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Special Issue: Before and Beyond 50 Shades of Grey: New Approaches to Erotic Romance Fiction (deadline: February 1 2013)

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:44am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS: Before and Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: New Approaches to Erotic Romance Fiction

Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has brought a number those transformations to light, not just in terms of the novels' BDSM-inflected sexual content (old news in the romance world) but also in their publishing history, moving from online Twilight fan-fiction to e-book format to paperback bestsellers.

Love and Religion in Global Popular Culture

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:41am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS: Love and Religion in Global Popular Culture

"Love is my religion," Ziggy Marley testifies in a hit from 2006. From reggae to Rumi (the bestselling poet in the United States across the 1990s), Bollywood to South Park, global popular fiction, film, poetry, music, and other media have extolled romantic love in sacred terms—and, in the process, they have sometimes raised provocative, complex relationships about the relationships between religion and romance.

Popular Romance, PCA Conference, Washington D.C. March 27-30 2013

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:38am
Popular Culture Association

Love and romance are mainstays of popular culture, cutting across the great divides of medium, language, and historical period. From Beyoncé to Bollywood, Dan Savage to Sweet Savage Love, K-Pop to qawwali: if it's about love, it's a welcome topic at the PCA Romance area.

We will consider proposals for individual papers, sessions organized around a theme, and special panels. Sessions are scheduled in 90-minute slots, typically with four 15-minute papers or speakers per standard session, with the remaining time available for discussion.

[UPDATE] Interstitial Journal (Inaugural Issue), Deadline: December 31, 2012

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:42pm
Interstitial Journal

In the modern era, interstitiality, or the space between one boundary and the next, has become an urgent area of investigation. Existing within and between entities, interstices challenge conventional understandings of boundedness, inviting us to rethink the space between objects and ideas as an erupting site of transformation. From this view, rigid divisions can no longer be taken for granted, whether political (as in the case of national borders) or scholarly (such as the emphasis on discrete academic disciplines).

Ireland Past and Present

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 2:07pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

ACIS 2013
Chicago, IL

Call for Papers - KOME

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:22am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry. Published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association

Call for Papers

KOME, a new peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Hungarian Communication Society is currently seeking articles for its early issues. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.

[REMINDER] Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reade

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:03am
Editors J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield

Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.

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