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The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
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Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University
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We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
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NALS: Native American Literature Association
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This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at

Ecstasy (ACLA 2015)

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:17pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)

CFP: "The Meaning of Modi"

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
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Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies

Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies invites submissions for its upcoming special issue: "The Meaning of Modi." We are especially interested in articles concerning the following:

  • the rise of the BJP and Hindu Fundamentalism;
  • the nature of Modi's support base;
  • analyses of his projected work for the Indian economy;
  • civil liberties in India;
  • the role of minorities (Dalits, Muslims, Christians, etc.);
  • Modi's foreign policy (especially concerning Pakistan, the US, and China);
  • settlement of the Kashmir issue; and
  • the collapse of the INC.

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CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
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CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

ACLA 2015 Seminar: "Globalizing Critical University Studies" March 26-29, 2015, Seattle - Abstracts due 10/15/14

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Bret Leraul, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature Cornell University
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Please note, this is a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference March 26-29, 2015 in Seattle, WA. Interested parties should submit proposals through the ACLA website:

Seminar Description:

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Wreck Park Journal

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

American West in Literature and Film, Albuquerque 11-14 February 2015

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

36th Annual Conference
11-14 February 2015
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:28am
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Dr D. Bruno Starrs
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Calling for book chapters in a proposed edited collection tentatively titled "Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture". Contributions of around 7 - 10,000 words are needed on each of the following subjects:

- Indigenous Australian Music
- Indigenous Australian Television
- Indigenous Australian Radio
- Indigenous Australian Literature
- Indigenous Australian Theatre
- Indigenous Australian Sport
- Indigenous Australian Painting
- Indigenous Australian Rock Art
- Indigenous Australian Mythology/Religion
- The Appropriation of Indigenous Australian Culture by the Non- Indigenous
- The Worldwide Industry of Selling Indigenous Australian Pop Culture

Open call to participate in a digital non-fiction storytelling project

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:30am
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Afterlife of Discarded Objects
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This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history. The project will examine how people's memories of their childhood games with discarded material objects inform the way they imagine the cultural landscape of their childhood. Material for the project is shared by multiple respondents through crowdsourcing (the stories will be featured on a map to facilitate a multimodal and interactive experience of storytelling). Please read the full description following the link below and take part in assembling a collective tale of the power of imagination to shape history!