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Edith Wharton at MLA 2014 (9-12 January)--Deadline Extended!

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 4:05pm
Edith Wharton Society

Queer Wharton. A panel organized by the Edith Wharton Society at the 2014 MLA (9-12 January). Homosexuality and homosociality in Wharton; queer authors, intertexts, and aesthetics in Wharton's writing; Wharton's relations with gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals; queering Wharton's travel writing and memoirs.
Submit 250-word abstracts and c.v.s to Meredith Goldsmith (mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu) by March 25, 2013.

[UPDATE] "Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" (1-3 November, San Diego); Proposal Deadline: 15 April

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:38pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively. This panel seeks papers on literary works from any genre, region or time period that consider the treatment of architecture as background, foreground, structural model or other component of the literary work or works in question.

[UPDATE] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities, 28 June 2013 [CFP Submission Deadline 16 April 2013]

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 10:50am
Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

CFP: Folklore and Mythology panel at PAMLA

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 10:26pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Concepts of, and related to, folklore and mythology are seemingly greater than ever, and as such we embrace a wide variety of takes on the panel's theme.

Proposals are now being taken until April 15, 2013 via the online system. Please note that emailed proposals cannot be accepted. The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association is celebrating its 111th annual conference November 1-3 in San Diego this year.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit the 2013 PAMLA Call for Proposals site at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/

Thanks so much for your time and consideration!

"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline September 1st 2013.)

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 4:57pm
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade

Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, culture and art. The journal publishes scientific papers and book reviews thematically related to literary theory, history of art, philosophy, anthropology, history, archeology, sociology, culturology, politicology, communicology, etc.

We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals, etc.

[new deadline: 30 April 2013] Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies

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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:09pm
University of Liverpool

Link to CFP: http://melancholyandpain.liv.ac.uk/?page_id=2

Keynotes:

- Dr Nick Davis, University of Liverpool
- Professor Chris Eccleston, University of Bath
- Professor Ronald Levao, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- Dr Mary Ann Lund, University of Leicester
- Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Bristol, The University of the West of England
- Professor Andrej Stancak, University of Liverpool
- Professor Susan Wolfson, Princeton University

CFP: Hotel in 19th-Century Literature and Culture, edited collection

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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 8:08pm
Monika Elbert

Hotels and Inns in Britain and in the United States in the Long Nineteenth Century

We invite submissions for a collection of essays on the hotel in literary works, in journals and correspondences, in travelogues, or in other texts written or published during the long nineteenth century. Our predominant focus is on literary and cultural studies.

[UPDATE] Excess: Special issue of The Comparatist

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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:27pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Excess
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the problematic of excess in comparative studies and literary theory. What constitutes excess today? What does it name? Who defines it? How do literature and art manage or register excess? How is excess connected to the task of interpretation? Is excess still synonymous with transgression and subversion? Have its connotations changed under the sway of neoliberalism? Topics of interest could include:

When "I" Means "We": Poetry and Social Life

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:36pm
Princeton Comparative Poetry and Poetics Colloquium

CALL FOR PAPERS

When "I" Means "We": Poetry and Social Life
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetry & Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Deadline Extended] Literature, Space and Geography

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 4:13pm
Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature

3.2 'Neither Here Nor There: The (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature'

In this special issue, Inquire invites article submissions that consider the relationship between geography and the study of literature. As always, Inquire encourages intellectual discussions that approach the text from inside and outside, considering the movement of literary artifacts across geographical spaces as well as the significance of geographical movement within literature.

The following lines of inquiry are of particular interest:

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