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Poems Invited for June 2014 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 25th Issue

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
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Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

The matter sent for publication must be an original creation of the author. The plagiarised work should not be submitted. Your submission declares that the work is original, and your own.

Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film, November 7-9, 2014 (Abstract by June 1st)

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Watson / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film"

This panel invites papers that examine depictions of the United States South and southerners in contemporary film with particular interest in how motherhood or images of motherhood are portrayed.

Examples include but are not limited to : Gone with the Wind, The Help, Princess and the Frog, The Hunger Games series, Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Waterboy, Sweet Home Alabama, and Big Fish.

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature


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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:58pm
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The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
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CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

City University of New York

April 23-25, 2015

Abstracts due: September 15, 2014

MLA 2015 session: Media, Materialism, and Intertextualities

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:29pm
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MLA (Modern Language Association)

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What is the influence of material and medium on intertextual theories and praxis?

Our conference session welcomes papers exploring this timely topic!

SAMPLE THEMES: convergence, materialism, new media, old media, intermediality, liminality, the rhizome, networks, appropriation, adaptation.

ABSTRACTS (no specific length): March 25, 2014 to BOTH Lai-Tze Fan (lychee@yorku.ca) and Yuri-Forbes Petrovich (yforbesp@uwo.ca).

MLA will be held in January 2015, in Vancouver, Canada.

Love Figures: Amorous Figuration or the "In-Love" figure. University of Montreal, May 1-2. CFP deadline March 14 .

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:05pm
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Post-Scriptum.org (Journal of comparative literature)

Annual graduate student conference on the theme: the figures of love as means to express language or knowledge.

Considered an emotion or a virtue, an idea, a blessing or a disgrace, love opens and shuts gates, builds houses and cities but does not refrain from crushing them, rigging them with its own dynamite and contemplating the slaughter from afar – or from so close it burns with the actual structure.

Pondering on love, we could not bring ourselves to a stop – too many ideas, directions, pathways and junctions: thinking about Ovid, his Art of Love and his Cure for Love, these two opposites that may not be so, as Love is sometimes an ailment to be cured of, while to love, actively, is more akin to an art.

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University 2014 Issue

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:41pm
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Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University
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Call for Submissions

Research

Pedagogy

Reflection

Research Notes

Teacher-Scholar accepts submissions of articles offering original research, either qualitative or quantitative, on any facet of State Comprehensive Universities; articles focused on pedagogy that offer suggestions for either on-line or on-campus teaching at State Comprehensive Universities; and personal reflection essays focused on life at State Comprehensive Universities; as well as reports on research in progress or current trends at SCUs.

Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects (SLSA Conference Panel)

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 4:18pm
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Matthew Dodson / Oregon State University
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Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects

Panel Proposal for Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2014 Conference – "Fluid" - Dallas, TX - Oct. 9-12, 2014

Send ~250 word abstract and a brief biographical note to Matthew Dodson at dodsonm@onid.orst.edu no later than April 5, 2014.

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[UPDATE *PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED*} NAVSA 2014 Victorian Classes and Classifications

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 3:26pm
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North American Victorian Studies Association
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Victorian Britain belonged to the classifying age. Imperial expansion and new techniques of observation and production confronted Britons with an expanding universe of natural and man-made phenomena. In response, scientists, writers, artists, and educators sought to articulate some underlying sense of order through ever more complex systems of organization, arrangement, and tabulation. Natural philosophers vastly extended and revised the taxonomies of Linnaeus. Medical professionals developed new diagnostic tools and coined a broad range of new pathologies and diseases. Criminologists gathered biometric data that allowed them to constitute and apprehend criminal types.

Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:40pm
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University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution
equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion.

The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference, which will take place on March 22, 2014, invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate
and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.

Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for
a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com

Resisting Empire Through Humor - MLA 2015 (Vancouver) 8-11 January 2015

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Bishop and Adele Holoch

"A joke is a very serious thing." – Winston Churchill

Laughter can be a powerful weapon. It can be a tool of resistance, an assertion of superiority, or an outlet for relief. It can establish (or strengthen) a sense of community, or it can set an individual apart. This panel seeks to examine the use of humor in the context of empire. How do texts leverage these and other capacities of laughter to contest, undermine, create, or celebrate? We welcome papers addressing the intersections of laughter and imperial or post-colonial power in all geographic and historical contexts.

Actual Ecomedia: Environmental Form Without Environmentalism (March 15)

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:32pm
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Ted Geier
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MLA Special Session

Cinema, poetry, other ecomedia invoke ecological thought through form/technique, not always articulating prescriptive narrative environmentalism. Interdisciplinary examination of the consequences and prospects. CV, 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Ted Geier (tegeier@ucdavis.edu).

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