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Call for Chapters

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Prof. Hagai Gringarten & Prof. Raúl Fernández-Calienes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Chapters

Ethical Branding: Best Practice Cases and Lessons from the World's Most Ethical and Unethical Companies

 

Overview of the Book

In a contemporary environment of “truthiness” and fake news, it is more important than ever to review core principles of ethics and to reassess how these principles apply to today’s marketing practices. The proposed book will address best practices in ethical branding, corporate culture, and such topics as truth, integrity, value, and differentiation. Collectively, these cases will provide a comprehensive overview of best practice in ethical branding.

Suggested Topics (not exclusive listing)

The Anthology of Babel: Papers on Non-Existent Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:21pm
Ed Simon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating subject for an anthology, but that is not this anthology. Rather, what this collection seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.

Immigration and Deportation 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
International Interface
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

For thousands of people, violence and persecution drive them from their homeland, seeking safety and solace. Situations of fleeing from violence, political unrest, escaping poverty, seeking freedom, seeking opportunity, joining loved-ones, or environmental disaster (Heartland Alliance), may cause either sudden or planned upheaval. While the threat to life remains constant, the immigration process can take years. Most people take the legal route to move to a new country; others immigrate illegally.

 

The Survivalist Movement: Prepping for Destruction

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:43pm
International Interface
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2017

The Survivalist Movement: Prepping for Destruction

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017

Conference Dates: August 22 & 23, 2017

Call for Presentations

CINEMA 9 CFP: ISLAM AND IMAGES

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:51pm
Cinema - Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

CINEMA 9 CFP: ISLAM AND IMAGES

edited by 
Patrícia Castello Branco (IFILNOVA)
Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad (SOAS University of London) 
Sérgio Dias Branco (University of Coimbra/IFILNOVA/CEIS20) 

In recent times, due to significant political, mediatic and social, but also aesthetic and artistic factors, we have witnessed an awakening of interest in Islamic aesthetics and imagery.

"Feminist War Games?" Book call for Proposals/Contributions

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Jon Saklofske / Acadia University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for Proposals

 

Feminist War Games?:

Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games

 

A collection edited by Jon Saklofske, Dene Grigar, Jon Bath, and Alyssa Arbuckle

 

CFP: Thea Astley

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:38am
Sue Sheridan, Jessica Gildersleeve / Queensland Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Queensland Review welcomes proposals for essays for a special issue (26.2 2019) on the work of Thea Astley. A panel session is proposed for the July 2018 Literary Studies Convention in Canberra, to be followed by the special Astley issue of the journal, edited by Susan Sheridan with Jessica Gildersleeve.

Please send proposals of 250 words, for an essay or a conference paper or both, by 1 June 2017 to Susan Sheridan (sue.sheridan@flinders.edu.au) and Jessica Gildersleeve (jessica.gildersleeve@usq.edu.au).

Call for Submissions - Eborakon Issue 4

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Eborakon Poetry Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning “place of the yews”. We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.

MMLA Permanent Section, English II: English Literature 1800-1900

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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In keeping with this year’s MMLA Convention theme, “Art and Activism,” I welcome papers that address social/political activism in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to: writers as social critics; the Victorian social problem novel; radical lyric and narrative representations; Aesthetes, Decadents, and the idea of “Art for Art’s sake”; and humanists, humanitarians, and social activists in life and fiction.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio. by April 5th, 2017 to Bailey Shaw at bshaw@siu.edu.

 

 

Citing Violence, Inciting Critique: Karl Kraus, 1933

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:40am
Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Citing Violence, Inciting Critique: Karl Kraus, 1933
22-24/11/2017, University of Antwerp (Institute of Jewish Studies)

“To me, nothing comes to mind about Hitler” (Mir fällt zu Hitler nichts ein) is the famous opening line of Karl Kraus’s analysis of the first months of National Socialism. This 300-page fragment was written between May and September 1933, and first published only in 1952 as Third Walpurgis Night.

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