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Twentieth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:31am
Ron Kates/ Middle Tennessee State University

April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting

Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.

Andrew Marvell Society Calls for Papers

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:48am
Andrew Marvell Society

We are actively seeking contributions of various kinds to the conference and journal of the Andrew Marvell Society.

- Explorations of "Eyes and Tears." The Society invites abstracts for papers on any aspect of Marvell's poem "Eyes and Tears," to be presented at our annual meeting in Raleigh, NC, March 12-14, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1 at http://www.scrc.us.com/discoveries/abstract-submission-form/. Papers chosen for this panel will be published as a group in the Summer 2015 issue of the Society's official publication, the Andrew Marvell Newsletter.

Sequels, Serials, and Remakes: Recycling Fictions in the Fantastic Sphere

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:17am
College of St. Joseph

Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains Fantomas as evidence. With this repetitive pattern as an organizing principle, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presenters for its 4th annual popular culture conference, held April 10-11th in Rutland, VT. Papers can explore any of the repeating manifestations of fantasy/horror/science fiction in popular culture: film, television, novels, pulp magazines, or other medium. Topics for the presentations are equally as inclusive: everything from close readings of _Seed of Chucky_ to stylometric analysis to cultural discussion of fan sequels are encouraged.

The Melville Society -- Melville's Money: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:54am
The Melville Society (Contact: Andrew Kopec)

The Melville Society: Melville's Money
American Literature Association
21-24 May 2015
Boston, MA

This panel seeks proposals for papers exploring the status of money, broadly conceived, in and across Herman Melville's works. All approaches welcome, from (to name just a few) biographical accounts of "dollars damn[ing]" Melville, to historicist work with Melville and industrial capitalism, to new formalist accounts of his textual economies, to transtemporal and/or transnational reception studies of Melville and his works as symbolic currency (Melville as money). Please send one-page CVs and 250-500 word abstracts by 20 December 2014 to Andrew Kopec (kopeca@ipfw.edu).

CFP-Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:52am
Mariam Popal, PhD - University of Bayreuth

Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

Identites in the Making. Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents. UC Berkeley Dec 3-4, 2014

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:00am
UC Berkeley Dutch Studies

Identities in the Making - Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents
Graduate students conference, December 3-4, 2014, University of California, Berkeley
With a keynote lecture by Rudolf Mrázek (Univ. Michigan) and a panel discussion on 'zwarte piet'

The Dutch Studies Program of the University of California, Berkeley invites graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds to present a paper that relates to the history and legacy of Dutch colonialisms.

Organic Food & Agriculture - all aspects - Call for papers

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:53am
Journal of Organics

The Journal of Organics is an international peer reviewed open access free journal. You are invited to submit new research papers on any aspect of organic food and agriculture - including cross disciplinary and multi disciplinary papers. Papers welcome on related topics including GMOs, nanotechnology in food & farming, biodynamics, organic forestry, agro-biodiversity, certification etc.

Age, Culture, Humanities: Deadine for Issue #3 - 15 February 2015

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:46pm
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015

For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age

Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015

Popular Music Fandom and the Public Sphere - A One Day Symposium

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:32pm
Dr Mark Duffett, University of Chester

CFP: Popular Music Fandom and the Public Sphere - A One Day Symposium

University of Chester,
Friday, 10th April 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr Cornel Sandvoss, University of Surrey

Call for contributions to 'The Detective': A new crime series title by Intellect Books.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:25pm
Intellect Books

CRIME UNCOVERED: The Detective (edited by Barry Forshaw)

Intellect is currently looking for chapter contributions to 'The Detective', one of the first titles in a new book series examining character types in crime fiction. 'The Detective', edited by Barry Forshaw (author of 'Death in a Cold Climate' [Palgrave Macmillan] and editor of 'British Crime Writing' [Harcourt]), is an examination – and celebration – of the police detective throughout the long history of crime literature, TV and film, and will be looking to identify the individual characteristics that define these much-loved characters and discuss how they relate to their surroundings, country and class – and the criminals they relentlessly pursue.

International Journal of Bioassays, Call For Papers

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:00am
International Journal of Bioassays

International Journal of Bioassays [ISSN:2278-778X] is an Open access, Peer-reviewed monthly journal, Authors are invited to submit research articles / reviews / case studies / short communications for possible publication in forthcoming issues of International Journal of Bioassays. For more details visit journal at www.ijbio.com

*Manuscripts/Papers should be e-mail to editor@ijbio.com and editor.ijbio@gmail.com

Our request to all corresponding authors use maximum e-work,
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Best Regards,

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:14am
Susan Arndt / Mariam Popal/ Rinaldo Walcott University of Bayreuth, University of Toronto

Ethics is a global endeavor bereft of any universal validity. Ethics is subjective, positioned and biased, commuting between subjectivity and collectivity/community. Ever since the birth of this concept, ethics was praised and betrayed, simultaneously, asking for resistance, empowerment and resituation.[...]
In a relatively new 'turn to ethics', this project seeks to work with an idea of the ethical that goes beyond colonial encountering and along the lines of cultural and economic surplus thinking as the fundament of the planet's present global amalgamation. Looking at the asymmetries and disjunctures of global (labour and mind) divisions and their value-coding, the project takes these questions as a starting point:

[UPDATE] Reading the Queer in Literature, Culture and Theory (edited volume). Deadline for submission (extended): Dec. 15, 2014

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:50am
Subashish Bhattacharjee

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Papers should be documented according to MLA Stylesheet, within 5,ooo words, and should be sent as email attachment (.doc/.docx).
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory (Foucault, Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, David Halperin)
-the queer in pohilosophy
-the queer in popular culture

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