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International Conference: "Immunity and Modernity: Picturing Threat and Protection" (Leuven, Belgium, 27/05/2015 to 29/05/2015)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:52am
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Department of Literary Studies and the Institute for Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture of the University of Leuven

Call for papers International Conference: "Immunity and Modernity: Picturing Threat and Protection" (Leuven, Belgium, from the 27th to the 29th of May 2015)

Organized by the Department of Literary Studies of the University of Leuven and the Institute for Metaphysics and Philosophy of Culture of the University of Leuven.

Keynote Speakers:
Roberto Esposito
Frédéric Neyrat
Johannes Türk
(more keynote speakers to be announced)

CFNom: Rollins Popular Culture Book Award (11/1/14)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:36am
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Southwest Popular and American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Peter C. Rollins Book Award. This juried award recognizes contributions to the study of popular and/or American culture and, in particular, works analyzing cultural and historical representations in film, television, and/or other visual media. Volumes receiving this award are distinguished by their methodology and research; monographs, reference works, and anthologies are all eligible. Volumes published in electronic formats are also eligible. We invite publishers, authors, and editors to submit any appropriate publications of exceptional quality published during 2013 or 2014.

Stage The Future 2: The Second International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Arizona State University
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6-7 March, 2015
Sponsored by the Center for Science and Imagination, Arizona State University

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Jay Scheib (MIT) jayscheib.com
Howard Sherman (The Stage) hesherman.com

Following a successful first conference in the UK, Stage the Future 2 invites abstract submissions for the second annual international science fiction theatre conference to be hosted at Arizona State University on March 6th-7th 2015. We welcome papers, panels, and performances that examine and explore the unique attributes live performance offers to science fiction and those that science fiction offers to live performance.

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)'

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Muse

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)'

1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.

2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.

3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.

4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as "POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-2) SUBMISSION"

5. Send your submission to contemporarypoetryanthology@gmail.com

6 No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on Amazon.com.

CFP: Captivity Studies Proposal Due November 1, 2014

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American
Culture"

Albuquerque, NM February 11-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.

Special Topic: Christianity and Literature (for spring 2015)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:19pm
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Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
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Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Missouri Baptist University, welcomes essays for a special issue (spring 2015) on "Christianity and Literature." Essays may explore aspects of Christianity in individual works or writers, in pedagogical matters pertaining to teaching literature at Christian universities, and in issues concerning courses devoted to specifically Christianity and literature. Some possible approaches and examples would include:

• The ability of mainstream literature to show the picture and power of spirituality in the lives of non-religious people (The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, as an example)

CFP-Marvel Feature Films

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner/Texas Tech University
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Marvel Feature Films edited by Robert Moses Peaslee, Matthew McEniry, and Robert G. Weiner
The recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy marks the penultimate film in the so-called second "phase" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of big-budget tentpole films that include Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 1-3, and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, other studios like Sony and Fox have had success with films based on Marvel properties such as the X-Men and Spider-Man.

Ron Rash- Collection of Essays

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Elisabeth Aiken

Call for Papers for Edited Collection of Essays:

We are seeking proposals for essays to include in an edited collection dedicated to exploring the works of Appalachian writer Ron Rash. Rash, long recognized regionally for his collections of poetry and short stories as well as his novels, is acclaimed nationally and internationally: Chemistry and Other Stories (2008) and Serena (2009) were both finalists for the PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction. Serena, The Cove, and Nothing Gold Can Stay appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List between 2008-2013, and Burning Bright won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize in 2010.

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