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Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

Abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

CFP-Marvel Feature Films

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner/Texas Tech University
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Marvel Feature Films edited by Robert Moses Peaslee, Matthew McEniry, and Robert G. Weiner
The recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy marks the penultimate film in the so-called second "phase" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of big-budget tentpole films that include Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 1-3, and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, other studios like Sony and Fox have had success with films based on Marvel properties such as the X-Men and Spider-Man.

Tolkien Studies (PCA): 11-01-14; 4-01-04-14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:48am
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Tolkien Studies Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
TOLKIEN STUDIES
2015 Joint Annual Conference New Orleans, LA April 1-4, 2015
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

Marriott New Orleans

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://pcaaca.org/conference-details/

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Ron Rash- Collection of Essays

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Elisabeth Aiken

Call for Papers for Edited Collection of Essays:

We are seeking proposals for essays to include in an edited collection dedicated to exploring the works of Appalachian writer Ron Rash. Rash, long recognized regionally for his collections of poetry and short stories as well as his novels, is acclaimed nationally and internationally: Chemistry and Other Stories (2008) and Serena (2009) were both finalists for the PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction. Serena, The Cove, and Nothing Gold Can Stay appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List between 2008-2013, and Burning Bright won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize in 2010.

Call for Papers

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:18am
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ICONOGPRAHY AND ARCHETYPES IN WESTERN FILM AND TELEVISION

We are currently soliciting abstracts of 100 words for essays to be included the first book to examine the richness and complexity of the film and television Western through its iconography and archetypes, foregrounding the significant contributions made to our understanding of America's narratives of land, nation and cultural identity by the recurrent symbols and artifacts of Hollywood's wild west.

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE:11/15/14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:13am
full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

CFP Interactions Journal vol. 24 Deadline: October 15, 2014

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:02am
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Interactions Ege Journal of British and American Studies
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Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).

It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Gale Cengage, and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.

Please send submissions as word file attachments to the editor:
Prof. Dr. Sebnem Toplu: sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

"Intoxication" - CFP

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Ingrid Walker, University of Washington, Tacoma
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Submissions invited to a special issue of NANO on "Intoxication."

This issue of New American Notes Online seeks to move critical attention beyond one-dimensional discourses that frame intoxication in terms of criminality, disease, or excessive indulgence. We hope to inspire a multi- and interdisciplinary conversation about the possibilities and realities of intoxication that have been less explored in academic and public discourse. Further, we invite contributions that uncouple intoxication from what has been an almost-essentialist relationship with addiction. In particular, we seek contributions that examine or theorize intoxication from new or unusual perspectives.

Permacultural Practices, panel proposed for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23-27, 2015, University of Idaho

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:33am
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

November 1, 2014. Permacultural Practices, panel proposed for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference, June 23-27, 2015, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

Writing in 1978, founders Bill Mollison and David Holmgren coined the term permaculture—a portmanteau compounding and eliding "permanent agriculture"—to signify a design ethics suitable to an imminently low-energy future. In the intervening years, "permaculture" has become a truly global movement, inspiring home gardeners and farmers, intentional communities and design courses, and artists and activists, coming to refer more broadly to all aspects of culture, and referring as much to an ethics of life and the living as to principles of conscientious and efficient design.

[UPDATE] Bilingual England: Englishing Linguistic Others (ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:44am
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Elizabeth Watkins / Canadian Society of Medievalists

Bilingual England: Englishing Linguistic Others
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14-17, 2015

Sponsor: Canadian Society of Medievalists
Organizers: Elizabeth Watkins (University of Toronto) and Stephanie Morley (St. Mary's University)

"Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" -- Deadline January 15, 2015

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:36am
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De Montford University, Leicester, United Kingdom
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Title: "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives"

Date: 25 March 2015

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

* The historical King Richard III

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays

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