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Scritture migranti 8/2014 - call for abstracts

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:29am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.

Make Contact: Circulating Small and Micro Press Poetry in Canada (ACCUTE 2015; due November 1)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:18am
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ACCUTE 2015 (University of Ottawa)

The history of small and micro presses in Canada is, in part, an exploration of creative modes of distributing literature. Many of these presses extend the modernist injunction to "make it new" to modes of publishing and to modes of distribution. In Cerberus (1952), the first title from Contact Press and a pivotal publication in Canadian small press, Raymond Souster declares, "the big thing is to get it across, 'make contact'" (75). Making contact for small and micro presses often requires navigating the space between writer and reader in new and creative ways. We seek papers that ask how small and micro press literature has been distributed, historically and in our contemporary moment.

Open call to participate in Literary Arts Articles for 2014/2015

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:52pm
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Kelly Keyser / Scarlet Pink Magazine

Scarlet Pink magazine is an arts and literary magazine, seeking to provide fine writing to accompany the fine artists featured.

We are currently undergoing changes and growing and as Arts & Humanities Major's, we believe in developing the type of content that will appeal to and provide sustenance to those who are hungry for a literary work that combines art with culture, writing with intellect and content with a visual appeal.

We are currently seeking papers (250-500 words) in the following genres. We are not an academic journal but the writing essays we are looking to include in upcoming issues should be informative, interesting and educational, but not formal.

The Pathetic Fallacy and "Animal" Life

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:18pm
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Eric Earnhardt / Case Western Reserve University
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The Pathetic Fallacy and "Animal" Life –– A panel at the ASLE 2015 Conference in Moscow, Idaho (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)

Organizer: Eric Earnhardt, Case Western Reserve University
Respondent: George Hart, California State University Long Beach

[UPDATE] New Approaches to H.D. panel, Louisvile Conference on Lit and Culture since 1900 (deadline now Sept 30)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:58am
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H.D. International Society
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We invite paper proposals for a panel the H.D. International Society is organizing at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. The focus of the panel, "New Approaches to H.D." is open-ended, and we will consider work focusing on any aspect of H.D. and/or her circle, although the interdisciplinary emphasis of the conference (which expressly embraces literature's relationship to other arts and disciplines) means that an interdisciplinary angle might be especially appropriate.

Kay Boyle: Language and Emotion, American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 16, 2015

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:35pm
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Kay Boyle Society
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The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism.

Harlot Special Issue: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics (2 January 2015 Deadline)

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:07pm
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Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion (Online Journal)

Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics

2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline

Guest Editors:
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

"LITERATURE AND CRISIS"

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Florida International University

LITERATURE AND CRISIS

Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
Miami, FL
April 9th-10th, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight."
(Walter Benjamin, "On the Concept of History,"1940)

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:38pm
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UCLA
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The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at www.beyondthecanonconference.com.

Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles

"Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries" - International Symposium, 18-21 January 2015, Florence, Italy

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:40am
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Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation & Life Beyond Tourism

Time and place have huge symbolic significance in Eliot's work and that of his contemporaries. Space and time exist as symbolical, religious, philosophical, historical, political and personal 'nodes' in Eliot's writings. This conference wants to explore these 'nodes' in greater depth — where they exist, how they interact with other nodes and themes in Eliot's writing, and how they intersect with the aesthetic and philosophical thinking of Eliot's contemporaries.

The Treachery of Monstrosity

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:59pm
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MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

[UPDATE] (NeMLA panel; due Sept. 30) "The Moment Made Eternal": At The Intersection of Photography and Poetry

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:51pm
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NeMLA 2015 - Toronto

Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.

[UPDATE] Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:52am
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MacEwan University and University of Alberta
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How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Call for Submissions

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:40am
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Digital Philology
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[With apologies for cross-posting]

Call for Submissions
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

/Digital Philology/ is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. /Digital Philology/ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

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