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Crime Fiction and the Creative/Critical Nexus (for publication in October 2016)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 5:02am
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TEXT: JOURNAL OF WRITING AND WRITING COURSES (An international electronic refereed journal published twice yearly - ERA rank A)

The aim of this special issue is to examine the interaction of the creative and critical in the genres of crime fiction, true crime and academic crime fiction studies. It is not our intention, however, to leave this interaction to the serendipity of juxtaposition. For our purposes, therefore, creative writing and literary criticism will not be considered discrete practices; rather, it is at the junction and amalgamation of what may otherwise appear different discursive modes that we wish to tease out the "critical/creative nexus" with a focus on the craft of writing.

Indian Popular Culture

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:52am
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Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines
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Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle, November 13–15, 2015, Durham, North Carolina DEADLINE JUNE 18

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 8:05pm
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SAMLA 87 Durham, North Carolina
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Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 18, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

[UPDATE] Deadline Ext to Wed, June 17: More Matter with Less Art? Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87]

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 11:48am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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How did poetry, theater, music, visual art, dance, architecture, and other forms of art coexist in the English-speaking world during the Early Modern period? This panel invites papers concerning the intersections of literature and the other arts during the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the influence of religion on artistic production, the use of music in the public theater and beyond, representations of courtly masques, the musicality of verse, representations of architecture in literature, etc.

SAMLA 87 will be held from November 13-15, 2015, in Durham, NC.

Registration Now Open: 20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 11:41am
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Sara Malton/Dickens Society
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20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium Registration Now Open:

The Dickens Society will be holding their 20th Annual Symposium at Saint Mary's University in Halifax July 8-10, 2015. Further information about the symposium, the complete programme, and registration can be found at https://liquiddickens.wordpress.com

[UPDATE] Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; deadline extended to July 15th)

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:36am
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PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Open, non-thematic issue of [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; submission deadline June 30, 2015

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 8:00am
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[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation (University of Zadar, Croatia)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 8th issue, deadline for submissions: 30 June 2015

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:50am
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Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
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It is our pleasure to inform you that manuscripts for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture should be sent by June 30, 2015 to reci@alfa.edu.rs. The journal welcomes contributions in all areas of enquiry pertaining to language, literature and culture. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions given at http://fsj.edu.rs/images/instructions-for-contributors.pdf.

Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability conference (submission 10/1/15; conference 4/9/16)

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Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 3:55pm
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Misericordia University Department of Fine Arts and Department of English

April 9, 2016 – Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
Deadline: October 1, 2015

The Department of Fine Arts and the Department of English at Misericordia University invite submissions of paper and panel proposals (3-4 speakers) that address the theme: Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability. As part of the university's Medical and Health Humanities initiative, this interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars of musicology, literature, and related disciplines for a one-day symposium that investigates issues related to:

[EXTENDED] CFP: Gothic Tourism Book

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Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:47am
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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

In recent years, it has become clear that 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry. While there has been some interest in analysing examples of tourist experiences through a Gothic lens, this has mainly been limited to a small number of locations and disciplinary perspectives (London, Whitby and literary related subjects and approaches, for example). Thus, the topic of 'Gothic tourism' offers a new area that can be addressed from a number of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Mind the Gap: The Artist in Culture Studies

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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 4:47pm
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CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

Mind the Gap: The Artist in Culture Studies
5th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies
School of Human Sciences – Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon
2nd – 3rd November 2015
Deadline for paper proposals: 15th July 2015

UPDATE: The Canadian Alternative EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 11:03am
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Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
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We have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for a proposed edited and refereed volume on Canadian graphic novelists and cartoonists. Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

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