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Call for Book Reviews and Review Essays: Culture, Labor and Class

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 1:25pm
Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society

Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society, a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal is calling for book reviews and review essays discussing texts relating to the cultural aspects of labor and class. The books reviewed can be academic studies from a range of disciplines, journalistic texts, works of fiction, biographies, memoirs, and artists' monographs. We will also consider reviews of art exhibits and cultural events, relevant to this topic. With some exceptions, the books reviewed should have a publication date within the last three years. The reviewers should have some expertise in the area of the review, and write in clear prose, free of specialized jargon.

CFP: Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:35am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and
American Culture Association invites you to participate in the 25th annual
MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular
culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and
young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

CFP: Intermezzo, new series in longform publication

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:25am
Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

Enculturation, a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, announces the launch of Intermezzo, a series dedicated to publishing long essays – between 20,000 and 80,000 words – that are too long for journal publication, but too short to be a monograph. Intermezzo fills a current gap within scholarly writing by allowing writers to express themselves outside of the constraints of formal academic publishing. Intermezzo asks writers to not only consider a variety of topics from within and without academia, but to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.

2014 PAMLA Conference--Proposals for Composition and Rhetoric Sessions Due May 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:19am

You are invited to submit proposals for the fall 2014 PAMLA conference, a national organization that will host its annual conference Oct. 31-Nov.2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. The proposal submission process is handled completely online. Please visit

In my role as the presiding officer for the Composition and Rhetoric sessions, I welcome submissions that will extend our field's rich range of conversations. Feel free to contact me with questions about the Comp/Rhet sessions.

Anthologies in/and/of Modernism (MSA 16: 6-9 November 2014)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:06am
Patrick Collier

Given 1) the ongoing expansion of modernist studies in "temporal, spatial, and vertical" directions (Mao and Walkowitz) and 2) a renewed interest in textual materiality and modernist institutions (Jeremy Braddock's Collecting as Modernist Practice), the time would seem right for a thorough reconsideration of literary anthologies in/and/of modernism.

[UPDATE] Foundation, special issue on Science Fiction and Videogames (30 Apr 2014)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:22am
Science Fiction Foundation

For over half a century—from the spaceship duels of Spacewar! and the attacking waves of the Space Invaders, through to the explorations of the Metroid series and the complex environments of the Bioshock games—electronic gaming has made extensive use of science fictional themes and settings. Likewise, science fiction, in books like Ender's Game, films like The Last Starfighter, and TV shows like Defiance, has often explored tropes of videogaming within its created worlds.

Slovo, interdisciplinary journal for Central and Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian studies. Deadline for abstracts 15 May.

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:17am
Slovo, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

SLOVO journal
anthropology - economics - film - geography - history - international studies - linguistics - literature - media - music - politics - sociology

Slovo is a fully refereed, interdisciplinary, twice-yearly e-journal, edited and managed by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 26.2 of Slovo!

• The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014.

UPDATE: Not of an Age but for All Ages: First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies. October 22-23, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:17am
University of Tehran

Being the first specialized conference on Shakespeare in Iran, this aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre.

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); Deadline: May 15, 20

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:57pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.

How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age?

CFP: British Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 3-5, 2014); April 30 deadline

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 9:49pm
Sarah Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association

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.)

CFP International conference "Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement--May 1st

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:27pm
Department of Spanish and Portuguese-UofT & BRAFFTV

Call for Papers: International conference "Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement"
Date: October 24th and 25th, 2014
Place: Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2014

An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners.

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.