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Extended Deadline (11/8/12): Disabilities in Children's Literature

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:58pm
Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Given the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for submission to the special volume of ChLAQ on disability is now November 8, 2012.

Disabilities in Children's Literature:

"Joycean Avant-Gardes," JJQ (Feb. 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:35pm
Catherine Flynn, Richard Brown

James Joyce Quarterly welcomes submissions for a special issue, "Joycean Avant-Gardes," which will explore relationships between the works of James Joyce and avant-garde movements in Europe, Latin America and beyond. If the avant-garde has become an increasingly appealing subject for modernist studies in recent years, this special issue will consider the importance of experimental artistic movements in understanding Joyce's formal and thematic innovations, as well as the usefulness of the Joycean oeuvre in developing our understanding of the different stakes and ambitions of the avant-garde.

Roald Dahl and Philosophy

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 4:46pm
Jacob Held

See below, and attached, a call for abstracts for Philosophy and Roald Dahl. Continuing the trajectory of Dr. Seuss and Philosophy and hopefully duplicating its success, Rowman and Littlefield is giving me another bite at the children's literature and philosophy apple, this time focusing on Roald Dahl. I think this volume offers a lot of opportunities for some really fun and insightful philosophical work. So please consider contributing and forwarding this along to anyone you think might be interested.
Best,
Jake

Call for Abstracts

Philosophy and Roald Dahl

Rowman and Littlefield

Edited by Jacob M. Held

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11/7: ASLE 2013 Panel CFP for "The Truth of Ecology: Ecology's Current Place in Ecocriticism"

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:17am
Ashley E. Reis

The Truth of Ecology: Ecology's Current Place in Ecocriticism
In his 2003 work, The Truth of Ecology, Dana Phillips observes, "ecocriticism has been lamentably under-informed by science studies, philosophy of science, environmental history, and ecology" (ix). "Ecocriticism," he argues, "cannot afford to ignore [these disciplines]" (ix). Phillips asserts further, "a satisfactory account of literature's relation to nature and culture can only be offered from a theoretically adventurous and conscientiously interdisciplinary perspective" (ix).

Early Modern Paratexts: A Work in Progress Seminar - Friday 25th July, 2013

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:53am
University of Bristol

This one-day event seeks to gather together scholars working on paratexts in early modern literature, to share and survey current research, to generate new lines of enquiry and to create opportunities for collaboration. 300-word proposals are invited for 20 minute papers. Research that is speculative, or still in development, is welcome alongside pieces that are further progressed. Some topics and questions for consideration might be:

Paratexts in particular genres

Papers that focus on particular kinds of paratexts (prologues, epilogues, glosses, arguments etc)

The paratexts of a particular author or printer

Considerations of how paratexts function differently with printed texts than they do with texts in other media

Auto/Fiction

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 5:38am
IAFA

Call For Papers : Auto/fiction
Publication Type: e-Journal and Print edition
Language: English ( With optional French Abstracts)
Contact email: autofiction@hotmail.com
Editors: Isabelle Grell & Shashi Bhusan Nayak
Theme: "Autofiction: Genesis,Genre and Reception"

Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World (March 30, 2013)

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:51pm
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Citizenship and Its Discontents: Belonging in a Global World
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Saturday, March 30, 2013

Roundtable Participants: Priscilla Wald (Duke University; Past President of ASA), Nick Bromell (UMass-Amherst), and Sut Jhally (UMass-Amherst)

Send proposals to umassegoconference@gmail.com by Friday, January 25, 2013.

Popular Culture(s): 48th Annual Comp Lit Conf. (12/28/12; 4/25-26/13)

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:30pm
Dept. of Comp Lit, Cal. State Univ., Long Beach

48th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
April 25th –April 26th, 2013
Popular Culture(s)

Plenary Speaker: Hillary Chute
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English, University of Chicago
Call for Papers ~ Abstracts due December 28th, 2012

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