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Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:38am
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Universitas Press

Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World
An interdisciplinary volume to be edited by:
Professor of French and Fulbright Scholar
Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D.
Canisius College

What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete's achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines.

Growing Up with the Undead: Vampires in the 20th- and 21st-Century Literature, Films and Television for Young Children

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:34am
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Universitas Press
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Since Bram Stoker's seminal vampire novel, Dracula, published in 1897, the figure of the vampire has been a persistent presence in Western popular culture. Though largely the remit of adult audiences since the 1970s, the vampire has become increasingly present in narratives (books/films/television) for younger children. In fact, in the 21st century, one might even ven-ture to say it is a staple of the genre. During this time the meaning of the vampire itself has drastically changed from a symbol of otherness and potential danger to one that accepts dif-ference and offers agency to all young readers.

CFP: thresholds no. 1, Extraneous

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:31am
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Fran McDonald, Whitney Trettien

thresholds is a new digital journal co-edited by Whitney Trettien (UNC) and Fran McDonald (U. Louisville). The journal's platform bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen architecture. On the left side of the screen, we publish short essays (essayer – trial, attempt, test). The right side of the screen is populated by the various text fragments, images, audio, and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. Unlike a footnote or endnote, these fragments are not explicitly harnessed to the essay's main body; they do not rustle the reader toward a specific interpretative conclusion.

"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:38am
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The Department of English, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In order to promote dialogue between East and West we welcome papers that address a broad range of issues, especially in relation to literature, art, film, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches are encouraged and especially approaches that focus on contentious political and moral issues. While traditional forms of presentation are welcome, participants may also make use of less conventional modes involving, for example, pictorial essays or the incorporation of social media. The conference will take place at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 1-2, 2016. Scholars from all parts of the world—East and West—will be very welcome.

Urban Studies Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 1:13am
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Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (MidMoot III): Sept 24-25, 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 11:57pm
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Mythgard Institute at Signum University
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The Mythgard Institute at Signum University is pleased to announce the third annual Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (known affectionately as MidMoot III) on September 24-25, 2016 at the University of Maryland at College Park. Additional details about the symposium will be announced in the summer, including special guests. We are accepting proposals now for short presentations intended to foster discussion. Presentation topics are welcome in the following areas:

Intertitles - a collection of essays on the printed text in silent cinema

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:14pm
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Gregory Robinson/Nevada State College
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This is a call for short proposals (title + 50-100 words) that could be developed into longer essays for a collection on intertitles - the printed text in silent movies. Potential topics include:

Intertitles and silent cinema
Intertitles and translation
Intertitles and adaptation
Intertitles in other mediums
Reading on screen
Projected text/embedded text
Intertitle writers
Intertitle cliches
intersections of text and image

Short proposals due: July 1st, 2016
Email: Gregory Robinson ~ gregory.robinson@nsc.edu

For more information on the project, visit:

After(-)Lives -- Deadline 30th July, 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:45pm
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ANTAE - A Postgraduate Journal on the Interspaces of English Studies
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'While we talk, the sun is getting older. It will explode in 4.5 billion years.'
Jean François Lyotard, 'Can Thought Go on Without a Body?'

'living on can mean a reprieve or an afterlife, "life after life" or life after death, more life as more than life, and better; the state of suspension in which it's over - and over again'
Jacques Derrida, 'Living On: Borderlines'

'Whether my life had been before that sleep
The Heaven which I imagine, or a Hell
Like this harsh world in which I wake to weep,
I know not'
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Triumph of Life'

Seeking short stories by women for Anthology- DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:54pm
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Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of overcoming challenges or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words.

All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered).

All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.

Call for Papers: Trespassing BODIES

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:14pm
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Trespassing Journal

Trespassing Journal is a fully peer-reviewed biannual journal that is committed to publishing fresh and original research in the fields of artistic production (including literature, film, new media, video-art, fine arts, experimental and avant-garde art, etc.) that trespass the sacrosanct grounds of the theoretical and artistic disciplines, and also question the established boundaries between art, science, and philosophy.Trespassing Journal focuses on artistic misfits, art and politics, artistic production in exile, and contradictory realms where art and technics break away from conventions.

Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 3-5, 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 11:20am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Nov. 3-5, 2016 (Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA)

The Travel and Tourism area of MAPACA seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- travel and gender/race/class
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. Applicants may also propose 3-person panels and roundtables.

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

The Verbal Text & National Literary Historiography: An Interdisciplinary Conference (November 2016), CFP deadline 1 June 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:26am
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School of English & Drama, Queen Mary University of London
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The Verbal Text & National Literary Historiography
An Interdisciplinary Conference

10-12 November 2016
Queen Mary University of London

Call for Papers
Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2016.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Tsitsi Jaji (Duke), Peter Howarth (Queen Mary).
There will be performances by poets from South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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