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Call for Papers

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 1:29pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's nineteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.

The deadline for this call is 15th June 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Journal of Tourism and Hospitality

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:27pm
Omics Publishing Group

The Journal of Tourism and Hospitality includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for the quality of publishing.
This is the formal invitation for the contributors for Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Hence we would like to invite you to submit your work to our Journal.
If you are interested, please submit your manuscript in our online submission and tracking system at

The New Western

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:26pm
Scott F. Stoddart

THE NEW WESTERN

Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity. Interdisciplinary symposium at Brown, 2/21/14

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 11:31am
John Moreau, Brown University

Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity. A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium at Brown University
February 21, 2014

We invite submissions for a one-day interdisciplinary symposium to take place at Brown University on February 21, 2014, hosted by the Cogut Center for the Humanities and sponsored by the Department of French Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program in Medieval Studies. Our theme will be "Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity." Professor Adam Kosto (History, Columbia University), author of Hostages in the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 2012), will serve as the keynote speaker.

Starz television's Spartacus series

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10:46am
Michael G. Cornelius

Starz television's Spartacus series

Call for papers

Editor: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of Starz television's Spartacus series is currently being compiled.

CFP TRACES - Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference - Friday 14 June 2013 [Deadline: 30 April 2013]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:52am
GLITS - Goldsmiths College, University of London

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London)

Oh you lost God! You endless trace!
Only because in the end hate divided you
are we  now  nature's  mouth  and  listeners.  
~ Rilke, The Sonnets to Orpheus, 26

A 'trace'  can be that which has existed, and which is now past; or that which has passed, in the case of a track or a footprint; or that which copied or drawn or outlined, such as a map or a word in the sand. It can be used as a noun or a verb: as an object or concept, or an active process of discovery.

Anti-Portraiture - 6th June 2013 Birkbeck College, University of London

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:09am
Birkbeck College, University of London

In the disciplines of art history and visual culture, the portrait is often understood as the depiction of a unique human subject. But what are the limits of portraiture? What can a portrait represent other than the visual or essential likeness of an individual or group?

This one-day conference aims to address non-traditional forms of portraiture and self-portraiture, and to explore the potential of the 'anti-portrait' for rethinking the boundaries of the genre. For the purposes of the conference we define the anti-portrait in the broadest possible terms as a work that simultaneously engages with and resists the conventional codes of portraiture.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

American Fantasies and Dreams

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 1:49am
American Studies Association of Turkey

American Studies Association of Turkey
36th International Conference

American Fantasies and Dreams
May 14–16, 2014
Atatürk University
Erzurum Technical University
Erzurum, Turkey

"Secularity and Faith"; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (Nov. 1-3, 2013); Deadline: April 15, 2013

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 5:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in San Diego, California. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2013.

How do writers negotiate faith in a secular age? What are the varieties of secularism expressed in literary works? The panel especially welcomes engagement with Charles Taylor's work, A Secular Age.

To submit a proposal, go to "http://www.pamla.org/2013/" and click on "Submit a Proposal Now". Submissions are due by April 15, 2013. If a paper is accepted, the presenters must join the PAMLA by June 1, 2013. Additional proposal guidelines are available at the PAMLA website.

[UPDATE] Submission Deadline Extended to May 1st. 'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:42pm
Holly Ordway / Houston Baptist University

Southwest Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
Where:
Houston Baptist University, Houston TX
When:
Sept. 20-21, 2013
Proposals:
We welcome both individual paper abstracts and session proposals relevant to the conference theme. Please send paper abstracts (no more than 200 words) and/or session proposals by May 1, 2013 to the Conference Chair, Dr. Holly Ordway, at hordway@hbu.edu.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Pupil Journal Publication CFP extended deadline 4/15/13

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:24pm
Teaching Writing Club - California State University Fullerton

Deadline for submissions extended to April 15th, 2013.

Pupil is an online rhetoric and composition pedagogy journal that features essays from undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines on the topic of teaching composition and rhetoric. General approaches to writing, and rhetorical specificities, differ across disciplines. Pupil strives to be a source and link between these differing pedagogical approaches toward composition and rhetoric by bringing them together. This journal's interdisciplinary focus is an attempt to present writing from multiple fields of study with the hope of imparting insight into how other disciplines treat college writing.

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