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Seeking short stories by women on theme of "chosen"- DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:36pm
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Project GirlSpire- Resources and Outreach for Liberia

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

We're looking for female writers to submit a story with the theme of "chosen" or "defeating the odds," and no more than 2,500- 5,000 words. All stories should be Young Adult or New Adult, but can be dark and ominous, humorous, or even fantastical; you decide.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft word document. Send the story as an email attachment (stories sent in the body of the email will not be considered). All stories must be unpublished. Although, this is an unpaid endeavor, this is for a great cause, and a great way to be published, and a great way to get reviews and press. Proceeds will go to Project READ's drop-in center in Liberia, Nedra House.

[UPDATE] Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television (Edited Collection)

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:16am
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Betty Kaklamanidou - Margaret Tally

We are currently inviting submissions for 2-3 chapters for an edited collection on Washington and Politics on Contemporary US Television already contracted by Ashgate.
Television has been accommodating a bigger number of political narratives in the last years. From the dramatic "The West Wing," "Scandal," "Madame Secretary," "Homeland," "House of Cards," to the short-lived yet impressive "Boss," and "Commander in Chief" and the mini-series "Political Animals," as well as the comedic "Veep" and "The Brink," millennial TV is fraught with political plot lines that are edgier and more provocative than their filmic counterparts.

[UPDATE] Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:54am
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University of Kent

Keynote confirmed: We are very pleased to announce that Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) will be giving the keynote address at Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema at the University of Kent. Please find below the Call for Papers.

University of Kent
Thursday 26th – Friday 27th May 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

MLA 2017: "Style, in Theory" (abstracts by March 15, 2016)

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:41am
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Brian McGrath (GS Nonfiction Prose)
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Style, in Theory

Guaranteed Panel, MLA 2017, Philadelphia (January 5-8)

Forum: GS Nonfiction Prose

With specific attention to works of non-fiction prose, but broadly enough defined to include literary theoretical and literary critical texts, papers for "Style, in Theory" will take up the question of style. What is style? How theorize style today? How might attention to style produce new encounters with literary theoretical and literary critical texts? All styles, theories, languages, and historical periods welcome. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Brian McGrath (mcgrath@clemson.edu).

Editing the Amanuensis, due 15 March

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:03am
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Association for Documentary Editing
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The Association for Documentary Editing invites proposals for its 2017 MLA session entitled "Editing the Amanuensis." We seek presentations that address issues of editing material prepared with the help of an amanuensis, broadly defined. Among such situations are instances where someone prepares an original text on behalf of someone else, typically in the voice of that person, or where a scribe or clerk produces a fair copy of a previously oral or written text.

Proposals could address editing for publication

- the work of a person who prepared the original text on behalf of someone else, typically in the voice of that person (Alex Haley for Malcolm X),

Tolkien and the Classics 2

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:20am
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AIST - Associazione Italiana Studi Tolkieniani
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Tolkien and the Classics 2

The Gruppo italiano di Studi Tolkieniani (Italian Tolkien Study Group), coordinated by the Associazione Italiana Studi Tolkieniani (Italian Tolkien Studies Association) and the Istituto filosofico di studi Tomistici (Philosophical Institute of Thomistic Studies) of Modena, consists of scholars, writers, journalists and translators who have devoted several years of study and research to Tolkien and his works. Collectively or individually, they have published papers and essays especially for publishers Effatà and Marietti 1820, acting for the latter as the Scientific Committee of the Tolkien e Dintorni (Tolkien and his Surroundings) book series.

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] The European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2016 (ECERP2016)

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:30am
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IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
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Abstract Submission Deadline has been EXTENDED to May 1, 2016

The European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2016 (ECERP2016)

ecerp.iafor.org

We invite you to submit a proposal to this event or to attend as an audience member.

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Brighton, UK. IAFOR expects this conference to draw educators, researchers, professionals, and members of international offices to discuss the future of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy.

The 2016 conference theme is "Justice".

CFP – Creative Writing II: Poetry – MMLA – Due April 5th

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:35pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Creative Writing II: Poetry section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of borders and bordering as imagined across multiple modes of poetic and scholarly production. The MMLA conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016.

We welcome papers, poetry, and digital poetics projects. We are especially interested in critical-creative works that interpret the conference theme, "Border States," through experimental poetic strategies, like chance operations, procedural modes of writing, appropriation, bricolage, and documentary practice.

CFP – Creative Writing II: Poetry – MMLA – Due April 5th

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Creative Writing II: Poetry section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of borders and bordering as imagined across multiple modes of poetic and scholarly production. The MMLA conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016.

We welcome papers, poetry, and digital poetics projects. We are especially interested in critical-creative works that interpret the conference theme, "Border States," through experimental poetic strategies, like chance operations, procedural modes of writing, appropriation, bricolage, and documentary practice.

CFP – Digital Humanities – MMLA – Due April 5th

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:32pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Digital Humanities section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of borders and bordering as imagined across multiple modes of digital production. The MMLA conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016.

We invite proposals that broadly interpret the conference theme, "Border States," through multiple disciplinary lenses, such as computational text analysis, critical/creative media, game studies, data mining/archiving, and digital pedagogy. We are especially interested in presentations that explore the impact of digital media on literary production.

[UPDATE] Milton Special Session / RMMLA Convention Oct 6-8, 2016

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:42pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Deadline extended to April 1. Papers on any aspect of Milton for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Oct 6-8, 2016. Email 200-300 word proposals by April 1, 2016 to clayldaniel@live.com or clay.daniel@utrgv.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member to be listed in the program. For further conference information, access the RMMLA website at www.rmmla.org.

Worshipping the Monstrous: The Supernatural Screen - June 1

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 6:24pm
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Film & History
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Proposals are now being accepted for Gods & Heretics, the 2016 Film & History Conference in Milwaukee, WI October 23-26, 2016.

CFP: Worshipping the Monstrous: The Supernatural Screen
This area examines notions of the monstrous, monstrosity, and the supernatural as they relate to on-screen representations, thematic inferences, narrative structures, or even production practices throughout the history of filmmaking. How do we better understand the implications of these histories, patterns, or aberrations? What is being signified or challenged, made visible or concealed, through our constructions of the monstrous?

Digital Textualities/Canadian Contexts - Sept. 20-22, 2016

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:26pm
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Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC), University of Alberta

DIGITAL TEXTUALITIES/
CANADIAN CONTEXTS

TEXTUALITÉS NUMÉRIQUES/
CONTEXTES CANADIENS

Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory Launch
Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2016

Papers on the intersection of text and the digital in the
Canadian context are invited for a two-day conference
celebrating the launch of the Canadian Writing Research
Collaboratory (CWRC) at the University of Alberta.

Keynote: Lori Emerson (University of Colorado at
Boulder)

Edited Collection: Women in STEM on TV

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:23pm
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Ashley Carlson, University of Montana Western

A major publisher has shown interest in an edited collection on the portrayal of Women in STEM fields on television. I am currently soliciting chapter proposals for this collection.

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