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[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline Oct 15)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016
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In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

Film Theory and Aesthetics: SWPCA 2106

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:51am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM USA
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)
February 10-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency Downtown / Albuquerque, NM

Syntax and Poetry: MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 27 Feb 2016

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
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MLA Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature

The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around syntax and poetry; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. Following the successful session on syntax and poetry in 2016, we invite abstracts on how poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (troyerr@mail.wou.edu).

Postcolonial Stylistics: MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 27 Feb 2016

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature

The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around postcolonial stylistics; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. We invite abstracts that explore representations of linguistic varieties and variation in postcolonial literature from the perspective of literary linguistics. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (troyerr@mail.wou.edu).

#Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Central Pennsylvania Consortium’s Africana Studies Conference

CFP:Central Pennsylvania Consortium's Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter

This year's conference will take place April 8-9, 2016 on the campus of Dickinson College, Carlisle PA.

Reminder--CFP: What Is the State of the Humanities Today? Abstracts Due Oct 15, 2015

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters
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What Is the State of the Humanities Today?

Abstracts due October 15, 2015
Full Articles due February 28, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters
Volume 43, Numbers 1 & 2

The Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters invites submissions for an upcoming issue that addresses the current state of the humanities and humanities education in colleges and universities in the United States.

Submissions may take the form of scholarly articles, reviews, or creative works (e.g., poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art work). Provision may also be made for a select number of digital and multimedia works.

The American West in Literature and Film

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 2:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Larry A. Van Meter / Southwest Popular Culture Association
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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: 1 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:

English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession (Essay Collection)

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:40pm
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Joseph Donica/ Bronx Community College and Kristen Marangoni/ Tulsa Community College

English PhDs in a Composition World: Reflections on a Changing Profession

Kristen Marangoni, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College
Joseph Donica, Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College, CUNY

Kudzu Scholar (Vol. 6, Iss. 3: Fall Equinox) - Due March 1

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:14pm
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Kudzu House Quarterly Review
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Review our Formatting Guide for the Kudzu Scholar Issue before submitting.

Essay Cluster Themes:

--- American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim): How do narrative and storytelling practices (romantic conventions, oral traditions, travel narratives, etc.) influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature. Possible topics include:

Essay Cluster: American Environments Before 1900

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:05pm
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Kudzu Scholar (Vol. 6, Iss. 3: Fall Equinox) - Due March 1
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American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim):

We invite essays that consider how narrative and storytelling practices influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature.

Seventh International Conference on the Image - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:57am
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Common Ground Publishing
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SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMAGE
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1-2 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, artist work, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on the Image, held at the Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 1-2 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address the image through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: The Form of the Image
Theme 2: Image Work
Theme 3: The Image in Society

VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Call for contracted collection of essays on Chitra Divakaruni. Abstract due Oct 15, essay due Dec 1--updated CFP

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Samina Najmi CSU Fresno
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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 Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian 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

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