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[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Dark Fairy Tales in Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 11:51am
Tanya Jones, M.Ed. and Joe Abbruscato, MA

Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.

[REMINDER] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:25am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society

REMINDER - CFP DEADLINE IS 01 OCTOBER 2012.

The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at wyndhamlewis2012@hotmail.co.uk by 01 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

[UPDATE] "The Ambassadorship of Literature" Deadline Extended Oct. 1

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:30pm
New York University

"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

UPDATE - Steampunk edited collection

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:41pm
Brian Croxall and Rachel Bowser

We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk. The anthology will present a varied look at steampunk culture and criticism, presenting a comprehensive look at the genre's impact and development in the fields of art and material cultural. Accordingly, we seek proposals that explore any of a range of iterations of the genre. These may include, for example, analysis of:

CEA-MAG Annual Spring Conference 2013 - Abstracts due 12/15/12

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 2:45pm
"Nature and Artifice," College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group

College English Association - Middle Atlantic Group
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE 2013
Call for Papers
"Nature and Artifice"
9 March 2013
Keynote Speaker: Performance Poet and Writer Linda Joy Burke

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

CFP: Unruly Catholics From Dante to Kevin Smith (due ASAP)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 9:35am
Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Oklahoma City University

I am looking for one or two final chapters to round out a nearly complete book manuscript. It is an interdisciplinary study of progressive Catholics in literature, film, theology, and history.

I am eager to submit the book to publishers, so I am looking for an unpublished, ready-to-submit essay related to one or more of the following topics:

rebellious nuns from Claire to Nuns on the Bus
Michael Field
Oscar Wilde
Joan of Arc in history and literature
Catholic environmentalists

I am willing to entertain submissions on other, related topics.

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