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Tarot and Other Methods of Divination at PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans (Apr. 1-4, 2015)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:28pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

I am looking for papers for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in New Orleans April 1-4, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,

a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.

b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.

c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.

[UPDATE] Let's Get Published! Student Writers as Content Providers NeMLA 2015 conference, April 30- May 3, 2015, Toronto, Canada

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:15pm
Dr. Randy Laist

In our interconnected age, everyone can be a published writer. Not only do blogs and discussion boards make it possible for any writer with a smartphone to reach a global audience, but the Internet also puts aspiring writers into immediate contact with publishers, editors, and webmasters in search of content. This situation has significant implications for composition studies. With the Internet at the tip of everyone's fingers, a world of publication opportunities is only a click away.

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:33pm
Wreck Park

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference- [UPDATE] September 25-26, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:15pm
Kennesaw State University

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchises; the Batman, James Bond, and Marvel Cinematic Universe tent-poles; and the 24, Arrow, and Games of Thrones television series. Moreover, the hero took on new significance in other countries' cultural productions, as with the film series Krrish in India, Zebraman in Japan, and Valley of the Wolves in Turkey.

Arts in Literature: Interdisciplinarity and Ekphrasis in Luso-Hispanic Letters (April 30-May 3, 2015)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:19am
NeMLA 2015


From the well know Horatian statement 'Ut pictura poesis' until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.


[UPDATE] OLR volume 37 issue 1: Deadine for abstracts December 15, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:11pm
Oxford Literary Review

OLR invites submissions for upcoming general issue. Articles are welcome of 6000-7000 words that fit with the journal's general interests. OLR devotes itself to outstanding writing in deconstruction, literary theory, psychoanalytic theory, political theory and related forms of exploratory thought. Founded in 1977 it remains responsive to new concerns and committed to patient, inventive reading as the wellspring of critical research. It has published work by many trailblazing thinkers and seeks to take forward the movement of deconstructive thought in the face of as many forms and institutions as possible.

Send expressions of interest and abstract by December 15, 2014. Full texts will be due on February 1, 2015.

Post-Conquest Religiosity - Kalamazoo 2015

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:51pm
Sarah L. Reeser and Bridget Riley

How was religious practice on the frontier shaped by currents of adaptation or resistance following acts of invasion and territorial expansion? What part did liturgy, hagiography, religious art, and literature play in shaping the post-conquest narrative? These are two of the questions we seek to explore in this session. Scholarship has long acknowledged the impact of conquest upon local practice and large-scale belief. Recently, there has been a growing interest in expanding the traditional boundaries of the medieval world by exploring existing issues related to conquest and religious change in new milieus, such as across the Atlantic.