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"Secularity and Faith"; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (Nov. 1-3, 2013); Deadline: April 15, 2013

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 5:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2013 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in San Diego, California. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2013.

How do writers negotiate faith in a secular age? What are the varieties of secularism expressed in literary works? The panel especially welcomes engagement with Charles Taylor's work, A Secular Age.

To submit a proposal, go to "http://www.pamla.org/2013/" and click on "Submit a Proposal Now". Submissions are due by April 15, 2013. If a paper is accepted, the presenters must join the PAMLA by June 1, 2013. Additional proposal guidelines are available at the PAMLA website.

[UPDATE] Submission Deadline Extended to May 1st. 'Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars': Exploring the Virtues in Literature

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:42pm
Holly Ordway / Houston Baptist University

Southwest Region Conference on Christianity and Literature
Where:
Houston Baptist University, Houston TX
When:
Sept. 20-21, 2013
Proposals:
We welcome both individual paper abstracts and session proposals relevant to the conference theme. Please send paper abstracts (no more than 200 words) and/or session proposals by May 1, 2013 to the Conference Chair, Dr. Holly Ordway, at hordway@hbu.edu.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 1:45pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

History of Critical Reception: Reception Study Society section at Midwest MLA Conference (Milwaukee, Nov. 7-10)

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 10:27am
Matthew James Vechinski, Reception Study Society

History of Critical Reception

Topic: Open

This section is organized by the Reception Study Society (RSS), an association that promotes cross-disciplinary dialogue among all areas of reception studies, including reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of reading and the book, reception history, and audience, communication, and media studies. The RSS is interested in the institutions that shape reception as well as the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion in the study of audiences and reading.

April 15 deadline -- PAMLA 2013 San Diego(Nov 1-3) -- Special Session: Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 10:25am
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

CFP: Corporeality Panel - PAMLA 2013 San Diego Special Session: Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids
Location: California, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2013-04-15 (in 30 days)
Date Submitted: 2013-02-19
Announcement ID: 201561
CFP: Corporeality Panel - PAMLA 2013 San Diego

Special Session: Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids

Deadline: April 15, 2013

[UPDATE] CFP: Generic Fluidity of the Fantastic (NEPCA 6/10/12; Vermont 10/25-26/13)

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 9:48am
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend Area

CFP: Generic Fluidity of the Fantastic (NEPCA 6/10/12; Vermont 10/25-26/13)

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

GENRE CROSSINGS: EXPLOITING THE GENERIC FLUIDITY OF THE FANTASTIC FIFTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA

Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/

2013 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont

25-26 October 2013

Proposals by 10 June 2013

[Deadline Extended]Explorations of Childhood in Nineteenth Century Working Class Life Writing (PAMLA)

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Monday, April 1, 2013 - 9:46am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel is designed to examine ideas of childhood based on the life writing of working class people. Life writing texts could include autobiographies, diaries, letters,compilations of life writing fragments, and/or solicited writings from various social organizations. Questions to consider include, but are not limited to, the folowing: How is child labor/schooling discussed in life writing from working class individuals? How are ideas of childhood vs. adulthood altered through the necessities of class and work? Questions such as these can highlight how ideas of childhood are frequently tied to middle class identity and development, especially during the nineteenth century.

PAMLA 2013 Standing Session: Science Fiction (Submission Deadline: 4/15/13)

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Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:39am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Paper proposals are requested for scholarship on science fiction in literature, television, and film.

Conference dates: Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Conference venue: The entire conference will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, California.

-----General conference guidelines:------

You may submit multiple papers to PAMLA, but you may submit only one paper to each session, and you may only present one paper at the conference.

Papers may not be read in absentia.

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