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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Issue 5 "Scum and Villainy"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:14pm
Word Hoard interdisciplinary graduate journal

Word Hoard is soliciting articles, essays, interviews, short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and other publishable works on the theme of "Scum and Villainy" for our fifth issue. (Please find our previous issues at We believe both "scum" and "villainy" have social, ethical, and epistemological implications reaching far beyond literary and popular tropes, and thus far beyond the lush taxonomy of opportunistic or conniving archetypes (e.g., muggers, grifters, the debased; psychopaths, traitors, the corrupt). Characterizations of "scum" or "villainy" interest us far more than literary characters as "scum" or "villains."

CFP - 47th Mythopoeic Conference, "Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, Modern," San Antonio, TX Aug. 5-8, 2016

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:53pm
Mythopoeic Society

Mythcon 47, Omni Colonnade, San Antonio, TX. Guests of Honor: Midori Snyder (author) and Andrew Lazo (scholar). Inspired by the 60th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces and The Last Battle, this year's theme focuses on the mythology that has shaped and "given faces" to so many of our beloved characters, ranging from the myths of the Ancient Greeks to the legends of the Middle Ages and even to the modern mythology of the American Southwest. Similarly, this mythological influence is also evident in the works of many of our favorite mythopoeic authors, from J.R.R. Tolkien to J.K. Rowling, from Ursula K. Le Guin to Alan Garner, and many, many more.

CFP: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. Abstracts due: 12/23/15

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:47pm
Santosh Khadka, California State University Northridge

Call For Papers
Tentative Title: Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy

Given the immense interest in the topic of multimodality in composition and communication across disciplines, academic levels, and geographic and cultural boundaries, we seek chapter abstracts for a proposed edited collection tentatively titled, Multimodality: History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. The chapters may be theoretical, historical, conceptual, and/or empirical, and respond to one or more of the following areas, while keeping in view global and diverse audiences. In particular, chapters should focus on one of the following:

Call For Editors

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:43pm
Watchung Review supported by the New Jersey College English Association

The NJCEA is seeking scholars interested in serving on their advisory board as and as editors for their open-source academic and creative journal the Watchung Review. Watchung Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on current trends and cutting edge literary writing and research including work on rhetoric and composition as well as digital humanities. The journal aims to foster opportunities for scholars and practitioners to engage in disciplinary conversations critical to the advancement of the humanities by promoting the critical nexus of literature, writing theory, pedagogy and technology. Watchung Review is supported by the New Jersey College English Association. These are volunteer positions.

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED] Mediating the Archive Conference

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:20pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Cinema Studies Group

CFP – Mediating the Archive: Moving Images and Social Histories

The Cinema Studies Group and the Film Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference organized in collaboration with the "Mediating the Archive" Mellon Seminar for Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:51am
University of St. Thomas Graduate English and Art History Departments

Call for Papers
Disquiet: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
University of St. Thomas, April 29, 2016

Time and Timelessness: Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:02am
Ray Browne Conference for Cultural and Critical Studies

Time and Timelessness:
Conceptions of the Past, Present, and Future in Cultural Studies

The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 1-3, 2016
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

"Memory is a stopgap for humans, for whom time flies and what is passed is passed."
Umberto Eco
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

[UPDATE] The Imaginary [March 4-5 2016; abstracts due December 21, 2015]

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:01am
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"The imaginary" invokes spectres, memories, what is sensed, felt, and wanted, the fanciful, visionary, shadow, illusory, what is not visible or legible, a past and a future we can not perceive. This conference features keynote speakers Mya Poe of Northeastern University and Donald Pease of Dartmouth College.

For Lacan, the imaginary is the beginning: "I began with the Imaginary, I then had to chew on the story of the Symbolic ... and I finished by putting out for you this famous Real." For sociologist John B.Thompson, the social imaginary is "the creative and symbolic dimension of the social world, the dimension through which human beings create their ways of living together and their ways of representing their collective life."