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**DEADLINE EXTENDED** Animals in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
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MMLA 2015
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This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:23pm
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University of Salford
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2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference

Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes

CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: Monday 16 November 2015

Venue: MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.

This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2015 Salford International Media Festival (see: www.salfordmediafestival.co.uk)

Sideways in Time - Essay Collection

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:23am
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Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives

Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
Essay Collection

Following a highly successful two day international conference on alternate history held at the University of Liverpool and organised in conjunction with Lancaster University, the conference organisers are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish an essay collection which represents the diversity and depth of alternate history and counterfactual narrative scholarship.

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fi

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:25am
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Atenea
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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited Volume): 300-word abstract by July 30, 2015. Papers 10/30.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:55pm
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Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature – among them: Sterne, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy and Gorky.

MPCA- Southern Literature and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:40pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and 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 Oct. 1-4 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (deadline: April 30)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:31pm
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Todd Comer
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Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

REOPENED: The[?] Archive- special edition of the journal Critical Survey

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:42pm
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Critical Survey

In almost a reactionary response to New Criticism and a development from Historicism, literary researchers are using archival research more and more to develop textual analysis. Whether this research is more historically based or is textual to the point of analysing printing ink and the construction of a text, special collections, museum, and archives are considered a valuable resource. Even in the abstract, the idea of 'the' archive, while being embraced is simultaneously being challenged both for its exclusions and its very definition. How has the/an archive or the very idea of an archive affected/enhanced your own work?

Black Masculinity in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:37am
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Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"Black Masculinity in the 21st Century"

North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the eighth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, November 12, 2015. This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the 21st Century". This symposium will explore contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African & African-American Studies and Director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture & Entrepreneurship at Duke University.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP Race & Ethnicity Area MPCA - DUE APRIL 30TH

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:50am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

CFP: Peace, War, and Literature 10/29-10/31 Wright State University

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 9:54am
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Andrew Strombeck, Wright State University

Invited are papers that address any aspect of literature and conflict, literature and war, literature and peace, or that address work by any of the following authors:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Uwem Akpan
Daniel Alarcon
Richard Bausch
Wendell Berry
Geraldine Brooks
Junot Díaz
Louise Erdrich
Ben Fountain
Lisa Fugard
Kevin Haworth
Marlon James
Ha Jin
Adam Johnson
Brad Kessler
Barbara Kingsolver
Andrew Krivak
Chang-Rae Lee
Maaza Mengiste
Tim O'Brien
Francine Prose
Bob Shacochis
Studs Terkel
Elie Wiesel
Margaret Wrinkle

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century, 24-25 Sept 15 (deadline: 28 June)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:54am
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C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2015

Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century
24-25 September 2015, University of Brighton, UK

In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least. - Lauren Berlant, "Cruel Optimism"

CALL FOR POETRY, SHORT FICTION, AND ART BY MAY 1ST

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:57pm
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Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 9th issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 1st.

pomonavalleyreview.com

[UPDATE] CFP Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference 6-7 June

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:26pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

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