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Call for chapters- Essays on DC's Harley Quinn Due November 5, 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shelley Barba / Texas Tech University
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When Harley Quinn was added to the official comic book canon in 1993, it marked an unusual instance where an animated series for children influenced the comic books. Since her first appearance on "Batman: The Animated Series", Harley has since captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of fans, and her popularity continues to grow. With the coming Suicide Squad movie and a stand-alone comic title, now is the perfect timing for an academic look at the character. This book, published by McFarland & Co., aims to shine a brighter spot light on the character of Harley Quinn as a complex figure in her own right.

Appetites: Discourses of Consumption, March 10-12, 2016; submission deadline December 1, 2015

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:31pm
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20th Annual CLIFF Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Appetites: Discourses of Consumption
20th Annual CLIFF Conference
March 10-12, 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Keynote: "A Tale of Deliveries"
Rey Chow, Duke University
Thursday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: Dec 1, 2015.

Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in Seattle, March 22-25, 2016

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:34pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

[Update] Constructing Coherence in the British Short Story Cycle (15-16 October 2015)

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 11:39am
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Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)

CONSTRUCTING COHERENCE IN THE BRITISH SHORT STORY CYCLE
15-16 October 2015

The finalised programme of our conference is now online and can be accessed at:

http://www.english-and-linguistics.uni-mainz.de/constructing-coherence-i...

If you would like to join us as a delegate, please feel free to contact the organisers in advance at the addresses given above. The original call for papers is given below (although submissions of abstracts are obviously no longer sought at this point in time).

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

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:01am
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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
full name / name of organization: 
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
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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

[[Last Call]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC / NeMLA
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Folklore and Popular Culture

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
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:

2015 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:29am
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The Philip Roth Society

The Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality work of graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's fiction in the past year.

We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers, and welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

The deadline is October 31, 2015.

Theory, Identity, and Subversion: CFP

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:35am
full name / name of organization: 
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.

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