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SLSA 2016 – Creating Accounts of Creative Bodies: the Narrative Work of Fertility

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:57pm
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)

Babies perform a lot of narrative work. George Eliot's Middlemarch narrator playfully quips that "where there was a baby, things were right enough," and that "error, in general, was a mere lack of that central poising force," and this is often as true for narratives themselves as for the characters therein. Babies often serve as forces of disruption or normatization in literary texts, and this panel seeks to explore the narrative work that the (pro)creative and (pro)created bodies of mothers and babies perform. This panel seeks to situate the creative work of female reproduction in the context of its narrative creation, taking seriously the textual creation and performance of fertility in literary texts.

The Apollonian Vol. 3, Issues 1 & 2 (March-June 2016) Joint "OPEN ISSUE"

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:56pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We seek essays that are interdisciplinary in nature. Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

We also seek book reviews within 1200 words and conforming to the MLA style. For works academic and non-fiction works, the books to be reviewed should have been published between 2014 and the present. For works of fiction, the reviews are to be restricted to books published from 2015 to the present.

CFP: PAMLA 2016 Postcolonial Literatures

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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers: PAMLA 2016 - Postcolonial Literatures

We invite paper submissions on Postcolonial Literatures, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. The 2016 PAMLA Conference will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

This year's theme is "Archives, Libraries, Properties." However, papers on topics related to postcolonial literary studies (such as resistance, mimicry, hybridity, nationalism, transnationalism/diaspora, neo-colonialism/imperialism, decolonization/de-imperialization) are welcome.

Competing Visions of Place, PAMLA 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:35am
Danielle Crawford and Kara Hisatake / PAMLA 2016

This special session examines contested representations of place, questioning how literary, visual, filmic, and archival materials can encapsulate competing visions of what a place is or should become. The session explores how these particular ideological visions of place can legitimize material acts of violence, or offer alternate re-visions.

Call for Submission for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:10pm
Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Call for Submissions for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) www.aeternumjournal.com

Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.

Lehigh Valley Vanguard Seeking Bloggers

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:30pm
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Submissions in PROSE

Please look back through our posts to be sure your work is a good fit for us. (www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org)

We are interested in radical politics. This means writing that considers poor, working class, and marginalized groups. Explorations of identity, neoliberalism, building a broad-based left movement, and resisting oppression: these topics are the most interesting to the editorial board.

Currently we'd especially like to see more about:

UPDATE - Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:41pm
Ed Simon

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016 (Abstracts due May 15th)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:39pm
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts (approx. 250 words) for proposed papers by May 15, 2016, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categories:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English ● special sessions for introductory and AP English students

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; issue 13: non-thematic; submission deadline: 1 August 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:46pm
University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 13th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

Competing Visions of Place

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 5:06pm
PAMLA 2016

This special session examines contested representations of place, questioning how literary, visual, filmic, and archival materials can encapsulate competing visions of what a place is or should become. The session explores how these particular ideological visions of place can legitimize material acts of violence, or offer alternate re-visions.

Call for Abstracts: Undisciplining U.S. Television Studies @ Flow Conference (9/15-9/17, Austin TX)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:08pm
Melissa Phruksachart / The Graduate Center CUNY

Call for abstracts for "Undisciplining U.S. Television Studies," a proposed roundtable at the 2016 Flow TV conference to be held in Austin, TX from Sept. 15-17, 2916. Please send 150 words in response to the prompt below. Submissions should be sent via the Flow TV website by May 20, 5pm (CST): http://www.flowjournal.org/flow-conference-2016/flow-2016-panel-question...

PAMLA 2016 French & Francophone Sessions (Nov. 11-13, Pasadena)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers.

The PAMLA Conference in 2016 will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

We are currently accepting proposals of 500 words for panels on French and Francophone studies. Papers may be presented in English or French.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system found here:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

The deadline for paper proposals is June 10.

For questions regarding this session, please contact Erica Maria Cefalo: emcefalo@umd.edu

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