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7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:18pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies: Issue 12

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:53pm
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, electronic publication dedicated to the exploration of Horror and Gothic literature, film, new media and television. The submission deadline for the next issue is 31st January 2013.

Update (Nov. 5, 2012): Special Issue (Contemporary Jacobean Film) of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies journal

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:57pm
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

Updated Information: Please send essays of no longer than 7,500 words to Elizabeth Kelley Bowman, University of Guam . Deadline for receipt of essays is now November 5, 2012.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies:
A Journal of Criticism and Theory
(www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film
SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013
Deadline: November 20, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).

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).

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