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Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:35am
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University of Kentucky
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A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:30am
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Intellect Press
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Short Fiction in Theory and Practice provides an international forum for all those writing, reading, translating or publishing the short story in all its diverse forms, including flash fiction, the novella, hypertext, cross-media adaptation and hybrid forms of storytelling. We are a peer reviewed journal and welcome articles up to 8000 words. We are also seeking proposals for interviews and reviews. Please contact the editor, Ailsa Cox, in the first instance.

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Crisis and Beyond: The Literatures of Canada and Quebec

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 4:09am
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Canadian Studies Centre, University of Innsbruck (Austria) / Canadian Literature Center, University of Alberta (Canada)

Crisis and Beyond: The Literatures of Canada and Quebec

Écriture de la crise : dans la tourmente et au-delà
Les littératures au Canada et au Québec

Part 1: 30 September – 2 October 2015, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Part 2: September 2016, The Banff Centre, Canada

Black Theatre Association Call for Papers for ATHE 2015 Conference

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:01pm
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Black Theatre Association
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Call for Papers
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel — Montréal, Québec, Canada
July 30- August 2, 2015

Submissions Deadlines:
• November 1st for complete panel proposals — online through the ATHE homepage (visit and click on the "Conference" tab.)
• October 18th for individual paper proposals — please email a 200-word abstract to Monica White Ndounou, BTA Conference Planner, at

Poems Invited for Dec. 2014 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 26th Issue

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:52pm
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Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

20th Southwest English Symposium CFP Abstract Deadline Dec 1st 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:42pm
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Arizona State University
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Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.

Definition: We talk about transitions between time periods, technologies, genres, social movements, sciences, mathematics, design and how big and small ideas permeate movements in society. What this theme should then encourage is the ability to demonstrate analysis and hold discourse on topics related to transitions applicable to any and all disciplines.


Monday, September 8, 2014 - 2:37pm
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites innovative submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Crime/Concealment' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates, early career researchers (including EC independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2015.

Our previous editions, 'Against the Grain', 'Space and Place' 'Death and Decay' and 'Sound and Silence' can be found at and updates and review suggestions at

We accept:

[UPDATE] The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

452ºF CFP: Chinese imaginary in other literatures (January 31st 2015)

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:27am
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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CFP for the thirteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Chinese imaginary in other literatures: inspiration, appropriation and intertextuality". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

A New Nation of Regions

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:44pm
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Carl Watts / ACCUTE
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This session seeks to create a dialogue among scholars focusing on regional, sub-regional, and urban writing in Canada. Canadian literature and critical approaches to it have long focused on large regions such as the Prairies and the coasts rather than the nation as a whole; more recently, however, there has been a shift toward provinces and smaller regions as well as specific urban areas. I welcome proposals on any of these formations, and I hope to discuss the relationships between newer and older regionalisms. For instance, does fragmentation into smaller areas challenge previous notions of region? Is a conception of Maritime writing such as David Creelman's enriched or undermined by analyses of Cape Breton literature?

ASECS, March 2014 in Los Angeles, CA, panel sponsored by the Society of Early Americanists, "Interrogating Methodologies in Eig

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:48pm
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American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies
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This panel seeks to explore the numerous ways scholars are approaching eighteenth century American texts and topics. We invite papers that investigate a specific interdisciplinary method through which individual and collective voices might be heard in the Americas during the long and deep eighteenth century. This panel is neither limited to North America nor to sources written only in English. We are especially interested in innovative methodologies that seek to access recorded experiences assumed to be inaccessible.

[MELUS] Religion & U.S. Ethnic Lit (deadline 30 Nov)

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:40pm
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J. Stephen Pearson, U of North Georgia
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Papers about the use/depiction/influence of religion/spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures (including pop culture) are invited.

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Submissions are welcome through Sunday, Nov. 30. Please send a 1-page abstract (including working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Dr. J. Stephen Pearson at Presentations run either 15 or 20 minutes (7 or 9 pages). Panelists will be notified that week.

Papers not chosen can still be submitted to the general pool by 15 December.

New York and Los Angeles in the American Imaginary

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 1:30pm
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The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Cinematic and/or textual representations
New York or L.A. as classrooms
Moving to and/or Leaving New York or L.A.
Teaching (in) New York or L.A.
New York or L.A. as fictional characters