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albeit Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:54pm
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Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended to 3/21 - Framing Memory in Late Medieval English Narrative - MLA 2015

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:59pm
Jeff Stoyanoff / Duquesne University

Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).

[REMINDER] Perspectives On Terror And The Literary (June, 2014) Deadline: 20th March, 2014, Vol I Issue I

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:58pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Peer-Reviewed Journal) edited by Sourit Bhattacharya and Arka Chattopadhyay

Sanglap is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of literary and cultural studies published bi-annually (June and December). The theme for the inaugural issue is Terror and the Literary. Submissions (6,000 words excluding notes and references) must adhere to the MLA stylesheet, latest edition and be sent as MS Word Doc to the email address provided.

For all the details, please log on to the official website of Sanglap.

http://sanglap-journal.in/

Third International Conference: Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature, May 24 and 25, 2014 [UPDATE]

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:41pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme

Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
May 24 and 25

Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:

• Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
• Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
• The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
• Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures

London Medieval Graduate Network - Flaws - 29 May 2014

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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:57am
University College London (UCL)

The London Medieval Graduate Network welcomes submissions for research papers on "Flaws" for its 2014 annual conference, hosted by UCL. This interdisciplinary conference examines how deliberate or mistaken defects, errors, limitations and imperfections have been perceived across the medieval period.

Call for Papers for English Literature Last Date of Submission 4th May 2014

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:55am
Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations

Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101 )
http://www.researchscholar.co.in/

Call for Papers

Dear All,
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101).

Last date of Submission: - 4th May 2014

Gender and the Archives Roundtable, MLA, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:01pm
MLA 2015, Special Session: Gender and the Archives Roundtable

This roundtable will discuss ways in which gender interacts with or impacts the collection, preservation, or very existence of archives and archival materials, broadly understood.

We encourage submissions from scholars working in all historical periods, those involved in Digital Humanities projects, or those who work with more unusual archives. Presenters will be given 8 minutes each.

CV and 250-wd abstract by March 15, 2014 to Judith Scholes (judith.scholes@gmail.com) and Jessica Beard (jessicajbeard@gmail.com).

Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity 2015

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:57pm
IUGTE

"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual professional multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

The conference programme brings together performers, practising performing arts academics and artists from different countries and various disciplines - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art, arts administration, fundraising for arts and culture.

Hagiography Society seeking papers for a sponsored session at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, October 16, 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 3:20pm
Hagiography Society

The Hagiography Society invites scholars to submit proposals for sponsored sessions at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans in October 2014.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel related to sanctity or virtue traditions, please contact Alison Frazier, President of the Hagiography Society (akfrazier@austin.utexas.edu).

About the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC):

MMLA: The Live of Cities: Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:29am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html for more details.

RRMLA 2014. La science fiction chez les écrivains françaises (WIF panel)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:46am
Rocky Mountain MLA - Women in French session

This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2014

[UPDATE] SWCCL "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:03am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

Medieval and Early Modern Folklore

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:43am
American Folklore Society

Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)

Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8

Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014

I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:

[UPDATE] Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 8:15am
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ

[UPDATE]
Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at http://www.forumjournal.org/announcement/view/30. If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at editors@forumjournal.org.
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