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Studies in Crime Writing (Open Access Journal) DEADLINE 15 AUG 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:50pm
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Studies in Crime Writing
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Call for Papers — Studies in Crime Writing

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the inaugural issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which will appear in Spring 2017. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. Beyond this, there is no fixed topic for the first issue. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.

ASLE Panel(s) at SLSA, November 3-6, 2016, Atlanta, GA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:26pm
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Helena Feder for ASLE at SLSA
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Please send a 250 word abstract, and one-page CV, for either a scholarly or a creative ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the upcoming annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, themed "Creativity." Ten-minute papers or creative presentations/ readings may focus on any of the following subjects:

New ecopoetics, ecofiction, or 'nature writing'
The good, bad, or ugly of 'created environments'
Nonhuman creativity
Creative ecocritical theory
Creativity within/ creating the materialist turn in theory
The (eco)process in process theory
Theories of artistic/scientific creativity

Exploring the Dark Corners: September 30-October 2 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:54pm
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Michael Filimowicz/Cinesonika 5 Conference of Sound and Music
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We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound and music in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, ludomusicologists, game designers, art historians, performance theorists, composers, installation artists, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception –– we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers). Keynote speaker for conference is Rick Altman. For further information, please visit website:

CFP Race & Ethnicity Area 2016 MPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:28pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
Proposal Submission Deadline: APRIL 30, 2016

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Address: 5550 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: (847) 678-4488

The Answer to Everything is Fuck: Critical Responses to Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:28pm
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Aidan Byrne and Nicola Allen

Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing was published in 2013 to widespread acclaim. It has since become a touchstone for contemporary experimental literature as well as kicking off a new wave of innovative Irish writing. Dramatizing tensions between the state and the church in Ireland and Irish women's struggles for sexual emancipation and agency, the book draws on Irish modernism but also challenges its inherently masculinist discourse.

CFP Pedagogy & Popular Culture Area 2016 MPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
Proposal Submission Deadline: APRIL 30, 2016

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Address: 5550 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: (847) 678-4488

Minor Shakespeares: the politics and aesthetics of the margins - 23rd-24th September, 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:25am
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University of Split, Croatia
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Keynote lectures: Peter Greenaway and Prof. Richard Wilson

For Deleuze and Guattari there are modes of literature that offer themselves to the state, to official and institutional discourse, and thus to the hierarchically transcendent. These reactionary forms are to be contrasted with the resistant, revolutionary, and immanent 'lines-of-flight' of 'minor literature'.

[UPDATE - REMINDER] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:46am
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Durham University

RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
An International Conference on the Risk Humanities

Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:

MICHAELINE CRICHLOW
(Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University)
SIMON DURING
(Australian Research Professor, University of Queensland)
WALTER MIGNOLO
(William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)

Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference (Salzburg, 17–21 July 2017)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:40am
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The International Flann O'Brien Society / Department of English Studies, Salzburg University
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Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference
Department of English Studies, Salzburg University
July 17–21 2017

Keynote Speakers
Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
Maebh Long (The University of the South Pacific)

[UPDATE] MMLA American Literature 1 Panel; abstracts due APRIL 10

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:08am
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Shawna Rushford-Spence/ Midwest Modern Language Association

With the theme of "Border States" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the intersections between stubborn divisions and promising coalitions across lines of race, class, region, and nation in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of border-crossing, migration and mobility, and/or troubled immigration; explorations of the cultural effects of urbanization and suburbanization, expansion, and/or technological innovation; the influence of literary texts on the cultural imagination and/or states of being and mind; the influence of "progress" on the literary imagination; and migrants and/or immigrants as characters in literary texts.

CFP: E.L. Doctorow for the 21st Century - Essay Collection

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:43am
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Michael Wutz (Weber State University), Julian Murphet (UNSW, Australia) & Samuel Dickson

The sad passing of E.L. Doctorow in 2015 marked the completion of one of the richest oeuvres in contemporary American literature. His early novels (including The Book of Daniel (1971), Ragtime (1975), World's Fair (1985) and Billy Bathgate (1989)) are widely celebrated for their unique capacity to unmask the myths of American history and articulate the centrality of narrative in the formation of national self-identity. While these significant accomplishments have received due praise from both scholars and readers from the general public alike, there is a notable lack of serious scholarly attention given to the last 20 years of Doctorow's work.

Utopia, Dystopia, and the Search for Self (SAMLA 88 Nov. 4-7, 2016)

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 5:44pm
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Ken Martin, University of North Georgia
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Utopia, Dystopia, and the Search for Self: This panel seeks to explore the relationship between utopia, dystopia, and the journey of self-development or the discovery of Self. By June 1, 2016 please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Ken Martin, University of North Georgia, at kdmartin@ung.edu.

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