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UPDATE: 10 Years After Katrina: Critical Perspectives of the Storm's Effect on American Culture and Identity

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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 11:08am
Mary Ruth Marotte and Glenn Jellenik, University of Central Arkansas

Seeking critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on texts that examine the storm's effect on American culture and identity.
Almost a decade later, distinct and meaningful body of literature has emerged following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. The best of these works give voice to the experiences of those wounded and displaced by the storm, elucidating how we might better comprehend how and why our nation failed to provide for its citizens in their time of need, how we might better prepare for future disasters, how we might rectify the multitude of wrongs committed against the Americans in the eye of the storm.
The book will be organized in the following sections:
--Identity (Race and Gender)
--New Media

CREATING MYTHS AS NARRATIVES OF EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT

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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:52am
LDC of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia and the Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, ILLE of the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France

Call for Papers: CREATING MYTHS AS NARRATIVES OF EMPOWERMENT AND DISEMPOWERMENT from 10 to 12 March 2014.
LDC of the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia and the Institut de Recherche en Langues et Littératures Européennes, ILLE of the University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France are pleased to announce the organisation of an international conference on ʻCreating Myths as Narratives of Empowerment and Disempowermentʼ to be held at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba from 10 to 12 March 2014.

"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline September 1st 2013.)

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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:55am
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade

Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, culture and art. The journal publishes scientific papers and book reviews thematically related to literary theory, history of art, philosophy, anthropology, history, archeology, sociology, culturology, politicology, communicology, etc.
We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals, etc.
All the submitted papers are to undergo an adequate double blind peer review.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 2:37pm
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit a the third issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

CFP: 'Doonesbury': critical and cultural essays. An edited collection (Manchester University Press)

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:29am
Manchester Metropolitan University/Manchester University Press

Doonesbury: critical and cultural essays. An edited collection (MUP).

CALL FOR PAPERS.

For over four decades G.B. Trudeau's Doonesbury strip has reflected and refracted America's national narratives, atomising and coalescing them within the strip format to a global audience. Chronicling, dramatising and defining key debates of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries, the Pulitzer prize-winning Doonesbury has also intervened in and shaped their trajectory. Using and subverting the narrative strip form as a prism through which to explore, catalogue, landmark and define its contemporary moment, Doonesbury represents a significant artistic, cultural, comedic and critical achievement.

Making a Scene - Networks of Intimacy 19th July 2013

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 4:55am
Jennifer Cooke / Loughborough University, UK

A half-day afternoon symposium to meet, discuss your own research and make connections with others interested in intimacy, its practices, representation and theorisation. This event aims to be cross-disciplinary, informal, and centred around the potential to foster collaborations and knowledge-sharing across different fields, disciplines and institutions.

CALL FOR PAPERS Vol 4, No 2: ECOLOGY

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 3:50pm
Dandelion Journal

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of ecology for our next issue.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

• Ecocriticism
• Political ecology
• Eco-poetics and nature writing
• The pastoral
• Urban/rural space and/or wildness and civilization
• Ecology and interdisciplinarity
• Romantic ecology and its legacy
• Biotechnologies
• Cybernetics and ecology
• Art and eco-activism
• Ecology and the military-industrial complex
• Nuclear criticism
• Ecofeminism
• Ecology and modernity/postmodernity

NEPCA Conference - Comics & Graphic Novels Area

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:00am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is pleased to issue a call for papers for its fall conference. NEPCA invites proposals on a wide array of topics pertaining to popular and American culture, broadly construed.

The 2013 NEPCA conference will meet on the campus of Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont, October 25–26. The deadline for proposals is June 10, 2103.

Fairy Tales Retold due 5/20/13

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:42am
Christine Garbett

The new millennium has born witness to a multitude of reinventions. Fairy tales also have been recreated in an ever increasing number in recent years. Graphic novels like Grimm Fairy Tales, movies such as Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Beastly, as well as TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm have emerged into popular culture. But why are these creations manifesting themselves now? What makes people crave fairy tales and their "happy" endings in such an increased number today? This will be the first book that will focus on this particular manifestation and its significance in popular culture.

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