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MPCA/ACA 2015 CFP: AREA OF WHEDON STUDIES - Deadline April 30

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:36pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight,

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:20am
Rob Ward / Brown University

We currently have the following books for review.

Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2015)

Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)

Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)

Sera Khandro, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)

Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)

Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)

Julie Rak, Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (WLU, 2013)

Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)

Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; June 15 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:35am
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

CFP: New Writing: The International Journal (1/6/2015)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:08pm
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 of Creative Writing" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13 (Issues 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3).

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 very welcome.

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

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Poet-Artist Collaboration (abstracts due May 30)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm
SAMLA Conference Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15

This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

PAMLA 2015: 21st-Century Literature (Nov. 6-8, 2015); May 15, 2015 Proposal Deadline

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:41pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Fifteen years in, our twenty-first century literary traditions are beginning to take shape, and, indeed, it may be time to bring the poorly-named "contemporary" period to a close after its 70-year reign. Questions remain, however. Have we noticeably shifted into a new literary period? Or, is the defining crisis that will launch a new literary period just on the horizon? The 9-11 Attacks, globalization/neoliberalism, the Anthropocene, the collapse of a post-Cold War détente with the resultant repolarization of world powers and many other cultural shifts may serve as useful markers of an incipient yet-to-be-labeled era.

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:09am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

The Contemporary: Culture in the Twenty-First Century, March 3-5, 2016

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:30pm
Princeton University

We are constantly under pressure to define the "now." When did it begin? What does it include? When will it end? Recent attempts to capture this moving target have offered an array of starting points--the end of World War II, 1968, the end of the Cold War, the start of the new millennium, 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis. These attempts have also offered an array of periodizing concepts--postmodernism, post-postmodernism, late capitalism, neoliberalism, the anthropocene, the post-civil rights era, the post-human. We propose to respond to and circumvent this pressure in two ways. First, by creating a dialogue between our periodizing concerns and recent literature and art.

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