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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:43am
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Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

"Poetry and Poetics" Session at PAMLA Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:40am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Looking for papers on any aspect of poetry or poetics, but especially interested in papers dealing with Modernist, Postmodern, or other types of avant-garde poetics, or in papers dealing with the conference theme of "Familiar Spirits," papers about poetry in relation to the familiar, familial, and the commonplace and/or the paranormal, strange, and uncanny.

Paper proposals due by May 15, and must be submitted to the PAMLA online paper submission system: http://www.pamla.org/2014

[UPDATE ]CFP: British Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 3-5, 2014); May 15 deadline

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:42am
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Sarah Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association
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The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
The British Popular Culture area is open to essays on a wide range of topics, but is particularly interested in essays that focus on:
• Themes and/or Popularity of British television (Downton Abbey, Luther, Doctor Who, etc.),
• British/American TV adaptations,
• British literary or cinematic alt-history, especially steampunk,
• British filmmakers (Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Shane Meadows, Ben Wheatley, etc.),
• British comics creators (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Garth Ennis, etc.)

Poems for Teens is looking for original poems

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 7:33am
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Naomi Edwards - Poems for Teens Anthology
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The online anthology Poems for Teens is looking for original, unpublished poems aimed at 12- to 18- years-olds that deal with various aspects of teenagers such as (but not limited to): Stress, Friendship, Drug Abuse, Abortion, Depression, Rape, Mental Illness, Cheating and Break Up and any other sub-topics you can think of: poems for kids & youth, good illustrations, teenagers to review poems, published books of children's poetry for review, articles, criticism and interviews on teens' poetry.

Special Issue: ALLEGORIES OF IMPERIALISM: BARBARIANS AND WORLD CULTURES

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:59am
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I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

The volume seeks to engage discussions across disciplines and world regions on the effects and experience of empire and Imperialism, trying to establish a dialogue between metropolitan cultural practices and non-metropolitan locations, and including debates on critical internationalism and the so-called 'new cosmopolitanism' (Appiah 2006; Robbins 2012), that explores the conflict between loyalty to the good of humanity as a whole and loyalty to the interest of individual nations.

The Cinematic City; 29 October - 2 Novermber; Deadline for submission - 1 June, 2014

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:07pm
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Film and History Conference

Much has been written about the development of the modern, post-industrial city in relation to the evolution of new technologies of visual representation. The moving image, in a sense, could not have been born anywhere other than amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan existence. The merging of urban theory with film studies has produced fascinating work examining this relationship; exploring the ways that film portrays the city, as well as the ways in which the city animates and influences the world of film.

Journal Articles CFP | Merwin Studies | Ongoing

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:43pm
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Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology
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Merwin Studies seeks submissions for articles on W. S. Merwin's poetry, fables, essays, and/or life's work planting. We are interested in pieces that explore his most current ventures, such as The Moon Before Morning (2014), but we are also interested in pieces that delve into his earlier work. With nearly seven decades of writing, there is much poetic energy to engage, explore, unleash, and compost. This is a place to get that real work done.

We are also interested in reviews of recent works by Merwin as well as reviews of secondary sources that explore Merwin's craft.

We accept submissions year round (merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com).

Panel for ASLE Conference CFP Due July 21, 2014

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:38pm
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Merwin Studies: Poetry | Poetics | Ecology
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Merwin Studies is looking to chair a panel at the ASLE Biennial Conference in Moscow, ID (June 23–27, 2015). We are interested in work that engages any facet of Merwin's multidimensional work (poetry, translations, fables, essays, plantings). Send an abstract, CV, and short bio to merwinstudies [at] gmail [dot] com by July 21, 2014.

[UPDATE] Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement International Conference

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:34pm
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Hudson Moura / University of Toronto

Extended Deadline – May 12, 2014
Call for Papers: Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement

October 24-25, 2014 University of Toronto
An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners

The call for papers has been extended, so you still have time to send your abstract.

How has the digital screen changed our world in general and narrative and visual arts in particular is the broad focus of the second Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and BRAFFTV Film and Media international Conference.

Saints and Cults in the World Religions

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:45pm
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Hagiography Society at the Renaissance Society of American in Berlin
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The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:

1. Martyrs and Martyrologies

2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical

3. Economies of the Shrine

4. Manuscript & Print

5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament

Baltic Studies Session at PAMLA 2014, October 31-November 2

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:09pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Organization
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Papers are welcome on Baltic language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric and religious dimensions of literature or folklore per se (customs, magic, conjuring, spirits, and so forth). Submit an approx. 100-page proposal via the online paper submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by midnight of May 15, 2014.

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