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Natural Phenomena and Spaces in Early Modern Literature

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:41pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through an ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at

RSA 2015 (Mar. 26-28), Music in Theory and Practice on the Early Modern English Stage

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:38pm
Renaissance Society of America

Early modern music theory was a complex web of intersecting ideas. Music was thought to be profoundly transformative for its listeners, entering through the ear and affecting the body, mind and spirit in ways that could be beneficial or destructive. It was deployed, too, as a metaphor for cosmic order, social stability and the health of the body and soul. But music was first and foremost a real sound in a real space, and the theatre in this period was unique in its capacity to place ideas about music into dialogue with its practice.

On Anthropomorphism, Performance Research 20.2 (April 2015)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:43pm
Shaun May, University of Kent

Performance Research
Vol. 20 No.2: 'On Anthropomorphism' (April 2015)

Edited by Richard Allen (University of Worcester) and Shaun May (University of Kent)

Proposal Deadline: 6 June 2014

Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal's Role in the 21st Century

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:12pm
Sponsored by University of Dayton and the International Society of Metal Music Studies

Thursday, November 6-Saturday November 8
University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, USA

Call for Proposals
Metal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.

Dominican Blackness (special issue); Abstracts by 7/15/2014, Articles by 12/1/2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:41am
The Black Scholar

The editors of The Black Scholar welcome essays for a special issue examining the complexity of black cultural politics and identity in the Dominican Republic. This special issue seeks to analyze Dominican racial relations against the grain of the cross-disciplinary consensus, primarily U.S.-based, that focuses on Dominicans' "negrophobia," "anti-Haitianism," and "self-hatred." In this way, the issue inserts itself into a globally comparative Black Studies, including the articulations and disarticulations between blackness in the US, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

[REMINDER] Modernist Studies Association: Nov. 6-9, 2014 / Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:10am
Modernist Studies Association

The 16th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association will be held at the historic Omni William Penn hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014. Hosted by Duquesne University and co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. Featuring plenary addresses by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Meta DuEwa Jones, Colin MacCabe, David Trotter, and Laura Marcus.

The theme of MSA 16 is "Confluence and Division." We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, poster sessions, and digital exhibits; the deadline is May 9, 2014.

UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Sessions Proposals for MMLA (DUE 5/15; November 13-16, Detroit)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:29am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:03am

The Indian Review of World Literature , bi-annual literary journal, welcomes articles for its January, 2015 themed issue on Post-Colonial Literature. For further details, please visit "The Call for Papers" Page in

Conference and Publication: On Literary Influence: Europe/America (Fall 2014, Germany)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:09am
Cusanuswerk Germany

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit

--- Conference and Publication: On Literary Influence: Europe/America ---

The Cusanuswerk invites academic personnel, advanced PHD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit previously unpublished papers on the topic of 'INFLUENCE' between the literary cultures of Europe and America.

SAMLA 86 Session: Food In Fiction

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:54pm
Heather Richie

Bon Appétit contributor Alexander Chef writes, "Throughout my reading life, I've enjoyed many memorable meals—if only fictionally. The oysters at dinner near the beginning of Anna Karenina, the dinner Nana throws for her overflowing guests in Zola's Nana, the walk through Les Halles for breakfast in Baldwin's Giovanni's Room, and nearly every meal in Monique Truong's The Book of Salt." This panel welcomes papers on any aspect of food in fiction. Proposals might consider the way appetite reveals fictional characters, the role of food in fiction for creating an effective sense of place (A Year in Provence,The Secret Life of Bees), propelling a plot, or managing fictional time (i.e., the velocity of a novel). Why slow a story down to describe a meal?

Programming the Renaissance -- RSA 2015 Session

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:33pm
Lisa Tagliaferri

This interdisciplinary session proposal for the 2015 Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Conference (Berlin) seeks papers that discuss recently completed or in-progress Digital Humanities projects that incorporate the development of original computer programs or web technologies for Renaissance research. Possible projects can include the creation or curation of digital resources online, interactive technologies, mobile apps, geographic information systems (GIS), cloud computing, data mining and visualization, and text analytics including sentiment analysis. Papers may also discuss the application of these technologies as well as the theoretical implications of their use.

The Inaugural Conference of the Samuel Beckett Society -- Phoenix, Arizona; February 19-20, 2015

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:23pm
Samuel Beckett Society

The Samuel Beckett Society (SBS) announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference to be held in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) on February 19 and 20, 2015. The first conference of the SBS represents the opportunity to bring together new, emerging, and established perspectives on the Beckett's writing for a sustained exchange of ideas. In recent years, increased attention has been given to the historical and political dimensions of his work, complementing and sometimes contesting the rich tradition of theoretically driven criticism in Beckett studies.

Scholarly articles and creative writing, deadline 5/15/14

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty second issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.