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Call for Papers Edited Volume Abstracts due 11/15/16

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:36pm
Classics and The Western

In 1820, a writer for the Cincinnati Western Review warned his readers that "should the time ever come when Latin and Greek should be banished from our universities and the study of Cicero and Demosthenes, of Homer and Virgil should be considered as unnecessary for the formation of a scholar, we should regard mankind as fast sinking into an absolute barbarism, and the gloom of mental darkness is likely to increase until it should become universal." Almost two hundred years later, Americans are no longer required to learn Greek and Latin, but their necessary connection to antiquity continues—in film and television Westerns.

Call for Papers and Creative Writing 05/15/16

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:29pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's thirtieth 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 May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

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.

Poems Invited for June 2016 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 28th Issue

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:19pm

Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

DEADLINE EXTENDED for 2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 6:21pm
initiative for critical studies of masculinities

The deadline of "2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities" has been extended to 1 May 2016 !

Please feel free to forward this CFP to anyone or any group who may be interested in.

Best regards,

Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities

2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities

Transnational Masculinities and Relationalities

8-10 September 2016, İzmir Turkey


Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 4:40pm
Centre for Knowledge Futures

An International Journal of Futures Studies
Print ISSN 2415-2374

Knowledge Futures: An International Journal of Futures Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, hybrid open access publication of the Centre for Knowledge Futures, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

International Conference: Borders/Boundaries and Religious Otherness: Religion in Travel Writings

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:59am
University Grenoble Alpes and University Savoie Mont Blanc (France)

This multidisciplinary conference aims to build bridges across disciplines such as history, civilizational studies, literature, and anthropology—among other fields—that rarely cooperate in academia. We also aim to address a diachronic time frame covering the 16th to the 20th centuries. The historiographic tradition equates the journey to a change of scenery and an experience of Otherness.

Edited Collection: Princess Mononoke (Bloomsbury)

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:46am
Rayna Denison, University of East Anglia

I am seeking contributions of between 5-6,000words on Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime), for an edited collection intended to form part of Bloomsbury's Animation: Key Films series. Princess Mononoke sits at a nexus point in Studio Ghibli's industrial history: it was the first film released in the USA through the Tokuma-Buena Vista International deal; it contained early experiments in mixing Studio Ghibli's much-lauded hand-drawn animation with CG-animated sequences; it broke box-office records in Japan; and, it cemented Hayao Miyazaki's global status as a "master" of animation aesthetics.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7:12am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. Submissions are rolling, send yours today.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Evolving Architecture and Urbanism Summer School in London

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 5:01am
Mohmed Badr / IEREK

Join our 2-week Annual Summer Program and get inspired lectures by academics and practitioners from world renown London architectural practices, visit significant sustainable projects and developments in the United Kingdom, be part of a project team, work on real-life case studies in London, and enjoy leisure trips and excursions.

For more Information :

Creating and Un-creating the World in the Romantic Imagination

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:02pm

The Romantics era was rife with social and economic shifts and imbalances as the Industrial Revolution brought destruction to the natural world and further stratification of the classes. In this increasingly dystopian climate, Romantic authors often sought an idyllic nature in which to imbue their utopian views; as such, the Romantic imagination became a mechanism through which authors essentially deconstructed the dystopian world and created the utopian imagination. Conversely, the Romantics sometimes deconstructed the utopian environment as a means to express the dystopian imagination.

Busting Boundaries: Unexpected Interdisciplinarity

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:50pm
MMLA--special sessions

To those whose imaginative or scholarly inclinations chafe at fixed boundaries, the limitations they imply can inspire rebellion—that is an attempt to breach the boundaries and explore what lies beyond them. This session solicits papers that address literary topics using tools or approaches from disciplines that rarely meet in the same paper. For example, in what ways can mathematics provide a new or different interpretive lens for a literary text? Or what can poetry tell us about biology?

Submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by April 20.