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CFP The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels (due Date April 30 2015)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
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Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

[UPDATE] National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image - deadline extended and Kate Bornstein Keynote

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:59am
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Cabrini College
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Just a few updates about our upcoming National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image…

We are pleased to announce that gender theorist Kate Bornstein will serve as the Keynote Speaker and Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Delaware, will serve as the Plenary Speaker for our 2014 National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image (October 22nd and 23rd, 2014). We will also have a special performance from In My Body, a musical in development co-sponsored by the KatherineAlexandra Foundation and Flying Bulldog Productions.

We have extended the deadline for proposals to September 19th. This is a firm deadline.

The original CFP can be found here:

Wreck Park Literary Journal calling for creative writing submissions

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:38am
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Wreck Park: A Journal of Interesting Literature and Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt standardized discourses in the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes both academic and independent authors and researchers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and so on.

Publication 'Crime Uncovered: Anti-heroes' 300 word proposal by 1/10/14 (full papers January 2015)

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Stewart/Bath Spa University
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This collection of essays will focus on the anti-heroes of Crime Fiction in order to give readers a greater insight into these characters. It will look at worldwide literature, including UK, Europe and the US. This insight will give readers a deeper understanding of the anti-heroes and examine how aspects of characterisation, methodology, social context and morality make up these protagonists.

Conference- Reimagining American History in Film and Media

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 4:41am
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Department of English and American Studies Tel Aviv University

Reimagining American History in Film and Media

A Two Day International Conference at Tel Aviv University, The English and American Studies Department.

June 14-15, 2015.

Keynote speaker - Professor Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich.

CFP: Popular Culture & Pedagogy

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:01am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

We are happy to announce the 36th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in
beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Festivals & Faires Area, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015; Abstract Due: 11/1/14

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. The PCAACA Conference is in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;

O'Neill & Ecocriticism (due Nov. 21 2014)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 5:52pm
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39th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, March 26-28, 2015
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Although Eugene O'Neill wrote decades before the emergence of Ecocriticism and Eco-theater, his plays reverberate with concerns about human relationships with the environment, including apprehensions about commercialization (The Glencairn Plays, 'Ile, The Hairy Ape), connections to the sea (Anna Christie and Long Day's Journey Into Night), and to the land (Beyond the Horizon and Desire Under the Elms), and the colonial encounters with native peoples (The Moon of the Caribbees and The Emperor Jones). Having received rather little critical attention, these reverberations with Ecocriticism represent fertile areas of scholarship for both O'Neill studies and modern drama.

"Thomas Merton and Imagination" (11/1/2014,3/26-28/2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Monica Weis SSJ/ International Thomas Merton Society
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Special Topics CFP Template

Call for Papers: "Thomas Merton and Imagination" at CEA 2015

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

War, Remembered: 200 Years of Nostalgia and (Post)Memory (due 1 November 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 June 2015)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Irene Mangoutas / ACCUTE
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Samuel Hynes identifies the Great War as "the great imaginative event": "not a falsification of reality, but […] the accepted interpretation of the war, repeated in texts written by authors who did not experience the war, but who inherited its myth." With the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War just behind us, and the bicentenary of the end of the Napoleonic Wars just ahead, this panel explores the ways in which the 'great wars' of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are (re)interpreted and (re)imagined, both by their contemporaries and, perhaps more pressingly, by ours.

The Backbone Journal: What Does the International Black Community Have to do with the W. Montague Cobb Collection?

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:50am
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Howard University- W. Montague Cobb Research Lab

The W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory based at Howard University is dedicated to enhancing the international prominence, research portfolio, and instructional opportunities through providing innovative opportunities for advanced study of the biological and archaeological materials housed therein. The Cobb Research Laboratory mission is to maximize the research potential of the collections contained within the Laboratory and train a new generation of scholars. As a result the Cobb Research Laboratory aims to be the pre-eminent professional resource for interdisciplinary research on the Cobb Collection of human skeletal remains, the New York African Burial Ground remains, and the other assemblages of key research resources.

Flannery O' Connor at 90

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:58am
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Spartanburg Methodist College
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CALL FOR PAPERS: FLANNERY O'CONNOR AT 90

In observance of the ninetieth anniversary of Flannery O'Connor's birth, the Division of English at Spartanburg Methodist College will host a two-day conference—Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th —honoring the distinguished short-story writer, essayist, and novelist.

Topics are open; subject matter may include any aspects of O'Connor's writings or her life. We encourage participation by scholars (affiliated, independent, and retired), graduate students, and undergraduate students. Presentations of individual papers will be strictly limited to 15 minutes each.

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