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FINAL CFP Summer Issue of Luvah

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:07pm
Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination

Deadlines
Abstracts: March 30
Final paper: May 2

Luvah is an international, inter-disciplinary journal of religion, philosophy, and politics. The editorial board of Luvah is interested in papers that transgress traditional boundaries inherent in the current compartmentalization of knowledge.

[UPDATE] CFP: "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature"

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 9:56pm
The Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan

Confirmed invited speakers (in alphabetical order):
Professor Ali Behdad (John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Professor Martin Puchner (Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University, USA)
Professor Samuel Weber (Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities, Northwestern University, USA)

MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014; Innovative Criticism

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:59pm
Robin Silbergleid & Kristina Quynn

We invite papers about the production and publication of innovative, experimental, affective, multi-genre, or performative criticism. This session considers (and enacts) how critics work with texts that distort lines between criticism, creative writing, theory, fiction, (auto)biography and thus necessitate an aligned self-reflexive and/or innovative critical response.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV by 15 March 2013 to both Robin Silbergleid (silberg1@msu.edu) and Kristina Quynn (quynn@colostate.edu).

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:44pm
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture (Florida Atlantic University)

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its second annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2013 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies.

[UPDATE] The Sentimental Worlds of Ray Bradbury (MLA, 9-12 January 2014, Chicago), Deadline extended to 3/15/2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 5:13pm
Adam Lawrence and Andrea Krafft

Ray Bradbury was writing science fiction during the infancy of the genre and gained mainstream popularity during the 1950s. However, even today, when so many science fiction giants like Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, and Robert Heinlein have been celebrated in critical studies and articles, Bradbury remains on the margins of academia.

One of the reasons for Bradbury's marginality is that his writing is often categorized as sentimental fantasy. As Thomas Disch says of Bradbury in On SF, "his imagination so regularly gets mired in genteel gush and self-pity." Other scholars have critiqued Bradbury for his focus on small-town life, claiming that he does not examine relevant social and political issues.

CFP: special issue of Comparative Drama: "The Audience as Player: Interactive Theater over the Years" (deadline 9/1/2013)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 4:58pm
Professor Sidney Homan, University of Florida, Guest Editor, Comparative Drama

This special issue of Comparative Drama, "The Audience as Player: Interactive Theater Over the Years," seeks essays that explore plays and productions in which members of the audience are not just voyeurs in the house but participants, players in the onstage drama. This enhanced "role" for the audience has, surely, philosophical and aesthetic implications, not to mention practical consequence during an actual production.

Examining Authorship in English Studies

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 3:59pm
South Atlantic MLA Conference (SAMLA)

The diverse fields within English studies often create boundaries that few cross, but this proposal aims to bridge those established boundaries. The focus of this panel looks at authorship and how authorship is theorized within English studies. An example of authorship's function in English studies occurs in Creative Writing.

Edited Collection: The Spirit of Adoption

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 2:57pm
Collection: Spirit of Adoption--Essays on Adoption, Religion, Faith, and more

Call for Submissions
Collection: The Spirit of Adoption: Writers on Religion, Adoption, Faith, and More

We are seeking submissions for a new collection tentatively titled The Spirit of Adoption: Writers on Religion, Adoption, Faith, and More. We are especially interested in narratives from adoptees and birth parents, as this collection will feature stories by adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents who have considered the complex relationship between religion and adoption, and who have tried to make meaning of adoption through the lens of their own faith perspectives.

Call for Journal Articles: "The Writer's Experience" - Deadline: May 27, 2013

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 2:47pm
The Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Summer 2013 issue, themed "The Writer's Experience." Submission deadline: May 27 2012.

Readers often think of writers as special creatures who possess magical knowledge or are influenced by mystical muses hidden and inaccessible to everyone else. However, when asked to discuss the experience of writing, authors often respond with figurative comparisons: writing is like building a house, pulling teeth, pounding a wall, riding a wild horse, conducting an exorcism, throwing a lump of clay on a potter's wheel, performing surgery on yourself without anesthesia. Good writing doesn't just magically appear on paper. There is no secret. But there is a process.

Call for Papers - Social Inclusion (Open Access Journal)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 2:20pm
Librello Publishing house

Social Inclusion (http://www.librelloph.com/socialinclusion) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, which provides academics and policy-makers with a forum to discuss and promote a more socially inclusive society. The journal encourages researchers to publish their results on topics concerning social and cultural cohesiveness, marginalized social groups, social stratification, minority-majority interaction, cultural diversity, national identity, and core-periphery relations, while making significant contributions to the understanding and enhancement of social inclusion worldwide.

Encounters, Affinities, Legacies: the Eighteenth Century in the Present Day 28-29 June 2013 (deadline for proposals April 19)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:09pm
University of York

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the complex webs of interconnection between the long eighteenth century and the 'long' twentieth century, from 1900 to the present. As the field of eighteenth century studies continues to boom within the academy, the eighteenth century – invoked around names like Rousseau, Voltaire, and Adam Smith – is becoming an increasingly frequent interlocutor in contemporary debates in the international media about society, democracy, human rights, and the economy.

Special Issue "Framing Lives"

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 11:37am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 IABA Conference, "Framing Lives."

All submitted essays should have a relevant theoretical framework and participate in contemporary conversations within the field of auto/biography studies. The editors welcome essays that explore visual narratives in diverse forms, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

PAMLA 2013 Conference: San Diego, CA (11/1-11/3): CFP Deadline April 15

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:58am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2013 PAMLA Conference will be held November 1-3, 2013, at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. The deadline for submitting a proposal to one of our over 140 approved sessions is April 15. Go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/ for more information about the conference, and to propose a paper.

For the CFP list and information about each approved session, go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/session-topics

For more information, email Craig Svonkin, PAMLA Executive Director: svonkin@netzero.com

AISNA Biennial Conference, Trieste, 19-21 September 2013: "Missed Emancipations"

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 10:21am
Associazione Italiana di Studi Nordamericani

Missed Emancipations: State Fantasies and American Narratives of Failed Liberation

Within the framework of the 22nd AISNA Biennial Conference, we are seeking proposals for a panel titled "Missed Emancipations: State Fantasies and American Narratives of Failed Liberation".

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