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[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
contact email: 

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood - CFP for Edited Collection

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lee Baxter and Martha Satz / Demeter Press

We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.

CFP - Philament 21: Terror Australis

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Rudge, University of Sydney
contact email: 

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career scholars (up to five years since qualification) that explore the notion or thematic "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be a protean sense, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, or an institutionalised technic—a form of disciplinary power.

Caribbean Cinema Now - September 24-26 (Port-of-Spain)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
trinidad+tobago film festival and UWI Film Programme

Over the last decade, there has been an unprecedented upsurge in film production across the nations of the Caribbean, yet little has been said in scholarly circles about these works or the nascent institutions that have helped facilitate their production and circulation. In September 2015, as part of the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), The ttff, in association with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Film Programme, is inviting proposals for papers to be presented during this year's edition of the festival.

Proposals for 30-minute presentations are welcome on any topic related to Caribbean cinema over the last ten years, but the organisers are especially interested in topics such as:

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
contact email: 

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

Philament 21: Terror Australis (Postgraduate Journal of Arts and Culture), 30 June 2015

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Rudge (Managing Editor, Philament), University of Sydney
contact email: 

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career scholars (fewer than five years since qualification) that explore the notion or thematic "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be a protean sense, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, or an institutionalised technic—a form of disciplinary power.

Death, Violence and Fiction

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
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We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

-how struggles for political representation are waged via religious representations, and the connotations that accompany particular religious traditions.

Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX [UPDATE]

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.

300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.

The official CFP can be viewed here:
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7791 (requires MLA login)

[Expanded] Public Pedagogy: Teaching Literature in the Corporate University

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/ University of Texas at Austin
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In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselves (and to be seen by students) as producing an education that molds future workers rather than augmented civic subjects.

C A L L F O R P A P E R S No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions | www.coldnoon.com

To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about

In addition to following the notice below.

[Update] MLA 2016 "Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Proposed Special Session
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Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary British-Jewish Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
The Open University

The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary
British-Jewish Culture

One-Day Conference, Thursday 23 July
Open University Regional Centre, Camden, London

The conference is hosted and funded by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group of the Open University, with additional support from the British Jewish Contemporary Culture research network, Bangor University and the University of Winchester.

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