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H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:37pm
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H. G. Wells Society

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. His early scientific romances featured time travel, mad scientists, alien invasion, space travel, invisibility, utopia, future war and histories of the future: his mappings of the shape of things to come was an overture to over a century of science fiction.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:53am
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Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal
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We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2016 and 2017 issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Nicole Lobdell and Kate Holterhoff put together a wonderful issue on "Illustration and Gender" and the previous summer's issue, edited by F. Elizabeth Gray and Nikki Hessel, focused on "Gender and Journalism." Both issues can be found on our website.

Soundscapes of American Literature

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:43am
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Northeast MLA
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Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes. This panel hopes to explore sound in text in greater detail, raising questions of structure, as well as nationality, individuality, culture, and memory within the American literary realm and American history more broadly. The category "soundscape" could include music, narrative explorations of sound, sonic landscapes, and dialogue, among others, and papers might discuss technical or structural renderings of sound, symbolic usages of sound, or sound as a contributor to other theoretical concepts.

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:23am
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Roxanne Harde
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Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

Submissions are invited for chapters on the theme of the embodied child in relation to children's literature and other media. The collection will reflect the growing interest in the embodied nature of child both as the reader or consumer of various media and as represented within those media.

Contributions are welcomed from a range of fields, such as literature, postcolonial studies, literacy education, historical and cultural studies, film and media studies, and education.

Possible areas of investigation:

Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:11am
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TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida
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The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. TRACE Innovation Initiative's second call for papers, "Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric," focuses on digital games and asks how play contributes to ecological thought.

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 8:57am
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Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 5:22am
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Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
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The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

Innovative presentations are invited for the proposed seminar, "The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning."

Heidegger / Media

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:42pm
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UTADEO Film and Media Studies Programm

Heidegger / Media

Edited by: Justin M. Battin and German A. Duarte

Publisher: UTADEO University Press: Bogotá, COLOMBIA - (to be printed in both English and Spanish)

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2016 3/22-3/25 Seattle, WA

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:04pm
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Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
PCA/ACA 2016 Seattle, WA
The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 22 through March 25 in Seattle, WA

Submission deadline is October 1, 2015.

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

CALL FOR PAPERS
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

Worlding the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference February 25-28 2016

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:07pm
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University of South Carolina Program in Comparative Literature
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Over the past two or three decades, as global economic and cultural integration has accelerated, academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have begun to re-think what it means to practice an academic discipline in a global context. This shift has had different impacts in different disciplines. This has sometimes meant (re)discovering or inventing new objects of study, acquiring new skills, or even developing new theories and methods. Whatever the case, most disciplines continue to be challenged by the task of making their project a genuinely global one.

Call for Book Reviews

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:49pm
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The Shakespeare Newsletter
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The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

    Aebischer, Pascale and Kathryn Prince, eds. Performing Early Modern Drama Today. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Bromley, James M. Intimacy and Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Caines, Michael. Shakespeare & the Eighteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

    Carson, Christie and Peter Kirwan, eds. Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Print.

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:34pm
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Popular Culture Association

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016
The Mental Health division enthusiastically welcomes all of the interested persons to present on topics which include popular culture and mental health/illness. Previous papers have addressed: literature, film, music, politics, religion, psychological theory, research and more.
In short, the division concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.

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