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Call for Submissions: Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:08am
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in June, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

Technology in the Classroom SCMLA

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:12am
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South Central MLA
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Technology in the Classroom abstracts accepted through March 31 for SCMLA conference in Austin, TX, October 18-22.

Abstracts of ~250 words and a one-page CV should be submitted to Suanna Davis at shd11a@acu.edu by March 31.

Acceptances will be sent out by April 15.

SCMLA will be meeting in Austin, Texas, October 18-22, 2014.

Technology in the Classroom (formerly Computer Applications in the Language Classroom) has recently had presentations on the challenges in creating iBooks for classroom use, on using podcasts for a flipped classroom, and on student-created resources such as Instructables.

MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st Century

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:41pm
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Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
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This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

[UPDATE] The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver) [DEADLINE extended]

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:27pm
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Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University
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Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*ecocriticism/pastoral mode
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*sexuality
*Powell as a political poet

Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu by March 24, 2014.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: Travel in Africa/MLA 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm
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Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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Deadline Extended to March 20!

This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract by 20 March 2014.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Critical Black, racial and social justice blog

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 6:06pm
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Critical Black
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In preparation for its re-launch, Critical Black, the online blog with user-submitted content, is issuing a call for written pieces on topics related to racial and social justice.
Purpose

The purpose of Critical Black is to facilitate dynamic conversations about social and racial justice issues in order to promote respect, understanding and mutual support. In order to be effective, such discourse must be cognizant of the diversity of experiences in society created by social markers like race, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Critical Black welcomes original pieces on any related issue.

Examples of appropriate topics include:

PRESENCE--Call for Submissions for the Inaugural Special Issue, "The Water Issue"--Deadline: 15 DEC. 2014

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 4:49pm
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PRESENCE: The Annual Review of Undergraduate Research in Social Justice & Human Rights
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The Faculty & Student Editors for PRESENCE—The Annual Review of Undergraduate Research in Social Justice & Human Rights—announce a Call for Submissions for Volume One, a special issue on Water in the context of social justice & human rights, field & genre open. The Editors seek to publish—in paper & electronic formats—original research, creative & non-fiction essays, visual & literary art works, interviews, ethnographies, personal narratives, book reviews & book review essays, reviews of cultural events & exhibitions, on the pedagogy of undergraduate research, etc.

[UPDATE] Teaching American Gun Cultures | MLA Special Session, Vancouver 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 4:46pm
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Rasmus R. Simonsen
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Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.

[UPDATE] Deviance in Culture and Society; full manuscripts, deadline extended to 4/15

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:58am
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PROTEUS: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS
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_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:29am
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MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers:
Contemporary Studies
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Topics can explore any facet of Contemporary studies including: Modern Social and Political Thought; Bio-Politics; Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments or any other contemporary issue.

Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen - deadline 30th March - publication date April 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 4:12am
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Dr Gabrielle Malcolm
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Call for Submissions
FAN PHENOMENA: JANE AUSTEN
Intellect Books

Editor: Gabrielle Malcolm

A Call for Essay/Chapter Submissions for a collection on the Fan Culture of Jane Austen.

This book will be an edited collection of essays and texts on the Fan Phenomena of Jane Austen. It will be a new addition to the successful Fan Phenomena series from Intellect Books, which acts as a more topic specific accompaniment to their 'Journal of Fandom Studies'.

"Modernist Studies and Comic Books" at MSA 16 in Pittsburgh, PA

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:52pm
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Jeremy Carnes, Ball State University
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In their seminal article "The New Modernist Studies" Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz note, when speaking of the study of periodicals, that "to study the media of modernism…is to encounter ambitions for literary art that might be otherwise lost to historical memory." While the artistic ambitions of a postmodern view of comic books are well known, modernist studies has been slower to recognize the value of early twentieth-century comics or to integrate comics into scholarly dialogues on the "new modernisms." Thus, I seek papers that discuss the significance of the rise of comics and comic books as artifacts of print culture and as specific elements of the "media of modernism." In this way, this panel hopes to keep the study of comics and comic books from

[UPDATE] Remembering (in) Hitchcock

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:34pm
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MLA-2015 Vancouver
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How does memory function as form and/or as narrative in Hitchcock's films (addressing trauma, cure, desire, film ontology welcome but not limited to). Serving as sorts of human thumb drives, both Mr. Memory in Thirty-Nine Steps and Van Meer in Foreign Correspondent serve as memory correlatives in Hitchcock films, a crucial aspect of psychoanalytic cure of trauma.

[UPDATE] Teaching College Literature (ongoing)

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:16pm
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Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
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Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.

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