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Call for book chapters - Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives - abstracts by 1 June, papers due 31 October

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:47pm
Petar Penda

I am working on an edited book to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death to be published by a UK publisher in 2016. The provisional title of the book is Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives and topics might include (but are not limited to):
- new critical perspectives on individual plays and non-dramatic works;
- contemporary theoretical approaches to studying Shakespeare's oeuvre;
- textual scholarship;
- Shakespeare on stage and on film;
- Shakespeare's philosophical views;
- ambiguities and paradoxes;
- linguistic criticism;
- Shakespeare on creation, procreation and death;
- power, ideology and religion;
- conventionality and tradition;
- Shakespeare in translation;

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion or Material Culture to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

"Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:43am
University of Salzburg and Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts

CFP: "Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Russell Berman (Stanford University)

Transforming Male Devotional Practices from the Medieval to the Early Modern, 16th and 17th September 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:32pm
The University of Huddersfield

This conference at the University of Huddersfield is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope. It will take place on 16th and 17th September 2015 and aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way ordinary men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil. Papers that address English male devotional experience from historical, literary, gender studies and material culture perspectives are welcomed. Suggested themes include:

QUEER THEORY: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:13am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA URBAN STUDIES

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:07am
Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

CFP for Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books and Early Readings, Dea

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
Leslie Ormandy

Picture books and early readers carry all the weight of parental authority, and are essential tools in the learning process for our children. With their bright pictures, they perform their function of holding the child's attention quite well, and they are accessed freely and repeatedly. They offer children not only hours of sanctioned entertainment and carefully chosen words and concepts, they also introduce our youngest children to specific cultural norms and belief systems. What role then does the supernatural character play for children learning to "read" and interpret the values in the interplay of images, words, and authority? Is there a difference, for the child, when the protagonist shown in the picture is a werewolf, fairy, or ghost?

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Deadline for Summer Issue Approaching (May 1)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
Wreck Park Journal

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 the 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.

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (new deadline: May 15)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
Todd A. Comer

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

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