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[UPDATE] February 27-28th, 2014 Mardi Gras Conference- Masking the Self: Secrets, Disguise, and Mysteries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:25pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

The 24th annual Mardi Gras Conference invites scholars to investigate discourses on secrecy, anonymity, rumor, masking/masquerading, and mysterious places in literature and writing--along with discovering the hidden treasure in the king cake.

Masquerading, secrets, and intrigue feature prominently as themes of the Carnival celebration from Venice to New Orleans. In Venice, elaborate Carnival masks enable revelers to celebrate in disguise, while in New Orleans, the tradition continues with many masked krewes. For these krewes, not only is the identity of their king unknown by the public, the theme of their parade remains a guarded secret until the day of the event, creating an air of mystery and suspense.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2014 Graduate Student Conference- Origins, Identity, and Authenticity - 01/30/14 - 02/01/14 - Atlanta, GA

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:43pm
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

New Voices is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by Georgia State University's English department and sponsored by the department's Graduate English Association. The conference is designed to provide emerging and experienced graduate scholars in the humanities with a forum for sharing their latest research. While the conference has a different suggested theme each year, adherence to the suggested theme is not at all necessary to be considered for inclusion in the conference. New Voices invites papers on all topics and themes related not only to English studies, but all other humanities disciplines as well as the social sciences and political science.

Interrogating Colonization and New Politics, April 4th and 5th, 2014

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:29pm
Bowling Green State University, Literary and Textual Studies Program

"It is generally recognized that the current era of globalization is one in which economics has triumphed over politics." - Brett Neilson, "Cultural Studies and Giorgio Agamben," New Cultural Studies: Adventures in Theory

Short and interesting articles required for online literary magazine.

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:42pm
The New Union

The New Union (, an online literary magazine, requires articles for online publication.

We welcome articles on any and all subjects and genres, and from any period in history.

We also invite articles that look at current news, events, politics, etc and connect them with literary topics past and present.

Articles should be approximately 1,000-2,000 words in length.

The only stipulation is that every article must be interesting and unique. No dull, academically formal articles required! We want funny, irreverent, and witty articles (unless your specialist subject is death, in which case you are excused!).

EXTENDED DEADLINE (December 15, 2013) The Economy of Scales

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 7:33pm
The Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and the Nineteenth-Century Forum

The Economy of Scales

March 21-22, 2014

Plenary lectures by Noah Heringman (English, University of Missouri) and Craig Benjamin (History, Grand Valley State University).

Eighteenth-Century Studies Group & Nineteenth-Century Forum
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The English Civil War in the Romantic and Victorian Period. France-England, 1789-1901. University of Rouen, 9-10 October 2014

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:33pm
University of Rouen, France.

Nowadays the English Civil War is a mostly forgotten episode in British history on both sides of the Channel. Yet, this has not always been the case. In the nineteenth century, the "Great Rebellion" was a reference point that helped contemporaries to make sense of the political upheavals on the Continent; it was also an inexhaustible source of inspiration for a wide range of artists and writers. The phrase "English Revolution" – which echoes the "French Revolution" – was coined by François Guizot to refer to the period spanning the years 1640-1660. It reflects the social, religious and political changes that affected the British Isles in the middle of the seventeenth century.

Borders - Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 9:00am
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on March 29, 2014. The main conference theme is "Borders." Approaches across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that provide specific readings of borders as depicted in anthropology, politics, religion, education, world literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and the media.

To explore the complexity of borders as a literary, political, social, cultural, economic, ethical and aesthetic construct, the conference will feature papers, panel discussions, and posters.