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Nature strikes back! Genres of revenge in the anthropocene

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:09pm
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Nicole Matthews and Catherine Simpson/Australian Humanities Review

Nature strikes back! Genres of revenge in the anthropocene - extension of submission deadline

Special issue of "Australian Humanities Review", due for publication 2014

Edited by Dr Catherine Simpson and Dr Nicole Matthews

300 word abstracts should be sent to Nicole.Matthews@mq.edu.au with the subject line "Nature Strikes Back" by Feb 14, 2014. Full papers should be submitted by March 15, 2014.

CFP: International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference, July 17-19, 2014

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:07pm
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International Journal of Motorcycle Studies
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Call For Papers: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOTORCYCLE STUDIES CONFERENCE, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 17-19, 2014

The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS), the only online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to motorcycle culture, will be hosting its fourth international motorcycle studies conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, July 17-19, 2014.

IJMS is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in film, advertising and literature.

MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:03pm
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MANIFEST: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism

MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, "Kingdoms of God." Edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, and supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MANIFEST was founded to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland.

Call for Book Reviews on the "Cityscape" and the Urban Experience

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:33pm
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Todd Comer, Studies in the Humanities
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Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for book reviews of any book or books focused on the urban world (the theme for the upcoming issue is the "Cityscape as Discursive Node and Character").

The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Book reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (tcomer@defiance.edu).

Sowell Collection Conference : April 10-12, 2004

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:21pm
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Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World, Texas Tech University
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The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, is once again celebrating the Sowell Collection, our manuscript holdings of contemporary writers of place and social justice. Our featured writers and guests--Barry Lopez, Pattiann Rogers and John Lane--will be in attendance throughout the entire conference.

CFP: Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies special issue on TIME

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:02pm
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Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

IJCS Issue: TIME
Deadline: May 15, 2014

This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, dedicated to time, invites articles that investigate the ways time is defined, used, experienced, manipulated, constructed, represented, or subverted. The times under consideration can be historical, narratological, eschatological, political, or scientific in nature, and can be found in any manifestations of culture.

Writing By Degrees Graduate Creative Writing Conference March 14-15, 2014

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:40pm
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Binghamton University's Writing By Degrees Graduate Creative Writing Conference
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Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2014 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton University's state-of-the-art Downtown Center. We invite exciting and high quality submissions by graduate students for creative readings and academic panels. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and critics from all theoretic and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome. Possible academic topics include creative writing pedagogy, craft across the genres, critical theory and creative work, the role of writing in the political world, and the creative writing job market.

CFP for a Special Issue of Fat Studies on Religion and Fat

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:32pm
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Susan Hill
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This special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society explores the relationship between religion and fat. The editors invite papers on a variety of topics that address, for example, how particular religious traditions engage the fat body, or how religions define, circumscribe and/or understand fatness. We seek to answer questions such as: How is the fat body read in religious ways? What kinds of socio-cultural spaces do religions offer fat people?
Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Fat bodies as religious bodies
• The use of fat or fatness in religious texts
• Use of fat in theological discourse
• Fat in world religions

"Elsewheres," JMMLA (Spring 2015): 3/15/14 (queries); 9/15/14 (essays)

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 2:41pm
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The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

The editors of JMMLA seek essays about the literature, film, music, and art of places that don't really matter, places whose adjacency to the capitals of the world confirms their lack of sway. Especially welcome are essays that explore the consequences that come from the way literary and artistic value gets determined, the way consumers of culture continue to count on a handful of institutions to vet the art of the elsewhere.

update--contracted Essay Collection: Movies in the Age of Obama

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
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David Garrett Izzo
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Contracted essay collection:

I have a number of essays in hand; however, I would like to add an essay or essays on Twelve Years a Slave. Since there is short turnaround--about April 1,existing non-published papers are welcome, as well as anyone who can do a paper quickly.

[UPDATE] Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, 10-12 Sept. 2014 (Proposal deadline 15 April)

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:40pm
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Karlstad University, Sweden

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations

An interdisciplinary international conference

Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014

Karlstad University, Sweden

Second Call for Papers

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.

Them's Fightin' Words: Implicit and Explciit Combat Methodologies

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:52pm
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Geoffrey B. Elliott / Oklahoma State U

The will to fight is embedded in human nature and so in human languages and literatures. Many of the most widely-read works in any language have much to say about the ways in which people work to injure and destroy each other's properties and bodies. Even many texts which perhaps do not count as "literary" treat the matter; most systems of martial arts have guidebooks written by advanced and expert practitioners of those arts, and militaries throughout the world publish manuals to assist in training people better how to kill.

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