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[UPDATE] CFP - KEEP IT DIRTY, vol. a, "Filth" / An open-access, peer-reviewed online journal published by punctum books

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KEEP IT DIRTY, vol., a, "Filth" / punctum books

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Filths savor nothing but themselves.

—William Shakespeare, King Lear (1603)
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With this call for content the multimedia journal KEEP IT DIRTY is announcing its new volume, "Filth." The volume, a critical project related to "filth," will be published online at http://keepitdirty.org/a starting December 2015. Submissions of text, audio, still images, video and other formats are welcome, provided they are complete at the time of submission and are somehow related to the concept—or more accurately, the nonconcept—of "filth."

Fragmentary Writing in Contemporary British and American Fiction (Wroclaw, 22-23 Sept. 2017)

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University of Wrocław and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
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In 1968, Donald Barthelme had one of his narrators declare: "Fragments are the only forms I trust." The last decades have brought a number of acclaimed novels in Britain and the US that illustrate their authors' interest in fragmentary structures. David Mitchell constructed Cloud Atlas (2005) out of six stories with different settings, characters and generic features. David Markson produced an 800-page-long tetralogy, culminating in The Last Novel (2007), which juxtaposes several thousand succinct anecdotes and quotations with metafictional references to the elusive authorial figure.

Frugal Honesty - July 8 - 9, 2016

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 6:52pm
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Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver, BC
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FRUGAL HONESTY

Keynote: Madeleine Thien, author of Simple Recipes (2001), Certainty (2006), and Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

"I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some no-more-tears . . . It's not really believable" - Andrea Tantaros, Fox News host, commenting on President Obama tearing up while announcing an executive order to curb gun violence and expand background checks in January 2016

"I actually think he was sincere. I'll probably go down about five points in the polls by saying that, but I think he was sincere" - Donald Trump, on those same tears

[UPDATE] The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, & Youth Media: A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:50pm
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Joseph Michael Sommers/ in association with the Children's Literature Association
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The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016

In connection with the upcoming 2016 ChLA conference on Animation, this special issue of ChLAQ will focus broadly and widely on that multimodal and ever-expanding medium known as youth animation. From children's cartoon shorts such as Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928) and Leon Schlesinger's Looney Tunes (1930-1969); to full-length animated motion pictures such as the work of Studio Ghibli, Pixar, and Nickelodeon; to Homestar Runner, video games, and flip books, if it's sequential art put into motion, it's on the table for discussion.

Call for Paper: Spectacular Now - The Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle (11.-12.11.16)

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English and American Studies, TU Dortmund University

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation." (Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle, §1)

CCHA Eastern Division Conference (Oct. 20-22, 2016)

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
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Community College Humanities Association
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The Community College Humanities Association invites you to submit a proposal and attend our 2016 CCHA Eastern Division Conference scheduled to be held Oct. 20–22 in Providence, RI.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For April we are receiving submissions till the end of the month.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 27th Annual Conference – Atlantic City, NJ – Nov. 3-5, 2016

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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
26th Annual Conference
November 3-5, 2016
Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:16am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of April we are receiving submissions throughout the month.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Call for Papers: 'Consuming Gender'

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:56am
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Assuming Gender
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This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article 'Shopping for Identities', commodities 'are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning' (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.

Seeking submissions that takes risks

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The Sunflower Collective

The Sunflower Collective is now open for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

We would like to mention at the outset that we are not interested in art that does not take risks. We do not mind if you have a degree but we are unlikely to be impressed by it. Nor do we care which journals have published your work before. All we are interested in is something that sings for itself without any props, something that grabs us by our throat and refuses to let go, something that shakes us out of our complacent stupor. Give us something hungry, not bellyful; something beat, if you get our drift.

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