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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for edited volume on New Approaches to The Jazz Age (July 10, 2014)

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College

From the BBC's "Downton Abbey" and "Dancing on the Edge," to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," The Jazz Age's presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This edited collection aims to complicate familiar images of this iconic period and to better understand its persistent presence "in our time." Essays that situate well-known figures in new contexts or highlight the significance and contributions of the period's lesser-known figures are especially welcome.

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

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:04am
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 14, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes,

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

Digitizing the Past: Historical Narrative and Media Technology

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:35am
Kurt Cavender, Brandeis University

The question of how novels understand their place in an increasingly diverse media ecology has been widely debated in comparative media studies, with scholars such as Daniel Punday and Katherine Hayles arguing that traditional written narrative forms are forced to re-imagine their strengths in the face of increasingly digitized, non-linear forms. However, these critical perspectives have only begun to address the way that this new media ecology shapes narratives of memory, trauma, and event. This panel seeks to theorize the way historiographic fictions are adapting to new and hybrid media forms of historical memory. How are digital technologies affecting the way we narrate historical events?

NEMLA 2015 CFP Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:24am
Chamutal Noimann - BMCC City University of New York

We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2014

[NEMLA] The Descent of Darwin: Evolutions in Literary Representation (April 30 - May 3 2015)

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Charles Darwin's work transformed scientific knowledge in the nineteenth-century by offering new modes of understanding and classifying humans that had serious consequences for the studies of race, animals, and affect. This panel intends to explore how late nineteenth and early twentieth century British and American literature engages, affirms or resists Darwin's theories. Many genres, such as Gothic fiction and naturalism, problematically craft characters that conform to Darwin's hierarchical categorizations of humanity. We seek papers that productively participate in the discussion of literature and science with an eye to analyses of science not just as content or theme, but also as aesthetic and generic influence.

Conference on Existentialism and Postcolonialism (October 10-11, 2014)

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 12:24am
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Existentialism and Postcolonialism"
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 10-11, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Jonathan Judaken (Rhodes College) and Yoav Di-Capua (University of Texas – Austin)

Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:03am
Pennsylvania College English Association

Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference

Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801


October 3-4, 2014

PCEA invites either panels or individual papers for the 2014 PCEA Conference.

Proposals in any and all areas of English (or English-related) studies are welcome: literature, film, composition studies, professional writing, creative writing, linguistics, popular culture, et al. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are encouraged. We also welcome the reading of original creative writing.

PCEA invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals.

Special issue: Neocolonial Politics of Sustainability

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 2:20pm
Andrew Opitz / darkmatter (journal)

The journal darkmatter is currently accepting articles that explore how racial politics born of colonial and neocolonial relations of production influence current debates about sustainability, food security, and efforts to address global climate change. Academic and governmental discussions about these pressing international problems often focus rather narrowly on diagnoses and solutions drawn from the natural sciences — new strategies for rooftop agriculture, carbon capture technologies or genetically modified fish stocks, for example. However, twenty-first century barriers to sustainability cannot be fully addressed without also grappling with patterns of land use, economic development, racism and social inequality rooted in the colonial past.

The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Dec 1-3, Hiroshima, Japan

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:56am

This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Proposals are due by September 8, 2014 on any of the following areas:

[UPDATE] Challenging Media Landscapes

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 9:16pm
University of Salford


Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014
Venue: University of Salford, MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.
The theme of the Challenging Media Landscapes conference is Exploring Media Choice and Freedom. It is hosted and organized by the University of Salford at MediacityUK and is part of the five day 2014 Salford International Media Festival.

Professor Milton Mueller (Syracuse University, USA)
Professor Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna, Austria)

"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time" LANGSA V Conference (Nov. 7, 2014; CFP deadlines, Sept. 16)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 8:42pm
Languages Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) - University of Connecticut (UCONN)

V Annual Languages Graduate Student Association Conference
University of Connecticut


"Found in Translation: Transposing Identity Across Space and Time"

Date: November 7, 2014
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs CT

Urban Ecologies: Historical Perspectives; DEADLINE 30 September 2014; NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015, Toronto

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 5:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

Ecocriticism focuses increasingly on urban environments, often in contemporary contexts. But the city has affected ecologies for centuries. Seeking papers dealing with literary perspectives on urban ecologies from the premodern to 1900, including topics such as (but not limited to): pollution, population, nonhuman city dwellers, anti-urbanism, migration, early globalization, cosmopolitan environmentalism, etc. Please send 250-word abstracts of 15-minute papers by September 30, 2104; to submit an abstract, please go to and follow the instructions there to create a user account, and submit an abstract directly to this session.

Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86 [Update-Deadline Approaching]

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:54pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 10, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at