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Literature and Religion after 1900 (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
NeMLA 2015

Since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in scholarship about the religious and ethical dimensions of American postwar fiction. The literary historian Amy Hungerford investigates how intense religious experiences can coexist with pluralism by reading postwar authors such as James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, J.D. Salinger, Cormac McCarty, and Marilynne Robinson. She suggests that writers often turn to the nonsemantic aspects of language to depict a religious experience that is not doctrine specific. Similarly, John McClure's Partial Faiths uses the framework of post-secularism to argue for the emergence of a partial, hybrid, and weak theology in postwar fiction.

CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 11-14, 2015)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:26am
Natasha Chuk / School of Visual Arts

COMPUTER CULTURE AREA
36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

This year's conference theme is:
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

Special Session: "Rethinking Cold War Girls' Literature," Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), Detroit, Nov. 13-16.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:18am
Amanda K Allen, Eastern Michigan University

Both "Cold War" and "girls' literature" have been criticized as terms that obfuscate the complexity of the concepts they represent. "Cold War" has been described as limiting, or too narrow to encompass all facets of American cultural production during its era. "Girls' literature," similarly, has been criticized for suggesting uniformity in readership (and editorial intent) that creates a false canon of texts. This panel investigates the intersection of these broad terms to rethink the misleadingly simple question: what is Cold War girls' literature?

Late Medieval Romances Across European Borders

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:52am
Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth/ University of Bremen, Germany

They were the bestsellers of their time; in the late medieval period, a number of shorter romances and tales, such as 'Floire et Blancheflor', 'Partonopeus de Blois', the tale of the eaten heart, 'Valentine and Orson', 'Amadis' and many others, enjoyed striking popularity across different regions of Europe.

Call for Paper [Trans-Humanities]

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:03pm
Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Trans-Humanities is an academic journal for envisioning the new horizon of the humanities. The journal is published by Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) which performs the Humanities Korea (HK) project since 2007 with its agenda "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." Trans-Humanities aims to contribute to the recognizing and understanding of the humanities in practical ways by discussing them in terms of them as means of newly forming, transforming, and creating knowledge that transcends the rigid boundaries of such categories as region, race, gender, capital, language and culture.

Submission must be no later than November 30th for the February issue, and June 30th for the October issue

Call for American Studies Sports Submissions: Rolling Submissions

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:26pm
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture

Magazine Americana seeks Americana Studies articles in the area of sports.

All publications of Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, are subject to peer and editorial review.

Articles should be written in journalistic, magazine style - citations included in the prose itself - no parenthetical citations, notes, or bibliography.

Email queries and submissions to editor@americanpopularculture.com

Visit Magazine Americana at http://www.americanpopularculture.com if you would like to see samples of the kind of material we publish.

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

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:10pm
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

Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

CALL FOR PAPERS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture
Edited by Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

Special Issue "Talking about Roma: Implications for Social Inclusion" - Social Inclusion, Open Access Journal (ISSN: 2183-2803)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 2:47pm
Cogitatio

Title: Talking about Roma: Implications for Social Inclusion

Guest Editor:

Dr. Eben Friedman
Independent Consultant and Senior Non-Resident Research Associate, European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany; E-Mail: friedmaneben@yahoo.de

Submission of Abstracts: 1 to 8 October 2014
Submission of Full Papers: 26 January 2015 to 1 February 2015

THE 21ST ANNUAL ACMRS INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE February 5–7, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 1:40pm
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts 6th International Conference

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:53am
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, June 10-12, New York, USA. St Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA (www.sfc.edu) is pleased to host the Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in historic and culturally rich Brooklyn Heights (just a short ride from the Big Apple, Manhattan), from the morning of Wednesday 10 June to the afternoon of Friday 12 June 2015.

Call for Critical Writing on the Gurlesque

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:33am
GURLESQUE: 2nd edition

In the anthology Gurlesque: the new grrly, grostesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2010), editors Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg gathered work from eighteen contemporary women poets who are "writing about and through femininity . . . brashly, playfully, provocatively, indulgently." These poems have "unicorns in them, and sequins, and swear words, and vomit." Gurlesque also includes eight visual artists whose work, like Gurlesque poetry, "assaults the norms of acceptable female behavior by irreverently deploying gender stereotypes to subversive ends."

Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:08am
Eugene Grren/NEMLA

This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063

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