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SFRA 2014/Wiscon 38 Joint Conference

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 3:22pm
Science Fiction Research ASsociation

CFP for the joint SFRA 2014/Wiscon 38 Conference, May 22-25, 2014 in Madison, WI. We are calling for academic paper proposals in relation to the conference theme and other areas of science fiction and related genres. Conference theme: "Feminism, Fans, and the Future: Traveling the Shifting Worlds of Writers, Readers, Gender, and Race in Science Fiction." Submit a 300 word proposal plus a 100 word abstract (for the conference program) for a 15-minute paper by February 22, 2014 via the link on the WisCon website (http://www.wiscon.info/sfra.php).

Call for Author/Editor: The Encyclopedia of American War Films, 1939-1945

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:57pm
A. Bowdoin Van Riper/Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is seeking an author or editor for a reference book with a working title of The Encyclopedia of American War Films, 1939-1945. The Encyclopedia is designed to serve as a comprehensive, scholarly reference on Hollywood's films about the Second World War that were released during the war years. The core of the work will be a set of individual entries—ranging from 500 to 2000 words—on the roughly 300 war-related feature films produced between 1939 and 1945. These entries will include basic production and plot information about the films they cover, but will primarily be interpretive and analytical, relating the films to wartime events, production trends, and cultural norms.

SWCCL "Has Literature Lost its Faith?" Nov 14-15

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:42am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

In December 2012 Paul Elie wrote a New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?" which sparked conversation among many literati about the status of faith and literature. This conference aims to continue this discussion. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature. Of particular interest will be those papers considering contemporary writers and the current state of faith in the arts.

Please submit a 500 word abstract on a Word.doc via email attachment to Jessica Hooten Wilson at jwilson@jbu.edu by March 15. Decisions will be made by May 1.

CFP: Pauline Hopkins and Washington D.C.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:02am
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society

Call for Papers
***DEADLINE EXTENDED***
American Literature Association
25th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill

Session Sponsored By
The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society

1st Global Conference: Augmentation (September 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 3:28am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Augmentation

Wednesday 3rd September – Friday 5th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

Augmented humans often star in our favourite science fictions: from the cyberpunk heroes of William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy to the villainous Darth Vader of George Lucas's Star Wars, fictional augmented characters teach the viewer what it means to live augmented lives. And yet, cyborgs and other types of augmented individuals are not just found in science fiction.

{UPDATE} Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold 20th August 2014

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 2:21am
Anglia Ruskin University

Keynote Speaker: Edward James

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a one-day conference to be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, on August 20th 2014. This inter-disciplinary conference will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels. Papers and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) any of the following themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

Jim Harrison Panel (ALA May 23-26, 2013); due Jan 27, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:10pm
Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association

The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2014 American Literature Association convention in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014. All topics are welcome, but here are a few suggestions:

Harrison and Geography
Harrison in the context of his contemporaries
Harrison and McGuane
Harrison's non-fiction
Harrison's poetry
Harrison and myth

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes. Please send 250-word abstract and a brief c.v. to Robert Murray, Department of English, St. Thomas Aquinas College at rmurray@stac.edu by January 27, 2014.

[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit by 05-31-14 for next issue)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:46pm
Akademeia

Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that provides its services to authors and readers free of charge. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, www.akademeia.ca. All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review.

William Carlos Williams: The Poet-Doctor as Environmentalist (Abstracts Due 1/25)

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 6:51pm
William Carlos Williams Panel / American Literature Association (5/22-5/25)

In Writing for an Endangered World, Lawrence Buell lauds Williams's "Paterson" as an "experiment in urban ecopoetics" that "stands as a distinctive combination of attainments" (117). More recently in Can Poetry Save the Earth? John Felstiner describes Williams as "an environmentalist before the movement took hold" (xiv). The proposed panel invites essay
submissions that probe the different ways Williams's work can be considered in the broader conversation about nature poetry, ecopoetry, and environmentalism. It welcomes papers on any aspect of Williams's writings, as well as comparative analyses. 250 word abstracts and CV are due by January 25th to Paul Cappucci at cappuccip@georgian.edu.

Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition - Deadline: February 15, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 6:26pm
Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI)

Announcing: Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora. Only untenured professors and independent scholars in the relevant fields are eligible for the competition. The candidate may submit a manuscript on a single, cohesive topic or a series of linked essays in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences.

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