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Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:56pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

Sounding Futures September 3-5, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:39pm
2014 Guelph Jazz Colloquium

2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Sounding Futures

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, September 3-5, 2014

Call for Papers
"The future is always here in the past" -Amiri Baraka, "Jazzmen: Diz & Sun Ra"
"We will make our own future Text" -Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo

[UPDATE] True Crime: Fact, Fiction, Ideology

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 2:20pm
Hannah Priest / Hic Dragones

Keynote lecture: 'The Moors Murders and the "Truth" of True Crime', David Schmid (University at Buffalo, SUNY), author of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

PAMLA 2014: Literature and the Other Arts (Due May 15)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).

CFP: RSA 26-8 March 2015, Milton Society panels/papers

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:14pm
Milton Society of America

The Milton Society of America has been granted Associate Organization status with the Renaissance Society of America. This means that the MSA may henceforth submit up to five panels at the annual meeting of the RSA, beginning with the 2015 meeting in Berlin. We will also hold a seat on the RSA Council, allowing us to participate in its deliberations.

Thus we are writing to call for panels and papers seeking inclusion in the program of the 61st annual meeting of the RSA, to be held in Berlin on 26-28 March 2015 (more information on the Berlin conference is available on the RSA website). Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following themes:

Call for Papers for an Edited Volume on Non-native Species

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:24pm
James Stanescu and Kevin Cummings

Within a growing literature of animal studies and animal ethics, scholars have critically examined factory farms, zoos, companion animals, and laboratory testing. What remains underexplored are the logics of extermination deployed against feral or non-native species. The existing vocabulary utilized to describe non-native species often represents these animals as pests that wreak havoc on the eco-system, promiscuously over-populate, and spread disease. This rhetorical framing justifies a militarized relationship to these species. Furthermore, the debate over non-native species divides common ground between animal activists and environmentalists.

Natural Spaces and Phenomena in Early Modern Literature

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:59am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at mge1108@gmail.com.

[UPDATE DUE DATE FOR ABSTRACT] Dept of English Studies, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria/Tshwane

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:33am
Dept of English Studies, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria/Tshwane


DATES: 7th – 11th September 2014

VENUE: Kwa Maritane Lodge (Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Heritage Site), North-West Province, South Africa

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: www.unisa.ac.za/homeconf
DEPARTMENTAL WEBSITE: www.unisa.ac.za/english

"Changing Humanities in a Changing World" International Conference, 27-29 November 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:39am
Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University

Our world is rapidly changing, and these changes – in communication, technology, politics, the economy and the environment – deeply and widely affect people across the globe. The problems these changes cause, whether at the personal or societal level, have become increasingly and overwhelmingly complex. Today's digital world, for instance, has caused instability in the existing contrasts between globalization, nationalism and localism. It has also resulted in a reshaping of human thought and emotion. New ethics and values, new worldviews, new questions of the self, spirituality, and identity, have emerged even as some of the old standards persist. This requires a new understanding of the world and our societies beyond the existing frameworks.