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Bloomsbury C21 Writings Conference - Writing and Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century, 24-25 Sept 15 (deadline: 28 June)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:54am
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C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton

Bloomsbury C21 Writings Annual International Conference 2015

Writing And Insecurity: Writing the Twenty-first Century
24-25 September 2015, University of Brighton, UK

In the impasse induced by crisis, being treads water; mainly, it does not drown. Even those whom you would think of as defeated are living beings figuring out how to stay attached to life from within it, and to protect what optimism they have for that, at least. - Lauren Berlant, "Cruel Optimism"

Journal launch: Marvell Studies

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:22am
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Andrew Marvell Society
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For the last several years, the Andrew Marvell Society has published a periodical under the name, 'The Andrew Marvell Newsletter'. At the annual business meeting of the Society last month, the decision was taken to relaunch this periodical as 'Marvell Studies', beginning Summer 2015. This will continue to be an open-access publication, though we are now exploring software packages to replace our current WordPress platform as we seek to establish 'Marvell Studies' as a journal of record. The editorial board is also being reconstituted more widely. Submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed.

[UPDATE] CFP: Performing Gender in the Middle East

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:45am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Performing Gender in the Middle East
Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has undergone numerous changes. The role of women in and post the revolution remains one of the most interesting developments in Middle Eastern nations. This issue of Gender Forum will provide a specific area focus in Gender Studies, but also provide a gendered understanding of prevailing discourses, ideologies, social practices and trends in Middle East societies and politics. We are looking forward to submissions with an interdisciplinary scope as well as readings and theoretical underpinnings ranging from history, sociology and anthropology to political science, media studies all based within gender studies.
Possible topics may include:

critical essays on Chitra Divakaruni; abstract due April 20, 2015

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:38pm
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Amritjit Singh and Samina Najmi

We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Spring 2016.
Rawat, a major publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at http://rawatbooks.com/ and

CALL FOR POETRY, SHORT FICTION, AND ART BY MAY 1ST

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:57pm
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Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 9th issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 1st.

pomonavalleyreview.com

[UPDATE] CFP Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference 6-7 June

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:26pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

CFP - Philament 21: Terror Australis

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:56pm
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Chris Rudge, University of Sydney

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career scholars (maximum five years since qualification) that explore the notion or thematic "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian and other antipodean texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be understood as a protean perception, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, or an institutionalised technic in the form of a disciplinary power.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Symposium: Transforming Contagion (10/23/15, Arizona State University's West Campus, Phoenix, AZ)

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:16pm
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Conference Organizers: Breanne Fahs, Annika Mann, Sarah Stage, and Eric Swank (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University)

Call for Papers
Symposium: "Transforming Contagion"
Location: Arizona State University's West campus (Phoenix, AZ) Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

CFP Brazilian Journal Aletria 26.2 Networks and Flows in Literatures in English

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
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UFMG, PósLit
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This issue aims to elicit discussions about the literary and cultural productions that have emerged from the process of colonization and post-colonial experience in English-speaking countries, as well as the expansion of these historical experiences through cross-cultural dialogues. It is, therefore, the investigation of the transits of literary, artistic, and cultural repertoires in English, aiming to comprehend the networks and flows of critical or theoretical references about these productions in the various stages of the colonization and post-colonial period.

Science and American Literature

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:38pm
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PAMLA 2015 Annual Conference
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This session will examine the relationship between science and American literature from 1650 to the present, with the hope of spurring a dialogue that can ultimately illuminate the ways in which hard science affects the arts. The session looks for papers that directly engage instances of "science in action" within the literature, and welcomes topics that can include but are not limited to: technology and industry, evolution and biology, physics, computing, neuroscience, and agriculture and food science.

FMI: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/science-and-american-literature

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 3:10pm
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Chris GoGwilt and Melanie Holm
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Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology [June 1, 2015]

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:57pm
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TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida
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Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

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