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Reading Fantasy -- RMMLA, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 6-8 Oct., 2015.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:44pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This Special Topics session will explore English-language fantasy literature, film, and television.Topics may include, but are not limited to: Vampire literature (Twilight, The Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries,) Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, etc. Pedagogical and interdisciplinary approaches to English-language fantasy literature are welcome.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2015

Send 200-300 word proposals or inquiries to Mandy Taylor at mjhtaylor@gmail.com.

UPDATE call for papers and creative writing the quint Deadline 25/2/15

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:43pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty-sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25 February 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

Picturing Childhood in American Literature and Culture - SAMLA - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:21am
Laura Hakala / SAMLA: Graduate Students' Forum in English

In her recent book about the role of childhood studies in the humanities, Anna Mae Duane writes, "The study of children, often seen as peripheral to the important work of understanding social, political, national, and ethnic structures, allows us to rethink the very foundations underlying these structures." This panel will explore how children play central roles in "social, political, national, and ethnic structures" and consider the ways in which literary representations of childhood participate in this process. When we study child characters and fictional depictions of childhood, what new insights are revealed about social and cultural institutions? How have those roles shifted over time throughout American literature and culture?

COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 2:03am
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on
COMPARING COMPARATIVE LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture MLA 2016

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 8:31pm
MLA Discussion Group on Puerto Rican Literature and Culture

Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture

Representation, technology, labor, construction of self and community. Mediatic heteroglossia: print, film, animation, graphic novels, digital, artisanal texts. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Radost Rangelova (rrangelo@gettysburg.edu).

http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7850

Travel Documents & Documentation (MSA 17, Boston, MA, Nov 19-22)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:20pm
Nissa Cannon / University of California, Santa Barbara

Despite the ubiquity of the peripatetic figure in the modernist text, the early twentieth century is marked by persistent tensions on the traveller: as technological innovations granted greater mobility, the state moved to restrict motion. By the 1880s, transatlantic steamship crossing, once a weeks-long affair, could be completed in a mere five days, yet the introduction of mandatory passports in the West about 1914 meant the global traveler faced increasing juridical restrictions on their movement. These forces share a common thread: they are structured and made possible by paperwork.

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:55pm
Brian K. Hudson / University of Oklahoma

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

Paper proposals are now being accepted for a collection of essays potentially to be published for the new imprint at the University of Wales press for critical work on the genre of Indigenous science fiction.

For a good introduction to the genre, see Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction edited by Grace Dillon.

The Politics of Art and Art Scenes in Latin America

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:54pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

The upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between artists and art scenes across contexts and countries.

We invite contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to submit essays, exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme "The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America" through a high variety of possible angles.

CFP: Speculation and Fiction (Deadline April 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:37pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry

We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).

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