtable): 2014 SAMLA Conference (Atlanta, GA)

Today's job market is brutal. The market – starting as early as July and lasting as long as the following June – can be debilitating to one's health (emotional and physical), relationships, scholarship, and teaching. Further problematizing the situation, job seekers are often on the market for more than one year which can lead to fatigue and burnout. Given the exhausting nature of the market, job seekers must have a toolkit to help them survive this trying period.

This roundtable seeks to bring together a diverse range of individuals (different disciplines, backgrounds, appointments, etc.) who have successfully navigated the market in numerous ways.

Conference - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature panel (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:33pm
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.

Panel on "Other Entertainments of the Eighteenth-Century Theater", November 6-8, University of Delaware--Deadline June 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 3:52pm
EC/ASECS (East Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)

This panel looks beyond the play itself to explore the many other entertainments of the Restoration and eighteenth-century theater – dance, song, farce, pantomime, epilogue, etc. Presentations might analyze these other entertainments in their own right, or consider how they work with one another and with the main entertainment to create the full experience of going to the theater. And of course there were a number of pleasures in the playhouse beyond the scheduled entertainment--as Frances Burney's Mr. Lovell says, "one merely comes to meet one's friends, and shew that one's alive." So, another fruitful topic of discussion might be the entertainment of seeing and being seen, and the various causes of audience inattention to the players.

Disability in World Film Contexts [cfp-edited volume; abstracts by 1 Sept. 2014]

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 3:11pm
Benjamin Fraser

The edited volume titled 'Disability in World Film Contexts' has received initial interest from Yoram Allon of renowned film publisher Wallflower Press (now part of Columbia UP). Contributions are invited in the form of chapters that focus on an individual film or films from a specific national, regional or linguistic context. Such contributions should be of one of two types: 1) essays in the film studies or humanities traditions that give equal weight to the formal properties of cinema and the theme of disability understood in a broadly social context, or 2) anthropological, sociological or geographical approaches to disability as portrayed on film giving more weight to extra-filmic context.

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended to July 1]

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 2:40pm
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Consensual Empires."