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Call for Submissions to Deep South Deadline 9 August 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:34am
Deep South Journal

Deep South is an electronic journal based in the Department of English at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

We invite submissions from anywhere in the world, in English. Deep South welcomes creative essays (up to 5000), short fiction (up to 5000 words), flash fiction (up to 500 words), and poems (excluding epics). Please do not send any more than five pieces. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please visit our website for submission guidelines:

Our submission period runs until August 9th, 2013. Writers will be informed of our publication decisions by the end of October.

MFS Special Issue - Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 2:32pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013

The Editors of MFS seek essays that explore how 20th- or 21st-century fictional texts engage with nonhuman animals and their ways of encountering the world. Especially welcome are essays that, focusing in detail on one or two case studies, use these texts to reflect on broader conceptual, methodological, or interpretive challenges and opportunities presented by fictional engagements with nonhuman worlds.

Seeking Panelist for 2014 C19: Exploring Tex(x)ture in American Literature and Culture

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 12:12pm
C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference

This panel will explore the notion of texture in relation to nineteenth-century American literature and culture. In an essay titled "Outing Texture" Renu Bora distinguishes between texture as "the surface resonance or quality of an object or material" and texxture (two x's) as "the stuffness of material structure." Put differently, we can say that texxture denotes the historicity of texture, or the maker's marks. In Eve Sedgwick's rendering of Bora's concept, texxture is thought to be "the kind of texture that is dense with offered information about how, substantially, historically, materially, it came into being." We might then ask: how does the dialectic of texture/texxture influence literary productions and their reception?

Transnational Approaches to North American Regionalism (Deadline for Proposals: 31 October, 2013)

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 11:51am
Special Issue of the European Journal of American Studies

Earlier discussions of literary and cultural regionalism in North America have frequently tended to cluster around specific regions and their relations to the nation. By contrast, this thematic issue of EJAS seeks to explore new perspectives by focusing especially on transnational approaches to regionalism in North American literary and cultural studies. We aim to gather articles – general theoretical investigations as well as individual case studies – that, following Krista Comer, "figure regions and regionalism in far more comparative and multilingual ways" (2003, 117) and that consider regional writing and critical regionalism in transnational, hemispheric, and even (anti-)global contexts.

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

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 9:04am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (Quarterly of Travelogy-Interntional Journal of Travel Writing)


Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (ISSN 2278-9650) invites writers and researchers to submit their original works of poetry, or abstracts of creative non-fiction, art/book/film reviews and research papers on travel/travel poetics for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Sep '13, Issue VIII (online). The works published in the forthcoming issue will be republished in the print issue of Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Autumn 2013 (ISSN – 2278-9642), along with the previous online issue of Jul '13, Issue VII, in October, 2013.


Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 3:31pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Apologies for error in previous posting - the date for the conference has been moved to Saturday 26th October. All other details remain the same. The CFP remains open til July 30.

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.


Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 2:02pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.