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"Feminism and the Arts" - SAMLA 87 - Research Triangle, NC - Nov 13-15, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:35pm
Feminist Literature and Theory Session

This panel welcomes papers that engage the special session topic of "Feminist Literature and Theory" in relation to this year's SAMLA 87 theme "Literature and the Other Arts." Proposals for projects that explore feminism in relation to the arts (broadly defined) are welcome. By June 1, 2015, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a brief CV and A/V requirements to Stephanie Rountree, Georgia State University, at


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:08pm
Francesco-Alessio Ursini, Stockholm University


Organizers: The research group on comics at the English Department, Stockholm University

Where and When: Stockholm, 3rd-5th September
Call for papers, deadline/ Notification of acceptance: 10th of May, 2015/15th of May, 2015


E-mail for submissions: Submissions will be handled via easychair:

[UPDATE] Micro-/macro-: What issues at stake in English Linguistics? October 8-10, 2015.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:03pm
Vasilica Le Floch, Université de Lorraine, France

Call for papers:

« Le texte se présente comme une extrapolation de la phrase. » (M. Wilmet, Grammaire critique du français, Paris, Hachette-Duculot, 1997, p. 582)

« La construction interne d'une clause est essentiellement faite de rapports de rection (sélections, accords) (…) Au-delà la combinatoire est d'une tout autre nature [reposant] sur des rapports de présupposition ou de production d'information. » (A. Berrendonner, « La phrase et les articulations du discours », Le Français dans le monde, Recherches et applications, février-mars 1993, p. 22)


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:36pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight,

Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:33pm
Ethan King, International James Joyce Foundation

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Issues in Critical Inquiry Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora (Sept. 25-26, 2015)

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:06pm
Issues in Critical Inquiry

ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora
"The African Diaspora in the World"

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic. ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to "Music City" and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme "The African Diaspora in the World."

The committee welcomes papers on any topic relating to the African Diaspora. Suggested topics may include:

«OJS: Introductory Workshop» - Deadline for applications: June 26 2015; July 13-16 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:31am
PhD Program ‘Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature’. Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra

The Third Summer School in Materialities of Literature is titled «OJS: Introductory Workshop» and aims to introduce participants to Open Journal Systems, a software for managing and publishing peer-reviewed academic journals.

The course is directed (a) to whom plans to develop Open Access Academic Publishing Projects; (b) to whom is interested in the Management, Production, Publishing and Indexing Processes of academic journals; (c ) to whom wants to learn how to use a technology that combines Peer Reviewing within the Open Access principles.

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:20am
Rob Ward / Brown University

We currently have the following books for review.

Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2015)

Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)

Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)

Sera Khandro, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)

Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)

Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)

Julie Rak, Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (WLU, 2013)

Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)

Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; June 15 2015)

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:35am
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

THINKING POLITICS EUP Series Call for Proposals -- 15 May 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:44am
Edinburgh University Press

Call for Proposals: Thinking Politics Book Series (Edinburgh University Press)

The Thinking Politics book series aims to produce a series of critical introductions to the political thought of leading philosophers and social theorists, mainly in the continental tradition. All works in this series are in the English language. Authors of books in the Thinking Politics series are typically early-career to mid-career researchers with at least an emergent track record of refereed publications in respected international journals on their target thinker.

CFP: New Writing: The International Journal (1/6/2015)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:08pm
New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13 (Issues 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.

Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also very welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at:

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Virginia Woolf and Time

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
Perrin Kerns/Marylhurst University

It has been 100 years since the publication, in 1915, of Virginia Woolf's first novel, A Voyage Out. Thoughts on time influenced Woolf's formal innovations in much of her work. She wrote in Orlando:

Poet-Artist Collaboration (abstracts due May 30)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm
SAMLA Conference Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15

This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at