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Science Fiction & Fantasy: The Works of Joss Whedon

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:05pm
Susan Fanetti/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SWPACA (11/1/2015; 2/10-13/2016)

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the works of Joss Whedon.

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:34pm
Southwest PCA Conference [Pop Culture and American Culture]

Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association

37th Annual Conference February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Submit Paper Proposals Here: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture Area.

Serial Forms (ACLA Seminar)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:58am
ACLA 2016

In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this ACLA seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (Open Access)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:33am
Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its Winter 2016 and Winter 2017 open issues.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions and creative uses of the online format. There are no author fees.

All back issues have been digitized and are available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction (abstracts due Dec 1, 2015; collection of essays)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:45am
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett & Ashley G. Anthony

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Illusory Visions: Dystopian Themes in Contemporary Fiction. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, new dystopian fiction has gripped the attention of the reading public, including young adults. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games series), and Veronica Roth (the Divergent trilogy) have garnered acclaim from both critics and lay readers. In addition, as dystopian fiction finds its way into the English curriculum at various academic levels, literary scholars dedicate their time to the study of this increasingly popular genre. Dystopian fiction has a long history.

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