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Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:20pm
The Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions for its fifth anniversary issue. Submissions are due by May 1, 2013.

Submissions on any aspect of the life and works of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries are welcome.

A special section of the fifth issue will be dedicated to the topic of public intellectualism. Topics may include, but need not be limited to, the following:

• The concept of public intellectualism defined, as it pertains to eighteenth-century studies;

• The figure of the public intellectual in relevant texts or events past and present (for example, rhetoric about or of "the founding fathers" and the influence on past or contemporary politics);

[UPDATE] Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:14am
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their fourth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2013.

Third Annual Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Research Conference, Birmingham, May 10 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 4:52am
Roles Gender and Sexuality Forum, University of Birmingham

Roles: A Gender and Sexuality Forum

Third Annual Gender and Sexuality Conference

University of Birmingham,
10th May 2013

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Nadine Muller

This one-day interdisciplinary conference offers postgraduates the opportunity to present their research in a friendly and supportive environment. We invite applications for twenty-minute papers from researchers working within the fields of gender and sexuality studies. Suggestions for presentations may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- social policy, government legislation, and matters of the law

- cultural products: film / music / art / TV / literature

- media, representation, and social images

Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing--April 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:43pm
Southern Connecticut State University English Department


Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

The Annual Graduate English Conference at
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

April 20, 2013

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2013

[UPDATED] Watermark Journal — Submission Deadline Extended: 3/1/2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 1:53pm
California State University, Long Beach

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our seventh volume to be published in March 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Steve Tomasula: The Art and Science of New Media Fiction 4/5/2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:54pm
David Banash / Western Illinois University

This edited collection will investigate critical approaches to Steve Tomasula's innovative contemporary fiction, non-fiction, criticism, and multimedia art. In books including _IN & OZ_, _VAS: An Opera in Flatland_, _The Book of Portraiture_, and _TOC: A New-Media Novel_, he has reimagined the form of the book and reengineered the possibilities of narrative. Beyond his major books, Tomasula has also published remarkable short fiction, non-fiction, essays, criticism, and original works of music and visual art that develop, explain, or demonstrate new possibilities for the forms of narrative fiction.

[UPDATE] Final Deadline Extension - The Millennials on Film and Television: the Politics of Popular Culture (edited collection)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:24am &

Call for Papers
We are inviting submissions for the final 2-3 chapters of our edited collection on millennials in films and television. We are particularly looking for essays examining the films The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and The Social Network (2010) and the television shows 2 Broke Girls (CBS 2011-present), and New Girl (FOX 2011-present), although other ideas will also be considered.

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance - Essay Collection

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:19am
Nadine Farghaly and Margo Collins

Articles about urban fantasy and romance novels are invited for a new, multi-contributor collection.

During the last few decades, urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels have come to the forefront of the publishing world. Normative heroes and heroines have been joined by werewolves, vampires, mermaids, shape-shifters, centaurs and dragons, to name but a few. These magical creatures fill the pages of books and the screens of movie theaters in ever-increasing numbers.

Such a vast industry—one that generated at least 75 million readers in 2008 alone (and has been growing since)—deserves more study. This collection will offer critical examinations of both urban fantasy and paranormal romance.