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Tarot/Divination at the PCA/ACA conference in Seattle March 21-25, 2016

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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It's time to submit proposals for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Seattle March 21-25 (Monday through Friday), 2016. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,

a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.

b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.

c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.

Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016
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In an unpublished forward to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

The language of satire: Group section sponsered by the BCLA, ICLA Vienna, 21-27 July 2016

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:56am
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British Comparative Literature Association

Call for Papers: The language of satire
Group Section sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association
ICLA: The Many Languages of Comparative Literature
21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
21st July – 27th July 2016
University of Vienna

'The satirist is the figure in whom the cannibal was received into civilization.'
Walter Benjamin on Karl Kraus

Engaging the Contemporary: Philosophy, Literature and Education Agamben and Rancière

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Philosophy -- University of Malta

Following up on last year's Anniversary Seminar on Foucault and Derrida: Theory and Practice, the Departments of Philosophy, English and Education Studies would like to announce the second Engaging the Contemporary: Philosophy, Literature and Education seminar. The aim of this series is to organize an annual day seminar to encourage participation from graduate students, graduates and academics coming from different departments and backgrounds.

Knights Errant & Private Dicks: From Romance to Noir

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Mary C. Flannery / University of Lausanne
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Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero.
Raymond Chandler, 'The Simple Art of Murder'

Call for Monographs 2015: Book Series on East‐West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:01am
full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Press
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This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East‐West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re‐create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

Seeking Socially Conscious Poetry and Prose

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for submissions
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

We accept op-eds, book reviews, film reviews, television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.

[CFP] Special Issue of TEXT on 'Gothic Writing'

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman

In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry. 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together perspectives from many areas within the cultural studies umbrella, with both an innovative and canonically-informed focus on literary forms and the writing process. Numerous incarnations of the Gothic mode can be found in multiple literary genres all over the world, from fiction to non-fiction, showing multiple forms and nuances. These different manifestations are not only typical of the geographical region in which they originate, but also provide proof of the interdisciplinary nature of the Gothic itself.

Kalamazoo 2015: Against Progress: Pastoral and Innovation in Medieval and Renaissance Poetry -- 9/15/15

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Will Rhodes, David Hadbawnik

*Roundtable session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016.*

Proposals accepted ASAP; conference deadline is 9.15.15

Abandon then the base and viler clowne,
Lyft up they selfe out of the lowly dust:
And sing of bloody Mars, of wars, of giusts.
Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender (October, 37-39).

Essays on English Literature invited for the Inaugural Issue

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Spring Magazine on English Literature

Spring Magazine on English Literature
(www.springmagazine.net)
Call for Papers
Inaugural Issue

The Spring Magazine on English Literature, as its name suggests, is a customized journal for graduate and postgraduate English literature students. For this, we are inviting contributions from teachers, researchers, and students of English literature.

Suggested Areas:

Ashgate Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present (no deadline; book series)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing
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Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on
literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages
with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for
interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in
a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals
history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film,
musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of
education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies;
and religion.

Two Panel Call For Papers - Border Crossings and Revolutions

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:16pm
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2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference

Two Panel Call For Papers at the 2016 Irish Association for American Studies/British Association of American Studies Conference at Queen's University, Belfast (7-9 April 2016)

Border Crossings and Revolutions

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