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It's Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA YAL Permanent Session

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA/Detroit, MI Nov. 13-16, 2014

From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
Language Society at UCO

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

TEMA Conference panel: Monstrous Women in the Middle Ages (Oct 3-4, 2014)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:09pm
MEARCSTAPA

In Nomadic Subjects (1994), Rosi Braidotti wrote: "Woman, as sign of difference, is monstrous." In the medieval world, a similar notion was explored in multiple medieval cultures by works—visual, verbal, and performative—that assert the exceptionality of female bodies, communities, and practices against a male norm. In line with this year's Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) theme "Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance," MEARCSTAPA invites papers that focus upon the instances in which women are presented as either literal or figurative monsters, as found in images or texts from medieval Europe and contiguous cultures in Africa and Asia.

The War on the Human: Human as Right, Human as Limit and the Task of the Humanities Athens, 27-29 November 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:54pm
Faculty of English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in cooperation with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS), invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference to be held in Athens between 27-29 November 2014.

Woodland Exile and Medieval Romance (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May3, 2015

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:19pm
Randy Schiff / SUNY Buffalo

Seeking papers for NEMLA convention, to be held in Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015. Medieval romance often features individuals exiled to the woods, such as the displaced wives and children of duped sovereigns, fugitive lovers, or knightly families fleeing violence. As most such exiles are of noble lineage, class clearly plays a role in the medieval forest. This panel seeks papers exploring the significance of sylvan settings for exiles in medieval romance. Papers may come from British or Continental literatures. To submit 300-500 word abstracts, please go to the NEMLA submission site: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.

[UPDATE] Conference Panel - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:12pm
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.

African and African Diaspora Studies Conference: Oct. 9-10, 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island

The African American Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held October 9-10, 2014.

This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from ALL disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: June 30, 2014.

[UPDATE) The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:26am
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

NeMLA 2015: Unexpected Affect in Shakespearean Drama

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the ways in which Shakespearean drama delivers emotional intensity (passions, affectations, embodiment, etc.) in unexpected places. When might certain emotional reactions be surprising in Shakespeare's plays? Are there particular characters that share their feelings unexpectedly, yet with astonishing resonance?

The significance of this session is to explore whether, after four centuries of exposure, these can still be capable of emotionally shocking. In today's academic climate, do Shakespeare's words have the potential to be so emotionally disturbing that students might/can/should expect a "trigger warning" on syllabi?

[UPDATE]: Travelling between Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:31am
University of Warwick

[UPDATE]

Registration open and programme now available for "Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora", the annual symposium of the Travel and Mobility Studies Network at the University of Warwick, on Friday 11th July 2014.

Abstracts of all papers are now available to view online. The keynote address will be given by Professor Miriam Cooke (Duke University) and panel speakers include Dr Lindsey Moore, Dr Anna Ball, and Dr Jen Dickinson. ​

Registration is £15 (standard) or £10 (students/ Warwick staff).

Queries can be directed to travelmobilitynetwork@gmail.com

FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:20am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

Banja Luka Philological Convention
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Banja Luka is organising an international conference on
FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
, to be held
on
13-14 October 2014
. Confirmed plenary speakers are Prof Svetozar Koljevic
(Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts) and Prof Nicholas Birns (The New School for Liberal Arts, New York).
The Great War, even 100 years after its outbreak, represents an important aspect of the collective
consciousness of modern man. Its development and outcome are nowadays determining to a great extent, not

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