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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

"The French Play in London": Adaptations from the French in Victorian England

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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 6:24am
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Ignacio Ramos Gay / University of Valencia, Spain
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This essay collection aims at exploring the presence of French plays in Victorian England and their influence and impact upon native dramatists, critics and audiences. By means of scrutinizing the textual strategies used by adaptors either to comply or to divert from the original texts, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions existing between both countries throughout the nineteenth century.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Teaching fantasy literature through critical literacy

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Mark Fabrizi
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Seeking chapters for a scholarly book that explores the teaching of fantasy literature through a critical literacy framework, challenging the norms and assumptions associated with fantasy as a genre and within particular fantasy texts. Submissions should be guided by scholarship in critical literacy pedagogy and address concerns about silenced voices, marginalized people and perspectives, and/or issues of social justice as they manifest in a specific work of fantasy. Disruptive approaches to the study of literature (i.e., those that problematize the text) are also welcome. Example texts for analysis include J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, T.H.

[REMINDER] More Matter with Less Art? Literature & the Other Arts in Early Modern England [SAMLA 87] [ABSTRACTS DUE JUNE 15]

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 5:39pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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***This is a regular session for 16th-century English Literature. ALL topics that fall into this category will be considered.***

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.

"Expanding the Scope of Horror"; special journal issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 1:29pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association
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Fall 2016: Expanding the Scope of Horror

Guest Editors: Edmund Cueva and William Novak

The proposed set of essays and book reviews would have as its main objective to offer a new practical model for research and analysis as an alternative to the rigid and dichotomous methodologies often used in investigations on horror. Currently, most of the scholarship either tends to situate horror on the fringe of academic research and therefore not worthy of attention. Or, research isolates and defines horror as being strictly the intellectual property of those who are experts in literature or film.

Edited Collection: Early Modern Ciphers Abstracts Due 9/1/2015

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:56am
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Prof. Katherine Ellison
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Abstracts are solicited for an edited collection on medieval, early modern, and eighteenth-century cryptography, ciphering, deciphering, coding, or decoding. The goal of this volume is to bring together innovative and interdisciplinary research in the early history of cryptography as a linguistic, mathematical, scientific, and literary discipline that underwent significant change prior to the twentieth century and influenced cognitive and narrative practices across the arts the sciences. Essays might engage with actual solved or unsolved ciphers of this broad period and close analysis of typographies, inks, papers, printing and publishing, and circulation.

[Extended Deadline 7/1/15] Making space for the Eighteenth-Century in the Curriculum (NEASECS)

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:33am
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NEASECS, Hartford, CT, OCT 8-10, 2015

(Deadline Extended 7/1/15) In many universities, a shift to prioritizing "career-oriented" outcomes have replaced liberal arts curriculums as public discourse about academia highlights higher tuition costs and a shrinking job market. In a more corporatized university, the courses we once took for granted as mainstays of general education or the liberal arts have come into question. Many of us who work in smaller departments and four-year universities have had a harder time making studying the eighteenth century a priority for students and department curriculums—especially English departments. How do we make the argument that studying the eighteenth century is still important?

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