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CFP: Jewish Literature and Culture, PAMLA Conference (5/15/2015 submission deadline)

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:36am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This approved session on Jewish Literature and Culture for the November 6-8, 2015 Portland, OR PAMLA Conference welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. Submit paper proposals to online submission system.

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Editors: Melanie Holm ( & Chris GoGwilt (

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

Immigration and Migration

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:22am
Edited Volume of Reference Encyclopedia on Contemporary Issues and People of Color by ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

As part of a five-volume reference encyclopedia examining contemporary issues that people of color experience in the United States, this Call for Papers for Volume 5 focuses on immigration and migration. This includes original essays and debate questions.

See our website for details:

Parenthood and Childhood in the Middle Ages

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:15am
Phoebe C. Linton & Rachel Delman, University of Edinburgh & Oxford

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Rachel Moss (Oxford) &
Dr Sarah Dunnigan (Edinburgh)

In recent years, scholars from a range of disciplines have considered how concepts such as 'family' and 'the home' can be used to understand and explore the wider structures of medieval society. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers from across the Humanities, in order to consider these approaches and to identify new avenues for the study of family life in the medieval world.

[UPDATE] Pedagogical Journal Pupil: The Remix Edition Deadline EXTENDED to May 1st!

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:59pm
Teaching Writing Club, California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton's Teaching Writing Club is now accepting submissions for our fourth volume of Pupil! We are accepting creative, critical, theoretical, and practical works that can help current and future educators. Pupil is published by CSUF English graduate students with a passion for pedagogy.

Call For Papers: Summer 2015 Issue of Agasia (Deadline: June 15th)

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7:43pm
Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter


Agasia is currently accepting submissions for its Summer 2015 edition.

Published by the English Department at California State University, Stanislaus, Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study, appreciation, and composition of literature.

Books of Blood: a cross-disciplinary investigation into blood as representation, symbol, and text in modern culture

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 6:41pm
Dr Sam George

All humans 'are books of blood—wherever you open us, we're red' (Clive Barker). If our bodies are books of blood, then they can be read; we invite such readings and contributions where blood is the signifier. We are also interested in analyses and representation of the literal presence of blood in our culture, the importance of the actual material substance of life itself. This is the first stage of a funding bid and collaborative project on blood for the Wellcome Trust

CFP: Ethics, Affect, and Empathy panel at PAMLA, Portland OR, Nov. 6-8,2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:52pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). Session organizer: Marilyn Edelstein

Soliciting papers for an approved special session at PAMLA--the regional MLA for the West Coast/Pacific region. Proposals, with abstracts, due May 15, 2015. "Ethics and Affect I: Empathy"
Presiding Officer: Marilyn Edelstein, Santa Clara University

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, 2016 inaugural issue

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:35pm
The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics invites scholarly essays for our inaugural issue. Proposed articles can focus on the multisensory aspects of rhetoric and persuasion within:

- Art and visual culture
- Digital media
- Material culture
- Video and tabletop games
- Music and film
- Performance studies
- Multimodal composition practices
- Multimodal pedagogies within classroom spaces
- Crafts, hacks, and DIY endeavors

In addition, we are interested in essays which theorize the epistemic relationship(s) between rhetoric and sensory perception/experience.

2015 History and Popular Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference Deadline April 30, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:02pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers
History and Popular Culture
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The History and Popular Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

Robert Penn Warren Studies

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:28pm
Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at Western Kentucky University

Robert Penn Warren Studies, which publishes critical explorations of the life and works of Robert Penn Warren and his friends, colleagues, and students, invites submissions for the journal's forthcoming edition. For this issue, we are particularly interested in pieces that address Warren and his associates' legacy, either through their literary production or in their approach to teaching literature.

Edited Collection - RAD Writing Center Research (July 1, 2015)

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:59am
Dr. Sunny Hawkins/Texas A&M University-Kingsville

In their 2012 volume Researching the Writing Center: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice, Rebecca Day Babcock and Terese Thonus remind us that "writing center scholarship is a young field, and the direction(s) in which we will grow depend upon the decisions we make today about the definitions of and the connections among theory, inquiry, and practice...[W]e propose that recommendations for practice be based on evidence in the form of observations, recordings, microanalyses of actual tutoring sessions; analyses of session feedback forms and textual revisions; and interviews with participants when feasible" (3).