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Area of Whedon Studies - MPCA 2016 Conference: October 6 - 9, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
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We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes, The Avengers: Age of Ultron); his comics (e.g. Fray; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways; Sugarshock!; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Nine, and Ten; Angel: After the Fall; Angel & Faith Season Nine and Ten; Serenity: Those Left Behind; Serenity: Better Days; The Shepherd's Tale ); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators.

CFP- Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 9th issue Fall 2016, Deadline 31st May

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:25am
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Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities
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estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):

Linguistics

Literature

Music

Cinema

Theology

Philosophy

History

Visual arts

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.

Theme: non-thematic.

Capital in Contemporary British and American Poetry

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Arul Benito Gerard

Inviting papers for a panel on capital in contemporary British and American poetry. Possible concerns might include: financial crisis, utopianism and form.

This call seeks papers for a proposed special session panel for the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017.

Submit 300 word abstract to Arul Benito Gerard (la14resch01002@iith.ac.in) on or before March 15 2016.

Please note that the panel is subject to acceptance by the MLA Program Committee and is not guaranteed.

CFP: Philament 22: Precarity (An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture)

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Chris Rudge University of Sydney
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Philament: An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture

Philament 22: Precarity

Philament, the peer-reviewed, open access, online journal of arts and culture based at the University of Sydney, invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career academics for our twenty-second issue, Precarity.

- ROUNDTABLE - Teaching World Literature at the Borders

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:36pm
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MMLA 2016 St. Louis, MO
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In the spirit of MMLA's conference theme of "Border States," this roundtable seeks to explore new pedagogical approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses, though others will be considered. We are particularly interested in papers that explore how we introduce students to "world literature" in new and innovative ways, models that move from traditional surveys to the borders of world literature, and ways in which world literature, broadly speaking, can be effectively included in the curricula.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Lit Crit from a Left Perspective - St. John's University Humanities Review

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:15pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Fourteen, Issue 1/Spring 2016)

Slavoj Žižek has suggested that, after the spectacular failure of party-states in the twentieth century, it is no longer time for the Left to change the world, but again to interpret it. Of course, Žižek's directive comes in the wake of popular anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolts around the world which have reinvigorated militants and scholars alike: from New York to Cairo, Kobanî to Ferguson. There is, evidently, no easy division between action and interpretation, between theory and practice, even in the absence of any major world power designating itself as Communist. And yet, Žižek's plea must be a tempting one for those scholars working in the current, increasingly globalized university system.

Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:

* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature

British Fantasy Society Journal 16

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
The British Fantasy Society

BFS Journal 16 is due out in June/July.

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

"Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents," 3-8 December 2016, deadline 15 June 2016

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
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CFP: "Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents"
Mobile, AL, USA, 3-8 December 2016

Abstracts are invited for a conference on literature and the sea, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

LUSO-AFRO-BRAZILIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AT SCMLA 2016

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:42pm
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South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) 2016

Dear All,

Our panel entitled LUSO-AFRO-BRAZILIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE kindly requests abstracts for SCMLA 2016 in Dallas, Texas, in November 3-5.

Abstracts may be submitted until March 31st.

Chair: Célia Carmen Cordeiro, University of Texas–Ausitn. celiacarmencordeiro@utexas.edu

Secretary: Naomi Pueo Wood, Colorado College. naomi.wood@colorado.college.edu

Looking forward to be hearing from you soon.

Best,

Célia Cordeiro

Shakespeare and Fear

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:42am
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Société Française Shakespeare

Call for papers for the 2017 conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare

12-14 January 2017

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Call for papers

Autofiction in English

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
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Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

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