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Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
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Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella
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Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website: www.pamla.org

If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact me at: megan.cannella@gmail.com

20 March 2014 and the deadline for the online submission of the final article is 1 May 2014

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:31pm
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Prof. Mala Renganathan / North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India
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This is a Call for Papers announcement. We plan to bring out an edited volume of critical essays on Rabindranath Tagore's Plays to be published by reputed book publishers. The Concept Note for the volume is attached below. The deadline for the online submission of the abstract is 20 March 2014 and the deadline for the online submission of the final article is 1 May 2014.

Regards
Mala Renganathan (North-Eastern Hill Universirty) & Arnab Bhattacharjee (Rabindra Bharathi University) (Co-Editors)
Dr. Mala Renganathan
Professor, Department of English
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong – 793022, Meghalaya
Tel: 9436732332
Email: malareng@yahoo.com

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:18am
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The University of Sydney

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Maud Ellmann, Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, Chicago
Associate Professor Julie Park, Vassar
Professor John Plotz, Brandeis

"Human Trafficking and Postcolonial Discourse" - MLA 2015 - Vancouver

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:09am
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Laura Barberan Reinares (CUNY) and John Maerhofer (University of Rhode Island)

Special Session

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2014 to Laura Barberan Reinares (m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu) and John Maerhofer (jjmaer@aol.com).

Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:59pm
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Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

"Expense & Expendability"

Keynote: TBA

To me it would seem only a commercial exchange, in which each wished to be benefited at the expense of the other.
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Allegory: New Ideas, New Theories at MLA (Vancouver)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:43pm
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Brenda Machosky
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This is an open call for papers about new approaches to allegory in any form. Unusual approaches to canonical allegories; unconventional applications; provocative theories or readings encouraged. 500 word abstracts March 10 by 10 March 2014 Will consider standard panel or roundtable format based on submissions. Initial inquiries welcome.

Short Fiction: Theory and Criticism (SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX; Abstract Deadline March 31st)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:04pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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We invite papers exploring short fiction or the theory of short fiction from any period. The conference theme is "Forces of Nature" and we particularly invite submissions that deal with literary representations of nature, or engage with questions of the natural or unnatural in short fiction. Papers that take an eco-critical approach to short fiction are also very welcome.

CFP: Picking Through the Trash - Deadline 18 July 2014 - PIVOT

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:01pm
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PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
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Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures."
—Ray Bradbury

"[T]rash talks to us, or certainly speaks of us. However much we want to put trash and garbage and waste and rubbish out of sight, out of mind, out of smell, there is considerable evidence that we take them to be revelatory of all manner of not insignificant facts about individuals, communities, civilizations, or that tired old workhorse the 'human condition.'"
—Elizabeth V Spelman

Rethinking Globalization and the Question of Scale: Interdisciplinary Perspectives - 4/24-2/26

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 2:01pm
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NC State University - Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of English, and The Fifth Annual Research Symposium of the Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
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Call for Abstracts:

Rethinking Globalization and the Question of Scale:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
the Department of English, and The Fifth Annual Research Symposium of the Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media

NC State University

April 24-26, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 28 March 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:53am
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Writing from Below
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Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014. You can still view the original call-for-papers for a guide to what we're looking for: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/wfb/article/viewFile/441/414

The theme

The 2014 International Conference on Romanticism, Sept. 25-28

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:14pm
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The International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)
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The 2014 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by the University of St. Thomas. In keeping with the spirit of the ICR, the conference organizers wish to focus on the cross-disciplinary and international aspects of Romanticism. The theme will be "Romantic Reflections: Twins, Echoes, and Appropriations" which should be interpreted in its broadest context.

For more information please visit the conference website at http://www.stthomas.edu/mcl/icr/

Possible topics could include but should not be limited to:

[UPDATE] SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED - CSULA Significations May 3, 2014

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:06pm
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CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 10

***Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

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