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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fi

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:25am
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Atenea
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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

Revista Atenea - journal of humanities & social sciences (15 August 2015)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:08am
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Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

Modernism and Security - Panel for MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:51am
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Michael Swacha / Duke University
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The field of security studies generally takes the National Security Act of 1947 as its beginning, but one could argue that in a US context modern forms of security date back at least to the period immediately following the Civil War, at a time when the industrial working class grew and began to organize, as a flood of new immigrants entered the country, and as the previous impulse for westward expansion began to turn its gaze toward Central and South America. This panel therefore seeks to understand security as a modern form before its Cold War incarnation, and papers dealing with any aspect of its history, its representation, or its various contexts prior to 1947 are welcome.

Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited Volume): 300-word abstract by July 30, 2015. Papers 10/30.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:55pm
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Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature – among them: Sterne, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy and Gorky.

Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy & Fiction Part II (11/27-28, 2015)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:48pm
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Mario Wenning; Nandita Batra/ University of Macau

The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophical discourse since antiquity. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman life has involved the literary imagination as well as philosophical reflection. Throughout the centuries philosophers and poets alike have defended an essential difference – rather than a porous transition – between what counts as human and what as animal. The attempts to assign essential properties to humans (e.g. a capacity for language use, reason and morality) often reflected ulterior aims to defend a privileged position for humans with regard to animals (which were, in turn, interpreted as speechless, irrational and amoral).

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:01pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.

Guidelines (full guidelines can be found at thesefragilelilacspoetry.com )

Send poetry submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your poetry gets accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP.

We try to respond within four to six weeks, but, usually, we will get back to you within two weeks.

MPCA- Southern Literature and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:40pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 1-4 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (deadline: April 30)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:31pm
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Todd Comer
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Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

PAMLA 2015 (11/6-11/8): Melodramatic Globalization

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:12pm
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William Arighi
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In literature, film, television, and comics, melodrama is one of the most popular modes across cultures and countries. In regions such as Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, melodramas—in the form of telenovelas, soap operas, and pulp romances—often dominate local cultural production, and sometimes even determine the reception of cultural imports. Academic criticism has frequently invoked psychoanalytic frames of reference to discuss the appeal of melodramatic conventions such as hidden pasts, shock, and the antagonism of morality. Such criticism has tended to assume a developmentalist teleology that presupposes the universalization of values and mores as concomitant with the bourgeoisification of societies.

British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century (PAMLA Standing Session, Nov 6-8, 2015) Deadline May 15th

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:28pm
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PAMLA
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This standing session welcomes proposals in any area of 20th and 21st century British literature and culture. From poetry to novels, drama to fashion, music to the shape of empire, the session aims to provide an open space for new engagements with British literary and cultural productions of the last century. Please submit 500-word proposals to aburgin@u.washington.edu.

Literary and Critical Theory In Concert with Early Modern Texts and Print Culture

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 3:46pm
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Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA affiliate
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Although they may seem mutually exclusive, literary/critical theory and bibliographic/textual/print culture studies can coexist peacefully. For this year's Southeast Renaissance Conference SAMLA affiliate session, we seek proposals that attempt to bring together these two ostensibly disparate disciplines that have remained largely in separate camps. In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," we would like to consider theory as an "other" art that can inform the physical presentation of early modern literary or non-literary texts.

Beckett and Vice Feb. 21-24, 2016

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Paul Shields
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BECKETT AND VICE
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County, CA
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S. E. Gontarski

Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:

Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. asceticism

American Shakespeare Center's 8th Blackfriars Conference (27 Oct - 1 Nov 2015) - Deadline April 10

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:25pm
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American Shakespeare Center

ASC Education and Research extends this call for papers on any matters to do with the performance of early modern drama (historical, architectural, political, dramatical, sartorial, medical, linguistical, comical, pastoral) to all interested parties. As in past years, participants may submit an abstract for consideration in one of 11 plenary sessions, each of which features only 6-7 papers. The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration in the plenary sessions is 10 April 2015 (notification and announcement by 4 May). Our colloquies will be different in 2015 than at past conferences, as we are soliciting proposals to lead these sessions (deadline 10 April).

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