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[UPDATE] Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY, 9/24-9/27, (extended deadline 5/25/15)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:26pm
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The Sixth Biannual Conference of the Reception Study Society, Sept. 24-27, 2015
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The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to rss2015@ipfw.edu by May 25, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:14pm
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Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—

•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.

•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:18pm
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University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:04pm
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University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

An international initiative group from the academic realm has established a new
(/2014/), bi-annual scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory
of art and visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible in
international databases. We publish articles written in English, French, Spanish.
Articles submitted for publication are subject to a double blind peer-review
process of evaluation.

[UPDATE] International Conference Relations and Networks in Indian Ocean Writing November 26th-27th 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 3:53pm
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The Indian Ocean needs to be regarded as a unifying element, connecting peoples and events across the ocean and at the same time a divisive element that fragments and distances communities through space and time. It is a mine of cultural experience with multiple connections that link the countries of its western shores with the Indian subcontinent. We invite papers that focus on the relations and networks that bind the communities that inhabit the shores of the Indian Ocean and which generate debate on notions of integration and fragmentation in Indian Ocean writing.

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2015, abstracts due 6/10/15

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 2:52pm
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The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society
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In light of the SAMLA 2015 conference theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and the Carson McCullers Society invites papers that explore the ways in which McCullers' work and life is in dialogue with diverse modes of artistic expression. Her own early interest in music is reflected in much of her work, and many of her novels have been adapted to the screen or stage. Contemporary artists and playwrights like Suzanne Vega and Sarah Gubbins are interacting with and reinventing McCullers' legacy in new and innovative ways through their own work. Further, the recent release of the Dr.

CFP: Articles for New Open-Access Journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:48am
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Judy M. Bertonazzi
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Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting an article to a new open-access journal Indigenous Knowledge: Other Ways of Knowing, which is housed at Pennsylvania State University Libraries. The journal is accepting articles on a wide range of issues concerning indigenous knowledge, including research papers and creative works, among other items.

The official CFP is listed below.

Call for Submissions

IK: Other Ways of Knowing is soliciting research articles and book reviews for its Fall 2015 issue as well as future issues. Deadline for inclusion in the Fall issue is August 1, 2015.

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:48am
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
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ABC-CLIO is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

SAMLA English I (Medieval) Session: Durham NC, November 13-15 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:28am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with this year's conference theme ("In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts") the Medieval session this year is open for papers that deal with any of the arts of the period, from the illustrations in illuminated manuscripts, wearable art such as heraldic jewelry, and other artifacts, weapons, and implements. Papers that explore the descriptions of material culture in works such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with its lush description of the Knight himself, would also be welcome. The possible topics are limitless - from celebrations of music or depictions of the holiday customs of singing and dance, ekphrasis, the employment of inanimate objects in riddles, to giving voice to inanimate objects as in The Dream of the Rood.

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:31am
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ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.

Waiting for Utopia: Ireland and the Utopian Impulse, Nov. 20-21, 2015 (Submission deadline: Jun 1, 2015)

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:35am
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University of Caen Lower Normandy, France

However one chooses to look at it, Utopia has a natural inclination towards unrealizable representations. If therefore "Utopia is meta-Utopia" (Robert Nozick), Ireland and Irish culture might still seem to many to occupy the unrepresentable, to be that primary u-topos, a blank spot that successive conjurors of nations have struggled to sell to their own followers, let alone to the rest of the world... ("Of my nation? What ish my Nation? …Who talks of my Nation?" Henry V).

Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference (Proposals due August 1, 2015)

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 8:21pm
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Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University
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We invite presentation proposals for the Reexamining the 1960s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 6-7, 2015.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing presentations that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of media, politics, and/or culture during the 1960s, whether in the United States or elsewhere. This gathering promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Sixties." Accordingly, participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme quite broadly and innovatively.

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture - Update

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 1:01pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

CALL FOR POETRY, FICTION, AND ART

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:48am
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Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for PVR 9 to May 16th. We are looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our ninth online issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates and graduates alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit via our online submission system. We look forward to seeing your work.

RSA 2016 - Figuring the Female Warrior

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:08am
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Renaissance Society of America

This panel seeks new scholarship on the visual and/or literary manifestations of the female warrior in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (c. 1350-1650). Interdisciplinary approaches and innovative theoretical paradigms are welcome. Accepted papers will be proposed for session sponsorship by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW).

Please send 150-word abstracts and a 1-page CV to Faith Harden at fharden@email.arizona.edu and Rachel Stapleton at rachel.f.stapleton@utoronto.ca by May 25, 2015.

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