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[Reminder] "New Directions in Dickens Scholarship" (9/30/2014; 4/30-5/3/2015)

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:22pm
NeMLA 2015, Toronto / The Dickens Society

NeMLA 2015: "New Directions in Dickens Scholarship" (9/30/2014; 4/30-5/3/2015)
Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Deadline: September 30, 2014

New Directions in Dickens Scholarship (Sponsored by the Dickens Society)

<UPDATE> NeMLA 2015 - '(Im)modest Witnesses': Women and Scientific Work in the Long Eighteenth Century

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Feminist critics argue that when Robert Boyle proposed his ideal scientific spectator, the 'modest witness,' he set an exclusionary standard, barring women from scientific production. This panel explores femininity and the female body in the making of scientific knowledge from the Scientific Revolution to the early 1800s. Did women employ discrete processes or ideologies, devise experiments, and construct evidence in ways that were fundamentally distinct from the masculine university model? Broadly, how did gender affect their scientific acts?

22nd Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, 13-15 February 2015

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:49am
Lavender Languages & Linguistics

The 22nd annual Lavender Languages Conference (February 13-15, 2015, American University, Washington DC) invites proposals for presentations exploring the importance of linguistic practice, broadly defined, in lgbtq life. Sessions already in development for this year's program suggest the range of interests we hope to address at this year's conference:

CFP: Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in New Orleans, April 1-4

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:55am
Popular Cultura Association/American Culture Association

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions on any topic involving fairy tales.

While our interests are broad and inclusive, we are particularly interested in papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (tv shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, and pedagogical uses of and approaches to fairy tales. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Submissions for Journal 'Dante e l'arte'

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:30am
Journal Dante e l'arte - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

The Journal "Dante e l'arte" invites submissions for several sections of its second issue. The 2015 'Dossier' is devoted to "Dante and Music" and it will include papers about drama and opera in Dante and its reception in symphonic music. The second part of the journal, entitled Articoli, will include essays and contributions from several topics about the relationship between Dante and the arts. The deadline for reception of articles in this first issue of 'Dante e l'arte' is 1 April 2015.

Special Topic: Christianity and Literature (for spring 2015)

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:19pm
Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)

Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Missouri Baptist University, welcomes essays for a special issue (spring 2015) on "Christianity and Literature." Essays may explore aspects of Christianity in individual works or writers, in pedagogical matters pertaining to teaching literature at Christian universities, and in issues concerning courses devoted to specifically Christianity and literature. Some possible approaches and examples would include:

• The ability of mainstream literature to show the picture and power of spirituality in the lives of non-religious people (The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, as an example)

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
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.

Abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

CFP-Marvel Feature Films

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
Rob Weiner/Texas Tech University

Marvel Feature Films edited by Robert Moses Peaslee, Matthew McEniry, and Robert G. Weiner
The recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy marks the penultimate film in the so-called second "phase" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of big-budget tentpole films that include Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 1-3, and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, other studios like Sony and Fox have had success with films based on Marvel properties such as the X-Men and Spider-Man.

Tolkien Studies (PCA): 11-01-14; 4-01-04-14

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:48am
Tolkien Studies Popular Culture and American Culture Association

2015 Joint Annual Conference New Orleans, LA April 1-4, 2015
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

Marriott New Orleans

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Ron Rash- Collection of Essays

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:23am
Elisabeth Aiken

Call for Papers for Edited Collection of Essays:

We are seeking proposals for essays to include in an edited collection dedicated to exploring the works of Appalachian writer Ron Rash. Rash, long recognized regionally for his collections of poetry and short stories as well as his novels, is acclaimed nationally and internationally: Chemistry and Other Stories (2008) and Serena (2009) were both finalists for the PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction. Serena, The Cove, and Nothing Gold Can Stay appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List between 2008-2013, and Burning Bright won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize in 2010.

Call for Papers

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:18am

We are currently soliciting abstracts of 100 words for essays to be included the first book to examine the richness and complexity of the film and television Western through its iconography and archetypes, foregrounding the significant contributions made to our understanding of America's narratives of land, nation and cultural identity by the recurrent symbols and artifacts of Hollywood's wild west.

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE:11/15/14

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:13am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

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