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The Edgar Allan Poe Review

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:44am
Poe Studies Association and The Pennsylvania State University Press

Essays on Poe's work, life, and influence from all perspectives as well as original work influenced by Poe are welcome.

Essays submitted for possible publication in Spring issues must be received by December 28; acceptances will be given by January 26. For publication in Fall issues, essays must be received by July 20, and acceptances will be sent by August 20.

Essays should be submitted to http://www.editorialmanager.com/poe/

CFP- Lasting Stars: Personas that Endure and Images that Fade

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 5:18am
Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright/Queen Mary, University of London

Project Overview:

Film star studies have often focused on star images noted for their longevity and enduring status. The question of longevity, however, has been largely buried beneath the surface of the discipline. Although many studies have touched on the prolonged existence of some film stars, few studies have tackled longevity as a vital aspect of stardom. Underpinning longevity and film stardom are issues of aging, charisma, emblematic status, type and uniqueness, suggesting that many issues contribute to the lasting status of star images. In fact, these same areas factor into the fading of a star image, illustrating how closely success and failure are linked.

Call for Papers LiNQ Volume 40 2013: Capture

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 1:21am
Literature in North Queensland/ James Cook University

The verb 'capture' implies both acts of preservation and of restraint. In his novel 'The Collector', John Fowles explores this duality, implying that the paradox of art is that "in signalling the importance of freedom, art inaugurates another kind of imprisonment." In 'The Collector' the imprisoned Miranda believes "when you draw something it lives and when you photograph something it dies." Similarly, Jeanette Winterson argues that the act of capturing is not mere reproduction:

[UPDATE] 10th Annual MEGAA Symposium: "The Human and the Non-Human" DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:35pm
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA)

The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:
The Human and the Non-Human

March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH

"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida

"American Surrealism, Forms, Projects and Temporalities" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 3:09pm
Céline Mansanti (U; of Picardie), Anne Reynes (Aix-Marseille Université)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of American surrealist experimentations in relation to the complex transnational cultural dialogue emerging in the 1920s and continuing until the 1940s, whose aims included the redefinition of an American cultural identity.

Papers dealing with American surrealist innovations, techniques, ideas, sites, and temporalities are solicited. All genres are welcome, including, literature, film and the visual arts. Innovative readings of individual works are encouraged, as well as presentations addressing larger questions concerning the relevance of American surrealism.

Scritture migranti / Migrant Writings journal (deadline 03/20/2013)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 2:13pm
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for the following sections of the issue 6/2012 of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration:

At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces, Friends of English Graduate Student Conference at UCLA

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
University of California, Los Angeles

Call for Papers, At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces
Friends of English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA
Friday, May 31, 2013 at UCLA

Keynote speakers: Professor Rachel Lee (UCLA), Professor Daniel Tiffany (USC)

Sir Peter: Aye, ever improving himself!--Mr. Surface, Mr. Surface...Well, well, that's proper; and you make even your screen a source of knowledge...
Joseph Surface: Oh, yes, I find great use in that screen.
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal (IV.3)

Literary London 2013

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:21am
Literary London Society

Literary London 2013
Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Organised by: The Literary London Society
17–19 July 2013

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Vic Gatrell (Cambridge); Matthew Rubery (QMUL)

MLA 2014: Deletion, Erasure, Cancellation

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:29am
Paul Benzon

How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.

Full CFP:

Walking Dead - Essay Collection

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:49am
Dr. Deborah Christie

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Walking Dead (either the original graphic novel or the AMC television series). The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

• Zombies/the Undead
• The postapocalyptic world
• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Posthumanism
• Gender
• Race
• Hybridity
• Heroism
• Villainy
• History
• Memory
• Power
• Violence

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