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[UPDATE] "The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition"

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:19pm
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GSU New Voices Graduate Student Conference
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The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.

Nobody Understand Me. Evil Kids in Children's Literature

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:40am
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Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association Conference

Nobody Understand Me. Evil Kids in Children's Literature

Do researchers understand evil kid characters? In children's literature, the evil kid school of thought changes with history. Authors write the Puritan notion of the sinful kid school, the Lockean ignorant but educable kid, and the Romantic idealized innocent virtuous redeeming somewhat helpless kid. Modern, Postmodern, and New Sincerity "evil" kids range from bullies to baby vampires to misunderstood villains like Gregory Maguire's character Elphaba from his book Wicked: The Life and Ties of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995).

The Politics and Morality of Children's Literature: From Left to Right

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:39am
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Children's Literature Society/American Literature Association Conference

Authors use children's literature to communicate their political and moral viewpoints. For example, authors in the 19th century publish religious, didactic, cautionary stories and poetry in children's books to teach moral lessons. Not long after that, Nonsense writers challenge this form by irreverently writing and drawing mayhem as an alternative to worship of morality and the status quo. Recently, Michelle Abate in her book Raising Your Kids Right illustrates how conservative, right-wing values have become the subject of children's literature. On the other side of the political spectrum, we have a lineage from Dr.

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED: Film Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:42am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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The deadline for proposals for the Film Studies Area at the 2015 SWPACA Conference has been extended until November 15, 2014.

We invite you to submit presentations about contemporary and classic film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Submit a proposal with the following items:
• 250-word abstract, including paper/presentation title;
• current curriculum vitae;
• working bibliography for your paper; and
• contact information (name and email). 


[Extended:] Eco-Emergenc(i)es and the Limits of Darwinian Thought (due 10 Nov 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 Jun 2015)

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:08am
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Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
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Evolutionary thinker Daniel Dennett compares Darwin's "dangerous idea" to a "universal acid: it eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view, with most of the old landmarks still recognizable" (63).

[UPDATE] CFP Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference Feb. 11-14, 2015) Extended Deadline

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 9:32am
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Natasha Chuk – Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
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Computer Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE (EXTENDED): Saturday, November 15, 2014

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

This year's conference theme is:

Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

[UPDATE] CFP - Digital Humanities Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

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Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 6:22am
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Digital Humanities Area, Soutwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Proposal deadline extended to November 15, 2014. Please join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme for 2015 is "Many Face, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

WSQ Survival Issue [Due March 1, 2015]

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:12pm
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WSQ at the Feminist Press
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Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose

WSQ Special Issue Spring 2016: Survival
Guest Editors: Frances Bartowski, Elena Glasberg, and Taylor Black

UPDATE: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/15/14; 2/11-14/15)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
Submission deadline EXTENDED: November 15, 2014
Submit proposals to: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org

36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

[UDATE] Andrew Marvell Society Calls for Papers

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 6:43am
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Andrew Marvell Society
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We are actively seeking contributions of various kinds to the conference and journal of the Andrew Marvell Society.

- Explorations of "Daphnis and Chloe." The Society invites abstracts for papers on any aspect of Marvell's poem "Daphnis and Chloe," to be presented at our annual meeting in Raleigh, NC, March 12-14, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1 at http://www.scrc.us.com/discoveries/abstract-submission-form/. Papers chosen for this panel will be published as a group in the Summer 2015 issue of the Society's official publication, the Andrew Marvell Newsletter.

CFP - December issue (Vol 2, issue 12)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 6:20am
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IJECM Publ, Rochester, United Kingdom
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Dear Researcher,
International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM ISSN 2348-0386) is a refereed monthly e-journal from Rochester, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.

IJECM intends to contribute to the development & dissemination of knowledge on management, commerce & economics.

Submission: Inviting quality research papers/ review papers/ conceptual papers/ didactic articles for its Dec issue (vol 2, issue 12)

Submission deadline: 30th Nov'14 Publication date: 15th Dec'14

Authors' guidelines: http://ijecm.co.uk/for-authors/

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Award

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:42pm
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Anna Lillios / The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
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The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Prizes include $1,000 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students.

Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference, which will be held at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, March 27-28, 2015.

Send entries to Dr. Anna Lillios, Professor of English, University of Central Florida, at Anna@ucf.edu

THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
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THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE invites submissions of original scholarly articles on the life and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her circle, including Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, F.S. Scott Fitzgerald, Wallace Stevens, Marcia Davenport, Edith Pope, etc. All critical approaches are welcome, including gender, historical, textual, biographical, and source studies, as well as gender-based, multicultural, and ecocritical approaches.

In addition, submissions of short fiction and poetry—in the spirit of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her life at Cross Creek—are also invited.

Please submit an electronic copy in MLA style.

Deadline January 1, 2015

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