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[UPDATE] British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:23am
University of Surrey

British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2014: Registration Open

Registration is now open for the ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science, which will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey), Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.

Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

NeMLA April 30 - May 3, 2015, Toronto, ON Canada

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Women's and Gender Studies Caucus

The Women's and Gender Studies Caucus (WGSC) of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) welcomes session proposals (panel, roundtable, seminar) for the 2015 Convention in Toronto ON Canada, April 30 – May 3. The deadline for submission is April 22, 2014, and the online proposal form will be available mid-March. Please see www.nemla.org.

Please note that these are for session topics only. NeMLA does not accept pre-formed sessions. The full Call for Papers for approved sessions will be available online in June. The abstract submission deadline of individual papers for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:03pm
St. John's University

Abstracts 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

Literary Rape Culture (MLA 2015 Vancouver January 8-11)

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:48am
Sonya Brockman / University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lucretia. Philomela. Lavinia. Clarissa. Tess. Jennifer.

Sex and violence have been intertwined throughout literary history. Why is rape such a significant part of so much literature and art? For this MLA Special Session we invite papers that take on questions of rape culture literary texts and popular culture throughout history. Please submit abstracts of 300-word abstracts by 7 March 2014 to Sonya L. Brockman (slbrockm@uncc.edu).

Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities

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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

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

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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

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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"

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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:

"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:06pm
University of Bristol

First Call for Papers
"Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature Department of English, University of Bristol
Half-Day Conference, Wednesday May 7th 2014

Plenary Speaker: Professor Garrett Sullivan, Penn State University

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious biological necessity.

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