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Medievalism on the Big Screen (abstracts: Oct. 31)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:42pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Seeking abstracts for 15-minute papers on medievalism in film. The panel(s) formed will be proposed for the Film Studies Area of the conference. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

•The adaptation of medieval works (such as Chaucer's Knight's Tale or Beowulf) or works exhibiting medievalism (such as Tolkien's The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings) on film
•The appearance of medieval motifs or references in film and their significance
•The medieval as an avenue for approaching issues contemporary to the film's production
•The popularization of the medieval through its representation in film
•The influence of film on the popular understanding of/attitudes toward medieval history, literature, or culture

Object Lessons: The Victorians and the Material Text; proposals due 31 Oct. 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:15pm
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A special issue of Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens (Fall 2016)
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Building on Caroline Levine's call for a new "strategic formalism," this special issue will feature 10-15 articles foregrounding the relation of the Victorian print object to literary, social, and political forms.

We invite scholars to contemplate the importance of material form to
nineteenth-century printed materials and their readers. Each paper should focus on one or more specific material objects, offering a study of one unique object or a comparison of several. Contributors might select a poem or poetry collection, a novel, an annual, an album, a newspaper, a serial, an illustrated book, or a piece of ephemera such as a playbill, a broadside, or a pamphlet.

Journal of Dracula Studies (May 1, 2016)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:39pm
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Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Call for Papers for the Journal of Studies in History & Culture

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 2:24pm
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Journal of Studies in History & Culture
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In our upcoming issue we would take into consideration the disparate and contradictory interpretations of secularism the world over. The structures of secularism and their outreach would be central to the methodology. While research within the broader framework of intellectual history is welcome, we would also like to include papers tracing the morphology of the concept, its reception and practice both on the level of individuals as well as part of state policy.

Call for chapters- Essays on DC's Harley Quinn Due November 5, 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:55pm
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Shelley Barba / Texas Tech University
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When Harley Quinn was added to the official comic book canon in 1993, it marked an unusual instance where an animated series for children influenced the comic books. Since her first appearance on "Batman: The Animated Series", Harley has since captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of fans, and her popularity continues to grow. With the coming Suicide Squad movie and a stand-alone comic title, now is the perfect timing for an academic look at the character. This book, published by McFarland & Co., aims to shine a brighter spot light on the character of Harley Quinn as a complex figure in her own right.

Appetites: Discourses of Consumption, March 10-12, 2016; submission deadline December 1, 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:31pm
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20th Annual CLIFF Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Appetites: Discourses of Consumption
20th Annual CLIFF Conference
March 10-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Keynote: "A Tale of Deliveries"
Rey Chow, Duke University
Thursday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Dec 1, 2015.

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:34pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

[Update] Constructing Coherence in the British Short Story Cycle (15-16 October 2015)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:39am
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Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)

CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE
15-16 October 2015

The finalised programme of our conference is now online and can be accessed at:

http://www.english-and-linguistics.uni-mainz.de/constructing-coherence-i...

If you would like to join us as a delegate, please feel free to contact the organisers in advance at the addresses given above. The original call for papers is given below (although submissions of abstracts are obviously no longer sought at this point in time).

'Werewolves: Studies in Transformations' (abstracts: 30th November 2015, full submissions: 31st March 2016)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:01am
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Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck, ‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’

'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural' is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. Revenant is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on werewolves (due Autumn 2016), guest edited by Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck.

Call for Papers and Art - Interdisciplinary Human Rights Journal | Theme: #BlackLivesMatter | Deadline: January 15, 2016

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:17pm
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Journal for Human Advancement: Independent Projects for Progress and Human Rights | The Goodis Center for Research and Reform, Inc.

We are seeking submissions for the February/March 2016 issue on the following theme:

#BlackLivesMatter

Submissions must be received by January 15, 2016, and may approach this topic from any perspective. Papers and artwork need not explicitly cite #BlackLivesMatter in the body of the submission. Our editors are looking for works addressing #BLM as a social movement, as it relates to the civil rights movement, as related to police reform and accountability, and in any other context.

[UPDATE] Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:55pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

The ongoing events in Europe concerning the "migrant crisis" have made me rethink of the scope of my collection, "Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness." The edited volume already has a solid number of contributors, but given the very urgent nature of millions of refugees who seek hope and a new life in Europe, as an editor and a scholar I would be remiss if this volume did not invite scholars to reflect on the current situation in Europe. I seek 3 chapters that address this issue. The approach could be from a journalistic point of view and/or a personal, reflective essay. Please contact me at fflorescu@pace.edu or ravaseala@gmail.com

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