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Crusoe in Asia Conference

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 12:50am
University of Tsukuba, Japan http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/access/tsukuba_access.html

Criticism of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe has tended to focus on the period of his residence on the island, or even more narrowly on his initial complete isolation. Earlier episodes such as Crusoe's own enslavement are usually erased, and comparatively little interest has been shown in the complex constitutional arrangements instituted on his return to the Caribbean. Yet if geographical space is compressed in the first volume, in the second, the action ranges globally: Crusoe not only goes back to his earlier domain but also roams across Asia.

This conference wishes to explore three aspects of this theme:

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté

Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

Writing and Rhetoric Area CFP [Deadline extended]

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 2:28pm
Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:39pm
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida

How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

"Film Studies" at PAMLA Conference, Riverside, CA, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 12:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Please submit paper proposals for the standing "Film Studies" session at the 2014 PAMLA conference on any aspect of film studies. Papers on the intersection of film and the conference special theme, "Familiar Spirits," exploring film in relation to the familiar, familial, and the commonplace, and/or the paranormal, strange, and uncanny will be most welcome.

Be sure to submit your proposal to the PAMLA website by the May 15 deadline: http://www.pamla.org/2014

The conference is sure to be a wonderful one, given the lovely weather in Riverside, California in the fall, and the friendly and welcoming culture of PAMLA.


Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:43am
Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

"Poetry and Poetics" Session at PAMLA Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:40am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Looking for papers on any aspect of poetry or poetics, but especially interested in papers dealing with Modernist, Postmodern, or other types of avant-garde poetics, or in papers dealing with the conference theme of "Familiar Spirits," papers about poetry in relation to the familiar, familial, and the commonplace and/or the paranormal, strange, and uncanny.

Paper proposals due by May 15, and must be submitted to the PAMLA online paper submission system: http://www.pamla.org/2014

[UPDATE ]CFP: British Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 3-5, 2014); May 15 deadline

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:42am
Sarah Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
The British Popular Culture area is open to essays on a wide range of topics, but is particularly interested in essays that focus on:
• Themes and/or Popularity of British television (Downton Abbey, Luther, Doctor Who, etc.),
• British/American TV adaptations,
• British literary or cinematic alt-history, especially steampunk,
• British filmmakers (Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Shane Meadows, Ben Wheatley, etc.),
• British comics creators (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Garth Ennis, etc.)

Poems for Teens is looking for original poems

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 7:33am
Naomi Edwards - Poems for Teens Anthology

The online anthology Poems for Teens is looking for original, unpublished poems aimed at 12- to 18- years-olds that deal with various aspects of teenagers such as (but not limited to): Stress, Friendship, Drug Abuse, Abortion, Depression, Rape, Mental Illness, Cheating and Break Up and any other sub-topics you can think of: poems for kids & youth, good illustrations, teenagers to review poems, published books of children's poetry for review, articles, criticism and interviews on teens' poetry.


Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:59am
I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

The volume seeks to engage discussions across disciplines and world regions on the effects and experience of empire and Imperialism, trying to establish a dialogue between metropolitan cultural practices and non-metropolitan locations, and including debates on critical internationalism and the so-called 'new cosmopolitanism' (Appiah 2006; Robbins 2012), that explores the conflict between loyalty to the good of humanity as a whole and loyalty to the interest of individual nations.

The Cinematic City; 29 October - 2 Novermber; Deadline for submission - 1 June, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:07pm
Film and History Conference

Much has been written about the development of the modern, post-industrial city in relation to the evolution of new technologies of visual representation. The moving image, in a sense, could not have been born anywhere other than amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan existence. The merging of urban theory with film studies has produced fascinating work examining this relationship; exploring the ways that film portrays the city, as well as the ways in which the city animates and influences the world of film.

Journal Articles CFP | Merwin Studies | Ongoing

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:43pm
Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology

Merwin Studies seeks submissions for articles on W. S. Merwin's poetry, fables, essays, and/or life's work planting. We are interested in pieces that explore his most current ventures, such as The Moon Before Morning (2014), but we are also interested in pieces that delve into his earlier work. With nearly seven decades of writing, there is much poetic energy to engage, explore, unleash, and compost. This is a place to get that real work done.

We are also interested in reviews of recent works by Merwin as well as reviews of secondary sources that explore Merwin's craft.

We accept submissions year round (merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com).

Panel for ASLE Conference CFP Due July 21, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:38pm
Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology

Merwin Studies is looking to chair a panel at the ASLE Biennial Conference in Moscow, ID (June 23–27, 2015). We are interested in work that engages any facet of Merwin's multidimensional work (poetry, translations, fables, essays, plantings). Send an abstract, CV, and short bio to merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com by July 21, 2014.