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Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

updated: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader. To put it more grandly: our idea of a Perfect Paper hovers between PMLA and The New Yorker.

See http://www.readingsjournal.net/call-for-papers-and-reviewers for details.

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
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The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note.

For more information about the 2015 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

Identity, Intimacy

updated: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:24pm
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Modern Horizons

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

updated: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:42pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

updated: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gordon State College

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe

updated: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 4:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/jewishness.html

Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers
in Nineteenth-Century Europe

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

In collaboration with
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Ad Parnassum Journal
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Dpt. of Musicology)

13-15 October 2015
Accademia Filarmonica Romana - Rome

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: CFP Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals (Abstracts Due: February 15, 2015)

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Berkey and Mark Noonan
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CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals: EXTENDED DEADLINE (February 15)

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "War and Periodicals," guest edited by James Berkey (Duke University) and Mark Noonan (CUNY). The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods.

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, University College Dublin, 1 May 2015

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:20am
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UCD English Graduate Society
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Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference

University College Dublin, Ireland, 1 May 2015

MA and PhD students of all levels are encouraged to submit proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of English studies which responds to the theme, "Emerging Perspectives." Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• National literature, regional literature, archipelagic literature
• 20th and 21st century literature
• Medieval, Renaissance, 18th and 19th century literature
• Theory and new theoretical approaches to literature
• Film, media and drama

Local Labor: Work in and Out of Central Appalachia (4 April 2015)

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:44am
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West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:

General Call: Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:47am
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Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College

General Call for Papers
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference May 8-10

What is the future of illustration studies?

What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?

Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held May 8,9, 10 2015.

CFP: Masculinity, War and Violence

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:25am
full name / name of organization: 
NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies
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In this special issue we intend to address the relationship between masculinity, war and violence. We interpret this theme broadly and invite contributions that discuss gendered violence, military practice/s, resistance to war and violence from multilayered perspectives. Contributions may concern macro level phenomena such as public policies, debates and ideologies on war and terrorism, which may directly or indirectly reflect gendered discourses and specific notions of masculinity. Macro level issues may also include perceptions of national identity and questions of (re)making nations and national borders.

[UPDATE] UF Conference: "Comics Read but Seldom Seen" (April 10-12, 2015) NEW PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Jan 27

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Najwa Al-Tabaa / University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
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Guest speakers: Sheena C. Howard and José Alaniz

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media." The conference will be held from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. The proposal deadline has been extended to January 27, 2015.

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