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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): C A L L F O R E N T R I E S

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:44am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
Ph: 91-8130224674

Call for contributors to The Roma: An Encyclopedia of "Gypsy" Life, Culture, and Society.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:35pm
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Andrew Hund
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I would like to invite you to contribute to The Roma: An Encyclopedia of "Gypsy" Life, Culture, and Society. Please feel free to pass along to colleagues that might be interested in contributing to this reference work.

This one volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, is soliciting contributors for 18 thematic essays Roma throughout the world. Thematic essays vary in length between 4,000-6,000 words. All contributors get their name in the contributor list and associated with their article and payment is $125 (USD) per thematic essay or a copy of the work.

The book will be geared toward our target audience of high school and early college students with little background knowledge on the Roma population.

Special Edition 2015 Journal of Dracula Studies (Jan 1, 2015)

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:10pm
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Journal of Dracula Studies

In 2015 we will be publishing a
special edition of the Journal of
Dracula Studies to mark the 20th
anniversary of our Chapter. The
theme of this edition will be The
Horror Classics.
We invite manuscripts of
scholarly, reader-friendly,
articles of 3000 words or less for
The Horror Classics. We are
looking for articles which explore
the classic horror monsters of
literature, film, comics from the
Golden Age of horror (Tales
From the Crypt etc), and TV: The
Mummy, Ghosts, The Witch,
Mad Scientists, Swamp Monsters,
Zombies, The Haunted House,
The Werewolf, Aliens, Edward
Gory etc. (For this special edition,

Panel on "The Nature of/in War" (June 23-27, 2015)

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:38am
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2015 Biennial Conference of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)
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As most any military conflict has shown, humanity's wars are rarely of benefit to the natural world. Our bullets maim and kill countless animals; our bombs denude and decimate entire communities of plant life. Animals are even increasingly conscripted into the military itself, in the form of fighting dogs, bomb-detecting dolphins, and spying insects. But all of this is not necessarily new: weaponized animals go back as far as the medieval and even classical worlds, and of course animals have been combatants and casualties of war since time out of mind. Yet, war is not always bad for nature.

Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:09am
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Charles W. Chesnutt Association

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Conference, May 21-24, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5798 (800-916-4339)
Session 1: The role of supporting characters in Chesnutt's fiction. Chesnutt's protagonists are always surrounded by a cast of fascinating characters: shrewd males and females of various classes, clever children, martyrs, workers, rebels, cheats and misfits, along with perfect models of humanity. These characters are often overlooked or undervalued by critics. Think in terms of the essential value of these characters in relation to Chesnutt's purpose, aesthetic, etc.
Session 2. Open Topic.

'Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century' 7 May 2015. CFP Deadline 16 January 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:10am
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Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University, UK
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'Neither moral philosophy nor poetry condescends
to the monstrous or the abnormal,'
Thomas De Quincey, 1848.

Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University
in association with Newcastle University and Northumbria University
supported by British Society for Literature and Science

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

PROFESSOR MARTIN WILLIS, Chair of Science, Literature and Communication, University of Westminster

ABNORMALITY AND THE ABNORMAL

The words 'abnormal' and 'abnormality' first emerged in the nineteenth century; contemporary usage reflects their pejorative connotations.

Call for Papers: The European Conference on Cultural Studies 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:33am
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The International Academic Forum
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global university partners, is proud to announce the European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (EuroMedia2015), to be held from July 13 to July 16, 2015, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton in the United Kingdom.

http://eccs.iafor.org

The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2015

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.

The 2015 Conference Themes are "Power" and "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture"

Trash Talkin': New Directions in Popular Culture and Creative Writing

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
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University of Regina, English Students' Association
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An interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students on popular culture and creative writing, hosted by Students of the University of Regina.
March 13-14, 2015

The seventh annual Trash Talkin' conference is an opportunity to analyse pop culture in an academic setting unlike the ordinary classroom.

Trash Talkin' is about pop culture phenomena and media and its intersection with academic theories and discourse. Explore it, delve into it.

You want to write a paper about The Hunger Games and Butler's theories on gender performativity? You write that paper. We'll read it, and you can discuss it in front of an engaged, academic audience.

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:28pm
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Special Issue on "Contemporary Film and Public Life" - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (UNC-CH)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue, entitled "Contemporary Film and Public Life." For this issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider recent films (roughly defined in terms of the past twenty years) and the weight they bring to bear on our contemporary public life. What patterns and preoccupations characterize the current generation of films? How do certain popular genres of film (the Western, the romantic comedy, etc.) differ from their predecessors?

Desire and Devotion: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:12pm
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Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR
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www.eiraar.net


Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Desire and Devotion.

Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Art Communication & Popculture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia
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The Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia launches new international scholarly magazine Art Communication & Popculture covering domains of art, art communication and popculture. The ambition of the magazine is to offer a space for scholarly reflection of problems of actual art communication in all forms of art and popculture. The concept of the magazine Art Communication & Popculture is the reflection of the need to create a theoretical platform for investigation of the world of which protomethodological basis is knowledge that a purpose is not a quality situated outside but as inherent attribute. Art Communication & Popculture is the magazine for interpretation of the world determined by art and popculture.

Twentieth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:31am
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Ron Kates/ Middle Tennessee State University
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April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting

Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.

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