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Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:18pm
St. John's University

Abstract Deadline: February 14th

The St. John's English Graduate Conference is proud to announce its keynote speakers: Jamie "Skye" Bianco, New York University, Karl Steel, Brooklyn College, CUNY Grad Center and Steve Mentz, St. John's University

CFP: Wealth and the Commons

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:28pm
United States Association of Commonwealth Lit and Lang Studies

"Wealth and the Commons"

A conference organized by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)

October 12-13, 2014
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
near Houston, Texas

Call for papers:

Edith Wharton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 3:11pm
PAMLA Conference, 2014

This panel welcomes papers written on the works of Edith Wharton. Ideas include but are not limited to the following topics: Wharton's narrative style, the appearance of New York society in her works, how time creates distance between the old and the new, social expectations concerning manners, the commodity of marriage, choices for women, sexuality, or Wharton's connection to Henry James.

Please submit all proposals to and include your name, the name of the organization/institution with which you are affiliated, the title of your submission, and a proposal for your paper (approximately 250 words).

Please direct all questions to the email address above.

Deviance in Culture and Society (journal; manuscript submissions due 3/14/14)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:20pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed, open access online journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

"Women's Voices in Poetry," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:55am
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women's voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:

• How women poets address patriarchy.
• Social versus private poetry.
• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.
• Relationships (e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self) or rejection of relationships.
• Oppression and its manifestations.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:04am
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to "Sex in Context." Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries" Deadline: 3 March 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:16am
University of Sussex

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries"

'To be inside and outside a position at the same time – to occupy a territory while loitering sceptically on the boundary – is often where the most intensely creative ideas stem from. It is a resourceful place to be, if not always a painless one.' - Terry Eagleton

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 (, 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 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.