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Writing and Rhetoric Area CFP

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:32am
Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature" (07/01/14; 11/7-11/8/14, Wenham, MA)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:31am
Gregor Thuswaldner and Dan Rus, Gordon College

2014 Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature"

November 7-8, 2014

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters

CFP-Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:09am
Department of English, KAHM Unity Women's College, Manjeri

Call for Papers

Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal

Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

ISSN No: 2348 – 3369

Call for Papers

William Shakespeare has been the Bard of the Globe for Centuries. Quintessential dramatic genius, he has left behind a body of literature which continues to connect with the transforming lives around and reassert the pivotal human concerns. Shakespeare has profoundly catalyzed the growth of language and helped reshape the way we expressed the feel of our thoughts. Lay readers, Students and scholars continue to read, study, explore, interpret, stage the Bard.

CfP: The Robert Frost Review

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:07pm
The Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost's poetry. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to for consideration.

The Robert Frost Review is also planning a double special issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Robert Frost Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of the poems, history, or reception of either or both books. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to for consideration.

CFP: AJS Panel "Love in the New World: Jewish American Women's Immigrant Narratives"

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 4:05pm
Tahneer Oksman

"He had vanished like a dream, and yet he was not a dream. He was the only thing real in the unreal emptiness of her unlived life." –Anzia Yezierska, "Wings"

From Anzia Yezierska to Lara Vapnyar, Jewish American women's immigrant narratives have frequently addressed the quest – sometimes successful, more often detrimental – for love in the New World. In many of these works, the desired other stands in for an idea rather than a person, obscuring the material and emotional realities of the parties involved. The love plot hence often encapsulates the immigrant's hunger to bridge cultures, frequently evoking the yearning to find a familiar sense of self, one that feels like home.

The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/1/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:35pm
Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair

Online at NEPCA Fantastic:

2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 1 June 2014

Fan Studies Network 2014 Conference, Regent's University, London, UK, 27-28 September 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:22pm
Fan Studies Network

27-28th September 2014
Regent's University London, UK

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Paul Booth (DePaul University)
Dr Rhiannon Bury (Athabasca University)
Mr Orlando Jones (star of Sleepy Hollow, appearing for a virtual Q&A)

For two years the Fan Studies Network has provided a fruitful and enthusiastic space for academics interested in fans and fandom to connect, share resources, and develop their research ideas. Following the success of our first symposium in November 2013, we are delighted to announce the FSN2014 Conference, taking place over two days at Regent's University London from 27-28th September 2014.

Representing Animals in British Modernism (MSA 16: 6-9 November 2014)

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:59am
William Hogan / Providence College

Every culture has its conception of animals: as pets, as workers, as subjects for ethical consideration (or not), as national symbols, as objects of scientific study, as embodiments of the complex relationship between humans and 'nature.' This panel invites papers discussing the representation of animals in British modernism. From the humble daytime moth that occasions Virginia Woolf's essay "The Death of the Moth," to the terrifying animal totems that populate DH Lawrence's fiction, modernist animals bring into focus a range of vital concerns in twentieth century British culture.

The Sustainability of the Avant-Garde, Atlanta, November 7-9

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:16am

In a 2005 essay entitled "Why Experimental Fiction Threatens to Destroy Publishing, Jonathan Franzen and Life as We Know It: A Correction," American fiction writer Ben Marcus suggests that by catering to the masses, authors have willingly diluted their literary works. For Marcus, this is frightening because it means that novelists are "selling out" to readers who crave easy reads in exchange for the author gaining some economic stability. Even worse, he attests that the publishing world is squeezing out those experimental writers whose works are not necessarily economically viable precisely because they do not appeal to a wide audience.

Call for Papers for The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Vol. I, Issue 1)

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 4:30am
The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Submissions are invited for the inaugural issue of The Apollonian: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, a bi-annual, peer-reviewed print journal.

Volume I, Issue I
-Open Issue
-Word Limit: 2000 words
-Citations and references in accordance with MLA Handbook, 7th edn.
-Submissions must include a cover page with the following:
-Author/s name
-Abstract (within 200 words)
-Author/s bio (within 150 words)

Last date for abstracts: June 15, 2014
Last date for complete submissions: July 1, 2014
Acceptance/rejections will be notified by: July 25, 2014

Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:56pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes,

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.