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Call for papers and creative writing 15/02/14

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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
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The quint's twenty first 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 15th February 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Referentiality and Intermediality in Woody Allen's Movies / Edited Volume

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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:25am
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Klara Stephanie Szlezák, University of Regensburg; Dianah E. Wynter, California State University, Northridge
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Without a doubt, Woody Allen counts among the most prolific filmmakers of the past few decades. The recent Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) offered a broad retrospective on and paid homage to his biography and his multifaceted work, both of which have been subject to academic research. This essay collection aims to add to the existing scholarship on Woody Allen's movies, seeking contributions that explore the multiple instances of referentiality and intermediality in his films after 1980. The density of his films in terms of references, allusions, and quotations to other artists' works as well as to his own previous oeuvre has so far been neglected and deserves closer attention.

The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:22pm
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Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University
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Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*ecocriticism/pastoral mode
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*sexuality
*Powell as a political poet

Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu by March 14, 2014.

Catharine Sedgwick in/and Washington, D.C.: A Roundtable Conversation (ALA conference)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:07pm
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Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society
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At least once in her lifetime, Catharine Maria Sedgwick traveled to Washington D.C. During her first known trip to the capital in January 1831, she visited the Supreme Court and the legislature, and through family friend Vice Pres. Martin Van Buren met President Jackson. She spoke with Justice Joseph Story; Chief Justice John Marshall called on her; and she was appalled by the vehemence of the Southerners' debate in the legislature as the nullification crisis emerged. In later years she wrote to various politicians about current issues (including Cassius Clay regarding his anti-slavery scheme).

"Reactions," Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal. Papers due Feb. 14, 2014

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:19pm
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Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
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Predicate
Issue 4: Reactions
Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 14, 2014

predicate
(n.) the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

World War I: Dissent, Activism, & Transformation

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:31pm
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Georgian Court University / Peace History Society
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Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
Friday / Saturday, October 17-18, 2014
Co-Sponsored by Peace History Society

The program committee invites paper proposals that focus on Dissent, Activism, & Transformation in the World War I Era. The First World War was a watershed event in modern world history and among the most significant events in the 20th century. The war triggered dissent and activism; and it had an impact on political activism, social reform, and cultural expression. In turn, these developments transformed society, politics, and culture. This conference will explore the themes of dissent, activism, and transformation during the war and the immediate postwar era.

[UPDATE] DUE 1/15 - 13th Annual North America Institute for Critical Animal Studies CFP

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:38pm
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Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Information about the conference can be found at
http://icasnorthamerica.wordpress.com/current-conference-2014/

The 2014 North American Critical Animal Studies Conference invites papers, presentations, and workshops from scholars, activists, and artists working on ethical and political issues concerning nonhuman animals. This year's venue in Houston, Texas offers a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections of oppression in a locale where many of the pressing concerns about bioengineering, pollution, and animal experimentation are centered and present.

CFP: Translation and Transcendence (due 15 February)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 3:14pm
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Modern Horizons Journal

Modern Horizons CFP – Translation and Transcendence

For the June 2014 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays, in English or French, on the theme of 'Translation and Transcendence / La traduction et la transcendance'.

[UPDATE] Reminder: Updike and the Short Story at ALA 2014

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 9:52am
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John Updike Society Panel at ALA 2014
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In the wake of the Library of America's publication of John Updike's Collected Stories, the John Updike Society invites paper proposals considering his work as a short story writer. Many of his stories contain protagonists that could be stand-ins for their author. What kinds of insights do they provide concerning Updike's unique relation to his milieu? To the natural world or other works of art? What about other short story writers? Has his work as a short story writer impacted the genre—or did the short story's generic conventions leave its mark on his writing in other genres? Is there a structural, thematic, or theoretical consistency that emerges in the art of his short story writing?

International Gothic in the New-Liberal Age--edited volume

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:38am
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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne

The explosion of interest in the gothic in recent years has coincided with a number of seismic political changes that have reshaped the world as we know it: the fall of the communist bloc, the revolution in information and communication technologies, the emergence of biotechnologies, the proliferation of transnational corporations and, since 2001, the US-led 'War on Terror.' Each is itself underscored by the rise to global predominance of economic neo-liberalism.

The proposed edited volume seeks to trace the ways in which Gothic texts have both represented and interrogated the global changes wrought by neo-liberal economics since the 1980s. We welcome papers that address themselves to:

New Narratives of the Cold War

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:28am
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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne

In the year of the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall, this conference aims to bring together scholars of the Cold War to assess the state of the field and discuss new directions and recent developments. With the post-cold war availability of new archival sources and growing interest in cold war espionage, surveillance and counter-intelligence, the field is rife with opportunities for rethinking some of its stock narratives about Communism and anti-Communism in the twentieth century.

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