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Victorian Travelers and Cultural Memory (panel proposal): MLA 2015, Vancouver

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:19am
Modern Language Association

Seeking submissions for a special session for the Vancouver MLA convention: "Victorian Travelers and Cultural Memory." Papers may consider any aspect of how travel writings rely on, create, reinvent, or consolidate collective memories of places/cultures/events in the nineteenth century. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives and/or travel destinations. The 2015 MLA theme is memory, and so it is my hope that this panel will think broadly about cultural memory as a kind of collective of impressions that shapes people's understanding of the foreign.

Soils and Narrative

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:12am
Falmouth University

Soils and Narrative: 5 July 2014

A one day literary event held as part of the
Soil Culture Forum (http://ccanw.co.uk/soil-culture-forum.htm)

2 - 5 July 2014, Falmouth University.

Confirmed keynote speaker: Richard Kerridge (Author of forthcoming: Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians, Chatto & Windus (8 May 2014), Nature writer and literary critic, Course Director of the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Chair, ASLE-UK, 1999-2004)

The Soil Culture Forum is a four day event, the final day of which is devoted to connections between soil and the written word.

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:18am
Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:53am
Cusanuswerk

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

With this Call for Papers, the foundation invites senior MA-students; PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit yet unfunded PHD-projects or Post-Doctoral-Projects dealing with topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts from a comparative point of view.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Date: November 1, 2014
Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

Twenty-first Century Scottish Fiction: Where are we now? 2nd September 2014

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:21am
University of Manchester (in collaboration with University of Westminster)

Date: 2nd September, 2014
Venue: Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester
Keynote speakers: Dr Aaron Kelly (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Monica Germanà (University of Westminster)
Website: c21scotfiction.co.uk

This one-day symposium aims to explore the exciting breadth and diversity of recent Scottish writing, attending to the importance of both tradition and innovation and examining how post-millennial texts negotiate and re-configure the boundaries of Scottish literature.

Neutral Life: Reflections on Roland Barthes' Late Works

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:52am
Global Public Life section, Theory, Culture & Society


Papers are invited for a special 'Global Public Life' section of Theory, Culture & Society, to be published in November 2015.

March 15 Deadline for abstracts: George Sand and Childhood at the MLA 2015

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:53pm
Anne Marcoline / George Sand Association

In the Notice to _Gabriel_, Sand draws a direct connection between fiction and childhood: "[Les enfants] vivent, par leurs jeux mêmes, dans un milieu fictif, où la rêverie peut les suivre sans être refroidie par la réalité.

Call for Papers: 'Situating Simondon: media and technics'

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:43pm
PLATFORM Journal

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Volume editors: Scott Wark and Thomas Sutherland

Abstract submissions due: 1st of May, 2014
Full paper submissions due: 1st of July, 2014

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:44pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Topics can explore any facet of Contemporary studies including: Modern Social and Political Thought; Bio-Politics; Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments or any other contemporary issue.

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