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Re-Imagining Communities and Civil Society Conference [UPDATE: Deadline Extended]

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:23pm
University of Guelph

The aim of this conference is to explore what role social movements, artists, intellectuals, writers, cultural institutions and others play in shaping our ideas of community, civil society and the connections between the two. We are especially interested in papers and panels that examine how the creation and strengthening of ties between communities and civil society promote democratization in Europe and/or Latin America. However, we welcome abstracts on any aspect of community and civil society.

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Digital Spaces (Edited Collection, 8/16/13)

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:02pm
Ben S. Bunting, Jr. / Washington State University

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Digital Spaces

Over the last two decades, our lives have become an increasingly complex symbiosis of our experiences in the physical world and our interactions with digital spaces. Yet, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how digital spaces fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider digital spaces as a new form of wilderness and our interactions with them as a new kind of exploration.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics ( Call for Entries (Research Papers/ Poetry), deadline 6th June 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 4:22am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics is an International Print and Online Literary Journal published as a quarterly (online, ISSN 2278-9650) and bi-yearly (print, ISSN 2278-9642).


Coldnoon: Travel Poetics invites writers and researchers to submit their original works of poetry, creative non-fiction, art/book/film reviews or research papers on travel/travel poetics for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Jun '13, Issue VII (online). The works published in the forthcoming issue will be republished in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Autumn 2013, along with the subsequent online issue of Sep '13, Issue VIII, in October, 2013.

Special Issue: Literature and American Exceptionalism (September 1, 2013)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:50pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

In what ways does literature reinforce, contest, and amend the discourse of American exceptionalism? Exceptionalism in its simplest form refers to a range of nationalist beliefs that together locate the United States as exemplary in relation to other nation-states. Although not coined until 1929 and not popularized until the postwar period, exceptionalism appears in different forms throughout American history, from John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" to Harry Truman's "leader of the free world" to, most recently, George W. Bush's "nation with a mission." The latter's declaration of the ongoing Global War on Terror in September 2001 has provoked further debate among scholars on the enduring legacy of exceptionalist claims.

LiNQ Special Journal Issue "Capture" calls for papers and writing, closing July 31, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:46pm
LiNQ Literature and Literary Studies Journal

LiNQ is a 40-year old print and online peer-reviewed literary journal associated with James Cook University in Australia. Each year we print a special issue and call for scholarly essays and fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that addresses our special theme.

This year's theme is Capture.

We call for academic articles and creative submissions (fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poems) that document and question the acts of capturing, selection, preservation and representation:

Smart, Sincere, and Quirky Auteurs – SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8 to 11/10)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:26pm
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

I seek papers for a panel on auteurship in recent Hollywood cinema, especially films that have alternately been called the "New Sincerity" (Collins), "smart" (Sconce), "Mumblecore" (Masunaga), "post-pop" (Mayshark), and "quirky" (MacDowell).