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THE JOURNAL OF NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE: FULLY FUNDED SPECIAL ISSUE for 2015

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 1:47am
The Journal of New Zealand Literature

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded special issue for 2015.

* Proposals must align with JNZL's mandate to publish new peer-reviewed scholarly work in New Zealand literary and cultural studies.

* Proposals need the majority support of JNZL's international advisory board.

* The proposer/s will take responsibility for organizing any related conference/ symposium and for issuing relevant calls for papers.

[Update- Deadline Extension] M/MLA 2014 (Detroit Nov. 13-16)- Hospitality and the City

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:09pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association

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.

Call for Papers: Special issue on the Graphic Novel, deadline of Oct. 1, 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel is inviting papers for possible inclusion in a special issue on the graphic novel to be guest edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick, Professor of English at the University of Memphis, author of The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel (2014), and editor of Teaching the Graphic Novel (2009). Essays on any aspect of the graphic novel are welcome, ranging from close readings of individual works or the analysis of the oeuvre of a given writer/artist, to broader topics, such as consideration of the influence of a national tradition, a study of formal elements in several works, graphic novel adaptations, new methods of graphic novel analysis, or the teaching of graphic novels.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 15th Urban Studies and Pop Culture

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:42pm
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Topics can explore any facet of urban studies. Papers can take ecocritical approaches and focus on depictions of urban landscapes throughout pop culture. Papers can explore manifestations of cultural identity through urban studies or anything else that you feel is a further exploration or discussion related to the field of urban studies.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Urban Studies to the Urban Studies area,

[UPDATE] Explore the Significance/Identity of Place: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:38pm
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)

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
Deadline: May 15, 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.

[UPDATE] Cultural Cross-Currents in the Indian Ocean 8th / 9th September, 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:30pm
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK

CULTURAL CROSS-CURRENTS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN – THE CONFERENCE

Edge Hill University (UK)
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September 2014

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor John McLeod of Leeds University - whose acclaimed publications include Beginning Postcolonialism; Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis and the Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies.
Dr Claire Chambers, Lecturer in Global Literatures at York University; Editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and author of British Muslim Fictions.
Chiew-Siah Tei, prizewinning Malaysian novelist and author of The Mouse Deer Kingdom and Little Hut of Leaping Fishes

[UPDATE] Global Diasporas for 2014 PAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

"Global Diasporas." A Special Session for PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands. Although the theme of the conference is "Familiar Spirits," we welcome papers on literary and cultural representations of diaspora, migration, and globalization that are not linked to this particular theme.

Sustaining Women's Studies: SAMLA 2014, Nov. 7-9, Atlanta, GA

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:23pm
Women's Studies Regular Session at the 86th Annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Sustainability and the Humanities," the Women's Studies regular session invites paper proposals exploring how feminist scholarship both has and can address issues of sustainability in our culture as well as academic humanities fields. The conference will address the sustainability of the humanities in an ever-more digitized and technologically oriented culture. How have women's studies responded to the changing landscape of the humanities professions? What does the area of women's studies see as important elements of the humanities that should be preserved—or not—in the face of rapidly changing institutional infrastructures?

Call for Submissions

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:02pm
Complutense Journal of English Studies/Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense

Complutense Journal of English Studies is a scholarly, peer-reviewed annual journal which publishes quality research papers encompassing all areas in the wide domain of English, from Language and Linguistics to Literatures and Cultures of the English-speaking countries. It promotes a lively exchange among scholars and writers in the humanities and related disciplines who hold diverse perspectives on current developments in this ever-changing global field.

PAMLA 2014 Children's Literature (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:08am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

Submission Deadline: May 15

This panel invites proposals on any topic of study involving children's literature. Any theory or critical approaches to children's literature are welcome. Proposals attending to the conference theme about the familiar are additionally welcome.

Proposals should be 250 words and an additional 50 word abstract. All proposals need to be submitted through the PAMLA organization's submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

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