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Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Desiree Henderson
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Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

How do "actual" and fictional diaries challenge conventional notions of authorship, audience, reception, plot? Diverse literary traditions, time periods, genres welcome.

250 word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014 to Desiree Henderson (dhenderson@uta.edu).

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:18am
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Sydney

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Maud Ellmann, Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, Chicago
Associate Professor Julie Park, Vassar
Professor John Plotz, Brandeis

Join Our Team! Write for The California Journal of Women Writers.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:52pm
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Jennifer Carter / The California Journal of Women Writers
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Join our team!

We're looking for writers to join our online literary journal, The California Journal of Women Writers. Our journal features original reviews and criticism of women's literature from across North America, as well as interviews with authors, commentary on critiques published elsewhere, and the occasional post boasting literary theory.

Our journal's intent is to provide a space for enthusiastic dialogue supporting a wide variety of women writers. We invite our readers to unite, discuss, and join our conversation with insightful comments. This is a space devoted to fostering and enhancing the visibility of North American female authors, and narrowing the wide gender gap found in discussions in the literary world.

CFP: New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing - 5/1/14

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:32pm
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New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 11 (Issue 11.3, to be published in late 2014) and Volume 12 (Issue 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3, to be published in 2015).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered. Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Early submission is encouraged.

Short Fiction: Theory and Criticism (SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX; Abstract Deadline March 31st)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:04pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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We invite papers exploring short fiction or the theory of short fiction from any period. The conference theme is "Forces of Nature" and we particularly invite submissions that deal with literary representations of nature, or engage with questions of the natural or unnatural in short fiction. Papers that take an eco-critical approach to short fiction are also very welcome.

[UPDATE] CFP, 45th Mythopoeic Society Conference, 8-11 August, Wheaton College, Norton MA

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 10:35am
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Mythopoeic Society
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Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Society Conference 45
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Friday, August 8 through Monday, August 11, 2014
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/45/

WHERE FANTASY FITS

Scholar Guest of Honor: Richard C. West
Winner of the 1976 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Scholarship for Tolkien Criticism.

Author Guest of Honor: Ursula Vernon
Winner of the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for Digger.

Domestic (Horror) Stories: Women Writers of the American Cold War Period

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:24am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers
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Domestic (Horror) Stories: Women Writers of the American Cold War Period
Special Session proposed by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for MLA in January 2015.
The Cold War period in America is typically remembered as a time in which women were returned to the domestic sphere en masse. This panel solicits proposals for work on women writing during the Cold War (roughly 1945- early 70s) about the horrors, limits, and anxieties of domestic and family life. Some writers to consider: Sylvia Plath, Shirley Jackson, Jean Kerr, Patricia Highsmith, Flannery O'Connor, May Sarton, Diane di Prima, Alix Kates Shulman, Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 28 March 2014

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:53am
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Writing from Below
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Huzzah! We're extending the deadline for submissions for our upcoming Death & the Maiden special issue. You now have until Friday 28 March 2014. You can still view the original call-for-papers for a guide to what we're looking for: http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/wfb/article/viewFile/441/414

The theme

liquid blackness April Symposium -- Call for Artists, Scholars, and Curators

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:44pm
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liquid blackness
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liquid blackness is proud to announce our Spring Symposium, April 11-12, 2014, at Georgia State University. We are extending our deadline for art and writing for our Spring online publication until Monday, March 11. For artists, scholars, and curators planning to submit work, please email liquidblackness@gsu.edu by THIS THURSDAY, March 6, to express your interest in submitting.

Our CFP and more information about the liquid blackness research project on blackness and aesthetics is available at www.liquidblackness.com.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture CFP deadline 4/30/14 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 3-5 2014)

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:38pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Deadline: April 30, 2014
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

[UPDATE] SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED - CSULA Significations May 3, 2014

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:06pm
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CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 10

***Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 1:21pm
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization:
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
contact email:
ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: 10/ 05/ 2014 Issue Publication Date: June 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission guidelines webpage: http://ijhcschiefeditor.wix.com/ijhcs#!submission-guidelines/c24vq

CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:54am
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Bill Wolff / Rowan University

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen, which will eventually be submitted to Routledge's Studies in Popular Music series. The editor of this series has expressed an interest in seeing a Springsteen collection proposal.

In the middle of Bruce Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball tour promotional interview with the Paris media, one reporter observed, "so many people these past couple years look to you for your interpretation of events… . Look at us: when we were waiting for you earlier, so many people care about what you think, and what you feel about what is happening in the world."

CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America (June 15th)

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:27am
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Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory, and Culture / University of Lodz
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Jeremy Braddock, in his Collecting as Modernist Practice, argues that the material collection and the anthology both be considered as an "authored work" and, following Bourdieu, a "system of positions." The history of collecting and publishing in the 20th century – from Peggy Guggenheim to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX – illustrates a widespread development and framing of how literary and cultural materials are received. Publishers, editors, librarians, and curators have all played a fundamental role in authoring and shaping the reception, preservation, and influence of textual and cultural objects.

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