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[REMINDER] The Romance of Sidney and Spenser - Seminar (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser

This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)'

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:16pm
The Muse

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)'

1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.

2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.

3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.

4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as "POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-2) SUBMISSION"

5. Send your submission to contemporarypoetryanthology@gmail.com

6 No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on Amazon.com.

Nomadic Interior: Interiors Forum World 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:02pm
Politecnico di Milano

Interiors Forum World 2015 «Nomadic Interiors – living and inhabiting in an age of migrations» poses and aims to seek contributions for critical input answering questions such as:
- How much have the concepts of place and identity changed in the age of migrations and multiculturalism?
- How have the concept of inhabiting and its forms changed in a condition of global nomadism?
- What new spaces and architectures are generated by the idea and practice of nomadism?
- How much has the collective space of a society, marked by the intensification of mobility, changed?
- What effects did the new technologies of access to knowledge have on spaces and shapes of places for culture, museums, libraries, schools, universities?

CFP: Captivity Studies Proposal Due November 1, 2014

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:49pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American
Culture"

Albuquerque, NM February 11-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate (with monetary awards for the best graduate student papers) - or to simply register to attend the conference and its captivity narrative panels.

[Reminder] "New Directions in Dickens Scholarship" (9/30/2014; 4/30-5/3/2015)

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:22pm
NeMLA 2015, Toronto / The Dickens Society

NeMLA 2015: "New Directions in Dickens Scholarship" (9/30/2014; 4/30-5/3/2015)
Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Deadline: September 30, 2014

New Directions in Dickens Scholarship (Sponsored by the Dickens Society)

<UPDATE> NeMLA 2015 - '(Im)modest Witnesses': Women and Scientific Work in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Feminist critics argue that when Robert Boyle proposed his ideal scientific spectator, the 'modest witness,' he set an exclusionary standard, barring women from scientific production. This panel explores femininity and the female body in the making of scientific knowledge from the Scientific Revolution to the early 1800s. Did women employ discrete processes or ideologies, devise experiments, and construct evidence in ways that were fundamentally distinct from the masculine university model? Broadly, how did gender affect their scientific acts?

22nd Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, 13-15 February 2015

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:49am
Lavender Languages & Linguistics

The 22nd annual Lavender Languages Conference (February 13-15, 2015, American University, Washington DC) invites proposals for presentations exploring the importance of linguistic practice, broadly defined, in lgbtq life. Sessions already in development for this year's program suggest the range of interests we hope to address at this year's conference:

CFP: Fairy Tales Area at PCA/ACA in New Orleans, April 1-4

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:55am
Popular Cultura Association/American Culture Association

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions on any topic involving fairy tales.

While our interests are broad and inclusive, we are particularly interested in papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (tv shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, and pedagogical uses of and approaches to fairy tales. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Submissions for Journal 'Dante e l'arte'

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:30am
Journal Dante e l'arte - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

The Journal "Dante e l'arte" invites submissions for several sections of its second issue. The 2015 'Dossier' is devoted to "Dante and Music" and it will include papers about drama and opera in Dante and its reception in symphonic music. The second part of the journal, entitled Articoli, will include essays and contributions from several topics about the relationship between Dante and the arts. The deadline for reception of articles in this first issue of 'Dante e l'arte' is 1 April 2015.

Special Topic: Christianity and Literature (for spring 2015)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:19pm
Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)

Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning, a peer-reviewed journal published by Missouri Baptist University, welcomes essays for a special issue (spring 2015) on "Christianity and Literature." Essays may explore aspects of Christianity in individual works or writers, in pedagogical matters pertaining to teaching literature at Christian universities, and in issues concerning courses devoted to specifically Christianity and literature. Some possible approaches and examples would include:

• The ability of mainstream literature to show the picture and power of spirituality in the lives of non-religious people (The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, as an example)

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed

Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

Abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

CFP-Marvel Feature Films

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:51pm
Rob Weiner/Texas Tech University

Marvel Feature Films edited by Robert Moses Peaslee, Matthew McEniry, and Robert G. Weiner
The recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy marks the penultimate film in the so-called second "phase" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of big-budget tentpole films that include Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 1-3, and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, other studios like Sony and Fox have had success with films based on Marvel properties such as the X-Men and Spider-Man.

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