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Sincerity and Authenticity in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture—RMMLA November 9-11, 2014, Boise, Idaho.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:05pm

This panel proposes to explore notions of sincerity and authenticity in contemporary literary and cultural productions of any nationality. In what ways do such texts shrug off the lament of the postmodern era that a highly mediated and wholly commodified world empties social, cultural, and political life of any "real" content? Do these newer texts contest earlier notions of sincerity and authenticity or amend them? Can such texts said to be creating a grammar or rhetoric of sincerity? Papers might explore this topic with regard to aesthetics, economics, culture, race, class, gender, or nationality.

Please send a 300 word abstract and short bio to by February 28th.

Liminality in American Literature

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:19pm
PAMLA Conference 2014, Riverside, CA

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personas, and liminal landscapres in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

SCMLA 2014: Southern American Literature (abstracts due March 31)

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:40am
South Central Modern Language Association

This regular session panel welcomes papers that consider Southern American literature from any genre or era. Papers that engage with the conference theme, "Forces of Nature," are particularly encouraged.

The 2014 SCMLA Annual Convention will be held on October 18-22 in Austin, TX. Abstracts for the Southern American Literature session should be 250-300 words and must be submitted via email attachment by March 31. Please email submissions to Kelly Clasen at

[CFP e-journal] Ol3Media 2014: Sport&Media

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 8:50am
Barbara Maio

For the next issue of the Ol3Media e-journal we are seeking short papers about Sport in relationship with new and old media and about themes not just related to a single sport performace.
The issue wants to explore the topic, both offering an overview and studying social, marketing and cultural points of view, stardom of athletes, movies and tv series about sport topics, use of social networks by athletes and sport societies and so on.
We are accepting monographic papers or cross-connected papers that touch several topics and themes.

Some suggestions:

Tv Series

Searching for Culture (SEFOC) International Cultural Studies Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, October 16-17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:49am
Palacky University

We invite papers (25 minutes maximum) from all fields of the humanities including (but not limited to) cultural studies, art, film, literature, music, mass media, entertainment, sport, history, philosophy, politics, cultural geography, environmental studies, ecology, sociology.

The conference is held as part of the INKULTUS grant project administered at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The project aim is to foster international interdisciplinary curriculum development and research in the area of cultural studies. The conference is going to be held at Palacky University, in the historic centre of Olomouc where culture, arts, history, and magic atmosphere all converge.

Black Theatre Association - 13th Annual Debut Panel

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:13pm
Black Theatre Association (BTA)

Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
July 24-27, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona

*Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 13th Annual Debut Panel.

BTA will hold joint sessions with the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) and the Latino/a Focus Group (LFG) in order to foster communication across our interrelated disciplines.

Call for Participants - Black Theatre Association Post-Conference 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:12pm
Black Theatre Association (BTA)

Call for Participants
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Post-Conference: "Dialogues in the Desert"
following the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2014 Conference
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel — Scottsdale, AZ
July 27-28, 2014

Submissions Deadlines:
March 7th: please email a 100-200 word abstract, or your short play script, to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at

READING MATTERS - May 30, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:59pm
UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Alan Liu (UCSB)
Professor Helen Deutsch (UCLA)

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Travel Grant Competition

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 3:57pm
Washington University Libraries Special Collections

The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri is happy to announce that this year's travel grant competition is now open. The Application Deadline is March 15, 2014. Travel must occur between May 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis.

Edith Wharton & Sex, MLA Vancouver 2015, proposals due 3/15/14

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

Edith Wharton and Sex

Allied Organization: Edith Wharton Society

How does Wharton engage with sex? Presentations might consider the following: sexuality repressed or suffused; sex queer, illicit, adulterous, illegitimate, or incestuous; and/or sexology. 250-word abstracts and CVs by 15 March 2014; Emily Orlando (

[UPDATE]: Deadline extended to Feb. 21, 2014 for Georgetown University Journal Predicate

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:03pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 21, 2014

Issue 4: Reactions

Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 21, 2014
(n.) - the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) - to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. Deadline 4/30/14

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
Interdisciplinary Animal Studies, UC Davis

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

An innovative interdisciplinary conference of animal science and medicine, contemporary humanistic approaches, and other fields engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work.

Keynote Speaker: Frans de Waal
Date: November 15-17, 2014
Location: UC Davis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Submission Address:

{UPDATE} Queens of Crime Conference *Extended Deadline*

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:50am
Queens of Crime

Women authors have had a unique impact on crime fiction from the Victorian era to the present day. What is the relationship between gender and genre? What makes a Queen of Crime, in the past or the present?

Keynote Speakers:
Val McDermid
Dr Lee Horsley

CFP Kate Millett Conference - Deadline Approaching

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:30am
Sam McBean


Flying: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Kate Millett

30 May 2014
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
Supported by the Feminist Review Trust

Keynote: Victoria Hesford (SUNY Stony Brook University), author of Feeling Women's Liberation (Duke UP, 2013)