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Mennonite/s Writing VII: Movement, Transformation, Place March 12-15, 2015

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:04pm
Hope Nisly and Fran Martens Friesen / Fresno Pacific University

Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and panel discussions are sought for the seventh conference on Mennonite writing. The conference will both celebrate and examine such writing as it continues to develop its global reach. We especially welcome papers that address experiences of movement, transformation, and/or place, and their influences on literary culture.

The conference welcomes a wide variety of voices and seeks to create a site of learning and inspiration. Writers of all ages, disciplines, and cultural or ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals and attend the conference.

Co-sponsors: Fresno (CA) Pacific University and Hesston (KS) College

English (to 1700) [Standing Session] PAMLA 2014 Riverside, CA 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on works of English literature prior to 1700 for a panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, October 31-November 2, 2014 in Riverside, California.

As a standing session, "English (to 1700)" entertains papers on a wide variety of topics. All proposals are welcome, and submissions that speak to the conference's larger theme "Familiar Spirits" are adiitionally encouraged (for example, hauntings, mythologies, magic, spiritualism, etc.).

Please submit proposals before May 15th, 2014, using the on-line submission system at "".

[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:49pm
Bill Wolff / Rowan University

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen, which will eventually be submitted to Routledge's Studies in Popular Music series. The editor of this series has expressed an interest in seeing a Springsteen collection proposal.

In the middle of Bruce Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball tour promotional interview with the Paris media, one reporter observed, "so many people these past couple years look to you for your interpretation of events… . Look at us: when we were waiting for you earlier, so many people care about what you think, and what you feel about what is happening in the world."

Natural Phenomena and Spaces in Early Modern Literature

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:41pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through an ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at

UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Sessions Proposals for MMLA (DUE 5/15; November 13-16, Detroit)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:29am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).

Conference and Publication: On Literary Influence: Europe/America (Fall 2014, Germany)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:09am
Cusanuswerk Germany

The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit

--- Conference and Publication: On Literary Influence: Europe/America ---

The Cusanuswerk invites academic personnel, advanced PHD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit previously unpublished papers on the topic of 'INFLUENCE' between the literary cultures of Europe and America.

Programming the Renaissance -- RSA 2015 Session

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:33pm
Lisa Tagliaferri

This interdisciplinary session proposal for the 2015 Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Conference (Berlin) seeks papers that discuss recently completed or in-progress Digital Humanities projects that incorporate the development of original computer programs or web technologies for Renaissance research. Possible projects can include the creation or curation of digital resources online, interactive technologies, mobile apps, geographic information systems (GIS), cloud computing, data mining and visualization, and text analytics including sentiment analysis. Papers may also discuss the application of these technologies as well as the theoretical implications of their use.

Scholarly articles and creative writing, deadline 5/15/14

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty second issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:28pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Languages Association

This panel analyzes literature using a rhetorical framework or lens. We are interested in exploring all categories of literature: British, American, poetry, novels, graphic novels, etc. The deadline to propose a paper for your session is Thursday, May 15 at midnight, and all paper proposals must be made through our online paper submission system. The list of all topics may be found at the following address:

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:08am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The words 'fan' and 'fandom' often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of 'their' team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

[UPDATE] 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:14am
TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

Extended deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014

11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.