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Critical/Creative Ed. Collection on Fear & Trauma, seeking writers/illustrators/scholars, proposal deadline, 8/1/14

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Julie E. Tyler / Independent
contact email: 

Proposed submissions are requested for an innovative edited collection of "micro graphics" on the subjects of fear and trauma. This collection will include diverse and powerful graphic entries from contributors on these subjects. Each entry should tell a story about (or visually conceptualize) fear/trauma in only two or three graphic frames [think graphic novel illustrations, but limited to two or three frames and excluding thought or dialogue bubbles]. The challenge, of course, will be to convey the emotional magnitude of fear and/or trauma within limited two-dimensional space. Contributors might choose to craft entries as collaborative rather than individual projects.

Update for Theories of Realism and Naturalism SAMLA 2014- Deadline Extended (June 10, 2014)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2014
contact email: 

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of late 19th- and 20th-century realism and naturalism. Possible topics could include—but are not limited to—theories of realism and naturalism, transatlantic realisms/naturalisms, social vs. psychological realism, women and naturalism, literature and social ethics, and historicist interpretations of realism and naturalism. Papers might address theoretical issues or discuss specific literary works. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By June 10, 2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Myrto Drizou, Valdosta State University, at

Interdisciplinary Student and Graduate Conference Transcultural Media Relations – April 2015

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 4:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Goethe University Frankfurt

April 17th – 18th 2015: Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

In the introduction to his 2011 book Media, Culture and Society, Paul Hodkinson claims that "media have, in one way or another, become integral to what we might term the broader social and cultural environment – something that includes (…) class, gender and ethnic relations, patterns of identity and community, ideas and understandings, practices of intellectual, artistic and creative expression and broader ways of life" (4). Media - and this includes novels, newspapers, film, TV productions, music and computer games – shape, mirror and represent culture and society. What then happens when a medium is taken out of its cultural frame and reinterpreted through another culture's eyes?

Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group - May 28-30 - Chicago - DEADLINE Oct. 30 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 2:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Mansfield Society
contact email: 

Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'

An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA

28-30 May 2015 (Deadline for Proposals - Oct. 30, 2014)

Keynote Address:
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington

American Humor Studies Association Conference (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY
contact email: 

The American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference 2014 seeks additional papers for the following panels:

-- Hollywood cinema and American humor
-- Humor in the American novel
-- American humor in new media formats

The conference will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans from December 4-7, 2014. The Four Points Sheraton will provide a conference rate, and participants and attendees are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel.

Due to the short turnaround, please send 100-word proposals to Pete Kunze at by Friday, June 13. Decisions will be made by Monday, June 16. Inquiries welcome.

College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group at the International Reading Association -- due June 15th, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group

College Literacy and Learning is a Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association (IRA) and meets once a year at
the International Reading Association's national convention.

The College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group has four primary purposes:

1. To provide for an exchange of ideas and techniques with regard to teaching methods and evaluation of students' literacy
and learning in two and four-year colleges and universities, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, textbooks, and teaching materials.

2. To propose and encourage the adoption of certain specific qualifications for the teachers of college literacy and learning programs.

Seeking Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions for Viscera, Volume 2

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
The California Journal of Women Writers
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Viscera, an online chapbook from The California Journal of Women Writers, accepts submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art biannually. This submission period is from May 27th - October 31st, 2014.

The California Journal of Women Writers is currently seeking submissions from North American women-identified writers for our second biannual chapbook of poetry, prose, and visual art. There is no overarching theme so feel free to send us your best work.

The deadline to send in your submissions is Friday, October, 31st, 2014.

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London

Call for Papers

Keynote: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero)

Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin, Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels)

ASLE Panel at MMLA (Nov 13-16); Abstracts due June 20

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest MLA / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
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Ecocritical Perspectives on Cities [Deadline Extended]

In response to the 2014 MMLA conference theme, this panel seeks papers that explore "the lives of cities" from an ecocritical perspective. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to: literary or filmic representations of urban nature; recent trends in urban / suburban ecology (such as urban farming); cities' responses to natural disasters; the rhetoric of urban sustainability; environmental justice in urban settings; the role of the humanities in urban sustainability; and teaching ecocriticism in urban settings. Papers related to any period/genre are welcome.

Call for Papers on the Theme of 'Light': kaleidoscope, the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Kaleidoscope Journal, IAS, Durham University

Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.

The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:

-Nature and Geometry of Light
-Scientific Processes Utilising Light
-Narrating and Representing Light
-Experiencing Light
-Light and Wellbeing
-Light, Culture, and Practices

CFP - Remnants of the Nation (October 30-31 2014, İzmir, Turkey)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Yasar University - Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of English Language and Literature
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CFP: Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium:
"Remnants of the Nation," 30-31 October, 2014
Yaşar Üniversity, English Language and Literature Department, İzmir, Turkey

BOUNDARIES: A one-day Symposium

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex

E X C U R S I O N S Journal

Boundaries: a one-day Symposium
Showcasing work from the upcoming issue

Keynote by Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex):
'The University of Thought Out of Bounds'

Followed by wine reception
Lunch & refreshments provided

9.30am - 6pm, June 9th 2014
Creativity Zone, Pevensey III, University of Sussex

For more details see,
@excursions_j and

1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Discoveries

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:20am
full name / name of organization: 
School of Film Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Greek films of the period 1945-1967 have traditionally been classified as belonging to the Old Greek Cinema, a label that has harbored several problematic assumptions regarding the artistic merit and the cultural significance of Greek filmmaking practices of the time. Most writings on Old Greek Cinema seem to reproduce the standard tenets of an equally 'old' trend in film historiography, which is built on two key premises; firstly, the interest in film as an art form and, secondly, the examination of film as a reflection or mirror of society.