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[UPDATE] Literary London 2014: Ages of London: deadline extended

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:57pm
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Literary London Society
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23-25 July 2014, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration.

RMMLA CFP for Boise, Idaho extended to 3-31-14

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:51pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association - RMMLA

Call for Papers Extended to MARCH 31, 2014!

Grove Hotel--Boise, Idaho
Convention Dates: October 9-11, 2014

www.rmmla.org

Several panel chairs have requested extensions to allow for the submission of additional paper proposals and for members to pay their 2014 Membership Dues. To accommodate these needs, we are extending the Call for Papers for one month, to MARCH 31, 2014.

CALL FOR PAPERS: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Articles required for Issue 2 of The New Union

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 10:13am
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The New Union
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We require articles on political and cultural subjects for Issue 2 of The New Union. For more information and to see our first articles, visit www.new-union.co.uk.

Articles should be 4,000-6,000 words and proposals must be sent to editors@new-union.co.uk by the end of March.

The deadline for completed articles is 30 April 2014.

Call for Papers – International Conference on 'Localities through Mobility. Cultures of Motorway in Contemporary Europe'

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:49am
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Section of Contemporary Cultural Studies in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)

Section of Contemporary Cultural Studies in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) announces call for papers for international, interdisciplinary conference entitled 'Localities through Mobility. Cultures of Motorway in Contemporary Europe'. The conference will be held on 11-12 June 2014 in Poznań (Poland).

The main aim of the conference is to explore the multifaceted connections between locality understood as socio-cultural practice, grass roots economies and the present development of motorways.

CFP for Gender & Childhood Conference Proposal Due 5/1/2014

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:23am
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Gender Studies at University of Notre Dame
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Call for Papers

"Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood"
A Gender Studies Conference at the University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
December 4-6, 2014

In recent years, there has been great interest in questions of gender and childhood, ranging from issues around boys wearing princess costumes to school; to Disney princess culture; to parents refusing to announce a baby's biological sex; to pre-teen children coming out as gay, lesbian, and queer; to toy companies marketing toys by gender; to gender-related bullying, and more.

Community Engagement, Critical Literacy, and Literary Studies (MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015)

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Modern Language Association, Special Session Roundtable
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The term "community engagement" has of late become something of an academic buzzword in the United States, accompanying and engendering innovative new pedagogy and research possibilities, as well as new conceptions of the university and its mission. There nevertheless persists a widespread stereotyping of community engagement as the latest incarnation of administrative jargon, as a fad that lacks academic rigor and amounts to nothing more than an institutionally enforced form of volunteerism or activism. Those in literary studies especially (unlike many faculty in composition and rhetoric) often struggle to identify the relevance of community engagement to their research and teaching.

CFP: The Lord of the Rings Fan Phenomena

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:59pm
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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology

Intellect's Fan Phenomena series is seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and The Lord of The Rings films. The series explores and decodes the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon, and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

[UPDATE] The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future--26 April 2014--Deadline for Submissions Extended to 15 March 2014

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:37pm
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Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future
Saturday, 26 April 2014
9:00am-4:30pm
(Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30pm)
English Department
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO 15 MARCH 2014

Call for Papers:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics for the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University.

UPDATE Pupil 2014 has extended its submission deadline to March 15, 2014

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:07pm
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California State University, Fullerton
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EXTENDED DEADLINE

Pupil: A Sourcebook for Teachers of Composition and Rhetoric is now accepting submissions for its 2014 journal!

Pupil is a blind-reviewed publication created by English grad students and TAs of California State University, Fullerton. Its purpose is to provide teachers of composition with fresh ideas and practical tools for use in the classroom. The pedagogical journal also aims to expand the collaborative aspect of teaching writing by inviting colleagues to share experiences and recommendations for new (and experienced) teachers of writing.

Scotland: The Divine and the Sublime -- MLA 2015 Vancouver

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:36pm
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Modern Language Association
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This proposed special session will look at how writers have used Scotland's often turbulent religious history to create or challenge constructions of nation, gender, or the divine. 1-page abstract and brief CV by 13 March 2014.

Masculinities Beyond the Center -- MLA 2015 Vancouver

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:31pm
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Modern Language Association
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This proposed special session will look at how masculinities from geographic, political, or cultural peripheries--including Scottish and Irish masculinities--have challenged or helped construct hegemonic British masculinities. 1800 to present. 1-page abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014.

albeit Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:54pm
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albeit

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

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