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[UPDATE] Call for Poetry and Fiction Submissions (Dec. 31, 2014)

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
Ishaan Literary Review

Winter 2015 Call for Submissions – EXTENDED

The submission period for Issue #6, Winter 2014 begins September 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014. Please note that submissions received outside of the submission period will not be considered.

(issue to be up between early January 2015)

Special In-Between (Point Five) Issues of Ishaan

On occasion, we will put up a special "in between" issue (see Issue 3.5 and 4.5). If you would like to propose a special issue coinciding with a poetry or fiction writing event, workshop, or as a project with a group of writers, please email J.D. Isip at jdisip75@gmail.com with your ideas.

Passages: Graduate Student Conference Feb 21, Submissions Due Dec 31

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 3:35pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

- PASSAGES -

The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

Great Authors/Great Works Book Series

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:41pm
Bob Batchelor

Call for Proposals

Great Authors/Great Works

A New Book Series from Rowman & Littlefield

Series Editor: Bob Batchelor, James Pedas Professor of Communication, Thiel College

The Rowman & Littlefield Great Authors/Great Works Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on the cultural and literary history of literature's great works. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.

Contemporary American Literature -- Book Series

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:37pm
Bob Batchelor

The Contemporary American Literature Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on how American literature reflects and shapes our knowledge of our cultural, historical, and socio-economic worlds. In an age when "literature" now encompasses everything from multi-modal texts to timeless classics in the canon, the time is ripe for assessing, reassessing, and refocusing our gaze on the centrality of literature and the literary life in the contemporary world.

Potential Authors/Subjects

Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities Fields

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:58am
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:42pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

Cultural Studies: Critical Pedagogies

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:45pm
Cultural Studies Association Working Group on Critical Pedagogy

The Cultural Studies Association's Working Group on Critical Pedagogy invites submissions for the 13th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), "Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy," to be held at the Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, May 21-24, 2015. This year, we will be constituting a panel and a workshop:
 

Caroline M. Kirkland Revisited (SSAWW 2015 Philadelphia)

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:46pm
Todd Goddard, Utah Valley University

This CFP is for a proposed panel at the triennial meeting of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers to be held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia.

CFP: North of Understanding, The 3rd Annual Keyano College Arts & Humanities Conference

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:14pm
Keyano College Arts and Humanities

Keyano College of Fort McMurray Alberta is now accepting paper proposals for its third annual Arts and Humanities Conference. The conference will be held March 6 and 7, 2015 with this year's theme being North of Understanding. Keyano invites papers from all the branches of the Humanities including but not limited to:

Literature
History
Sociology
Political Science
Philosophy
Psychology

We welcome a diverse range of topics and ideas with a preference for material that critically engages the conference theme: North of Understanding. Paper topics can include, but by no means should be limited to:

Exploring 30 Years of Studio Ghibli: Spirited Discussions

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:15pm
Cardiff University and University of East Anglia

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli, and with that anniversary it is time to reflect on the domestic and global success of Japan's most famous animation studio. With the retirements of Studio Ghibli's most famous director, Hayao Miyazaki, and it main producer, Toshio Suzuki earlier this year, the future of Studio Ghibli is in turmoil, provoking rallying cries from fans and critics alike. The Wind Rises may have been Miyazaki's swan song, but this is not his first retirement.

Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented, essay collection, abstracts due Jan 30, 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:32pm
Professor Jane Tolmie, Queen's University

Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.

[UPDATE] Apollon Undergraduate Humanities Ejournal - Extended Deadline (12/7)

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:51am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fifth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Student submissions deadline is December 7, 2014. Interested faculty should contact us by December 7, 2014 as well.

Reflections on the Sexcentenary of Syon Abbey: Reading, Devotion and Reform

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:17am
Brandon Alakas and Stephanie Morley - Canadian Society of Medievalists

Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.

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