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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:13am
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

The MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE seeks articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who use the state of Florida as a source of creativity.

Please send submissions or inquiries to Dr. Anna Lillios, University of Central Florida. Email: Anna@ucf.edu

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014

Rawlings Annual Conference, March 21-22, 2014

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:06am
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 27th Annual Conference
Gainesville, Florida
March 21-22, 2014

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 250 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:

Between Places and Space: Landscapes of Liminality - 5-6 June 2014

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 6:35am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Between Places and Spaces: Landscapes of Liminality
A Cross-Disciplinary Conference
5-6 June 2014
Trinity College Dublin

'Place is security, space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other.'
- Yi Fu Tuan, Space and Place, 1977.

The American Novel and Terrorism: CFP for ALA 2014 (May 22-25, Washington DC)

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 5:26am
ALA 2014

Proposals sought for papers that read American novels written since 1790 (the year in which, the OED tells us, the terms "terror" and "terrorism" were first used) that take terrorism as subject and that use these readings to consider the ways that the formal allegiances of such novels (postmodernism, realism, the gothic, horror) relate to the novel's meditations on the causes and effects of terror, conspiracy, or war in relation to "ordinary life," however defined. What is gained, what is lost, by considering these novels of crisis as a group and/or by considering contemporary novels of the War on Terror with or apart from earlier novels focusing on the threat and reality of terrorism?

Victorian Classes and Classifications - Submit by March 1st, 2014

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 9:10pm
North American Victorian Studies Association

Victorian Britain belonged to the classifying age. Imperial expansion and new techniques of observation and production confronted Britons with an expanding universe of natural and man-made phenomena. In response, scientists, writers, artists, and educators sought to articulate some underlying sense of order through ever more complex systems of organization, arrangement, and tabulation. Natural philosophers vastly extended and revised the taxonomies of Linnaeus. Medical professionals developed new diagnostic tools and coined a broad range of new pathologies and diseases. Criminologists gathered biometric data that allowed them to constitute and apprehend criminal types.

[UPDATE] Their America: Digital Humanities Project

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 8:07pm
Their America (www.theiramerica.org), Geoff Hamilton

Their America (www.theiramerica.org) is seeking contributors to help with its archives and forums.
Our site is devoted to significant expressions (speeches, essays, political cartoons, fiction, news stories, etc.) about America by non-Americans. Our major objective is to create a global, synoptic site for Their America, an unpolemical, informative, and provocative resource not just for 'American Studies' scholars around the world, but for anyone interested in studying and debating the international reputation of the United States.

ALA 22-25 May 2014, Edith Wharton and the Natural World, deadline 1/15/14

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 5:02pm
Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Edith Wharton's relationship to the natural world. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with nature, nature writers, landscapes, the environment, and so on. Especially welcome will be papers focusing on Wharton's work with dogs (e.g., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, such fictional works as "Kerfol," her own beloved papillons, etc). Please send abstracts and a brief bio to Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu by January 15, 2014.

Liberia Hispanic Journal of Cultural Criticism Call for Papers Feb. 1, 2014

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 4:25pm
Liberia Hispanic Journal of Cultural Criticism

Liberia- Hispanic Journal of Cultural Criticism is looking for submissions. The journal aims to promote the debate of contemporary Hispanic culture. We encourage the submission of texts conceived at the crossroads of theoretical inquiry and cultural production. We accept articles, book reviews, and interviews for submission in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and English. Revista Liberia will be publishing its second issue in May of 2014. Our second issue aims to discuss contemporary Latina American and Spanish cultural productions in a manner that takes into consideration transatlantic relations in its scope of research and analysis.

T. S. Eliot Society at ALA, May 22-25, 2014

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 1:22pm
T. S. Eliot Society

The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2014 annual conference of the American Literature
Association, May 22–25, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Nancy K. Gish (ngish@usm.maine.edu). Submissions must be received no later than January 15, 2014.

For information on
the ALA and its 2014 meeting, please see the ALA website
at www.americanliterature.org


Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 12:04am
Critical Themes in Media Studies Graduate Conference


14th Annual Graduate Student Conference School of Media Studies

The New School
April 5 - 6, 2014


trans·gress /trans 'gres,tranz-/
1. infringe or go beyond the bounds

The graduate students of the School of Media Studies at The New School announce a call for proposals for the 14th Annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference that will take place Friday and Saturday April 5 - 6, 2014. This year,we welcome graduate student theorists, practitioners, and artists to share works and projects on the concept of transgressing.

Freedom and Frontiers

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 4:38pm
editors, Freedom and Frontiers

Call for Submission

Interpreting the multiple cultural histories of a region and their respective intersections are vital for understanding the ways people perceive new geographies. This edited volume seeks to explore the intersections of history and theories concerning environmental memory, inclusive of cultural memory and notions of space. Collectively, they are important aspects of these interpretations.

Transmission of Affect in the Narrative of Teresa Brennan's "Bear"

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 2:03pm
Michael Dykes Harrell

Abstract. The goal of this essay is to provide an understanding of Teresa Brennan's theories in The Transmission of Affect by interweaving its concept of the self with the narrative of Marian Engel's novel Bear. Queer theory, as posited by Timothy Morton, points out that "heterosexist gender performance produces a metaphysical manifold that separates 'inside' from 'outside'." Brennan's book offers a concept of the self that challenges many heteronormative binaries that dichotomize the individual as possessing stable inner/outer, subjective/objective, internal/external sides.

[UPDATE] Canada: Place, Space and the Politics of Identity - April 4th, 2014

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 12:08pm
Mario A. D'Agostino/Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

Canada: Place, Space and the Politics of Identity
A Graduate Student Conference
April 4, 2014

What influence do place and space have on the development or maintenance of Canadian identity?