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"Shakespeare," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Mulder / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites papers that address any aspect of Shakespeare and his works to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include historicism and unhistoricism, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to James Mulder (james.mulder@tufts.edu). NB: As of 2/4, the email address listed on the RMMLA website is outdated and abstracts sent there will unfortunately bounce. Please be sure to send abstracts to james.mulder@tufts.edu.

SCMLA 2014: Southern American Literature (abstracts due March 31)

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
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This regular session panel welcomes papers that consider Southern American literature from any genre or era. Papers that engage with the conference theme, "Forces of Nature," are particularly encouraged.

The 2014 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held on October 18-22 in Austin, TX. Abstracts for the Southern American Literature session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Kelly Clasen at clasenk@newmanu.edu.

[CFP e-journal] Ol3Media 2014: Sport&Media

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Maio
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For the next issue of the Ol3Media e-journal we are seeking short papers about Sport in relationship with new and old media and about themes not just related to a single sport performace.
The issue wants to explore the topic, both offering an overview and studying social, marketing and cultural points of view, stardom of athletes, movies and tv series about sport topics, use of social networks by athletes and sport societies and so on.
We are accepting monographic papers or cross-connected papers that touch several topics and themes.

Some suggestions:

Tv Series

Searching for Culture (SEFOC) International Cultural Studies Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, October 16-17, 2014

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Palacky University
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We invite papers (25 minutes maximum) from all fields of the humanities including (but not limited to) cultural studies, art, film, literature, music, mass media, entertainment, sport, history, philosophy, politics, cultural geography, environmental studies, ecology, sociology.

The conference is held as part of the INKULTUS grant project administered at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The project aim is to foster international interdisciplinary curriculum development and research in the area of cultural studies. The conference is going to be held at Palacky University, in the historic centre of Olomouc where culture, arts, history, and magic atmosphere all converge.

Cultural Relations Quarterly Review: National and ethnic minority issues in Europe (Deadline: 15/04/14)

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

Cultural Relations Quarterly Review is an initiative of the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy Budapest. Launched in 2013, its mission is to provide information and analysis on key international political events. Each issue present scrutinised review of international relations on a quarterly basis written by young researchers, scholars, professionals who are specialised in International Relations theory, Political Science, world politics and Economics.

All articles are free of charge and peer reviewed. Editorial Board of Cultural Relations Quarterly Review is an international team of highly-qualified scholars and professionals of various academic disciplines.

Topic: (Volume I. Issue 2.) National and ethnic minority issues in Europe

Memory, Palimpsests, and American Indian Literature

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures & Association for the Study of Literature & Environment

We invite paper proposals that consider the role of palimpsests in American Indian literature on environmental degradation, colonial erasure, and resistance. How might reading changing environments and sacred places, sites of memory, as palimpsests expose histories modified and hidden by colonial discourse and practices? In what ways can literary representation, in invoking the idea of a palimpsest, help negotiate and resist environmental injustice?

Please submit proposals of 250 words & a brief CV to Jan Johnson (janjohn@uidaho.edu) & Clare Echterling (cechterling@ku.edu) by March 15th.

MLA 2015, Geography and Memory in Children's and YA Literature, deadline March 15, 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kate Slater and Gwen Athene Tarbox
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Investigating the conference theme of "Negotiating Sites of Memory," this panel considers the ideological and spatial implications of physical places depicted in children's and YA literature. The geographies of these texts demonstrate that constructions of places and people are related processes. In works for young people, the material and the social are mutually constitutive, shaping and reflecting environments that depend on the discursive and/or physical participation of child characters and child readers alike. Importantly, these geographies as produced through literature are imagined representations rather than tangible locations, a gap that explicitly invites the contributions of memory, nostalgia, and fantasy.

Black Theatre Association - 13th Annual Debut Panel

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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CALL FOR PAPERS / 13th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
July 24-27, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona

*Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 13th Annual Debut Panel.

BTA will hold joint sessions with the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Latino/a Focus Group (LFG) in order to foster communication across our interrelated disciplines.

Call for Participants - Black Theatre Association Post-Conference 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014

Submissions Deadlines:
March 7th: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at shandelj@arcadia.edu.

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Travel Grant Competition

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Washington University Libraries Special Collections
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The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year's travel grant competition is now open. The Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Travel must occur between May 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

Edith Wharton & Sex, MLA Vancouver 2015, proposals due 3/15/14

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
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Edith Wharton and Sex

Allied Organization: Edith Wharton Society

How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed or suffused; sex queer, illicit, adulterous, illegitimate, or incestuous; and/or sexology. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2014; Emily Orlando (eorlando@fairfield.edu).

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Predicate
Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
predicate
(n.) - the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) - to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
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Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis
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All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

Keynote Speaker: Frans de Waal
Date: November 15-17, 2014
Location: UC Davis

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Submission Address: animalsucd@gmail.com

{UPDATE} Queens of Crime Conference *Extended Deadline*

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Queens of Crime
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Women authors have had a unique impact on crime fiction from the Victorian era to the present day. What is the relationship between gender and genre? What makes a Queen of Crime, in the past or the present?

Keynote Speakers:
Val McDermid
Dr Lee Horsley

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