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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:44am
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: April 30, 2015

[UPDATE] MMLA Illustrated Texts: CFP Due April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:25pm
Chris Martiniano / Midwest Modern Language Association

The Illustrated Texts session welcomes papers as well as innovative or even illustrative presentations that interrogate the concept of illustration broadly construed. In addition to proposals that explore traditionally illustrated texts, this panel also invites proposals that question the illustrative nature of much of our own work. Does illustration "light up, clear up, or elucidate" our text as its etymology suggests or is it operating differently?


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:31pm

ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)

SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** Animals in Literature and Film

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
MMLA 2015

This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

CFP: RSA 2016 Milton panels and papers

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:12pm
Milton Society of America

Call for Papers

RSA Boston, 31 March -2 April 2 2016

The Milton Society of America seeks panels and papers for its sessions at the 62nd annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. As an Associate Organization, the MSA may submit up to five guaranteed panels.

Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following rubrics:

-The Americas

-Periodization (Renaissance, Early Modern, Long Restoration)

-Early modern epistemologies, including natural philosophy, cosmology, and hermeticism

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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

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

Guidelines (full guidelines can be found at )

Send poetry submissions to

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:40pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

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)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:31pm
Todd Comer

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:

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:28pm

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