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[Reminder] The Rhetoric of Waste Panel, SAMLA, November 7-9, Atlanta, GA

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Iuliu Ratiu, Georgia Tech

"THE RHETORIC OF WASTE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Is the rhetoric of waste and sustainability a validation or a critique of neoliberalism? Can we lead less wasteful and more sustainable lives in an era of smart technologies and problem-solving ideology? Can we live off the grid, save the world, and sip fair trade coffee all at the same time? Last but not least, what's the humanistic perspective on empty signifiers such as efficiency, downsizing, outsourcing, sustainable systems, benefits-cost analysis, etc.?

[REMINDER] Don DeLillo (Special Issue of Orbit): abstracts by 30th June 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 4:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Crystal Alberts/University of North Dakota
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To mark the 45th anniversary of DeLillo's debut novel and his decades of influence, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, an open access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon, related authors and adjacent fields, will publish a special issue dedicated to Don DeLillo in 2016.

A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott and Alexis Wright (June 22, 2014 Deadline) [Update]

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler
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Contributors are sought for a collection of original essays examining the works of Australia's leading Aboriginal authors, Kim Scott and Alexis Wright. Both authors have won countless awards, including Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Scott in 2000 (Benang) and 2011 (That Deadman Dance), and Wright in 2006 (Carpentaria) and currently on the longlist for 2014 (The Swan Book). Despite national and international acclaim for their literary contribution, there is currently no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes these authors' works for scholars, students (undergraduate and graduate), and general readers.

CFP: Subculture and the Humanities (Edited Volume)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Morgan Shipley, Co-editor

Is subculture a universal category that discloses itself in similar ways, irrespective of differences in historical moments or cultural geographies? Or is subculture inextricably linked to these specificities? This edited volume seeks to engage these questions (amongst others) through a particular scope. Specifically, in what ways can the humanities helped us to understand subcultures during three distinct eras: the Lost Generation, the 1960s and today's digital age?

CFP Critical/Creative Ed. Collection on Fear & Trauma, proposal deadline, 8/1/14

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Julie E. Tyler / Independent
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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.

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

updated: 
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)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:17pm
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SAMLA 2014
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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 mdrizou@valdosta.edu.

Interdisciplinary Student and Graduate Conference Transcultural Media Relations – April 2015

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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

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

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY
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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 pkunze@albany.edu 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

updated: 
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

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:55pm
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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

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:47pm
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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)

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