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Journal Seeks Prose and Poetry

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:04am
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

We accept op-eds, book reviews, film reviews, television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.

Some current topics for consideration:
Intersectional feminism
Working class rhetorics
The body as a site of radical change
Anarchist thought
Exploring masculinity
Critical pedagogy
Community activism
#BlackLivesMatter
Identity studies

Submissions can be 500-2,500 words. We welcome non-academic and even anti-academic writing.

Applications due July 31 for BSA's 2016 New Scholars Program

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 4:40pm
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John A Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January.

The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:30am
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Universitas Press
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In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities. Please send your proposals, along with your CV by July 31 to Elena Shabliy eshabliy@tulane.edu

LITERATURE TODAY: Call for submissions for October 2015 issue

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Literature Today

we are inviting submissions for
October 2015 issue of Literature Today. Theme of our October 2015
issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act
plays on :

1. love at first sight
2. poem/story/one act play in memory of a loved one
3. love as an aesthetic experience
4. love and teenagers
5. love and romance as predestined event
6. love relationships and role of gods
7. love and marriage
8. love as illusion
9. love in the age of Internet
10. lovers as rebellions
11. platonic love
12. love and immortality
13. disappointment/deceit in love
14. lovers as saints
15 any other relevant theme related to love

The Stage and Beyond: Bridging the Gap Between Stage and Media (NETC) Oct. 23-25, Westford MA

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
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New England Theatre Conference
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The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 64th annual convention that address this year's theme, The Stage and Beyond: Bridging the Gap Between Stage and Media. The Convention will be held in Westford, MA, the weekend of October 23-25, 2015. We are especially interested in papers related to the following topics: Theatrical and Cinematic Adaptation, Theatre and Television, Theatre and the Internet. While papers addressing the convention theme are especially encouraged, other submissions related to the field of theatre are also welcome. Please send your abstract of 250 words or less by July 28 to Sabine Macris Klein at sklein@westfield.ma.edu.

Special Topic: Faith and Violence in Literature (Spring 2016)

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:06pm
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Julie Ooms / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
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Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO. Published both online (http://www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print copy, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Spring 2016) on "Faith and Violence in Literature." Essays may explore the interaction between Christian faith and violence in individual works or writers, in issues concerning teaching such works and writers, and in the pedagogical tasks educators at faith-based institutions of higher learning face when discussing and reflecting on the use of violence.

SCMS 2016 CFP: Science and Audiovisual Media

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 6:24pm
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Ila Tyagi
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From Jerry Lewis's nutty chemistry professor to Heinrich Hertz's experiments with sending and receiving radio waves, audiovisual media's technoscientific basis profoundly shapes its content and form. This panel investigates how scientific research and media arts mutually influence each other. Artists find new expressive tools via scientific innovation, whereas science, as Stephen Wilson observes in Information Arts, can be "as profitably analyzed for its subtexts, its association to more general cultural forces, and its implications" (3) as art.

C19- (Re)forming the Progressive Era

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 5:56pm
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Laura Fisher and Autumn Womack- C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

The Progressive Era (1890-1920) occupies an unsettled place in Americanist literary studies, despite the period's claims to forward-looking progress. To some extent, this uneasy relationship to the discipline-- whose professional protocols, pedagogy, and scholarship often operates by means of century-based periodization-- reflects the period's own wildly unsettled nature.

[UPDATE] Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (proposals due 8/1/15)

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 5:53pm
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Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University
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Deadline Reminder: Presentation proposals are due no later than Saturday, August 1, 2015 for the Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, Texas, November 6-7, 2015).

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of media, politics, and/or culture during the 1960s, whether in the United States or elsewhere. This gathering promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Sixties." Accordingly, participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme quite broadly and innovatively.

International Conf on Medieval/Renaissance Thought; DLs: Special session: Aug 15; Abstracts: Nov 1st

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 5:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Darci Hill/ Sam Houston State University
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You are invited to send your 250-300-word abstract to Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Director, on any topic dealing with Medieval and/or Renaissance thought. If you would like to propose a special session, you are welcome to do that as well. We welcome papers and performances on any aspect of this time period. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, music, and theatre are all equally welcome.
Please send all inquiries and abstracts electronically to:

Dr. Darci Hill,
Conference Director,
Dr.darci.hill@gmail.com
Department of English
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77340

International Conference Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges", 27-29 April 2016

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:18pm
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Art, Globalization, Interculturality at the University of Barcelona

CFP: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges"
UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

April 27-28-29, 2016, Barcelona, SPAIN

Venues:
Aula Magna. Department of Art History, University of Barcelona (UB)
Auditorium. Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

http://artglobalizationinterculturality.com/activities/conferences/confe...

CFP: New Writing - international creative / critical writing journal (Routledge) - (8/1/15)

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:05pm
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New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3, in 2015) and Volume 13 (13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 2016).

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 also welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

[Update] NEMLA 2016 Panel, Hartford, Conn., March 17-20

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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:02pm
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Joshua Cohen, Jeanette Eberhardy/Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Words and Images: Teaching Across Disciplines and Cultures

This session focuses on interdisciplinary teaching methods to open the boundaries between writing and visual art. Words combined with images are becoming the way teachers and students communicate across cultures. Moving between disciplines stirs deep thinking skills, a new understanding may unfold. This approach embraces a variety of perspectives, including multicultural studies, cognitive science, and aesthetics. Please submit abstract by September 30 via NEMLA Website.

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