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California State, University, Long Beach -- Watermark 9 -- English Scholarly Journal -- Deadline February 2, 2015

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:13am
Watermark Journal

Watermark, an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking submissions for our ninth volume. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition, and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society at SSAWW Nov. 2015

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:40pm
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society

Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Call For Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference, Philadelphia PA, Nov. 2015

"Constance Fenimore Woolson: Geographic Borders, Social Crossings"

The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society invites paper submissions for the CFW Society's panel at the SSAWW Triennial Conference in Philadelphia, PA 2015. In keeping with SSAWW's conference theme of "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," this panel will explore Woolson's liminal status as regionalist, international traveler, and genre-crossing woman writer. The Society warmly welcomes paper proposals on any of the following topics/keywords:

Being Non/Human: Bodily Borders. Abstracts due 02/02/15. Conference on 17th June 2015.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
Queen Mary University of London

'Being Non/Human' is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of 'bodily borders' and we invite any postgraduate or early career researcher interested in this theme to submit an abstract or propose a panel. Being Non/Human is an interdisciplinary group that engages with research on interactions between the human and nonhuman, providing a forum for graduate students and early career researchers to present current research. We hope this conference will offer a similar opportunity.

[UPDATE]Permacultural Practices, panel proposed for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23-27, 2015, University of Idaho

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:53am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Writing in 1978, founders Bill Mollison and David Holmgren coined the term permaculture—a portmanteau compounding and eliding "permanent agriculture"—to signify a design ethics suitable to an imminently low-energy future. In the intervening years, "permaculture" has become a truly global movement, inspiring home gardeners and farmers, intentional communities and design courses, and artists and activists, coming to refer more broadly to all aspects of culture, and referring as much to an ethics of life and the living as to principles of conscientious and efficient design.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): C A L L F O R E N T R I E S

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:44am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
Ph: 91-8130224674

Call for contributors to The Roma: An Encyclopedia of "Gypsy" Life, Culture, and Society.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:35pm
Andrew Hund

I would like to invite you to contribute to The Roma: An Encyclopedia of "Gypsy" Life, Culture, and Society. Please feel free to pass along to colleagues that might be interested in contributing to this reference work.

This one volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, is soliciting contributors for 18 thematic essays Roma throughout the world. Thematic essays vary in length between 4,000-6,000 words. All contributors get their name in the contributor list and associated with their article and payment is $125 (USD) per thematic essay or a copy of the work.

The book will be geared toward our target audience of high school and early college students with little background knowledge on the Roma population.

Special Edition 2015 Journal of Dracula Studies (Jan 1, 2015)

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:10pm
Journal of Dracula Studies

In 2015 we will be publishing a
special edition of the Journal of
Dracula Studies to mark the 20th
anniversary of our Chapter. The
theme of this edition will be The
Horror Classics.
We invite manuscripts of
scholarly, reader-friendly,
articles of 3000 words or less for
The Horror Classics. We are
looking for articles which explore
the classic horror monsters of
literature, film, comics from the
Golden Age of horror (Tales
From the Crypt etc), and TV: The
Mummy, Ghosts, The Witch,
Mad Scientists, Swamp Monsters,
Zombies, The Haunted House,
The Werewolf, Aliens, Edward
Gory etc. (For this special edition,

Panel on "The Nature of/in War" (June 23-27, 2015)

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:38am
2015 Biennial Conference of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)

As most any military conflict has shown, humanity's wars are rarely of benefit to the natural world. Our bullets maim and kill countless animals; our bombs denude and decimate entire communities of plant life. Animals are even increasingly conscripted into the military itself, in the form of fighting dogs, bomb-detecting dolphins, and spying insects. But all of this is not necessarily new: weaponized animals go back as far as the medieval and even classical worlds, and of course animals have been combatants and casualties of war since time out of mind. Yet, war is not always bad for nature.

Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:09am
Charles W. Chesnutt Association

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Conference, May 21-24, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5798 (800-916-4339)
Session 1: The role of supporting characters in Chesnutt's fiction. Chesnutt's protagonists are always surrounded by a cast of fascinating characters: shrewd males and females of various classes, clever children, martyrs, workers, rebels, cheats and misfits, along with perfect models of humanity. These characters are often overlooked or undervalued by critics. Think in terms of the essential value of these characters in relation to Chesnutt's purpose, aesthetic, etc.
Session 2. Open Topic.

'Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century' 7 May 2015. CFP Deadline 16 January 2015

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:10am
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University, UK

'Neither moral philosophy nor poetry condescends
to the monstrous or the abnormal,'
Thomas De Quincey, 1848.

Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University
in association with Newcastle University and Northumbria University
supported by British Society for Literature and Science


PROFESSOR MARTIN WILLIS, Chair of Science, Literature and Communication, University of Westminster


The words 'abnormal' and 'abnormality' first emerged in the nineteenth century; contemporary usage reflects their pejorative connotations.

Call for Papers: The European Conference on Cultural Studies 2015

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:33am
The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global university partners, is proud to announce the European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (EuroMedia2015), to be held from July 13 to July 16, 2015, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton in the United Kingdom.


The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2015

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.

The 2015 Conference Themes are "Power" and "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture"

Trash Talkin': New Directions in Popular Culture and Creative Writing

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
University of Regina, English Students' Association

An interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students on popular culture and creative writing, hosted by Students of the University of Regina.
March 13-14, 2015

The seventh annual Trash Talkin' conference is an opportunity to analyse pop culture in an academic setting unlike the ordinary classroom.

Trash Talkin' is about pop culture phenomena and media and its intersection with academic theories and discourse. Explore it, delve into it.

You want to write a paper about The Hunger Games and Butler's theories on gender performativity? You write that paper. We'll read it, and you can discuss it in front of an engaged, academic audience.

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:28pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry