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NCTE Affiliate MEJ seeks essays for 2015-2016 issue

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:50am
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Minnesota English Journal / Minnesota Council of Teachers of English

Minnesota English Journal
Call for Submissions 2015-16

Editors: Scott Hall (Irondale High School) and Michael MacBride (Minnesota State University)

MEJ, the online journal of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, publishes scholarly articles, personal narratives, opinion/position pieces on topical teaching issues, short creative work (mostly poetry), and pieces focused on pedagogical strategies of major interest to English and Language Arts teachers of all instructional levels.

The Canadian Postmodern Creative: Constructing Home and Identity in the City. [Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015]

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:36am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) / March 17-20, 2016 - Hartford, CT
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The Canadian Postmodern Creative: Constructing Home and Identity in the City (Creative)

Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing / Canadian

Chair(s)
Kristen Smith (University of York)

Puneet Dutt (Ryerson University)

Abstract

Writers of fiction, poetry, and drama are encouraged to submit a selection of creative prose (a 250-word abstract) concerning the Postmodern aesthetic, urbanization, or the construction of home and identity for a fifteen-minute presentation.

Submit here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15861

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Edited Collection on the Portrayal of Black Men in Reality TV (Nov 30)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:27pm
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Jervette R. Ward, Ph.D. / University of Alaska Anchorage
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Contributions are being sought for a proposed edited collection that explores the portrayals of Black men in reality television. This collection aims to address representations of masculinity, comparisons to Black women in reality TV, class issues, queer theory, masculine psychology, patriarchal constructions, sexuality, invisibility, respectability, and social activism or lack of activism. This collection, tentatively titled There's No Blachelor: Portrayals of Black Men in Reality TV, is a follow-up to the book Real Sister: Stereotypes, Respectability, and Black Women in Reality TV (Rutgers University Press Oct/Nov 2015 - http://bit.ly/1NL1HdV ).

CFP Traveling With Gulliver, around Campus--Teaching Tools

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 5:55pm
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Joel Sodano, University at Albany & Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen

This call for proposals is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home" it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. This CFP seeks a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.

International Conference Fictional Maps

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:01pm
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Facta Ficta Research Centre & Silesian University in Katowice
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Mapping the imaginary has always been a challenge for world-building and storytelling alike. Map of the fictional world subverts the very essence of an actual cartography: it represents a territory that cannot be discovered or traversed in a non-fictional realm and yet it delivers much more than a usual map: a promise of the journey into unknown. An exquisitely quotable phrase coined by J. R. R. Tolkien, who claimed to "start writing with a map and [then] make the story fit" is only reprising what have always been evident to cartographers and creators of imaginary worlds: maps precede territories and are inevitably becoming the most essen¬tial part of modern and postmodern storyworlds.

Australian Narratives in Film and Literature: Critical Perspectives

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:58pm
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Ilha do Desterro (Brazil)
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Ever since the early days of British occupation of Australia, there has been a major concern in finding a balance between the colonial ways of looking to the land and the difficulty, if not impossibility, of dealing with the vastness of the Australian territory and the diversity of its native peoples. Such tensions, far from being resolved, have created a literary and filmic system which reflects the multiplicity of approaches and constructions of Australian land and culture and whose examples, unfortunately, do not reach the non-English-speaking world as they should.

33rd Annual Illinois Medieval Association Conference: Medievalism, Feb. 26-27, 2016

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 1:47pm
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Illinois Medieval Association
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We are pleased to announce the 33rd annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association. Since 1983, the Illinois Medieval Association has brought together medievalists from Illinois and surrounding regions. We invite papers and complete sessions on any aspect of the 2016 conference theme: medievalism.

[Update] Medievalism in Popular Culture - PCA National Conference (Seattle 3/22-25/16): Deadline October I, 2015

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 1:41pm
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PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
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CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
March 21st - 25th, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

"Realizing the Unreal: Victorian Speculative fiction in Context" - Abstracts due November 15, 2015

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 1:26pm
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The Confidential Clerk: Journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies
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The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2015/16 issue, 'Realizing the Unreal: Victorian Speculative Fiction in Context'. The issue will focus on Victorian speculative fiction and its generic, thematic, historical, and cultural contexts. Victorian speculative fiction is usually described as 'a flight from the real'; but we welcome submissions that go beyond this understanding to show how the Victorian imagination engages with the unreality of the real or creates alternative realities of the unreal in different forms of speculative fiction.

[UPDATE] Fools on the Premodern Page and Stage (Kalamazoo, May 12–15, 2016)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:44pm
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Angela Heetderks, Oberlin College
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Near the end of the Middle English romance Robert of Cisyle, the eponymous king—who has been punished for his pride by being made to serve as his own court's fool—acknowledges the error of his former ways: "For he ys a fole [. . .] / That turneth hys wytt unto folye" (CUL Ff. 2. 38, ll. 398–9). Such condemnations of fools and folly—in Robert of Cisyle, underwritten by the pope and an angel—in no way served to stem the tide of medieval and early modern interest in fools and folly. Literary evidence shows that many premodern writers and their audiences "turn[ed their] wytt vn to folye": fools filled the stage and page, pervading multiple literary genres.

CALL FOR PAPERS | Health & Society Research Conference | April 16, 2016

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:12pm
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Providence College Undergraduate Conference on Health & Society

As faculty and students settle into a new semester, I'm writing to ask that you share information about the 7th Annual Providence College Undergraduate Research Conference on Health and Society with your students. This is a great opportunity for advanced undergraduates who are engaged in significant writing projects. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes paper proposals from all areas of inquiry that address topics related to health, health care, or health policy, including Anthropology, Biomedical Ethics, Community Health, Economics, Health Care Management, Health Policy, History, Literature, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology. Abstracts are peer reviewed on a competitive basis by a joint student-faculty selection committee.

CALL FOR PAPERS | Health & Society Research Conference | April 16, 2016

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Providence College Undergraduate Research Conference on Health & Society

As faculty and students settle into a new semester, I'm writing to ask that you share information about the 7th Annual Providence College Undergraduate Research Conference on Health and Society with your students. This is a great opportunity for advanced undergraduates who are engaged in significant writing projects. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes paper proposals from all areas of inquiry that address topics related to health, health care, or health policy, including Anthropology, Biomedical Ethics, Community Health, Economics, Health Care Management, Health Policy, History, Literature, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology. Abstracts are peer reviewed on a competitive basis by a joint student-faculty selection committee.

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