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[UPDATE] FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:54pm
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
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FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (June 25)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:33pm
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Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
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Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the indexed "teaching tools" section of its affiliate website. Content should address approaches to teaching novels using digital tools/perspectives.

Please submit sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content to khuie1@gsu.edu by June 25. Include the word "submission" in the subject line of your email. Your submission should include your name, contact information, and institutional affiliation.

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at SAMLA - Deadline June 25

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 12:06pm
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SAMLA/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "In Concert: Literature and other Arts," this panel welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Hawthorne and the arts or Hawthorne as a literary artist.

By June 25, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to Steven Petersheim, Indiana University East, spetersh@iue.edu. The SAMLA Conference will be held on November 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. More information is available at https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference

Cinema of J. C. Chandor - Panel/Roundtable - Literature Film Assoc. Conference, York PA, Oct 15-18 (Abstract Deadline: July 6)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 11:37am
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Literature/Film Assocation
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This year's Literature/Film Association Conference, to be held at York College of Pennsylvania October 15-18, will open with a screening of the recent film A Most Violent Year (2014), directed by J. C. Chandor. Neal Dodson, one of the producers of that film and a close collaborative partner of Chandor, will be in attendance. Because of this event, the conference organizers would like to put together a panel or roundtable on any or all of the films written and directed by J. C. Chandor. They include Margin Call (2011), All is Lost (2013), and A Most Violent Year. Projects may approach the subject from the perspective of any relevant scholarly discourse in literary, cinema and/or media studies.

extended deadline (June 25) for soundscapes conference (Nov 6-8)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 9:39am
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Austrian Association for American Studies
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Call for Papers:

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6-8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz

CFP: African American Literature and the Rise of the Antebellum City (Roundtable) Deadline: 6/28

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:26pm
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ALA Symposium on The City and American Literature, New Orleans, LA September 10-12, 2015

There is growing interest amongst 19th-century Americanists around how African Americans shaped 19th-century cultures of print. This scholarship has examined the role of African American print within the plantation economy, its movement through the commercial world of Atlantic trade, and its place within antebellum political reform movements. However, little of this work has centered on African American textual production and the increasingly populous and cosmopolitan antebellum American city. This roundtable takes up this focus and turns its attention specifically to how these writers influenced and were altered by the formation of the city as a locus of commercial exchange and civic activism.

[UPDATE/CORRECTED] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Legend Area (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 8:04pm
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Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair
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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
SCIENCE FICTION, Fantasy, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 15 June 2015

Call for Submissions - Game Studies Area of Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 2:15pm
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Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
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Game Studies Area: 2016 PCA/ACA National Conference.

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Sheraton in Seattle, WA.

The database for proposal submissions opens July 1.

Below, please find:

I. Topics of Interest

II. Submission Process

III. Information about the Conference

IV. Contact Information

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I. Topics of Interest

15th MELOW INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 1:03pm
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Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
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Towards Praxis: Literature, Society and Politics
To be hosted by Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India
Tentative dates: 12-14 Feb 2016

Book Reviews

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 5:31pm
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Journal of Popular Film and Television
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The Journal of Popular Film and Television has books that are in need of reviewers.

If you are interested in reviewing for JPF&T, please e-mail me a brief statement of your qualifications and interests (no CVs or resumes, please!) and the postal address. I'll send you a list of the books I have to be reviewed. Since more than one person might "claim" a book, it would be best if you sent me a rank-ordered list (1 = top choice) of three or four books. I'll match you up with a suitable text and email you a copy of the JPF&T's requirements concerning style and formatting.

RSA 2016: Reading Form in European Renaissance Poetry [Abstract Deadline 7 June]

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Discipline of Comparative Literature
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Reading Form in European Renaissance Poetry

RSA 2016, Boston

Sponsored by the Discipline of Comparative Literature

Papers sought that offer historical interpretations of poetic form. How do Renaissance poets, theorists, and readers interpret and classify formal features of verse (including rhyme, meter, and generic forms like the sonnet or the epigram)? How do poets use form to position themselves in literary history? What is the relationship between poetic practice and the poetic theories presented in manuals and defenses of poetry? Comparative and multi-lingual papers especially encouraged.

[UPDATE] Neal Stephenson, the Long Now, and the History of the Future

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:17pm
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PAMLA 2015
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Deadline Extended until June 15. We are looking for papers that address issues of history in Stephenson's fiction, but other approaches and discussions are welcomed. Of particular interest are papers that connect Stephenson's work to The Long Now Foundation, the 10,000 Year Clock and other long-history projects, and/or the history of the future.

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