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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).

New Directions in Reception Study (Reception Study Society at SAMLA 85)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 1:09pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Reception Study Society (RSS) seeks papers on the 2013 SAMLA conference's special focus. We welcome submissions that explore receptions of texts across various media including novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, film, electronic media, or material culture. Papers dealing with receptions across media or pedagogical approaches of reader-response or reception studies are especially welcome. By June 21, 2013, please submit 250-500 word abstracts with a brief (1 page) CV to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at

Popular and Current Art Submissions and Criticism Wanted: Open Deadline

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 1:37am
Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D./ Anaphora Literary Press

While great works of literature were written in the 19th century and prior, we live today in an age with major problems and solutions in the realm of art and communication that should be addressed by current artists and critics. The tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal is in its 5th volume and 5th year in operation. It is available on EBSCO, ProQuest and in print from various distribution channels. It has published interviews with best-selling young adult authors like Cinda Williams Chima and Carrie Ryan, as well as with winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and top academic editors across the country. PLJ's special issues have focused on film, fiction, British literature, formalism, new historicism, and various other fields.