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

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:17pm
PAMLA 2015

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.

H.D. panel, SAMLA Nov. 13-15, 2015, Durham, NC (abstracts due June 12)

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 1:03pm
The H.D. International Society

Abstracts are invited for a panel called "H.D. and her Circle: New Directions" at this year's South Atlantic MLA in Durham, NC, November 13-15, 2015.

Papers may focus on work by H.D. and/or those in her circle (Bryher, Kenneth MacPherson, Marianne Moore, Richard Aldington, John Cournos, Robert Herring, Ezra Pound, Paul and Eslanda Robeson, etc.), and the thematic focus of the panel is open to a range of new approaches. Given SAMLA 2015's conference theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," papers that address connections to other art forms/media are welcome, although not necessary.

Please send 250-word abstracts, a brief bio, and A-V requests to rawalsh@ncsu.edu by June 10, 2015.

Trafficking Memory: Women, Catastrophe, and the Limits of the Transnational

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:45pm
Stephenie Young and Adele Parker

If one measure of the term catastrophe lies in its power to subvert existing systems, we ask how this concept impacts certain memory-narratives produced by contemporary women writers and artists in the wake of human-made catastrophes in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:42pm
Dan Russ and Gregor Thuswaldner

Call for Submissions: The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters

UPDATE - "Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture" - Submission deadline Nov. 15, 2015

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

BLACK WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE: POETRY

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 9:01am
Ellesia A. Blaque, PhD / Banned Books LLC

THE BLACK WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE is a series of five monographs, each having a specific literary form. The first in this series is POETRY. Each poet can submit up to THREE poems for review; however, even if all are considered acceptable, only TWO of those accepted poems will be featured in the text. The DEADLINE for submission is November 1, 2015 with a publication date of June 2016.

For the POETRY MONOGRAPH, the single subject matter is REPRESENTATIONS OF BLACK WOMEN IN MODERN MASS MEDIA OF ANY TYPE AND HOW THOSE DEPICTIONS AFFECT THE AVERAGE BLACK WOMEN IN THEIR DAILY LIVES, PARTICULARLY HOW IT FEELS TO BE A BLACK WOMAN IN SUCH A SOCIO-POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT.

Minor Voices? When Major Literary Authors Write for Children

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:48am
Stéphanie Durrans, University Bordeaux Montaigne, France

As part of the research project entitled Power in Minor Mode, the research group CLIMAS (Cultures et Littératures des Mondes Anglophones) is holding a two-day symposium on writers who cross the boundary from adult to children's literature (or vice versa) in the English language. The notion of minor is not here to be seen as a derogatory term indicating the lower rank in a binary hierarchical structure, but as a dynamic space of empowerment bringing new vitality to the notion of major.

AMSN3: Modernist Work

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:19pm
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)

AMSN3: Modernist Work

The Third Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modernist Studies Network

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

[UPDATE] Twilight Fan Phenomena Abstracts Due June 15!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Laurena Aker

DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING!

Abstracts for FAN PHENOMENA: THE TWILIGHT SAGA are due June 15!

Chapter proposals for the next edition in the Fan Phenomena series, "Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga" are still being sought in several key areas.

The Fan Phenomena books explore the greatest pop culture stories of our time. The Twilight Saga's enduring popularity in literature, movies, graphic novels and short films makes it the perfect addition to the 16 iconic titles already included in the Fan Phenomena series!

Submissions for FAN PHENOMENA: THE TWILIGHT SAGA are still being sought in the following areas:

Mosaic CFP: Letters

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:54pm
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

Mosaic
a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Call for Submissions
Letters

[UPDATE] Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015 [DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 15]

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
International James Joyce Foundation

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Command, Control, and Communication: Scholarly Perspectives on Seventy Years of Nuclear Weapons History

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 11:56am
National Communication Association

Command, Control, and Communication: Scholarly Perspectives on Seventy Years of Nuclear Weapons History
November 18, 2015
National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas
Deadline for proposal submission: June 30, 2015

Nuclear weapons were introduced to the world seventy years ago, beginning the era of "the Bomb." Historically speaking, the material, political, and social impacts of nuclear weapons defined the Cold War and the post-Cold War. Today, they continue to exert their power as they participate in forms of command, control, and communication on regional, national, and global scales.

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