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[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline Oct 15)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:18am
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016

In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

The American West in Literature and Film

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 2:41pm
Larry A. Van Meter / Southwest Popular Culture Association

Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

10-13 February 2016
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Kudzu Scholar (Vol. 6, Iss. 3: Fall Equinox) - Due March 1

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:14pm
Kudzu House Quarterly Review

Review our Formatting Guide for the Kudzu Scholar Issue before submitting.

Essay Cluster Themes:

--- American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim): How do narrative and storytelling practices (romantic conventions, oral traditions, travel narratives, etc.) influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature. Possible topics include:

Essay Cluster: American Environments Before 1900

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:05pm
Kudzu Scholar (Vol. 6, Iss. 3: Fall Equinox) - Due March 1

American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim):

We invite essays that consider how narrative and storytelling practices influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature.

Seventh International Conference on the Image - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:57am
Common Ground Publishing

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Call for contracted collection of essays on Chitra Divakaruni. Abstract due Oct 15, essay due Dec 1--updated CFP

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:51am
Samina Najmi CSU Fresno

We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at http://rawatbooks.com/ and

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