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[Update] British Society for Literature and Science Conference 10-12 April 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 2:54pm
University of Surrey

The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey), Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.

[UPDATE]: Reminder: Lynn Nottage Anthology Deadline 10/15/13

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:42am
Jocelyn L. Buckner (Chapman University) and Aimee Zygmonski (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Playwright Lynn Nottage has expanded the theatrical parameters of storytelling through her bold depictions of African diasporic experiences across time, geography, and circumstance. Nottage's plays reflect her passion and curiosity surrounding humanitarian, historical, and historiographic issues. From an African dwarf in the court of Louis XIV (Las Meninas), to female victims of war in the Congo (Ruined), to working class African Americans navigating the challenges of urban life (Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Intimate Apparel), among others, her body of work sheds light on lives, histories, and communities previously silenced and invisible on the stage.

Exeter Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference - 24th-25th July 2014 - deadline for proposals 28th March 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:24am
University of Exeter

Call for papers: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference

The Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter will be holding an interdisciplinary medical humanities conference for postgraduate researchers on the 24th and 25th July 2014.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects the broad scope of exciting research being carried out in the field of the medical humanities at present. As such we welcome abstracts on any aspect of the medical humanities from postgraduates working in all disciplines, including but not restricted to English Literature, History, Film, Classics and Art History.

59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:16am
University of Birmingham / British Association of American Studies

The 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) will be hosted by the School of English, Drama, and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014.

There is no overarching theme for the conference; we welcome papers and panel proposals on any subject related to American Studies. We are also very keen to encourage panel proposals from associations linked to BAAS, such as the APG, BGEAH, BrANCH, and HOTCUS as well as proposals for roundtable discussions and innovative panel presentations.

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2014 (11/1/13; 3/27/13-3/29/13)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 11:30pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association

Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2014
March 27-29, 2014 | Baltimore, Maryland
CEA 2014 will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 45th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literatures in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Call for Papers Deadline 15/12/13

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:09pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

the quint's twenty first issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th December 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

The Pierian Call for Submissions--Deadline March 1, 2014

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 12:54pm
The Pierian Literary Journal/Albany State University

Currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 issue. Accepting unpublished poems (3 max), short stories (1500 word max), one-act plays, and essays (1000 word max). Journal only accepts electronic submissions. For more information, please email: This year's theme: Jazz and Blues in American Culture. Entries that reflect the theme will receive priority consideration.