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EXTENDED DEADLINE for American West Panel!

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:19am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

10-13 February 2016
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 8 November 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Studies in American Culture, an MLA-indexed, Peer-Review Journal, Submission Due Date: 1 April 2016.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:12am
American Culture Association in the South

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, music, digital humanities, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, Latino/a and Asian-American experience, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

'Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil'

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 4:56am
University of Sheffield, UK

'Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil'

24-27 June, 2016

An International Conference to be hosted by the University of Sheffield

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Jerrold E. Hogle, University of Arizona

Professor Michael O'Neill, Durham University

Professor Jane Stabler, University of St Andrews

UPDATE: "Narrative Theory and Novel History" (special issue of Poetics Today) - November 30th, 2015

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:58am
Paul Dawson/ University of New Sout Wales

Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson. Interested parties should submit a 300-word abstract to paul.dawson@unsw.edu by November 30th, 2015. A prospectus and list of potential contributors for the proposed issue will then be subject to peer review, and approval by the journal editor, Brian McHale. Submissions should be guided by, but not limited to, the following rationale and parameters:

call for paper: Trans-Humanities

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 1:04am
Trans-Humanities: Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Seoul, Korea

Trans-Humanities is an academic journal envisioning a new horizon for the humanities. The journal is published by the Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) which has pursued the Humanities Korea (HK) Project since 2007 with its agenda "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." Trans-Humanities aims to transcend the limits of the existing humanities studies as rigid disciplinary research and offer instead an arena for discussion to generate new humanities discourses that can respond to the age of trans-boundary culture by supporting researches with interdisciplinary, convergent, and practical implications.

[UPDATE] ICAF, 14-16 April 2016, University of South Carolina

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 7:33pm
International Comic Arts Forum

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites proposals for scholarly papers for its eighteenth annual meeting, to be held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, from Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, 2016. Confirmed guests include comics artists Howard Cruse, Keith Knight, Cece Bell, Dominique Goblet, Roy Thomas, Sanford Greene, and keynote speaker Prof. Michael Chaney of Dartmouth College.

The deadline to submit proposals is November 9, 2015. [PLEASE NOTE NEW DEADLINE]

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Symposium

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 6:36pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Post45 Graduate Student Symposium
February 5 & 6, 2016

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture.

[UPDATE] In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:40pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

We have extended the deadline for this special issue of the journal. Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More's seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularise the notion of 'the Great Good Place' to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More's text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

We invite contributors to submit 6000 word articles on any aspect of More's text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

"Teaching Romanticism: Shakespearean Legacies"

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Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 4:24pm
Romantic Textualities

"Teaching Romanticism: Shakespearean Legacies"

As part of the ongoing series, Teaching Romanticism, we will consider Shakespeare's influence on Regency-era editors, essayists, novelists, poets, and forgers. It would be particularly useful to hear about which texts educators use and in what context, whether they place certain poems or prose works against those of Shakespeare, or connect these texts via contemporary works or theoretical practices…. or something else entirely!

Salient details:Individual entries can of course vary (as it's an online blog), but a typical entry should be about 200-400 words in length. Entries generally take an hour to write up.

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