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

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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

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:16am
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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

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:10am
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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)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:17pm
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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Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each).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:

DASH Literary Journal 2014 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:01pm
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DASH Literary Journal


Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2014 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Limit 1 submission per category.

Edited Collection: Best Practices in Writing Assignment Design (Submit by March 31.)

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:17pm
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Karma Waltonen and Melissa Bender /University Writing Program, University of California, Davis
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Proposals are invited for a volume of original, classroom-tested writing assignments; the volume is intended to serve as a resource for new and experienced composition instructors seeking pedagogically sound writing assignments that can be used in a variety of writing-centered undergraduate courses. The assignments may be designed for first year composition, basic writing, advanced composition, writing in the disciplines, or writing across the curriculum courses. In the published volume, the writing assignments will be accompanied by supporting materials of no more than 5000 words. Support materials will include a rationale for the assignment design, plus any of the following:

[Edited collection] The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:17pm
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Gisele Baxter / Brett Josef Grubisic

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

 With an entrenched mythology related to intercultural harmoniousness and historical peacefulness, a popular global reputation for model livability (alongside being sedate to a fault), and crime rates amongst the lowest in the world, Canada cannot be said to seethe with a sense of murderousness. Its genres of storytelling, however, conjure a counter-reality.

"So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead"

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:32pm
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San Jose State University
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Scholars, students, teachers, and fans are invited to "So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead," a conference to be held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, November 5–8, 2014.

The conference will explore the Grateful Dead phenomenon both intrinsically and in all of its broader contexts, from the band's genesis in the cultural ferment of the Bay Area in the 1960s to their mainstream success thirty years later. The scholarship on the Grateful Dead represents 26 different disciplines and fields, and the conference welcomes all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including:

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
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49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines

Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.

Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:33pm
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Twelve Winters Press
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An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas,' edited by Ted Morrissey (http://tedmorrissey.com/), with an anticipated release date in 2015. The long-range goal is to do a series of anthologies on Gass's work with each book having a specific focus, and we're starting with the author's novellas. Visit http://twelvewinters.com/submissions/ for details.

Guidelines

Contributors should submit one document with

[UPDATE] Making the Invisible Visible: Mime's Contemporary Legacy: Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium - April 11, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:20pm
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The Ohio State University - Department of Theatre
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As the founding fathers of contemporary mime, Étienne Decroux (1898-1991) and Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) have, through their apprentices, established a performative legacy with global resonances. As a new generation of practitioners emerges, we seek to interrogate, connect, critique, and celebrate the work of mime's late twentieth century North American cohort. We aim to articulate mime's history, to cultivate its legacy, and to imagine how contemporary artists might take mime into future practice, especially as they incorporate the potentials of motion capture and technological mediation.

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:06pm
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University of Bristol
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First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014

Plenary Speaker: Professor Garrett Sullivan, Penn State University

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious biological necessity.

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