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[UPDATE] Georgette Heyer Special Issue Deadline Extended 10/1/2013

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:16am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

The Journal of Popular Romance Studies is soliciting papers for a special forum on Heyer as a romance novelist, guest-edited by Phyllis M. Betz. Papers may focus on individual novels or groups of texts, on Heyer's changing status as a middlebrow and popular novelist, on paratextual and contextual issues (covers and marketing, publication history, reception), or on Heyer's legacy. All theoretical approaches are welcome. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012; the issue is slated for publication in April, 2013.

Essays / proposals on Heyer's work in other genres, and on her genre-crossing texts, are also solicited for a separate anthology, also edited by Phyllis M. Betz.

Juvenile Literature (edited volume; 6/15/12 for abstracts)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:49am
Cynthia J. Miller

Final Days to Submit!

Call for Contributors – Juvenile Literature

Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (collected essays)

Deadline for Abstracts – June 15 2012; Accepted Essays – December 1, 2012.

Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHLit Symposium, Miami, Florida, November 11-13

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:44am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of Philip Roth's work. Proposals/abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should include "JAHLit Proposal" in the subject heading and be emailed to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com. Please include institutional affiliation and full contact details.

The deadline for abstract submissions is August 1.

Women Writing the Second World War - deadline 30 September 2012

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:35am
Ravenel Richardson/NEMLA March 21-24 2013

Call for Papers

Women Writing the Second World War

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Economies of Abundance: Ethics, Aesthetics, and (New) Monastic Communities - Deadline 2 July 2012

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:31am
Midwest Modern Language Association

In contexts of economic scarcity and social upheaval, visionaries often develop communities of contrasting values. Alasdair MacIntyre calls for such communities at the end of After Virtue (1981), and books like Schools for Conversion: 12 Marks of the New Monasticism (2005) highlight their growing presence today. John McClure likewise documents neo-monastic communities as contemporary literary ideals in Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison (2007). Yet these contrast communities have a longer history, with examples like Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement and William Morris's holistic aesthetic and economic project.

Fighting Words: Aesthetic Protests in Nineteenth-Century Literature

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel invites papers that explore social protest from within the aesthetic conventions of nineteenth-century Anglo-American fiction. How are protests against accepted notions of kinship, class stratification, education, or government indirectly expressed through formal decisions: structure, metaphor, rhetoric, syntax, etc.? Papers that discuss writers operating in or against the genre conventions of romanticism, realism, and naturalism are especially encouraged. Please send abstracts and brief bios to Arielle Zibrak azibrak@bu.edu.

Perspectives on Poe

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 9:16am
Lehigh University Press and Roman & Littlefield

Perspectives on Poe, a new series at Lehigh University Press (Roman & Littlefield), seeks book-length manuscripts on Poe's work, life, and/or influence from all literary/cultural/theoretical perspectives.

The Edgar Allan Poe Review

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 9:12am
Poe Studies Association and Penn State University Press

Essays on Poe's work, life, and influence from all perspectives as well as original work influenced by Poe are welcome.

Essays submitted for possible publication in Spring issues must be received by December 28; acceptances will be given by January 26. For publication in Fall issues, essays must be received by July 20, and acceptances will be sent by August 20.

Essays should be sent to Barbara Cantalupo at bac7@psu.edu.

Rereading John Skelton (NeMLA 2013, abstracts by Sept 30, 2012)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 9:12am
Tristan Samuk, University of Toronto

Call for Papers

Rereading John Skelton

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Transnational Cinemas - Special Issue on "Walls and fortresses"

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:24am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

Transnational Cinemas, an Intellect journal, is accepting articles, interviews and visual essays for a special issue entitled "Walls and fortresses: borderscapes and archipelagos of exception in the cinematic imaginary", to be published in November 2015.

The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:02am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association(SAMLA)

Phallogocentric discourse minimizes imagination, confabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but fantasy is powerful, liberating and, therefore, dangerous to those who fear change. The purpose of this session is to rescue fantasy and confront the legalistic yoke of reason. Presentations in English and in Spanish are welcome. Send submissions to mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu

Special issue of South Asian Diaspora

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 3:35am
South Asian Diaspora

Special Issue – Call for Paper

A Special Issue of South Asian Diaspora will be published in 2013 on:

"Unrepresented Regions, Unheard Stories: Mapping Diasporic Identities"

Guest Editors: Mala Pandurang & Delphine Munos

Genre and genus: Categories for Humans and Animals in Early Modern English Literature (NeMLA 2013)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel explores how literature represents the relationship between humans and animals in a range of early modern texts. How do representations of the mutable boundary between humans and animals differ depending on their generic context? How do concerns about literary kinds relate to and intersect with concerns about species categorization? To what extent does generic mingling and experimentation relate to the varying representations of inter-species similitude and difference? Send 300 word abstracts to Julia Gingerich <7jg32@queensu.ca>

CFP on Western Science Fiction 2012 Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lubbock, TX (November 7 - 10, 2012).

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:27pm
Cynthia Ostrom

We are accepting proposals for a panel on Western Science Fiction for the 2012 Western Literature Association Conference in Lubbock, Texas (November 7 – 10). The theme for this year's conference is "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment." We are open to all critical approaches, including feminist, Marxist, critical regionalist, affect, narratological, postcolonial, and ecocritical perspectives. Potential proposals may include, but are not limited to the following topics as they relate to the intersection of Western Literature and Science Fiction:
• The expansionist frontier
• Masculine identity
• The culture of violence, justice, and self defense
• Domestic discourse

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