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PAMLA 2015: Creative Writing: Process-as-Product(Nov. 6-8, 2015); May 15, 2015 Proposal Deadline

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel seeks critical, creative, and/or hybrid work that examines the poem as a form-in-progress and/or responds to temporal or physical constraint. How does the writing process impact the product of the poem? When does the finished poem reveal information about its making? How do decisions made during the drafting or writing process influence the writing, editing, or revision process of the poem? Potential topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, slow-writing, automatic writing, collaboration, or imposed mediums or materials. Discussions of your own writing process and poetic product are welcome, as are scholarly examinations of others' work.

International Conference on Knowledge and Politics in Gender and Women's Studies

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 3:52pm
Middle East Technical University

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Gender and Women's Studies, which will be held in Ankara, Turkey on 9-11 October 2015, organized by the Gender and Women's Studies Graduate Program at Middle East Technical University.
It aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and activists from various disciplines and generations to exchange their experiences and ideas on a wide range of theoretical and practical issues under the general theme of "WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE and GENDER POLITICS: LOCAL AND GLOBAL"

CFP [UPDATE] - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm
Susan Arndt/Mariam Popal/Rinaldo Walcott - University of Bayreuth/University of Toronto

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (of maximum of 200 words) together with a short resumé (or a link to your CV) by
May 15st 2015 with the headword CfA-Ethics in the subject-line to,,

Poems Invited for June 2015 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 27th Issue

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:32am

Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

History, Literature, Translation: Bhasha Culture and its Pervasive Networks

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:37am
Centre for Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad

Centre for Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad

Call for Papers

5th Researchers' At Work Conference (RAW.CON 2015)

9th - 11th September, 2015

"History, Literature, Translation: Bhasha Culture and its Pervasive Networks"

SAMLA 2015: Contemporary Literature & Popular Music (Nov. 13-15)

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:42pm
Mary McCampbell/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).

The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

"Feminism and the Arts" - SAMLA 87 - Research Triangle, NC - Nov 13-15, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:35pm
Feminist Literature and Theory Session

This panel welcomes papers that engage the special session topic of "Feminist Literature and Theory" in relation to this year's SAMLA 87 theme "Literature and the Other Arts." Proposals for projects that explore feminism in relation to the arts (broadly defined) are welcome. By June 1, 2015, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a brief CV and A/V requirements to Stephanie Rountree, Georgia State University, at


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:08pm
Francesco-Alessio Ursini, Stockholm University


Organizers: The research group on comics at the English Department, Stockholm University

Where and When: Stockholm, 3rd-5th September
Call for papers, deadline/ Notification of acceptance: 10th of May, 2015/15th of May, 2015


E-mail for submissions: Submissions will be handled via easychair:

[UPDATE] Micro-/macro-: What issues at stake in English Linguistics? October 8-10, 2015.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:03pm
Vasilica Le Floch, Université de Lorraine, France

Call for papers:

« Le texte se présente comme une extrapolation de la phrase. » (M. Wilmet, Grammaire critique du français, Paris, Hachette-Duculot, 1997, p. 582)

« La construction interne d'une clause est essentiellement faite de rapports de rection (sélections, accords) (…) Au-delà la combinatoire est d'une tout autre nature [reposant] sur des rapports de présupposition ou de production d'information. » (A. Berrendonner, « La phrase et les articulations du discours », Le Français dans le monde, Recherches et applications, février-mars 1993, p. 22)


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:36pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight,

Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:33pm
Ethan King, International James Joyce Foundation

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Issues in Critical Inquiry Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora (Sept. 25-26, 2015)

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:06pm
Issues in Critical Inquiry

ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora
"The African Diaspora in the World"

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic. ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to "Music City" and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme "The African Diaspora in the World."

The committee welcomes papers on any topic relating to the African Diaspora. Suggested topics may include:

«OJS: Introductory Workshop» - Deadline for applications: June 26 2015; July 13-16 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:31am
PhD Program ‘Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature’. Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra

The Third Summer School in Materialities of Literature is titled «OJS: Introductory Workshop» and aims to introduce participants to Open Journal Systems, a software for managing and publishing peer-reviewed academic journals.

The course is directed (a) to whom plans to develop Open Access Academic Publishing Projects; (b) to whom is interested in the Management, Production, Publishing and Indexing Processes of academic journals; (c ) to whom wants to learn how to use a technology that combines Peer Reviewing within the Open Access principles.

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:20am
Rob Ward / Brown University

We currently have the following books for review.

Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2015)

Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)

Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)

Sera Khandro, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)

Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)

Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)

Julie Rak, Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (WLU, 2013)

Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)