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

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:01am
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
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
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

Folklore and Popular Culture

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:43pm
Popular Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Folklore and Popular Culture Area Chair of the PCA/ACA invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of folklore and popular culture. We seek to examine the connections between folklore and popular culture, and papers regarding any aspect of these intersections are encouraged. Full panel presentations are encouraged.

Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:35am
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Independent journal Lehigh Valley Vanguard seeks submissions to expand our ongoing narrative of subversion and resistance. Our suggested topics:
Updated September 27th, 2015

Submissions in PROSE

We accept editorial prose, traditional academic papers, book, film, and television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.

-Ontology and identity
-Critical pedagogy
-Non-canonical literature
-The end of history and global capitalism
-Intersectional feminism
-Queer literature
-Biopolitics and neoliberalism
-Critical race theory

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

Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language, April 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 7:21pm
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
Call for Papers
"The poet speaks on the threshold of being"—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

Knowing One's Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language
Date: April 1-2, 2016

[UPDATE] CFP: Global Dickens - NeMLA 2016 (deadline Sept. 30, 2015)

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please note that the deadline is fast approaching for submission of proposals for the NeMLA panel sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please see CFP below and note that proposals should not be sent to the panel organizer but instead, please post directly on the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp
If you search for "Dickens," our panel will come up, and you can easily upload your proposal.

Thank you,

Diana Archibald
diana_archibald@uml.edu

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2016 Panel Still Laughing: Ancient Comedy and Its Descendants DUE 9/30

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 4:27pm
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Barry Spence (University of Massachusetts)

Aristotle in his Poetics outlines his theory of tragedy and gives readers a framework for assessing and understanding the genre; his treatise providing the equivalent analysis of comedy has sadly been lost, and as a result, it is difficult to find a unified theory of ancient comedy. Perhaps the closest we have is Democritus' statement that "Laughter is a complete conception of the world." Centuries later, Bakhtin would elaborate upon this sentiment by claiming that the carnivalesque comedy allows for dialogue between multiple genres and voices in order to create a world in which societal structures are upended.

"Motor Culture and the Road" Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:14am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.

Louisiana Folklore Society 2016 Annual Meeting Friday, April 8, 2016- Saturday, April 9, 2015

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:40pm
Louisiana Folklore Society

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2016 annual meeting. We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, we encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The conference begins with a keynote address on Friday evening, April 8th. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Henry Glassie.

Feminist Press Book Club on Sex Work

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
The Feminist Press

Dear colleagues,
The Feminist Press at CUNY [feministpress.org] is excited to announce the second book in their book club program! This is an opportunity for groups of students to gather at university Women's Centers (or similar student groups, or classes) for engaging and exciting conversations with leading feminist thinkers and activists. Last year, we launched this program with the anthology The Feminist Porn Book, and hosted a video conference discussion group with editor, contributor, and feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino. Tristan took students' questions live via Skype and led a discussion based on their interest in the book.

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