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Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:35am
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Desiree Henderson
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Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

How do "actual" and fictional diaries challenge conventional notions of authorship, audience, reception, plot? Diverse literary traditions, time periods, genres welcome.

250 word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014 to Desiree Henderson (dhenderson@uta.edu).

The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:24am
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National University of Ireland, Galway
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Keynote address: Robert Fisk (seven times world journalist of the year and author of In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality, 1939-45)

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NUI Galway will host a conference exploring the political, social and cultural dynamics of Ireland in wartime. Papers are invited on themes that include, but are not limited to

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS... (11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Helsinki 2014)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:31am
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The European Society for Textual Scholarship

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2014

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS
11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.

Digital Humanities Roundtable, Hong Kong, May 15-17

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:27am
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City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media and English Department
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In an effort to bring together literary theorists, writers, computer programmers and artists to investigate the impact of new technologies on the humanities, City University of Hong Kong has planned the first Digital Humanities Roundtable in Hong Kong.

From May 15-17, 2014, we will host several prominent, international speakers from top universities to discuss topics such as digital literatures, digital pedagogies, and visualization in the humanities.

Please join us!
*New Speakers Added and One-Day Registration Available:

http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/en/portal/digitalhumanities/

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:18am
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The University of Sydney

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Maud Ellmann, Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, Chicago
Associate Professor Julie Park, Vassar
Professor John Plotz, Brandeis

"Human Trafficking and Postcolonial Discourse" - MLA 2015 - Vancouver

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:09am
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Laura Barberan Reinares (CUNY) and John Maerhofer (University of Rhode Island)

Special Session

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2014 to Laura Barberan Reinares (m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu) and John Maerhofer (jjmaer@aol.com).

Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:59pm
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Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

"Expense & Expendability"

Keynote: TBA

To me it would seem only a commercial exchange, in which each wished to be benefited at the expense of the other.
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Allegory: New Ideas, New Theories at MLA (Vancouver)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:43pm
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Brenda Machosky
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This is an open call for papers about new approaches to allegory in any form. Unusual approaches to canonical allegories; unconventional applications; provocative theories or readings encouraged. 500 word abstracts March 10 by 10 March 2014 Will consider standard panel or roundtable format based on submissions. Initial inquiries welcome.

[UPDATE] Black Theatre Association (BTA) Post-Conference 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:14pm
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014

Submissions Deadline - EXTENDED:
March 21st: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or a copy of your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at shandelj@arcadia.edu.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Gender and Early Modern Drama: RMMLA Annual Conference October 9-11, 2014 Boise, Idaho

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:39pm
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Rocky Mountain MLA
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This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender in Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014.

Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Kirsten Inglis (kainglis@ucalgary.ca) by March 31, 2014 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent in early April, 2014.

Join Our Team! Write for The California Journal of Women Writers.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:52pm
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Jennifer Carter / The California Journal of Women Writers
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Join our team!

We're looking for writers to join our online literary journal, The California Journal of Women Writers. Our journal features original reviews and criticism of women's literature from across North America, as well as interviews with authors, commentary on critiques published elsewhere, and the occasional post boasting literary theory.

Our journal's intent is to provide a space for enthusiastic dialogue supporting a wide variety of women writers. We invite our readers to unite, discuss, and join our conversation with insightful comments. This is a space devoted to fostering and enhancing the visibility of North American female authors, and narrowing the wide gender gap found in discussions in the literary world.

[UPDATE] Comic Returns: A Symposium on Satire and Parody in Modern Britain 4/25-26

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:33pm
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British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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EXTENDED DEADLINE—March 14, 2014

Call for Papers
"Comic Returns: A Symposium on Satire and Parody in Modern Britain" British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign April 25-26, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Aaron Matz, Department of English, Scripps College

CFP: New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing - 5/1/14

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:32pm
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New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issue 11.3, to be published in late 2014) and Volume 12 (Issue 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3, to be published in 2015).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Early submission is encouraged.

Short Fiction: Theory and Criticism (SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX; Abstract Deadline March 31st)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:04pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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We invite papers exploring short fiction or the theory of short fiction from any period. The conference theme is "Forces of Nature" and we particularly invite submissions that deal with literary representations of nature, or engage with questions of the natural or unnatural in short fiction. Papers that take an eco-critical approach to short fiction are also very welcome.

CFP: Picking Through the Trash - Deadline 18 July 2014 - PIVOT

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:01pm
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PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
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Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures."
—Ray Bradbury

"[T]rash talks to us, or certainly speaks of us. However much we want to put trash and garbage and waste and rubbish out of sight, out of mind, out of smell, there is considerable evidence that we take them to be revelatory of all manner of not insignificant facts about individuals, communities, civilizations, or that tired old workhorse the 'human condition.'"
—Elizabeth V Spelman

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