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2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:08am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The words 'fan' and 'fandom' often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of 'their' team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

[UPDATE] 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:14am
TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Extended deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014

11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.

Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars, 5-6 June 2015, Nancy (France)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:54am
John S. Bak, Université de Lorraine / IALJS

Working in partnership with various research centers -- Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (Wolfson College, Oxford University), Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University), ReSIC (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and the Experimental Media Lab (Academy of Fine Arts Saar) -- the Lorraine research groups I.D.E.A. (EA 2338: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones), C.R.E.M. (EA 3476: Centre de recherche sur les médiations) et Écriture (EA 3943: Centre lorrain de recherches interdisciplinaires dans les domaines des littératures, des cultures et de la théologie) are announcing a call for papers for a conference, "Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars: Colonialist, Decolonialist and Postcolonialist Perspectives."

Modernism, Blackness, and Futurity

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:56pm
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 16: Confluence & Division (November 6-9, 2014)

This panel speaks to long-standing modernist questions about the individual's relationship with time. High modernist writers from James Joyce, to T.S. Eliot, to Virginia Woolf rightfully urge us to reconsider the role time plays in our conceptions of identity. Such authors experiment with an illegible and/or insecure future, which, consequently, opens up the present as a spatio-temporal dimension to be thoroughly explored and excavated. Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, famously illustrates the notion of an incomprehensible future and how one lives his or her life under these conditions.

Sirens -- October 16-19, 2014; deadline May 12

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:46pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

Stevenson, Washington
October 16—19, 2014
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 16–19, 2014, in Stevenson, Washington, near Portland, Oregon. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

CFP: Death Studies Panel

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:18pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Deadline: 30 April 2014

Conference: 3 to 5 October 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Please consider submitting a paper to the Death Studies panel of the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture conference. Any subject pertaining to the study of death in American or popular culture is welcome.

This URL provides information on the conference: You can submit your proposal digitally here:

Melville in a Global Context; Tokyo, 25-29 June 2015; proposals due 8/15/14

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:38am
Melville Sociey/Melville Society of Japan

Call for Papers

Melville in a Global Context
The Tenth International Melville Conference

Tokyo: 25-29 June 2015


The Melville Society
in collaboration with
The Melville Society of Japan and
Keio University's G-SEC American Studies Project

Entangled Memories: Remembering the Holcoaust in a Global Age, October 9 - 11, 2014, University of Hamburg, Germany

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:29pm
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany

The field of Holocaust Studies has taken a transnational turn in recent years. Whereas scholarly attention used to focus on specific national memory cultures, it has now, almost seventy years after the onset of the Second World War, increasingly shifted towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Paradoxically, within literary and cultural studies, which have traditionally been at the forefront of addressing intercultural phenomena, national parameters continue to dominate the research agenda. The persistent separation of national perspectives on the Holocaust and its artistic representation not only opposes current theoretical trends, but also contradicts the political and socio-cultural realities of the Nazi crimes.

"Albee and Absurdism" - Spec. Iss. of The Edward Albee Review (essays due March 2015)

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:59pm
Michael Y. Bennett, Editor, The Edward Albee Review

The Edward Albee Review—a publication of The Edward Albee Society—is an annual peer-reviewed journal (published by Rodopi: meant to provide an outlet for scholarship and criticism on, or related to, Edward Albee and his works. Volumes feature original, academic articles and reviews (i.e., book reviews and review-essays) centered around a special topic. Each volume is edited by a Guest Editor. The journal welcomes and encourages different critical and theoretical scholarly approaches to Albee studies.