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"The Suburban Sublime"

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:34am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.

EXTENDED DEADLINE for American West Panel!

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:19am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

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: 8 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:

Studies in American Culture, an MLA-indexed, Peer-Review Journal, Submission Due Date: 1 April 2016.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:12am
American Culture Association in the South

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, music, digital humanities, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, Latino/a and Asian-American experience, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

[UPDATE] ICAF, 14-16 April 2016, University of South Carolina

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 7:33pm
International Comic Arts Forum

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites proposals for scholarly papers for its eighteenth annual meeting, to be held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, from Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, 2016. Confirmed guests include comics artists Howard Cruse, Keith Knight, Cece Bell, Dominique Goblet, Roy Thomas, Sanford Greene, and keynote speaker Prof. Michael Chaney of Dartmouth College.

The deadline to submit proposals is November 9, 2015. [PLEASE NOTE NEW DEADLINE]

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Symposium

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 6:36pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Post45 Graduate Student Symposium
February 5 & 6, 2016

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture.

[UPDATE] In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:40pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

We have extended the deadline for this special issue of the journal. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularise the notion of 'the Great Good Place' to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More's text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

We invite contributors to submit 6000 word articles on any aspect of More's text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Intermezzo

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation, seeks submissions that address the subject of academic cover versions.

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess - September 29 - October 1, 2016

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 12:25pm
Department of Comparative Literature, Emory University

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess

Keynote Speakers:
Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)
Jacques Lezra (New York University)
Eric L. Santner (University of Chicago)

"general economy defines…the explosive character of the world"
-Georges Bataille

"The Apollonian" Journal--Call for Papers--Open Issue

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 7:12pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

Original, innovative and unpublished articles of high quality are invited for the open issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3; Dec. 2015) of "The Apollonian A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies" [http://theapollonian.in].
The articles are supposed to be interdisciplinary but must fall within the scope of Humanities.
Last date of submission: 30 Nov. 2015.
Please follow "Submission Guidelines" carefully before submitting your article.
Submission must be made electronically as MS Word file attachment to: apollonianjournal@gmail.com
There is NO publication fee.

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