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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Kudzu Review's Scholarly Issue (June 1st)

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:24am
Kudzu Review

Kudzu Review is now calling for Scholarly Essays for its newest yearly publication: The Kudzu Scholar. The journal's focus "literature of an invasive species" reveals diverse intersections of post-colonial and ecocritical understandings of texts and environs.

Don DeLillo Society Newsletter (Deadline: August 15, 2014)

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 5:02am
Don DeLillo Society

The Don DeLillo Society seeks contributions for the next edition of its newsletter.

We are interested in short, informal articles on any aspect of DeLillo's work. Reviews of recent DeLillo scholarship are also welcome. Articles should be no longer than 2,000 words.

Please submit contributions to Anne Longmuir by August 15, 2014.

Science and Culture in Latin America: Transmission, Circulation, Exchange [symposium, 18 April 2015]

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:54am
Trinity College, University of Oxford

Paper abstracts are invited for "Science and Culture in Latin America: Transmission, Circulation, Exchange", a one-day international symposium to be held in Trinity College, University of Oxford on Saturday, 18 April 2015. In this inaugural event of the AHRC-funded research network on Science in Text and Culture in Latin America, our aim is to discuss (inter)disciplinary questions raised by academic and creative explorations of science and culture in Latin America. We also seek to find points of connection and divergence between the study of this cross-fertilization in the region and the frameworks that have informed the study of science and cultural practices elsewhere.

MMLA 2014 Special Session: Wilkie Collins in the City

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 2014)

This panel seeks to explore how the massive urbanization of nineteenth-century Britain, with all its associated overcrowding, crime, and mixing of social classes, permeates the works of Wilkie Collins. Taking inspiration from the work of Lara Whelan, Tristam Hunt, Michelle Allen and others, it asks how Collins's oeuvre reveals the tensions between the individual and the crowd, the domestic and the outdoors, the police and the criminal, the urban and the suburban. Proposals on Collins's circle are also welcome.

Please send 500-word proposals to Erika Behrisch Elce (Royal Military College of Canada) and Elizabeth Anderman (UC Boulder) by 30 May, 2014.

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:05pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015

2015 Call for Papers
April 16- 19, 2015

GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA (Baltimore, Nov 6th through the 8th)

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 11:20am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities for its 25th annual conference to be held this November in Baltimore.

Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, proposals for the Baltimore conference might also include:

Language and Ethics of Care in Contemporary Literature - University of Montreal - Friday, Oct. 31st 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:44am
Department of Comparative Literature at University of Montreal and University of Alberta (Campus Saint-Jean)

Since Foucault's Le souci de soi, Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice and Nel Noddings' Caring, the notion of care has built bridges between philosophy, psychology, ecology, sociology, anthropology and feminism. However, significantly less work has been published in the field of literature and fewer theorists address issues related to care in their analyses of fiction. Therefore, the first goal of this one-day conference is to create linkage and knots of tension between care ethics, care theory, care practices and literature. It has been argued that institutional and social language draws mostly on the judicial, on "the language of rights" (Fukuyama), but what is implied or expected when we shift to a language of care?

[UPDATE] "Reassessing Language Poetry" // PAMLA 2014 (Dealine: May 15)

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:26am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

First published in February of 1984, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book collected essays, excerpts, and experiments from the first three years (1978-81) of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E literary magazine.

Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art - papers due June 1, 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:24am
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Issue 1.2: Failure in Literature and Art

If at first you don't succeed ... shouldn't we ask why not? albeit, an innovative new online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Failure."

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

"Bad" texts, or films, novels, plays, television shows, etc., that were considered failures in their time

Characters or ideas within texts that fail to succeed

Guilty pleasures

Creative fiction or nonfiction pieces investigating the concept of failure

CFP - Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:28am
Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.
November 21-22, 2014

LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2014

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

[UPDATE] Discussing Disney - CFP extended!

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 8:30am
University of Hull

Film Studies at the University of Hull is proud to announce that it is hosting a conference exploring the world of Disney studies. Papers on any areas of Disney are welcome for consideration, to include (but not limited to) discussions of Disney studio history, animation, live-action films, television, theme parks, merchandizing, and/or popular cultural representations of all things Disney.

Abstracts of 300 words, along with personal details, should be sent to Amy M. Davis (a.davis@hull.ac.uk) by 30 May 2014.

Keynote speakers include Dr Chris Pallant, author of Demystifying Disney (2011).

Call for Proposals: ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2014

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Friday, May 9, 2014 - 6:25am
ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625 Berlin, Germany, www.icwe.net

Modern education is evolving, and traditional methods are shifting to meet new demands. With people learning in multiple forms, in ever-changing learning environments, what shape with learning take next? What do these changes offer us?

Proposals (http://www.online-educa.com/call-for-proposals) for this year's overall theme, 'Changing Learning', can be submitted before June 2nd, 2014: ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is looking for services, case studies, research, thinking, narratives and expertise that are shaping technology enhanced learning and training.

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