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Contamination from Above (Submissions Due February 2, 2015)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:06am
Writing from Below

"What if there were, lodged within the heart of the law itself, a law of impurity or a principle of contamination?"
-Jacques Derrida, "The Law of Genre"

Unlawfulness, impurity, contamination: in the porous and scattered disciplines of gender, sexuality and diversity studies, these are the forces and strategies that impel our criticism and creation, the ethos of the fugitive journal Writing from Below.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:19am
Journal of Popular Music Studies

THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES invites submissions for a special issue on global nightlife cultures. There's a myth that to be interested in nightlife -- to party, to seek pleasure in the night, to devote oneself to a club scene and its music -- is to somehow be less concerned with the more "serious" aspects of everyday life. After all, how can you feasibly go to work tomorrow if you've been out until 6 a.m. or later? Ears ringing from pounding dance music. Club stamps still visible on your wrists. Isn't it better to stay at home, safe in the bosom of domesticity and fully tucked away from the ribald dangers and creatures of the night?

Teaching Disability: Transformations special issue

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:24pm
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy



TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Sarah Chinn, Guest Editor

The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words), and items for the "Material Culture of Teaching" section, that explore teaching disability. This issue will be guest edited by Sarah Chinn.

Call for Book Chapters: Authorship and Translation

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe/ Macquarie University

Authorship and Translation (edited collection)
Edited by Siobhan Lyons and Joel Gilberthorpe
Due date for abstracts (300 words): October 31, 2014

Leon Edel Prize (11/1/14)

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:53pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to:

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

CFP: 9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:17am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic forms a special stream of focus within the larger event of The Erotic conference.

Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald: The 13th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference July 4-11, 2015

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:45am
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

From Hemingway's description of his friend's "very fair wavy hair, a high forehead, excited and friendly eyes and a delicate long-lipped Irish mouth" in A Moveable Feast to his signature in The Crack-Up, "Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald" [sic], the literary world of F. Scott Fitzgerald is suffused with a Nostalgic Ireland. From the Irish Melodies to Dick's "Irish face" in Tender is the Night; the Irish girls, Tammany politics, and the Irish problem, and Anthony and Geraldine's conversation over Chevalier in The Beautiful and Damned; Pat Brady or Katherine Moore in The Last Tycoon; and Monsignor Darcy and Beatrice Blaine in This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's novels, short stories, and essays are populated with the remnants of an elusive Ireland.

NeMLA 2015: Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning (due September 30, 2014)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 11:22pm

46th Annual NeMLA Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Canada

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning

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.

Chairs: Erin M. Andersen, Hilarie Ashton

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2014 for SWPACA Conference, 11 - 14 February, 2015

Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 5:35pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2014

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 36th Annual Conference celebrating "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

11 - 14 February, 2015

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry at PCA/ACA in New Orleans - April 1-4, 2015

Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:21pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

PCA/ACA - Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry

The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

Creative Poetry: Panelists will have 15 minutes each to read/perform their own work. There will be time at the end of the session for interaction with the audience. Those interested in presenting should send 3 sample poems along with an abstract in the online system.