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[UPDATE] Sri Lankan Literature [Essay Collection] Deadline 31/03/14

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 2:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
G R Taneja
contact email: 

A proposed collection of critical articles needs additional contributions. The anthology focuses on Sri Lankan Literature written in English. All literary genres will be covered. Background studies of current socio-political developments will be accepted if they demonstrate substantial relevance to the focus of the anthology. Submissions should run to less than 6000 words, follow the MLA style sheet, and must be accompanied by 300-word abstract, a brief cv, and a hard copy mailed at the address indicated.

Interested scholars may contact the editor.

Connections 2: A Critical Thinking Conference

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 1:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
East Georgia State College

Join East Georgia State College for its second annual Critical Thinking Conference! Critical thinking is an important aspect of education across disciplines, and many institutions are working to promote and focus on integration of critical thinking exercises in their curriculum. Today it has moved beyond the traditional formal reasoning to incorporate the skills necessary to maneuver through modern information overload such as problem solving, communication, and creativity. This is arguably one of the most important skills students can learn, and it can be applied to every discipline.

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed, open access online journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

"Women's Voices in Poetry," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women's voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:

• How women poets address patriarchy.
• Social versus private poetry.
• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.
• Relationships (e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self) or rejection of relationships.
• Oppression and its manifestations.

Politics and Film Panel, SAMLA 2014, Deadline June 1

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies Association / South Atlantic MLA
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This panel seeks papers which explore the intersection of film and politics, broadly conceived. Topics may include, but are not limited to censorship, the depiction of politicians or political events, interpersonal or studio politics, or film as a socio-political tool. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to John Littlejohn, Coastal Carolina University, at

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:04am
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Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to "Sex in Context." Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries" Deadline: 3 March 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:16am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries"

'To be inside and outside a position at the same time – to occupy a territory while loitering sceptically on the boundary – is often where the most intensely creative ideas stem from. It is a resourceful place to be, if not always a painless one.' - Terry Eagleton

Ireland and the Popular, May 7-9 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Nordic Irish Studies Network
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The territory of 'the popular' is a contested one, not least in an Irish context. While discourses, ranging from politics to aesthetics, regularly claim to know what is popular and why, there is no consensus as to what defines the popular: is it a function of mass and majority, or is it rather an essentialist category springing from the folk tradition of a given region or site?

This problem of definition and delimitation has etymological roots. Popular literally means 'of the people', but what of the Germanic alternative to the Latin root 'populus': the folk?

DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest (Deadline March 1, 2014)

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
DASH Literary Journal

Call for Submissions:

DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its second annual poetry contest. To celebrate our love of competition, we're handing out a $1,000 prize for best poem.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each). Include name and contact information on coversheet only.

Fee: $10
...or $15 for contest plus one-year subscription.
Check payable to DASH Journal.

Deadline: March 1
All poems blind-reviewed by a panel of editors. Finalists will be published in our 2014 issue.
Contests are hard copy only. Submit to: