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[UPDATE]: June - International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:11am
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015


Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Spanish Moss and Alligators: Southern Swamps in the Literary and Popular Imaginary

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:07am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (Society for the Study of Southern Literature Affiliated Group Session)

This panel invites papers that investigate literary or popular representations of Southern swamps from any era. All approaches and topics are welcome but potential ones might include ecocritical, posthumanist, animal studies, Indigenous studies, slave narratives, nature writing, "cli fi," documentaries, and popular culture renderings. Please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Kirstin Squint at by May 15, 2015.

"Collaboration & Betrayal" ... Special Session @ SAMLA 2015 (proposal due June 1, 2015)

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:01am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Durham, NC

In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.


Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:41am
Writing from Below

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:22pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Please consider submitting a proposal to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Portland State University November 6-8. Possible Indigenous Literatures and Cultures sessions: transnational Pacific literatures and visual culture; early Native American literature and visual culture (with a focus on west coast Indigenous narratives); Indigenous sound and movement (reading geographical and cultural spaces as language); Indigenous futurity and futurisms; and/or Indigenous gender, sexuality and the erotic in a west coast context.

The deadline for submissions is May 15. Please see the following for conference information and to register.

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 3:09am

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

2015 PAMLA Special Session "Problems and Politics in The Hunger Games" at Portland State University

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 11:45pm
113th Annual PAMLA Conference, 2015 (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); November 6-8, 2015

This special session for the 2015 PAMLA Conference seeks presentations on The Hunger Games series, book and film versions alike, with specific consideration to the series' dystopian themes, social-political references, and media commentary.

Papers from across the disciplines are welcomes. Please use the PAMLA 2015 site to submit a proposal before Friday, May 15, 2015.

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How to Feel About Horror; October 22-24, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 3:18pm
English Graduate Organization, University of Florida

"Horror," Eugene Thacker contends, "is a non-philosophical attempt to think about the world-without-us philosophically" (8). Beginning with his 2011 work In The Dust Of This Planet, Thacker's work on horror has lead, according to Quinn Lester's recent article in The New Inquiry, to a revival in thinking about this unthinkable possibility.