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Sideways in Time - Essay Collection

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:23am
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Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives

Call for Papers
Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives
Essay Collection

Following a highly successful two day international conference on alternate history held at the University of Liverpool and organised in conjunction with Lancaster University, the conference organisers are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish an essay collection which represents the diversity and depth of alternate history and counterfactual narrative scholarship.

MPCA- Southern Literature and Popular Culture

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:40pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 1-4 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (deadline: April 30)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:31pm
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Todd Comer
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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:

Beckett and Vice Feb. 21-24, 2016

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Paul Shields
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BECKETT AND VICE
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County, CA
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S. E. Gontarski

Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:

Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. asceticism

REOPENED: The[?] Archive- special edition of the journal Critical Survey

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:42pm
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Critical Survey

In almost a reactionary response to New Criticism and a development from Historicism, literary researchers are using archival research more and more to develop textual analysis. Whether this research is more historically based or is textual to the point of analysing printing ink and the construction of a text, special collections, museum, and archives are considered a valuable resource. Even in the abstract, the idea of 'the' archive, while being embraced is simultaneously being challenged both for its exclusions and its very definition. How has the/an archive or the very idea of an archive affected/enhanced your own work?

Call for Book Chapters: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:44pm
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Daniel Westover / East Tennessee State University
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Co-editors Daniel Westover and William Wright invite chapter proposals for 'The Fire that Breaks': Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies, a new volume of critical essays focusing on the diverse and continuing influence of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

[UPDATE] CFP Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference 6-7 June

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:26pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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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.

CFP Brazilian Journal Aletria 26.2 Networks and Flows in Literatures in English

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
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UFMG, PósLit
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This issue aims to elicit discussions about the literary and cultural productions that have emerged from the process of colonization and post-colonial experience in English-speaking countries, as well as the expansion of these historical experiences through cross-cultural dialogues. It is, therefore, the investigation of the transits of literary, artistic, and cultural repertoires in English, aiming to comprehend the networks and flows of critical or theoretical references about these productions in the various stages of the colonization and post-colonial period.

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 3:10pm
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Chris GoGwilt and Melanie Holm
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Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

PAMLA Nov 6 -Nov 8, 2015 Special Session: Performing Women's Roles: 1500-1700 England

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:27pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Abstract: This special session will explore the intricacies and expectations embodied in portrayals of womanhood in Renaissance and Restoration England. This session desires papers using literature and plays to discuss the realities for and suppositions of women that were common in this era, potentially looking at the broader social implications.

Children's and Youth Culture on the Screen -- SAMLA (Durham, NC, 11/13-11/15)

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:42am
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Pete Kunze | University of Texas at Austin
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Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children's and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys. In line with this year's theme of In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, I welcome papers that examine adaptation, compare media (broadly defined), and/or explore transmedia storytelling. While papers on recent adaptations are particularly encouraged, this panel seeks a variety of new, productive perspectives on adapting children's and youth culture for various media, including film, television, and online media.

CounterText: A Journal for the Study of the Post-Literary -- Rolling CFP

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:23am
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CounterText; Edinburgh University Press
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CounterText is uniquely centred on the study of literature and its 21st-century extensions. Are the broader resonances of the literary being overtaken in the drifts towards image cultures, digital spaces, globalisation and technoscientific advances? For CounterText, the post-literary is the domain in which any artefact that might have some claim on the literary appears. However, the post-literary domain also allows for vital and challenging migrations and mutations of the literary. Such artefacts might be called 'countertextual'. The countertextual is strategic, metamorphic and revelatory of the charged evolutions and radical transformations of the literary today.

Antae Call for Papers on BOREDOM (deadline 30th June 2015)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:56am
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Antae Journal (University of Malta)
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Call for Papers
Boredom

https://malta.academia.edu/AntaeJournal/Papers

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'There's little left but to be bored or bore.'
Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV

'Mieux vaut un désastre qu'un désêtre.'
Alain Badiou, Conditions

'Despair yawns.'
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

'There seemed nothing to do but live.'
J. M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K

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