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[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (April 3-6 2014); Proposals due 9/30

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 9:16am
NEMLA 45th Annual Convention (Harrisburg PA, April 3-6))

This panel seeks a broad range of papers exploring how disability challenges normative constructions of the body-environment dyad. For example, how does disability-centered American literature negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might literature by people with disabilities contribute to a more inclusive ecocriticism? How might we re-examine 'canonical' American environmental literature through a disability studies lens? Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief bio to Matthew Cella at

Beyond the Victorian and Modernist Divide - France (Normandy- University of Rouen), March, 27-28 2014

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 3:12am
University of Rouen ERIAC (

Last reminder : deadline September 15th 2013.

Call for papers
International Conference, organized by Anne Besnault-Levita and Anne-Florence Gillard Estrada
Université de Rouen - laboratoire ERIAC :
March, 27-28, 2014, Rouen University

Beyond the Victorian and Modernist Divide

Keynote speakers

Professor Michael Bentley, University of St. Andrews
Professor Melba Cuddy-Keane, University of Toronto

38th Annual PAC Conference: 27-29 March 2014, Ocean Creek Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:23am
The Philological Association of the Carolinas

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 10 December 2013.

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Panel proposals must include a letter of justification along with the session title; brief abstracts in English of all proposed papers; and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliation of all participants.

Postscript ( is the peer-reviewed journal of the organization, which publishes scholarly papers, provided contributors become PAC members.

CFP: Horror Area, PCA/ACA - Chicago, 16-19 April, 2014

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:13am
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

HORROR (text, media, culture) - Proposal Deadline, 1 Nov. 2013

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2014 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Chicago, IL. The conference runs from 16 to 19 April, 2014. Please be aware that the deadline for proposals is 1 November, 2013.

10th LIES (13.04.2014): On imagination, borders and friendship with Hanif Kureishi

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 6:32am
Department of English Literature, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

'Las palabras no se caen en el vacío' [Words do not fall into the void]: On imagination, borders and friendship

"The imagination creates reality rather than imitates it," says Hanif Kureishi in his unpublished essay entitled "Anarchy and the Imagination." Yet, he continues "[t]here is no interesting consensus about the way the world is. In the end, there is nothing out there but what we make of it, and whether we make more or less of it is a daily question about how we want to live and who we want to be".

[UPDATE] CFA: Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 5:39am
The Journal of Supernatural Studies

CFA: Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century (abstracts: 30 November 2013, articles: 31 March 2014)

full name / name of organization:
The Journal of Supernatural Studies

contact email:

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on the supernatural in the nineteenth century (due Winter 2014), guest edited by Janine Hatter and Sara Williams.