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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
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English Graduate Student Association at York University
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Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

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

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:32am
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Megan Cannella
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2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

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

CfP Special Issue: Early Career Researchers II

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:53am
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Gender Forum

Special Issue - Early Career Researchers II

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum (http://www.genderforum.org/) has launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies and/or Queer Theory.

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

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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:47am
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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

Exploring JRPG Virtual Worlds

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:39pm
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Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures (ISSN 1883-5953)

Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures is an international, open-access interdisciplinary journal, rigorously peer-reviewed and oriented toward advancing new perspectives and understandings of how thought, engagement, and the communication of meanings hinge upon human perception.

The journal encourages new dialogues in communication theory and research by publishing original scholarship from scholars within the international community that explores issues from the interpersonal to mass-marketed, regional to global, academic to corporate, among genders and across time. The journal welcomes innovative theoretical essays and research articles and aims to advance the progressive exchange of ideas.

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

[Reminder] MLA 2015 "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:18pm
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Jessica Kuskey
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This panel on "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" to be proposed for MLA 2015 (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11) will feature papers that bring new approaches to science and/or technology (including but not limited to those listed below) to readings of Victorian literature and culture, and/or papers focused on the impact these new approaches may have for the field of Victorian Studies:
"New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies"

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS... (11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Helsinki 2014)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:31am
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The European Society for Textual Scholarship

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2014

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS
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.

[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

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

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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