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Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:20am
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Rob Ward / Brown University
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We currently have the following books for review.

Hans Renders and Binne De Hann (eds.), Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing (Brill, 2015)

Howard Eland, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life (Harvard, 2015)

Kecia Ali, The Lives of Muhammad (Harvard, 2015)

Sera Khandro, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia, 2014)

Ian H. Magedera, Outsider Biographies (Rodopi, 2014)

Christopher S. Celenza, Machiavelli: A Portrait (Harvard, 2015)

Julie Rak, Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (WLU, 2013)

Paul Sorrentino, A Life of Fire: Stephen Crane (Harvard, 2015)

Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; June 15 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:35am
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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.

THINKING POLITICS EUP Series Call for Proposals -- 15 May 2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:44am
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Edinburgh University Press

Call for Proposals: Thinking Politics Book Series (Edinburgh University Press)

The Thinking Politics book series aims to produce a series of critical introductions to the political thought of leading philosophers and social theorists, mainly in the continental tradition. All works in this series are in the English language. Authors of books in the Thinking Politics series are typically early-career to mid-career researchers with at least an emergent track record of refereed publications in respected international journals on their target thinker.

CFP: New Writing: The International Journal (1/6/2015)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:08pm
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New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13 (Issues 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.

Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also very welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Virginia Woolf and Time

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Perrin Kerns/Marylhurst University
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It has been 100 years since the publication, in 1915, of Virginia Woolf's first novel, A Voyage Out. Thoughts on time influenced Woolf's formal innovations in much of her work. She wrote in Orlando:

Poet-Artist Collaboration (abstracts due May 30)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm
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SAMLA Conference Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15
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This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

Call for submissions on writing/righting outside the lines, deadline 07/10/15

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:55pm
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Lit Fest Press

Lit Fest Press is soliciting for works discussing why you write/right outside the lines. Papers may include: theoretical work, personal narratives, rants, creative works, manifestoes, interviews with yourself or others, artwork, or any combination of those and more. All works should be engaging from start to finish. Selected works will be published by Lit Fest Press by February 2016 in a print anthology titled "Why we write/right outside the lines?" Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology and a significant discount on an unlimited number of additional copies.

To submit: email festivaloflanguage@gmail.com with "Yourlastname Write/Right Outside" as the subject line.

Call for submissions on the writing workshop, deadline 04/30/15

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lit Fest Press

Lit Fest Press is soliciting for works questioning or praising the Writing Workshop. Papers may include: theoretical work, personal narratives, rants, creative works, manifestoes, interviews with yourself or others, artwork, or any combination of those and more. All works should be engaging from start to finish. Selected works will be published by Lit Fest Press by February 2016 in a print anthology. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology and a significant discount on an unlimited number of additional copies.

To submit: email festivaloflanguage@gmail.com with "Yourlastname Writing Workshop" as the subject line.

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

[UPDATE] Moving Images of War and Peace

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:38pm
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16th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, Maine, USA
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The organizers of the 2015 Northeast Historic Film (NHF) Summer Symposium invite proposals featuring studies of amateur, educational, industrial, and non-theatrical films that examine war and peace. Training and battlefield films, footage from ordnance and gun cameras, medical films, coming home reportage, peace movement films—from the beginning of moving image technology through the present, citizen-soldier-filmmakers and homefront amateurs have recorded alternate, complementary, and personal images of war and peace.

[UPDATE] CFP "Shakespeare and Dance" essay cluster - 9/1/15

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:57pm
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Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation
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Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributions to its "Appropriations in Performance" section. B&L is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia scholarly journal and winner of the CELJ's "Best New Journal" award for 2007. We publish two issues each year. In addition to the main section, which features articles and article clusters, we regularly run three dedicated sections: Appropriations in Performance, Digital Appropriations, and Book Reviews.

For the "Appropriations in Performance" section, we prefer thesis-driven reviews focused on arguments and observations over more traditional, archival reviews geared primarily to making descriptive or evaluative records.

PAMLA 2015: 21st-Century Literature (Nov. 6-8, 2015); May 15, 2015 Proposal Deadline

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:41pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Fifteen years in, our twenty-first century literary traditions are beginning to take shape, and, indeed, it may be time to bring the poorly-named "contemporary" period to a close after its 70-year reign. Questions remain, however. Have we noticeably shifted into a new literary period? Or, is the defining crisis that will launch a new literary period just on the horizon? The 9-11 Attacks, globalization/neoliberalism, the Anthropocene, the collapse of a post-Cold War détente with the resultant repolarization of world powers and many other cultural shifts may serve as useful markers of an incipient yet-to-be-labeled era.

"Linguists at/on the Movies" deadline Oct. 1, 2015

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:39am
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POST SCRIPT: Essays in Film and the Humanities
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Call for Papers: "Linguists at/on the Movies"

POST SCRIPT: Essays in Film and the Humanities, an interdisciplinary journal that has been publishing for thirty-three years, invites submissions for a special issue on Linguists at/on the Movies.

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