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Call for submissions: Headland: Literary frontiers & emerging voices

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:53pm
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Headland: Literary frontiers & emerging voices

Headland, a new literary e-journal based in Wellington, New Zealand, is calling for submissions of work from 1 September 2014. Headland will be published regularly from January 2015, giving further voice to local as well as international guest writers, to new as well as established writers - and hopefully all kinds of writers in between.

Festival of Faith and Music March 26-28, 2015

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:44pm
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Calvin College

Call for Papers: Festival of Faith and Music

March 26-28, 2015 
Calvin College


Grand Rapids, Michigan

Calvin College's Festival of Faith & Music is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students and lovers of music and popular culture to discuss diverse forms of popular music and issues of faith.

"(Im)Materiality in English and Welsh Medieval Culture" (Kalamazoo 2015)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:53pm
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Daniel Helbert

The recent trend in medieval literary studies to emphasize inanimate objects and materiality as a means of contextualizing or de-emphasizing human and humanist activities has encouraged two, perhaps unintended, consequences: 1) The segregation of 'Humanist' philosophical interpretations of the world and its contents/inhabitants (metaphysics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, etc.) from 'non-human' oriented epistemologies (Eco-Criticism, Object Oriented Ontology, etc.); and 2) the lack of distinguishment between human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally homogenous setting and human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally mixed setting.

[UPDATE] New Contexts for American Poetry in the 1950's and 1960's

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:20pm
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The Charles Olson Society
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The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. We are interested in abstracts pertaining to poetry in the fifties and sixties, especially those that draw attention to uncommon readings. Though Donald Allen's influential anthology The New American Poetry divided American poetry into distinct schools (Black Mountain, San Francisco, Beat, New York) and contributed to its division into distinct styles (Experimental, Academic, and Confessional), Allen's model creates too many internal and external contradictions.

CFP: Literature (General) Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/14; 2/11-2/14/15)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:42pm
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Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Association
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Organizers of the 36th annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please peruse the specific area list at:
http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/#literature.)

CFP: Higher Education; Book Reviewers

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:26pm
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Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University
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Call for Submissions

Research

Pedagogy

Reflection

Research Notes

Teacher-Scholar accepts submissions of articles offering original research, either qualitative or quantitative, on any facet of State Comprehensive Universities; articles focused on pedagogy that offer suggestions for either on-line or on-campus teaching at State Comprehensive Universities; and personal reflection essays focused on life at State Comprehensive Universities; as well as reports on research in progress or current trends at SCUs.

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon Anaheim 4/3-4/5: submissions due 12/1

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:02pm
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Comics Arts Conference

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon Anaheim, 4/3-4/5, 2015. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Studies in Musical Theatre Special Issue: "All Kinds of Music is Pouring Out of Me" Abstracts due: Dec. 1, 2014

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:04pm
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Studies in Musical Theatre

When the eponymous Sweet Charity (1966) realises somebody loves her, not only does the scene shift from dialogue into song, she acknowledges the largeness of her emotional response, singing "Now I'm a brass band." Such moments in musical theatre are at the heart of the form's appeal for many kinds of spectators, allowing them to vicariously live large for the duration of the musical and sometimes beyond. Raymond Knapp has investigated the persistence of identity formation as a process musical theatre facilitates for its creators, characters and audiences, and this special issue would build upon Knapp's work.

Ethics of Storytelling: Historical Imagination in Contemporary Literature, Media and Visual Arts, June 4-6, 2015

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:02pm
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University of Turku, Finland

What strategies do contemporary arts (such as literature, film, visual, media and performative arts) employ to narrate experiences that resist telling and imagining, such as experiences of traumatic histories and limit events? What ethical issues do their processes of storytelling involve?

Apes, Humans, and Other Primates (Ottawa, ACCUTE 2015)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:20pm
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Marc André Fortin (Université de Sherbrooke)

Non-human primates often play the role of "other" to the rational and civilized human animal in literature. As fictional foils, Darwinian traces, and anthropomorphic ruptures, the literary primate offers an existential challenge to the perceived supremacy of human evolution, to the social and biological experience of consciousness, and to epistemological models of truth and being. Recent representations of the non-human primate (Sara Gruen's Ape House, Colin McAdam's A Beautiful Truth, Kenneth Oppel's Half Brother) both contest and reinforce the dividing line between the human and animal, and situate the human within its own evolutionary history as animal.

Photography, Testimony, and the Voyeuristic Gaze: Bearing Witness to Trauma

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:02pm
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North Eastern Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers on the relation between trauma and representation in photography and related visual media. How do images of atrocities both provoke and disarm our voyeuristic gaze? How does bearing witness differ within visual, oral, and literary fields? This panel will explore our engagement with the spectacle of atrocities via the work of artists such as Alfredo Jaar and Richard Mosse. Preference will be given to papers that examine both photography and literature.

"Representing Afghanistan" - NeMLA Panel, 30 April-3 May, Toronto 2015

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:52am
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Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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This seminar is designed to bring together scholars whose work examines representations of Afghanistan in literature, non-fiction, film, and new media published in the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion. Works on genre, methodology, as well as papers on individual authors are welcome. Participants interested in interdisciplinary approaches and new media analysis are also encouraged to apply. Potential topics include:

Call for Papers IJAET Nov. Issue 2014

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:39am
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International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
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Call for Papers – Vol 7 Iss 5 - IJAET November 2014
Deadline : 30th September 2014
Notification : 15th October 2014
Revision : 20th October 2014
Publication : 01st November 2014
IJAET is a scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJAET is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.

HIGH QUALITY PAPERS FOR IJAET ARE INVITED FOR SUBMISSION.

Objectives of IJAET

British Society for Literature and Science Tenth Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, 16-18 April 2015

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:04am
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Greg Lynall/ University of Liverpool
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The tenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Liverpool, on 16-18 April 2015. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Keith Barnham (Imperial College London), Dr Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge), and Dr Claire Preston (Queen Mary University of London).

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