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Literary Monsters - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
Lisa Wenger Bro

Special Session at S014 SAMLA conference (Atlanta)

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

Limina Annual Conference - Call for Papers - 'Fear and Loathing'

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:20am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies will hold its 9th Annual conference at the University of Western Australia on Friday the 20th of June, 2014. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

The Lord of Hosts and the Pity of (the Great) War, 1 November 2014, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 8:45am
Christian Literary Studies Group (CLSG)

During WW1 the language of heroism and holy war was succeeded by images of hell and horror where the soldier was not so much a hero as a victim. Jingoism gave way to protest, and war was no longer a story leading to victory but a drawn out catastrophe. Wilfred Owen believed that new moral landscapes of the new hell were needed. In avant-garde poetry late Romantic Georgian expressions gave way to forms of Modernism. Three thousand volumes of poetry were published during the war years. In Germany 50,000 war poems a day were submitted for publication during August 1914. In France Barbusse's novel Le Feu delivered during the war a Zolaesque indictment drawing on images of the Flood and apocalypse.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Cash Awards Announcements

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:04pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The Emerson Society announces three cash awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson: Research Grant, Pedagogy or Community Project Award, and Subvention Award. Deadline April 1.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

[UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:18am
Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:53am
Cusanuswerk

--- 3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature ---

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

With this Call for Papers, the foundation invites senior MA-students; PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit yet unfunded PHD-projects or Post-Doctoral-Projects dealing with topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts from a comparative point of view.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Date: November 1, 2014
Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:53pm
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair

CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Magic and Witchcraft Panel, PAMLA, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014; abstract deadline May 15, 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Proposals are invited for a panel on Magic and Witchcraft for the 2014 conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). This is an approved special session of PAMLA, following the success of special sessions on similar topics in the last two years.

Nation and Its Discontents

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:15pm
South Asian Review Special Issue

SAR Special Issue: Nation and Its Discontents

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

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