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Seeking Book Reviewers

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Sigrid Kelsey/ Catholic Library Association
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I am seeking additional book reviewers for Catholic Library World (CLW). CLW reviews books and media, including children's titles, young adult titles, and nonfiction for adults. We have very strong coverage of religious studies, theology, and spirituality titles, as well as library science, and selective coverage of other topics.

Book reviews in CLW are about 300 words long and serve the purpose of advising librarians about potential books and media to purchase.

Please email me with your qualifications, and areas of interest, if you would like to be considered as a reviewer for Catholic Library World.

Child image in film, media, art

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 9:49am
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Red Feather Journal

CFP: The child image in film, media, art

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Spring 2012 issue (deadline Feb 1, 2012).

[UPDATE] Extended deadline for CWWA early career research bursary, Taiwan 2012

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:52am
full name / name of organization: 
The Contemporary Women's Writing Association/ National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association
(Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

[UPDATE] **DEADLINE EXTENDED** CFP: QUEER INTERVENTIONS AND INTERSECTIONS

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 10:04pm
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Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
**DEADLINE EXTENDED** for submissions: February 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."

Pinter: Possessions, Repossessions, Dispossessions (M/MLA 2012)

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 7:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
The International Harold Pinter Society
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The International Harold Pinter Society welcomes 350-to-500 word abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2012 Midwest Modern Language Convention Pinter Society panels on any of work by, about, or related to Harold Pinter. This year's theme—Possessions, Repossessions, Dispossessions--seeks to focus scholarly attention on the way Pinter's work and the Pinteresque more generally engages with loss and reclamation and on sites of contested authority, space, history, and ownership. Topics may range widely, literal or spiritual possession, ownership or occupancy, eviction and absence, and financial credit or individual acknowledgment. Please send abstracts as electronic attachments to Craig N.

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences - Deadline: January 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 6:56pm
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University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Conference Date: April 13-14, 2012

The deadline for abstracts (300-400 words) is JANUARY 15, 2012. Please email all abstracts with "Conference Abstract" in the subject heading to: cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com. Submissions should include a title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

Call for Book Reviewers

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 5:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Warscapes, a magazine of literature, art and politics

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. It is is motivated by a need to move past a void within mainstream culture in the depiction of people and places experiencing staggering violence, and the literature they produce.

We are looking for book reviewers interested in writing about fiction, poetry, non-fiction and graphic novels. We have a list of titles that you could choose from or you could suggest a relevant work published within a year from now and we will consider it.

CFP: Further Studies in Jewish Comics - edited collection

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Derek Royal

[b]Further Studies in Jewish Comics[/b]

The scholarship surrounding comics and graphic novels has proliferated over the past several years, as has studies focusing on particular comics themes or visual texts created by certain ethnic communities. In light of these convergent fields of inquiry, I am pulling together a diverse edited collection of essays devoted to comics and Jewishness. The scope of this book will take in the theoretical, literary, and socio-historical contexts of comics and its links to Jewish identity, history, and discourse. This will be an expansion of the "Jewish Comics" special issue of [i]Shofar[/i] that was published in Winter 2011 (vol. 29, no. 2).

Reforming Inspirations: Women during the English Reformations 05/01/2012

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 4:04pm
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Julie A. Chappell, Kamille Stone Stanton, and Kaley A. Kramer, eds.
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Accepting Christopher Haigh's concept of English reformations, this collection of essays will offer scholarship focused on women's creative undoings and reimaginings during the period of religious reformations in England between 1534 and 1829. The collection will explore the inspiration for women's actions during this period of reformations whether those actions were for the conservative or evangelical cause. The aim of this collection is to expose the consequences and the contradictions inherent in reimagining religious boundaries which cannot but manifest internally in the individual while simultaneously doing so externally in a society's political and social structures.

Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 3:45pm
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University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

"…Do not be afraid to say revolution!"

Representations of the Future in Contemporary Literature

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 1:16pm
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PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Oct 19-21, 2012 Seattle University
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It is also by examining ways in which we envision the times ahead that we learn about each other today. This cross-cultural session proposes to present and discuss visions of futuristic social, political, economic, and artistic environments by contemporary fiction writers (21st century) from different countries and languages.

Please send submissions of paper proposals by March 31, 2012 through online submission form on the www.pamla.org website.

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