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African Literature: the Past, the Present and the Future

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 7:59am
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Uyo, Nigeria

African Literature: the Past, the Present and the Future
A Festschrift for
Joseph Nwabueze OBINAJU

CALL FOR PAPER
Well researched articles are invited from scholars interested in the celebration of an erudite academic –Professor Joseph N. Obinaju – for his enormous contributions in learning and teaching of literature and literary criticism in the University of Uyo and in Nigeria in general.

Arts, Literature, and Religion

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 1:09pm
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies

40th Anniversary Celebration of the SWCRS
Honoring the Legacy -- Continuing the Tradition

March 7-9, 2014

Marriott Hotel DFW Airport North, Irving, TX

Leon Edel Prize (November 1, 2013)

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 12:52pm
Henry James Review

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style) to:

Susan M. Griffin, Editor
The Henry James Review
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

[UPDATE] CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:37am
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:

Edited collection - Hard Times: Austerity and Popular Culture

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:32am
Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

HARD TIMES: AUSTERITY AND POPULAR CULTURE

Edited by Helen Davies and Claire O'Callaghan

"I said pretend you've got no money, she just laughed and said oh you're so funny. I said yeah? Well I can't see anyone else smiling in here." ("Common People", Pulp)

"I decree today that life
Is simply taking and not giving
England is mine - it owes me a living" ("Still Ill", The Smiths)

"Folks don't laugh so loud when you've a grand in your back pocket." (The Full Monty)

Articles required on any and all literary subjects for new online magazine.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:08am
The New Union

The New Union, a new online literary magazine launching in autumn 2013, requires guest articles for online publication.

We welcome articles on any and all literary subjects and genres, and from any period in history.

Articles should be approximately 1,000 words in length (although this is not set in stone).

The only stipulation is that every article must find an interesting angle from which to look at a text, author, or subject. No dull, academically formal articles required!

We particularly welcome articles that are able to combine literary topics with modern news and issues, and other subjects such as film, theatre, etc.

We would also like to publish a section of articles on unknown writers, poets, and texts.

[UPDATE} Comically Queer: NeMLA 2014

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 8:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Two decades ago, Judith Butler's "Critically Queer" asked what it might mean to make "queer" an object of critical inquiry and, equally, what it might mean for the queer to become critical of her identification as queer. "Comically Queer" echoes Butler's formulation in order to ask how the comic might be deployed to do queer work and how the queer can be located in relation to the comic. This panel welcomes papers that draw from queer theory as well as disability, post-colonial, and critical race studies in order to query normative regimes that determine what it means to be (and which bodies are) taken seriously.

Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers Needed

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 4:36pm
International Society for Heresy Studies -The Journal of Heresy Studies

The recently founded International Society for Heresy Studies is starting a new online journal tentatively titled The Journal of Heresy Studies. The journal will focus on interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic papers on the subjects of heresy, blasphemy and non-belief in contexts of literature, art, and culture. Current academic discussions of religion and faith often pass over these subjects or give them a confessional turn, a critical blind spot that this new publication aims to illuminate.

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