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CFP: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NARRATIVE 2014 - Deadline Oct. 15, 2013

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Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:52am
International Society for the Study of Narrative

The International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium.

PROPOSALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Please provide the title and a 300-word abstract of the paper you are proposing; your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and 2-3 keywords (e.g. cognitive studies; Victorian novels; narrator); and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) about your work and your publications.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for 'Neo-Victorian Villains' edited volume

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Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8:23am
Benjamin Poore, University of York, UK

The deadline for chapter proposals for this edited collection has been extended to September 15th. There has been a very strong response so far, but there are still some areas mentioned in the CFP (reproduced below) that I would very much like to see proposals on, to help address the full range of the subject and different approaches to neo-Victorianism.

As before, potential contributors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for consideration, along with a biographical note of 50 to 100 words, to:

Dr Benjamin Poore (Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York) at benjamin.poore@york.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Villains: Neo-Victorian Fiction, Adaptation and Performance

[UPDATE] - Atlantic World Foodways CFP Due October 16

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Friday, August 30, 2013 - 7:29am
Atlantic World Research Network and Quaintance-Weaver

The Atlantic World Research Network, in partnership with Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels and The Fresh Market, presents a unique feast of ideas and food—an international and interdisciplinary conference exploring four great transatlantic foodways: Carolina Lowcountry, African, Italian, and Spanish/Latin American. Featuring famed food scholars and leading chefs, our conference will bring together inquiring minds and discerning palates as we ask how transatlantic contact combined and transformed old foodways, and how those foodways have transformed us all.

[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (9/30/13))

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:12pm
NEMLA Conference (April 3-6, Harrisburg, PA)

This panel seeks a broad range of papers that explore how disability challenges normative, even ableist, constructions of the body-environment dyad. Broadly speaking, papers in this panel will survey points of connection between disability studies and ecological criticism. For example, how does disability-centered American literature (re)negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might life writing by people with disabilities contribute to a richer and more inclusive ecological criticism? How might we re-examine and deconstruct "canonical" American environmental literature through a disability studies lens?

Paying the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism [10/28/13;2/28/14]

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:15pm
Natures 2014

Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism

From ancient game trails to winding river routes, from the roads of the Roman empire to the railroads of the British Empire, from the multi-laned freeways of modernity to the internet of the new millennium, humans have marked the earth by pushing against their physical limitations. In a parallel way, people have pushed against the ideologies of their community and forged new paths into and through social consciousness, reflecting, refining, and expanding these revolutionary ideas through cultural and critical expressions.

[UPDATE] CFP: Aesthetics and Victorian/Edwardian Detective Fiction (9/29/13; collection)

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:12am
Koray Melikoglu

Please send essays for a book collection which examines detective/mystery fiction in terms of form, style and aestheticism: the basic relationship between the detective's art and the contemporary aesthetic culture. This scholarly collection is to be published by Ibidem Press, Germany, and distributed in the US by Columbia University Press. The publication will be a revised and expanded edition of Ibidem's previously published Formal Investigations: Aesthetic Style in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Detective Fiction (Studies in English Literatures 4, www.ibidemverlag.de/Series/Studies-in-English-Literatures).

[UPDATE]: Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing, University of Oxford. Abstracts due 9 September 2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:44am
Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies, University of Oxford

Intimate Archives is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.

[Update] Supernatural Studies Fall/Winter General Issue

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:41pm
Supernatural Studies Association

Supernatural Studies (ISSN 2325-4866), a peer-reviewed journal, calls for submissions for the Fall/Winter 2013 issue; submissions are due October 1. We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural. Email all submissions to the journal editors: supernaturalstudies@gmail.com. Please note that this call is for general submissions; there are also special issue CFPs available.

The journal focuses on representations of the supernatural in popular culture, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, and television. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

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