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"1930s Women: Modernists or Iconoclasts": Submit by March 28th

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:31pm
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MSA 2014 (Pittsburgh)

In 1928, Eleanor Roosevelt pointed out that women might have received the right to vote, but in the early 1930s, this remained "a gesture without real power." This panel will ask how this political gain but continued social opposition to women's equality affected the reception and interpretation of writing published by women in the 1930s, many of whom have remained on the periphery of mainstream modernist scholarship. Positioned at the intersection of period, political, and aesthetic crosscurrents, and though consistently present at conferences and in anthologies – thanks in large part to the revisionary agenda of feminist scholars – women writers of the 1930s have yet to be treated as a formidable characters in the story scholars tell about modernism.

Annual Meeting of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, Providence RI, October 24-25 2014

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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2014 CALL FOR PAPERS: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

UPDATE (DATE CORRECTION) The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) Student Conference, October 10, 2014.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:25pm
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*The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.
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The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host a Student Conference on October 10, 2014

Conference Theme: South Carolina's Cultures and Languages: Identifying, Documenting and Interpreting

The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other areas that highlight research and documentation studies on South Carolina's cultures and languages. Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 14, 2014 via email to ssalone@scsu.edu. Please send the following information with the abstract.

452ºF CFP: The history of theory and its Hispanic uses

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:08pm
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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On January 31st 2014, we start the CFP for the twelfth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com), to be published on January 31st 2015. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.
The criteria below regulate the reception and publication of articles and are subject to the content of the Peer-review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.
- The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014; all articles received after this date will be rejected.

Narration and Reflection

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Christy Wampole / Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature
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CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2014

Compar(a)ison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature

A special issue on Narration and Reflection

guest edited by:
Stefano Ercolino (Freie Universität Berlin) and Christy Wampole (Princeton University)

In this special issue of Compar(a)ison, we seek to investigate the challenging relationship between narration and reflection, which seems to require thought and narrative to conform, respectively, to both the heuristic and rhetorical potential and strictures of mimesis and thinking. We invite contributions pertaining to literature and the visual arts. Possible lines of inquiry include:

The Long Durée in Afro-Modernist Cinema and Literature

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:54pm
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MLA 2015 Panel Proposal

We solicit papers on afro-modernist literature and film that reveal the usefulness and limits of the long durée as an analytical tool. How do African American and other Black diasporic texts engage the dialectic between modernist aesthetics and philosophical concerns with history? Does this engagement allow to move beyond both the imperative of the present and the idea of origins? Some examples of how the temporal expansion is elaborated by modernist projects are Ralph Ellison's strategy of "diggin' in" the temporal layers of the architecture of Rome, the epic poems by Melvin Tolson, the diasporic cartography of Haile Gerima's films.

Victorian Women Travelers- March 15, 2014 [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:23pm
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Precious McKenzie, Rocky Mountain College

This edited collection of essays explores the ways Victorian women negotiated constructs of gender, society, and the politics of performance in their travels. Possible topics related to women travelers include: Modes of travel (in fiction or nonfiction);Sports; Medicine & Health; Science; Women's Rights; Technology; War & Diplomacy; The Arts.

Paper proposals are due by March 15, 2014. Email proposals and cv to: Precious McKenzie, Assistant Professor of English, Rocky Mountain College, precious.mckenzie@rocky.edu.
Authors will be notified by April 15, 2014, if their proposal has been accepted. Completed essays will be due December 1, 2014. For consistency, please use Chicago Style.

CFP: MLA 2015 Special Session: "Women on the Wrong Side of History?"

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Emily MN KUgler
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In Emma Rothschild's recent study of what she terms "the inner life of empire," she uses the microhistory of one family to tell "a story of the multiple or multiplier effects of empire." Building the case that these "minor figures" were emblematic of "the vast changes of the times."

How can further research on women on "the wrong side of history" and their literary contributions, material traces, and political work, (broadly defined) contribute to our understanding of literary and cultural sites ranging from the long eighteenth century through the present day?

Zig-Zag, Twist and Turn: Toying with Gabriel Josipovici (International Conference, 22-23 September 2014)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:16pm
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Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
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Dalarna University and the Transcultural Identities Research Group at Dalarna University, in conjunction with ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Portugal) and ERIBIA E.A.2610 (University of Caen, France), are pleased to host an international conference on the life and work of the British writer Gabriel Josipovici. The event will be held at Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden, 22-23 September 2014.

Traversing the Transnational [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:08pm
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The University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
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Call for Papers

Traversing the Transnational

2014 University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

April 10 – April 11, 2014

Keynote Address delivered by Professor Donald Pease, Dartmouth College, April 11, 2014

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4f2-0WANLxuSGgxOFVTU3BMSjdHSUhkTWxIQk9...

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Samuel Cohen/University of Missouri
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A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of individual works and of her relation to literary history, politics, and environmentalism welcome.

250-word abstract & CV by 15 March 2014.

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