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Knights Errant & Private Dicks: From Romance to Noir

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Mary C. Flannery / University of Lausanne
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Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero.
Raymond Chandler, 'The Simple Art of Murder'

Call for Monographs 2015: Book Series on East‐West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:01am
full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Press
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This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East‐West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re‐create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

Seeking Socially Conscious Poetry and Prose

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for submissions
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

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.

[CFP] Special Issue of TEXT on 'Gothic Writing'

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman

In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry. 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together perspectives from many areas within the cultural studies umbrella, with both an innovative and canonically-informed focus on literary forms and the writing process. Numerous incarnations of the Gothic mode can be found in multiple literary genres all over the world, from fiction to non-fiction, showing multiple forms and nuances. These different manifestations are not only typical of the geographical region in which they originate, but also provide proof of the interdisciplinary nature of the Gothic itself.

Kalamazoo 2015: Against Progress: Pastoral and Innovation in Medieval and Renaissance Poetry -- 9/15/15

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Will Rhodes, David Hadbawnik

*Roundtable session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016.*

Proposals accepted ASAP; conference deadline is 9.15.15

Abandon then the base and viler clowne,
Lyft up they selfe out of the lowly dust:
And sing of bloody Mars, of wars, of giusts.
Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender (October, 37-39).

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers
Inaugural Issue

The Spring Magazine on English Literature, as its name suggests, is a customized journal for graduate and postgraduate English literature students. For this, we are inviting contributions from teachers, researchers, and students of English literature.

Suggested Areas:

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing
contact email: 

Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen's University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

Border Crossings and Revolutions

CFP: New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Sarasota, FL. March 10-13, 2016)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

*****CALL FOR PAPERS*****

The twentieth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 10–13 March 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries.

[UPDATE] CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture. Potential topics may include class, gender, regional representations, and crime, among others. Editors are seeking a Southern University publisher for the collection.
A 250 word abstract should be submitted along with a short C.V. by August 1, 2015, to:

Cynthia Burkhead
cynthia.burkhead@gmail.com
AND
Stephanie Graves
steph.graves@gmail.com

CfP: Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond, 29-30 October 2015, Jyväskylä Finland

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Essi Varis / Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the "other" creatures, with whom we share our world. In the meantime, our material existence has been reconfigured by the human genome project, in-vitro meat, custom-made pharmacology, bioart and other scientific developments.

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