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[UPDATE] "Intersections" Conference - Spring 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 5:14pm
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

AGSE Spring 2014 Conference CFP

"I, like other queer people, am two in one body, both male and female. I am the embodiment of the hieros gamos: the coming together of opposite qualities within" - Gloria Anzaldúa

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for our annual spring conference. We are interested in critical papers/panels and creative pieces that investigate intersections.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 3:40pm
Case Western Reserve University, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and Crime Studies Network

11-13 July 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. David Frankfurter (Religious Studies, Boston University); Prof. Ronald Holmes (Justice Administration, University of Louisville); Prof. William Paul (Film Studies, Washington University in St. Louis)

Portals Comparative Literature Journal is Accepting Submissions for the Spring 2014 issue

Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 9:53pm
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association

Submission deadline: March 6, 2014

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2014 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Formal requirements for original critical essays:

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: "Isms" Conference: March 22, Abstract Deadline Jan 13th

Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:36pm
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification

A conference hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter and sponsored by the CSUN English Department and the Distinguished Speaker Award.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at California State University, Northridge

Beliefs, ideologies, labels, titles: these are just a sample of the systems within which we operate in on an ever day basis: the isms. Sometimes they cause conflict; other times they unite. But what really are these systems?

Tolkien Studies Conference at University of Vermont April 11-13th 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:04pm
Tolkien at UVM

This year's theme:
Tom Bombadil and Other Middle-earth Mysteries

We are accepting essays on the theme and on all subjects relevant to Tolkien's legendarium. Abstracts or completed papers should be submitted by January 31st. Papers will need to be around ten pages in length and delivered within 20 minutes.

Writers required for The New Union

Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 6:46am
The New Union

We are looking for contributors to write articles for our launch in March 2014. Please see the 'About' page on our website at to read our manifesto. If you feel this is a project that you would like to be involved with, please contact with ideas for articles. We would like to hear from both academic and non-academic writers.

[UPDATE] Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period, University of Michigan Feb 21-22

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 2:36pm
Early Modern Colloquium, University of Michigan

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

FSEL Call For Papers

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:25am
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submission deadline for the April 2014 issue is February 14, 2014.

[UPDATE] Burning Daylight Academic Journal Accepting Submissions of up to 20 pages Until January 1st from Student Authors

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 9:51pm
Burning Daylight Academic Journal

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric. We are open to (and excited about) reading submissions that push at these boundaries - if in doubt, please submit.

Submission Guidelines:

[UPDATE] Literati 2014: "Speaking Bodies," March 29, 2014 Call for Undergraduate Work

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:09pm
Madison Undergraduate Society for English

Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?

[UPDATE] 42nd UBC Medieval Workshop: Medieval and Renaissance Œcologies (Friday 7th – Sunday 9th November 2014)

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 1:58pm
Œecologies research project (, supported by The University of British Columbia

42nd UBC Medieval Workshop

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th November 2014

Medieval and Renaissance Œcologies

The Œcologies Project, along with the Committee for Medieval Studies at the University of British Columbia, solicits contributors for the 42nd annual UBC workshop, to be held from 7-9 November 2014 at Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 11:17am
Troy University

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.