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UPDATE/DEADLINE EXTENDED: Special Sessions Proposals for MMLA (DUE 5/15; November 13-16, Detroit)

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:29am
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).

The Inaugural Conference of the Samuel Beckett Society -- Phoenix, Arizona; February 19-20, 2015

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:23pm
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Samuel Beckett Society

The Samuel Beckett Society (SBS) announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference to be held in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) on February 19 and 20, 2015. The first conference of the SBS represents the opportunity to bring together new, emerging, and established perspectives on the Beckett's writing for a sustained exchange of ideas. In recent years, increased attention has been given to the historical and political dimensions of his work, complementing and sometimes contesting the rich tradition of theoretically driven criticism in Beckett studies.

Scholarly articles and creative writing, deadline 5/15/14

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:14pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty second issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:08am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The words 'fan' and 'fandom' often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of 'their' team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars, 5-6 June 2015, Nancy (France)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:54am
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John S. Bak, Université de Lorraine / IALJS

Working in partnership with various research centers -- Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (Wolfson College, Oxford University), Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University), ReSIC (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and the Experimental Media Lab (Academy of Fine Arts Saar) -- the Lorraine research groups I.D.E.A. (EA 2338: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones), C.R.E.M. (EA 3476: Centre de recherche sur les médiations) et Écriture (EA 3943: Centre lorrain de recherches interdisciplinaires dans les domaines des littératures, des cultures et de la théologie) are announcing a call for papers for a conference, "Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars: Colonialist, Decolonialist and Postcolonialist Perspectives."

[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation: 9th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue, December 2014)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 6:21pm
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming
9th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the
journal's focus
Submission of research papers, reviews, interviews, translations of a literary texts or video
essays implies that the work described has not been published previously and that its publication
is approved by all authors. By submitting an article or video to [sic], the authors acknowledge

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'LITERATURE TODAY LITERARY JOURNAL'

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:42pm
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LITERATURE TODAY

Literature Today, a new literary Journal, is inviting poems and short
stories for its first issue.

http://literaturetodayjournal.webs.com/

Theme of our current issue is 'Man and Nature'. You

can send us poems and short stories on :

1. Beauty of nature.

2. Destruction of nature by Man.

3. Natural hazards and Man.

4. Conflicts between Man and Nature.

5. Any other themes relating to nature.
Submission Deadline:July 10, 2014

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send not more than 4 poems.

2. Send not more thank 2 short stories.

The Other Senses of Modernism (MSA 14)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7:31pm
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Yaron Aronowicz/ Princeton University
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This CFP is for MSA 14

While there has been increasing attention to the senses more generally and to the 'lower' senses of smell, taste, and touch in recent years, it is pretty clear that most scholarship on modernism that focuses on sensation is visually (and to a lesser extent aurally) oriented. Attention to the visual in modernist scholarship has allowed us to ask important questions about surface and glamour, affect and image, the urban landscape and the commodity, race and sexuality. But our largely visual version of modernism has also, perhaps, not allowed us to conceptualize and encounter the other senses of modernism.

Scholarly Articles for Edited Collection

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:29am
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Voices of the Unseen: Revolt and the Building of Radical Transnationalism

We are looking for three articles for an edited collection:

1. Analysis of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement and its impact from a global perspective;

2. Environmental activism and/or the struggle against "climate imperialism";

3. Anti-militarism from a global perspective.

Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) to John Maerhofer and Autumn Quezada-Grant by May 30th.

Here is a description of the book proposal:

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. Riverside, CA, October 31-November 2, 2014. Deadline: May 15, 2014

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:53am
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PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 112th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

Call for Papers for Publications:1.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives 2. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 6:03am
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Liberal Arts Lore

Critical/ scholarly papers on the two areas will be published after blind- review:
I.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives

II. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

a) Aravind Adiga The White Tiger

b) Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies

c) Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question

d) Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending

e) Eleanor Catton The Luminaries

The General Information for the contributors:
1. Title of the paper: bold, title case (Capitalize each word), centered, Font Size 14.

2. Text of the paper: justified; Font & size: Times New Roman, Font size, 12; Spacing: Double spaced.

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