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RSA 2016 Panel: Of Mongrels and Masterpieces: Hybridity in the Renaissance Due 06/01/15

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:11pm
Claire Sommers/the Graduate Center, CUNY

We are seeking papers that explore the various aspects of hybridity that characterized Renaissance culture. Theorists have been engaging with the concept of "hybridity" from antiquity to the present and the connotation of the term continues to evolve. In antiquity, mythological creatures such as centaurs and satyrs symbolized bestiality, improper unions, and false perceptions; in Ars Poetica, Horace cautions the poet against the creation of hybrids.

[REMINDER] PAMLA 2015: Children's Literature Panel, "Literature and Time" (deadline: 5/15/15)

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:52am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of children's literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Literature and Time" are especially welcome.

The 2015 PAMLA conference special topic, "Literature and Time," is an invitation to reflect on the complex temporalities that inhere in the acts of reading and writing literature. We invite paper proposals that engage with the topic of literary temporalities, children, and children's literature in a variety of ways.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP "Studies in Visual Arts and Communication - an international journal"

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 6:06am
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.

The Renaissance Virgil (RSA Boston, March 31-April 2, 2016)

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 1:43pm
Joseph M. Ortiz, University of Texas at El Paso

Papers are sought for an RSA (Renaissance Society of America) session proposal that explore the uses of Virgil in Renaissance literature, art, or music. Papers may consider imitations or translations of Virgilian poetry, as well as the use of classical Rome or the Troy legend as exemplary models. Papers that focus on Renaissance epic poetry and/or transnational issues are especially welcome.

Please submit a 150-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation and a one-page abbreviated CV (300-word maximum) to Joseph M. Ortiz (jmortiz7@utep.edu) by June 1.

CFP-Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga [Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2015]

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 1:37pm
Laurena Aker

The UK publisher Intellect is now seeking chapters for Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga, the next edition in its Fan Phenomena book series. Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga will be an edited collection of essays about the forces that contributed to the global popularity and commercial success of the books, films and graphic novels of The Twilight Saga. Chapters will explore its unique appeal to fans, as well as the impact the series has had on people, literature, film, music, television and social issues. This book is intended to be an enlightening and fun addition to Twilight fans' collections, as well as a resource for universities. As such, papers should be written for a broad audience of academics and fans.

[UPDATE]: June - International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2015

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:11am
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing 2015

The 18th Annual Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College London
Sat. June 20th - Sun. June 21st 2015

A SMALL NUMBER OF PRESENTER PLACES REMAIN - AUDIENCE PLACES ALSO AVAILABLE

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

In this 18th conference we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning. Proposals are peer reviewed. The conference also features the Annual International Creative Writing Lecture.

Spanish Moss and Alligators: Southern Swamps in the Literary and Popular Imaginary

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:07am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (Society for the Study of Southern Literature Affiliated Group Session)

This panel invites papers that investigate literary or popular representations of Southern swamps from any era. All approaches and topics are welcome but potential ones might include ecocritical, posthumanist, animal studies, Indigenous studies, slave narratives, nature writing, "cli fi," documentaries, and popular culture renderings. Please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Kirstin Squint at ksquint@highpoint.edu by May 15, 2015.

"Collaboration & Betrayal" ... Special Session @ SAMLA 2015 (proposal due June 1, 2015)

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:01am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Durham, NC

In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.

Special Issue: MASCULINITIES

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:41am
Writing from Below

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:22pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Please consider submitting a proposal to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Portland State University November 6-8. Possible Indigenous Literatures and Cultures sessions: transnational Pacific literatures and visual culture; early Native American literature and visual culture (with a focus on west coast Indigenous narratives); Indigenous sound and movement (reading geographical and cultural spaces as language); Indigenous futurity and futurisms; and/or Indigenous gender, sexuality and the erotic in a west coast context.

The deadline for submissions is May 15. Please see the following for conference information and to register.

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