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Urban Studies Area (Abstracts due November 1, 2014)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (New Orleans)
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The Urban Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association invites abstracts for the PCA/ACA National Convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 1 - 4, 2015. The PCA/ACA has a policy of only considering abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA database (http://ncp.pcaaca.org/) in advance of the November 1 deadline.

Children's Rights and Children's Literature

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew B. Prickett
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CALL FOR PAPERS

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors:
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden

NEMLA CFP [UPDATE]: Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning (April 30-May 2, 2015)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:05pm
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NeMLA
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In his classic composition text Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow asks us to consider the metaphor of growing as a way to encourage and teach fluid, flexible writing. The idea of growth applies to so many aspects of scholarship, as we approach the profession simultaneously as teachers, students, and researchers in our own rights. This roundtable session seeks to explore the idea of growth broadly conceived, thinking about the ways we develop our writing and teaching, as well as the ways our students' writing develops.

My co-chair and I left the description wide open so as to accommodate different approaches to the topic, which is Growth. We've gotten some great submissions so far, and are excited to read some more!

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

The Tenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-10) 2015

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 7-9 May 2015. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

(Re)Imagining American Landscapes at SAMLA Nov. 7-9, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:20pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard, LNHoward@gsu.edu.

DEADLINE REMINDER: American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

Graphic Novels and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on graphic novels and their role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of graphic novels in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Law, Literature, and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on the intersection of law and literature and this evolving area's role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including its use of in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

True Crime and the Imagination (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers exploring the true crime genre and its role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of true crime in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Philip K. Dick: Literary and Cinematic Visions for the Twenty-First Century--Seminar at NEMLA 2015 Convention

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:46am
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NEMLA.org
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SEMINAR PAPERS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMINAR AT NEMLA CONVENTION 2015:

Philip K. Dick: Literary and Cinematic Visions for the Twenty-First Century

This seminar seeks papers that engage with Philip K. Dick's work. More specifically I would like the seminar to engage with any aspect of Dick's work, cinematic adaptations of his work, or work that was inspired by his vision—social, economic, religious, political—which has become so relevant in the twenty-first century and possibly beyond. Let us reflect on the immanence and historicity of the work and its adaptations while exploring it alongside contemporary issues and developments.
Chair: Eyal Tamir
Area: Culture & Media Studies

[UPDATE] Imaginary Relations (ongoing; ejournal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:36am
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Imaginary Relations: A Journal for the Ideological Critique of Aesthetic Objects (IR)

Announcing Imaginary Relations
Invitation to submit essays

Imaginary Relations is an experimental ejournal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

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