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Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:54pm
North Carolina State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:57am


LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference will be held on November 12-14 in Istanbul. The conference is coordinate by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Research Center), organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and hosted by NHKM (Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center).

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Submissions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:46am
Cheat River Review (West Virginia University)

The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Cover art submissions are welcome too.

Submitting is free on Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
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All Submissions Should Include:

The author's name, address, and telephone number at the top left of the first page.
1-inch margins.
The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
We prefer to read submissions that include a cover letter with a short third person bio.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 5:20pm
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings.

SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

"off the books" special issue of kadar koli -- deadline July 20, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:12pm
eth press

kadar koli no. 10: "Off the Books"

Now in its tenth issue, kadar koli has featured essays, poems, art work, translations, and interviews from some of today's most adventurous writers and artists, including Joyelle McSweeney, Rob Halpern, Diane di Prima, Shin Yu Pai, Gerrit Lansing, Susan Briante, Pattie McCarthy, Ammiel Alcalay, and Megan Cook, among many others. The theme of this issue is "Off the Books," chosen to coincide with the 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group on October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Toronto. Quoting from BABEL's call for sessions:

The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:26pm
Wadham College, Oxford

The House in the Mind: Architectural Space and the Imagination

A conference to be held at Wadham College, Oxford
Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March 2016

From its use in classical and medieval arts of memory to its presence in the work of contemporary artists and writers, the house has been a recurrent, even haunting image. In recent art and literature, it has been used as a symbol with a wide variety of social and political resonances, but also has intimate links with the creative process, exploring memory, imagination and the interactions between them. It is here, in particular, that there are striking consonances with medieval and early modern writing influenced by the arts of memory.

SRS 7th Biennial Conference 18-20 July 2016

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:17am
Society for Renaissance Studies / Glasgow University, UK

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews): 'Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England'
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow): '"Patsy Presbys", or "Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep": Milton's Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism'
Professor Evelyn Welch (King's College, London): 'Renaissance Skin'

Call for Papers

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:34pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.


These Fragile Lilacs Journal is poetry journal that is published quarterly. We look for poetry that's tightly constructed and sharp poetry with strong metaphors, similes, and imagery. We like poetry of any length and genre, but please refrain from poetry that contains excessive violence or sexual references. After publication, all rights revert back to author. We try to let you know within 4 to 6 weeks if your work has been accepted.

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CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:19am
Journal of Narrative Theory

Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective. JNT is a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of the intersections between narrative, history, ideology, and culture more broadly.

[UPDATE; revised deadlines] Asia and the Historical Imagination: Edited Volume

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:12am
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Asia and the Historical Imagination is an edited volume of essays that explores papers concerned with representations of Asia's past. The essays submitted will complement a 3-day workshop held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The volume aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in Asia (both ancient and modern).