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What Comes After Occupy? The Regional Politics of Resistance (ASAP)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:42am
Todd A. Comer, Defiance College

Our collection, What Comes After Occupy? The Regional Politics of Resistance, is now under contract, and we are interested in possibly adding one or two additional essays.

We seek essays which focus on the Occupy experience outside of New York City, describing and analyzing such marginal political experiences from a critical, future-oriented perspective. We are particularly looking for essays focused on medial or spatial/border issues. Essays (6-7,000 words) will need to be completed by early summer.

Please send any queries as soon as possible to Dr. Todd Comer (Defiance College) at

Call for paper - Familiarizing the "jeune filles"- before May 15

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:11am
PAMLA 2014

Familiarizing the "jeune filles"
Presiding Officer:
Virginie Pouzet-Duzer, Pomona College

In 1913, several sociological studies of the concept of youth were published in France, turning the unfamiliar and possibly dangerous demi-vierges from the turn of the century into well-defined categories. The goal of this panel is to resituate the blossoming of the jeunes filles in the French literature, art and culture of the years 1890-1920.

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[Update] Modernist Studies Association Conference, 6-9 November 2014; "Modernity, Contingency, Community" panel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:07am
Steph Brown/University of Arizona; Thomas Claviez/University of Bern

The Confluence and Division website poses the question "How can modernist practices, aesthetics, and formations be situated within or in relation to modernity's energies, imagined as layers, structures, and figures of confluence and division?" We suggest that modernist representations of contingency afford unique ways of situating these energies in a variety of aesthetic, political, and philosophical contexts. Our panel proposes to examine texts, artifacts, and modernist contexts in which communities are constructed in relation to, and make productive use of, a phenomenon that has been identified as one of the key characteristics of modernity: that of contingency.

SCMLA Irish Literature Panel (October 18-22), Due 4/31/2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9:13pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Accepting paper proposals for the Irish Literature panel of the SCMLA 2014 conference in Austin, TX on October 18-22. The topic is open to any subject related to Irish Literature. Those scholars wishing to present a paper must submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the proposed paper directly to Dr. Mikki Galliher ( by March 31, 2014. For more information, see the SCMLA conference website (

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society, 4-6 September 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:02pm
Simon Perris, Classics Programme, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 4-6 September 2014

Keynote speaker: Prof. Witi Ihimaera (author of The Whale Rider)
Convenors: Prof. Jeff Tatum and Dr. Simon Perris (Classics Programme, V.U.W.)

First deadline for abstracts: Monday 5 May, 2014
Final deadline for abstracts: Monday 2 June, 2014

Oh! The Horror!: The Supernatural in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
Pennsylvania College English Association

From the past to the present, the supernatural has inundated our popular culture. Zombies, witches, vampires, and werewolves star in our books, television shows, graphic novels, comics, stage performances, and films. This conference will contribute to the already rich discussion surrounding these topics that may already be taking place in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in our culture.

M/MLA 2014 (Detroit Nov. 13-16)- Hospitality and the City

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:57pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association

The American Literature II panel (permanent section of the annual M/MLA convention) seeks papers on American fiction/film/drama/poetry 1870-present addressing the theme of the city as host, or, forms of hospitality in the city, individual or collective.
My starting point is Jacques Derrida's argument that within the notion of hospitality there is a fundamental and irrevocable tension between the act of being hospitable (an action which serves to maintain host/hosted hierarchies) and what he calls "impossible hospitality," a welcoming of any and all that implicitly demands a kind of non-mastery, even a potential relinquishing of ownership and property.

[DEADLINE REMINDER]: "Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:02pm
University of Bristol

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's
Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This
conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English
literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious
biological necessity.

MMLA 2014: The (Digital) Lives of Cities (Nov. 13-16) DUE MAY 31

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:12am
MMLA Digital Humanities Permanent Section

Midwest Modern Language Association 2014: The Lives of Cities
November 13-16, 2014 | Detroit, MI

In Programmed Visions, Wendy Chun suggests that "the call to map may be the most obscuring of all: by constantly drawing connections between data points, we sometimes forget that the map should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the analysis" (177). With this year's MMLA conference theme of "The Lives of Cities," the second annual permanent section of digital humanities will explore criticisms of, experiments with, and provocations on mapping, geographic visualization, or other conceptions of urban space that work with or against the digital. Possible topics/projects include:

Intersectional Gender Studies

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:07am
Gender Forum

One of the most important tenets of third wave feminism is the acknowledgement of the fact that gender and gender relations do not exist in a vacuum, but that they are, in fact, only a part of an intricate web of oppression and privileging based on a myriad of factors. Other important factors influencing the level of oppression someone faces are, for example, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or disability.

In this issue of Gender Forum, we would like to focus specifically on the ways in which gender issues are impacted by and connected to other axes of oppression.

Please submit abstracts or full articles (not exceeding 8,000 words) by April 30th.

[UPDATE] Eborakon Poetry Journal

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:27am
The University of York

Final call for poems and artwork/curios: deadline 31st March 2014

Issue 1 featuring Paul Mills, Miriam Gamble, Peter Davidson and more

Eborakon is a biannual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

Submission Guidelines