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Seeking Panelists for NAVSA 2013: "Evidence Gone Wild: Victorian Animality and Sexuality"

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 4:32pm
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NAVSA 2013: "Evidence"
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Dear Victorian Scholars of Sexuality:

I am a PhD candidate in English literature at Indiana University-Bloomington seeking fellow scholars of Victorian animality and/or sexuality with whom to propose a panel for NAVSA 2013 on Evidence. I would prefer other scholars who have ABD status or who are faculty at universities, but of course exceptions can be made.

The deadline for NAVSA 2013 submissions is March 1, 2013.

Below is a brief and provisional abstract (250 words) on the panel as I see it now (the parameters of the panel are adjustable):

"Evidence Gone Wild: Victorian Animality and Sexuality"

Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore -- Essay Collection

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:41pm
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Shelley Ingram, Todd Richardson, and Willow Mullins
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The editors of the collection "Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore" are soliciting additional proposals for articles and essays that betray conventional notions about proper methods, theories and subjects within folklore and folklore studies. As a whole, this collection interrogates the unspoken assumptions and obligations that shape the types of cultural work deemed "proper" to be carried out by folklorists, whether the folklorists be hobbyists, academics, or in the public sector. We are especially interested in contributions that betray and/or subvert the discipline's conventions by investigating expressive traditions that are generated in and through popular or so-called "normative" cultures.

The Hare - essays and reviews in English renaissance literature

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 1:56pm
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The Hare
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The Hare is pleased to announce the arrival of its second issue:

http://thehareonline.com/

The Hare is a peer-reviewed, on-line academic journal.

We continue to seek short essays on the poetry, prose, and drama of the English renaissance; and reviews of foundational, seminal, neglected, or overlooked books in the field.

Please see http://thehareonline.com/about or contact the editors, Jeremy Lopez and Paul Menzer, for further information: thehareonline@gmail.com

[UPDATED] Watermark Journal — Submission Deadline Extended: 3/1/2013

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 1:53pm
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California State University, Long Beach

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our seventh volume to be published in March 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Steve Tomasula: The Art and Science of New Media Fiction 4/5/2013

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:54pm
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David Banash / Western Illinois University
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This edited collection will investigate critical approaches to Steve Tomasula's innovative contemporary fiction, non-fiction, criticism, and multimedia art. In books including _IN & OZ_, _VAS: An Opera in Flatland_, _The Book of Portraiture_, and _TOC: A New-Media Novel_, he has reimagined the form of the book and reengineered the possibilities of narrative. Beyond his major books, Tomasula has also published remarkable short fiction, non-fiction, essays, criticism, and original works of music and visual art that develop, explain, or demonstrate new possibilities for the forms of narrative fiction.

CFP: NEASA 2013 Spring Colloquium, "American Studies: What, How, and Why" (5/4/2013)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:35am
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New England American Studies Association

2013 New England American Studies Association Spring Colloquium
American Studies: What, How, and Why
Saturday May 4th, 10am-1pm
Suffolk University Poetry Center
Boston, MA

The New England American Studies Association Council is excited to announce that NEASA's third annual Spring Colloquium will be held on Saturday, May 4th, between 10am and 1pm in Suffolk University's Poetry Center! The Colloquium will be entitled "American Studies: What, How, and Why," and will focus on defining disciplinary questions of what American Studies is, how we American Studiers do it, and why American Studies is worth supporting and strengthening in this time of educational crisis (and all other times).

Writing (Beyond) Regionalisms in Northeastern North America, Special Session, MLA Chicago, January 2014

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:27am
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Rachel Bryant
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Seeking papers that consider or challenge the ways in which Atlantic Canadian/New England literatures have been used to reinforce the Canada/U.S. border. This is a special session panel for the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago on the topic of "Writing (Beyond) Regionalisms in Northeastern North America." Inquiries welcome! Submit a 200-300 word abstract by 15 March 2013. rachel.bryant@unb.ca

[UPDATE] Final Deadline Extension - The Millennials on Film and Television: the Politics of Popular Culture (edited collection)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:24am
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betty.kaklamanidou@gmail.com & Peggy.Tally@esc.edu

Call for Papers
We are inviting submissions for the final 2-3 chapters of our edited collection on millennials in films and television. We are particularly looking for essays examining the films The Girl in the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and The Social Network (2010) and the television shows 2 Broke Girls (CBS 2011-present), and New Girl (FOX 2011-present), although other ideas will also be considered.

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance - Essay Collection

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:19am
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Nadine Farghaly and Margo Collins

Articles about urban fantasy and romance novels are invited for a new, multi-contributor collection.

During the last few decades, urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels have come to the forefront of the publishing world. Normative heroes and heroines have been joined by werewolves, vampires, mermaids, shape-shifters, centaurs and dragons, to name but a few. These magical creatures fill the pages of books and the screens of movie theaters in ever-increasing numbers.

Such a vast industry—one that generated at least 75 million readers in 2008 alone (and has been growing since)—deserves more study. This collection will offer critical examinations of both urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

[UPDATE] CFP: PG Conference 'ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines'

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:42am
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FORUM Postgraduate Journal, The University of Edinburgh

ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines
Interdisciplinary Conference - CFP
The University of Edinburgh, 15-16 July 2013

FORUM, the University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, is pleased to announce its third conference which will explore the theme of editing.

This conference invites participants to explore the variety of practices and concepts of editing across disciplines and as they appear in different historical and cultural contexts, as well as to reflect on the opportunities, goals and challenges of contemporary editing and publishing.

*A number of papers by postgraduate participants will be selected to be published in the December 2013 issue of FORUM.*

CFP Reminder: PG Conference "ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 9:22am
full name / name of organization: 
FORUM Postgraduate Journal

FORUM, the University of Edinburgh's Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, is pleased to announce its third conference which will explore the theme of editing.

This conference invites participants to explore the variety of practices and concepts of editing across disciplines and as they appear in different historical and cultural contexts, as well as to reflect on the opportunities, goals and challenges of contemporary editing and publishing.

*A number of papers by postgraduate participants will be selected to be published in the December 2013 issue of FORUM.*

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