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MMLA: The Live of Cities: Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:29am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See for more details.

RRMLA 2014. La science fiction chez les écrivains françaises (WIF panel)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:46am
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Rocky Mountain MLA - Women in French session
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This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2014

[UPDATE] SWCCL "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:03am
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Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
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"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

Medieval and Early Modern Folklore

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:43am
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American Folklore Society
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Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)

Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8

Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014

I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:

[UPDATE] Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:15am
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FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at

Hwa Kang English Journal Volume 20

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:49am
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Hwa Kang English Journal
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Hwa Kang English Journal, Vol. 20 (December 2014)
We welcome original submissions from domestic and foreign scholars in the fields of literature, linguistics, English teaching, and cultural studies. In addition to articles on research, methodology and criticism, the journal also welcomes book reviews.
Submission Deadlines: May 25, 2014

"Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL) (abstract deadline 5/12/14)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

Shaw in Theory Adaptation [MLA 2015 in Vancouver; JANUARY 8-11, 2014]

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:03pm
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Modern Language Association

DEADLINE: March 15, 2014

This panel seeks papers that consider Shaw in relationship to theory,
broadly construed. Papers are invited on Shaw's significance as a
theorist---of drama, of politics, of gender, of language--as well as on how
Shaw has been used, misused, quoted or misquoted, or otherwise adapted by
subsequent dramatic, political, literary, and gender theorists. Papers are
also invited that propose new readings of Shaw's plays and prose through
theoretical lenses, e.g. affect theory, trauma theory, media theory,
performance theory, among others.

(Deadline: March 15): MLA 2015 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:02pm
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Julien J. Simon
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Call for Papers -- MLA 2015, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

Experiments, Cross-disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
A panel devoted to experiment and collaboration between literary scholars and cognitive scientists. How do science experiments illuminate literary or aesthetic experience? Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (

ATDS at MLA 2015, Submission deadline 3/8/2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:22pm
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American Theatre and Drama Society (at MLA 2015)
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The ATDS invites proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Memory," to be considered for the ATDS's sponsored panel(s) at the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver (Jan 8-11 2015).

Following the MLA's 2015 theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," we encourage submissions to consider their fit with one of the theme's three keywords. Submissions, for example, might consider connections between performance and some of the following ideas:

Negotiating: conflicts, struggles, power differentials, interpellations, and resistance
Sites: geographies, locales, networks, places, and spaces
Memory: histories, memorials, acts of forgetting, erasure, and amnesia

WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention Academic Track: Approaching Deadline March 8, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:29pm
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WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention invites papers for its academic programming track. WisCon 38 takes place in Madison, Wisconsin from May 23-26, 2014. The academic track is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, tenured faculty and independent scholars.

We invite individual papers and panel presentations on science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, "race", and class. Work on fandom is also actively encouraged. We especially welcome papers on the work of this year's guests of honor; Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisin. The use of PowerPoint presentations, the screening of DVDs, or more performance-oriented presentations are encouraged.

Geography, Environments, Narratives

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:16pm
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MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouver

This panel considers the intersections between literature and geography, or literature and environment, from the mid-nineteenth century through the modernist period. We are interested in how geographical knowledge circulates, regulates, conditions, or disrupts. Specific attention to how narrative functions (broadly conceived) in relation to particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations (academic, middlebrow, popular, avant garde) is welcome. 500 word abstracts and c.v. to Rebecca Walsh ( and Anne Baker ( by 15 March 2014.