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"THEORIZING FEMINIST MEDIA AND COMEDY" (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30 - April 3, 2016)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:25pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota

Theorizing Feminist Media and Comedy

From suffragette caricaturists lampooning the British Parliament, to Amy Schumer's scathing parody of 12 Angry Men (on what The Atlantic has declared to be "the most feminist show on television"), women have long used media comedy as a platform for raising serious questions about feminist politics. Papers on this panel will explore the dialectic between comedic representation and feminist political activism-- as well as what feminist theory might have to offer to the analysis of comedy, and vice versa. What does it mean to theorize humor as a gendered form? What is the status of comedy in feminist theory?

[UPDATE] YA Literature and Composition

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:15pm
YAlitcollection@gmail.com

While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.

CFP Sharing the Planet (journal submissions)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:09am
Caliban

We invite contributions for a special issue of Caliban, "Planète en partage/ Sharing the Planet" to appear in June 2016. We encourage prospective contributors to submit papers by December 15, 2015. Papers should comprise not more than 30000 characters (MLA presentation). They should be sent to Aurélie Guillain (aguillain@wanadoo.fr), Wendy Harding (harding@univ-tlse2.fr) and (Françoise Besson (francoise.besson@wanadoo.fr). Papers must sent to the three editors.

Call For Papers: Sharing the Planet

Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change-Winter 2016 Special Issue of VPR (1 Feb 2016 manuscript deadline)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:13am
Shannon R. Smith and Ann M. Hale, Special Issue Co-Editors

We invite essays of 5,000-9,000 words in length (including notes and bibliography) for a Winter 2016 special issue of 'Victorian Periodicals Review' entitled Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change. Email vprw2016@bisc.queensu.ac.uk to notify co-editors of intention to contribute by September 1, 2015. Email final file to vprw2016@bisc.queensu.ac.uk before February 1, 2016.

Marquez and Literatures from India- 30 July 2015 [UPDATE]-Call for Papers

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 4:47am
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India

As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.

Special Edition of the Journal of Fandom Studies on "Fan Spaces"

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:17am
Elizabeth Nielsen / Journal of Fandom Studies

As proven by the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as their transformative works, metatexual analyses, and cosplay. These spaces exist both physically (as, for example, fan run or commercial conventions, fan meet ups, and pilgrimage sites) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Archive of our Own.

cfp:Middle Flight:A Peer Reviewed Journal with ISSN :Papers on any aspect of Literature in English (Deadline 31.07.2015)

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:42pm
Middle Flight is a Journal of the Dept. of English, S.S.Mahavidyalaya, Kespur, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India

CFP: MIDDLE FLIGHT
A Peer Reviewed National Journal with ISSN (2319-7684) (Print)
A Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 4 2015 Issue 1
Scholarly unpublished critical writings on various issues of literature , book reviews, interviews are invited for the fourth volume of Middle Flight, a Peer Reviewed National Journal with ISSN published annually from the Dept. of English, S. S. Mahavidyalaya, Kespur, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. Eligibility is restricted to research scholars and teachers of colleges and universities. We are not specifying any theme or sub-theme for this volume. Suggested broad areas are:
• Indian English Writings

CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:31pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.

ARST Preconference on May 26, 2016 | Proposals due July 24, 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 8:12pm
Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST)

Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST
Preconference in conjunction with the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) biennial conference
May 26, 2016
Atlanta, GA

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