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DASH Literary Journal Poetry Contest (Deadline March 1, 2014)

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:17pm
DASH Literary Journal

Call for Submissions:

DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its second annual poetry contest. To celebrate our love of competition, we're handing out a $1,000 prize for best poem.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each). Include name and contact information on coversheet only.

Fee: $10
...or $15 for contest plus one-year subscription.
Check payable to DASH Journal.

Deadline: March 1
All poems blind-reviewed by a panel of editors. Finalists will be published in our 2014 issue.
Contests are hard copy only. Submit to:

DASH Literary Journal 2014 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:01pm
DASH Literary Journal

Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2014 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Limit 1 submission per category.

Edited Collection: Best Practices in Writing Assignment Design (Submit by March 31.)

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:17pm
Karma Waltonen and Melissa Bender /University Writing Program, University of California, Davis

Proposals are invited for a volume of original, classroom-tested writing assignments; the volume is intended to serve as a resource for new and experienced composition instructors seeking pedagogically sound writing assignments that can be used in a variety of writing-centered undergraduate courses. The assignments may be designed for first year composition, basic writing, advanced composition, writing in the disciplines, or writing across the curriculum courses. In the published volume, the writing assignments will be accompanied by supporting materials of no more than 5000 words. Support materials will include a rationale for the assignment design, plus any of the following:

[Edited collection] The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:17pm
Gisele Baxter / Brett Josef Grubisic

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

 With an entrenched mythology related to intercultural harmoniousness and historical peacefulness, a popular global reputation for model livability (alongside being sedate to a fault), and crime rates amongst the lowest in the world, Canada cannot be said to seethe with a sense of murderousness. Its genres of storytelling, however, conjure a counter-reality.

"So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead"

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:32pm
San Jose State University

Scholars, students, teachers, and fans are invited to "So Many Roads: The World in the Grateful Dead," a conference to be held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California, November 5–8, 2014.

The conference will explore the Grateful Dead phenomenon both intrinsically and in all of its broader contexts, from the band's genesis in the cultural ferment of the Bay Area in the 1960s to their mainstream success thirty years later. The scholarship on the Grateful Dead represents 26 different disciplines and fields, and the conference welcomes all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including:

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 5:08pm
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines

Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.

Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:33pm
Twelve Winters Press

An anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled 'Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas,' edited by Ted Morrissey (http://tedmorrissey.com/), with an anticipated release date in 2015. The long-range goal is to do a series of anthologies on Gass's work with each book having a specific focus, and we're starting with the author's novellas. Visit http://twelvewinters.com/submissions/ for details.


Contributors should submit one document with

[UPDATE] Making the Invisible Visible: Mime's Contemporary Legacy: Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium - April 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:20pm
The Ohio State University - Department of Theatre

As the founding fathers of contemporary mime, Étienne Decroux (1898-1991) and Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) have, through their apprentices, established a performative legacy with global resonances. As a new generation of practitioners emerges, we seek to interrogate, connect, critique, and celebrate the work of mime's late twentieth century North American cohort. We aim to articulate mime's history, to cultivate its legacy, and to imagine how contemporary artists might take mime into future practice, especially as they incorporate the potentials of motion capture and technological mediation.

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:06pm
University of Bristol

First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014

Plenary Speaker: Professor Garrett Sullivan, Penn State University

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious biological necessity.

[UPDATE] SCMLA 2014: Urban Prisons and Rural Rambles in Early American Literature (due 24 Feb.)

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:27pm
Rebeccah Bechtold

"My spirit is weary for rural rambles," Lydia Maria Child writes in Letters from New-York, for "amid these magnificent masses of sparkling marble, hewn in prison, I am all alone." Like many of her contemporaries, Child contrasts the unfeeling cruelties of urban life with the apparent "freedom" of the natural world. Not only do the "streets shut out the sky," but "the busy throng, passing and repassing, fetter freedom, while they offer no sympathy," Child complains.

Special issue of Doris Lessing Studies: Émigrés and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 1:46pm
Doris Lessing Studies

Doris Lessing Studies is seeking papers for a special issue, "Emigres and Exiles: Doris Lessing in Postwar London." We invite papers about Lessing's life and work in the 1950s, when she joined an influx of immigrants to London. Comparative studies welcomed.
Please send 10-to-15-page MLA-style papers to the issue's co-editors Robin Visel (rvisel@gmail.com ) and Terry Reilly (tjreilly@alaska.edu) by May 1, 2014.

[UPDATE] Perversions of Paper

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:53am
Birkbeck Material Texts Network and the Archive Futures Network

Perversions of Paper is a one-day symposium investigating the outer limits of our interactions with books and with paper. It considers unorthodox engagements with texts, from cherishing or hoarding them to mutilating and desecrating them, from wearing them to chewing them, and from inhaling their scent to erasing their content. 'Perversion' may apply to deviations from normal usage but also to our psychological investments in paper.

Journal of Dracula Studies

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:16am
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.