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"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:42am
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association




Online at NEPCA Fantastic:

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire

Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015

Proposals no later than by 15 July 2015

Love Letters. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:13pm

Love Letters
3rd Global Meeting of the Letters and Letter Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

This is not a love letter

"I read over your letters again and again, and am continually taking them up as if I had just received them; but alas! They only serve to make me more strongly regret your absence: for how amiable must her conversation be, whose letters have so many charms?" Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 6.7 [Translation William Melmoth 1915]

Is this a love letter? Or is it something else entirely?

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:26am
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspective. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content.

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices
10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Traces of the erotic are all around us, embodied in images, music, advertising, stories, inter-personal interactions, dreams and desires. Whether expressed in symbolic or literal form, the erotic has captured human imagination across time and cultures, shaping our understanding and experience of pleasure and intimacy along the way. While there is no denying that the erotic has an irresistible appeal, it is also viewed as a taboo to be suppressed or hidden.

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
Drew University

Call For Papers
The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering that aims to encourage conversation between scholars and researchers of Irish and Irish-American culture and the writers, artists, local historians, surfers, musicians, skaters, chefs, poets, thinkers and readers of Irish and Irish-American culture.This is the third year of Transatlantic Connections, and the overall theme of this year is Ireland and the Diaspora.

UPDATE: Edited Collection: Monstrous Messengers:Supernatural Figures Children's Picture Books Deadline July 15

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:14am
Leslie Ormandy

CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Full Name
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)
Contact email: monstrousmessengers(at)

I am still in need of several chapters for this edited collection. Please recall that the focus in on physical picture books and children, not on television or film. Deadline for submission is extended to July 15. Questions are welcomed.