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

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

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:

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 1:42pm
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?


Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:57pm
Pomona Valley Review

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 9th issue this June. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 1st.

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

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

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

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
UFMG, PósLit

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

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 3:10pm
Chris GoGwilt and Melanie Holm

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

Editors: Melanie Holm ( & Chris GoGwilt (

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.

Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:04pm
NC State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Essay Collection - Beyond Recovery: Women's Writing 1640-1830

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:45am
Robin Runia

The editor of Beyond Recovery: Women's Writing 1640-1830 seeks essays that explore how new methods, materials, and opportunities in eighteenth-century studies have transformed scholarship and shifted our understanding of the canon.