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Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire (Special Issue Southern Literary Journal)

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:36am
Southern Literary Journal (SLJ), soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)

Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire
for a Spring 2016 Special Issue of the Southern Literary Journal (SLJ),
soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)

This year, Patricia Yaeger's foundational Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930–1990 turns fifteen years old. The question that Yaeger asked: "How do you write a story everyone knows but nobody hears" continues to compel scholars in American cultural and southern studies.

(UPDATE) SPECULATION AND FICTION (Deadline 30 April, 2015)

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:25am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 1)

The term speculation has, among others, two specific strands of meaning: thinking/narrating the realm of the possible and describing a form of economy that borders on the fluctuations in the material value of a marketable good. In both the strands, speculation is largely based on what constitutes the material. As Ursula K.

SAMLA 2015 / Special Section: The Novel, Typography, and Graphic Design - Abstracts due 05/15/15

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:57am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA)

"We badly need a new way of thinking about novels that acknowledges their technological reality. We have to learn how to look at fiction as lines of print on a page and we to ask whether it is always the best arrangement to have a solid block of print from one margin to the other running down the page from top to bottom, except for occasional paragraph indentations."
—Ronald Sukenick, The New Tradition in Fiction


Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:44am
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: April 30, 2015

[UPDATE] MMLA Illustrated Texts: CFP Due April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:25pm
Chris Martiniano / Midwest Modern Language Association

The Illustrated Texts session welcomes papers as well as innovative or even illustrative presentations that interrogate the concept of illustration broadly construed. In addition to proposals that explore traditionally illustrated texts, this panel also invites proposals that question the illustrative nature of much of our own work. Does illustration "light up, clear up, or elucidate" our text as its etymology suggests or is it operating differently?


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:31pm

ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)

SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.

Sideways in Time - Essay Collection

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:23am
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.

Sholem Aleykhem: New Perspectives in Comparative Context (Edited Volume): 300-word abstract by July 30, 2015. Papers 10/30.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:55pm
Universitas Press

This edited volume marking the centennial of Sholem Aleykhem's death (May 1916), will explore the writer's vast contributions to Yiddish literature through comparison with authors of other national literatures. The aim of the collection is to analyze the work of this foundational Yiddish writer in comparative context in order to bring to light hitherto unexplored aspects of his achievements. Often called "the Jewish Mark Twain" – due to similar writing style and use of pen name – Sholem Aleykhem's favorite writers spanned the spectrum of world literature – among them: Sterne, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy and Gorky.