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Writing By Degrees Graduate Creative Writing Conference March 14-15, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:40pm
Binghamton University's Writing By Degrees Graduate Creative Writing Conference

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2014 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton University's state-of-the-art Downtown Center. We invite exciting and high quality submissions by graduate students for creative readings and academic panels. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and critics from all theoretic and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome. Possible academic topics include creative writing pedagogy, craft across the genres, critical theory and creative work, the role of writing in the political world, and the creative writing job market.

CFP for a Special Issue of Fat Studies on Religion and Fat

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:32pm
Susan Hill

This special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society explores the relationship between religion and fat. The editors invite papers on a variety of topics that address, for example, how particular religious traditions engage the fat body, or how religions define, circumscribe and/or understand fatness. We seek to answer questions such as: How is the fat body read in religious ways? What kinds of socio-cultural spaces do religions offer fat people?
Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Fat bodies as religious bodies
• The use of fat or fatness in religious texts
• Use of fat in theological discourse
• Fat in world religions

"Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 3/15/14 (queries); 9/15/14 (essays)

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 2:41pm
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don't really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway. Especially welcome are essays that explore the consequences that come from the way literary and artistic value gets determined, the way consumers of culture continue to count on a handful of institutions to vet the art of the elsewhere.

update--contracted Essay Collection: Movies in the Age of Obama

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
David Garrett Izzo

Contracted essay collection:

I have a number of essays in hand; however, I would like to add an essay or essays on Twelve Years a Slave. Since there is short turnaround--about April 1,existing non-published papers are welcome, as well as anyone who can do a paper quickly.

[UPDATE] Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, 10-12 Sept. 2014 (Proposal deadline 15 April)

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:40pm
Karlstad University, Sweden

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations

An interdisciplinary international conference

Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014

Karlstad University, Sweden

Second Call for Papers

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.

Them's Fightin' Words: Implicit and Explciit Combat Methodologies

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:52pm
Geoffrey B. Elliott / Oklahoma State U

The will to fight is embedded in human nature and so in human languages and literatures. Many of the most widely-read works in any language have much to say about the ways in which people work to injure and destroy each other's properties and bodies. Even many texts which perhaps do not count as "literary" treat the matter; most systems of martial arts have guidebooks written by advanced and expert practitioners of those arts, and militaries throughout the world publish manuals to assist in training people better how to kill.

Call for Papers Revista Laboratorio Nº10- Deadline March 28, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:55am
Revista Laboratorio

Revista Laboratorio (www.revistalaboratorio.cl) invites scholars, academics and writers to submit their proposals for number 10 (Autumn 2014). We specially call for articles that come from ongoing investigations, focused on the main themes of this journal: the diverse kinds of literary experimentation and the relationship between literature and other arts. They can be written in spanish, english or portuguese. Submissions will be sent for blind peer-review, and must follow these instructions:

Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:00am
KES International

International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2014

Innovation Through Knowledge Transfer 2014
*******2 - 4 April 2014*******
Greenwich, London

For some years, interaction between universities and business has taken second place in importance behind the REF and the employability agenda.

InnovationKT 2014 will explore how universities can take advantage of improvements in the UK economy and the steer given by Sir Andrew Witty in his recent review, to revitalise the third mission.

UPDATE Extended Deadline (MARCH 15)—Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:12pm
Troy University

Reading Matters.
Call for Presentations:

Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

CFP for edited collection on Arrested Development [EXPANDED CALL]

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:04pm
Dr. Kristin M. Barton

Over the course of its original three-year run on Fox, the television series Arrested Development quickly became a cult favorite and earned twenty-two Emmy nominations and six wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004. Unafraid to push boundaries, the series routinely satirized issues of race, sexuality, family, love, politics, and class, to name only a few. Combined with its sophisticated writing and its perfectly cast group of series regulars, the show became a layered and intricate look into modern society and one of the funniest sitcoms to emerge in the last decade.

The Contours of Algorithmic Life

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures at UC Davis

The Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures at the University of California, Davis is proud to sponsor a conference on The Contours of Algorithmic Life. We seek to provide an interdisciplinary space for artists, scholars, activists, performers, and others interested in the intersections of algorithm and life. The Contours of Algorithmic Life conference is currently accepting proposals for papers, performances, presentations, and other engagements with algorithmic life.


PRESENTER NEEDED: African American and Russian Literature

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 3:08pm
2014 Annual MELUS Conference/Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium

Call for presenters to join panel, "Black and White and Red All Over: Literary Lineages and Allegiances between African America and Russia," at the 2014 Annual M.E.L.U.S. Conference, which is being held in conjunction with the Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium at Oklahoma City University, March 6-9.

Problems and Solutions for Modernist Digital Humanities. MSA 15 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:51pm
Shawna Ross

At MLA 2014's "Beyond the Digital: Pattern Recognition and Interpretation" panel, the first question from the audience was, "Why are so many of these projects modernist? What is it about modernism that attracted the presenters?" Modernism, indeed, with its textually diverse and expanding canon, its relative immunity to copyright problems, its attention to formal qualities, and its following of academics dedicated to "making it new," has attracted perhaps a disproportionate amount of attention from digital humanists.

DASH Literary Journal 2014 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:56pm
DASH Literary Journal

Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2014 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Limit 1 submission per category.