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[UPDATE] Call for Editors: Rising Dragon, new journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:45pm
The Rising Dragon

Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
Requirements:
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood - CFP for Edited Collection

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:54pm
Lee Baxter and Martha Satz / Demeter Press

We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:28pm
MLA / Jessica Kuskey

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

Death, Violence and Fiction

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:59pm
MLA Special Session

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

-how struggles for political representation are waged via religious representations, and the connotations that accompany particular religious traditions.

CFP Extension: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:18pm
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the CFP on New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines has been extended to March 30, 2015. (See original CFP on 2/13/15.)

Information should be sent(by Word attachment)to: lillie.brown@famu.edu

Please include the following in response to this extension:

> Name
> Degree, Rank and Academic Affiliation
> Title of Paper
> Abstract (300-500 words)
> Vita

Hard copies may also be sent to:

Dr. Lillie Anne Brown
Department of English and Modern Languages
Florida A&M University
418 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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