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MMLA 2013: Design and the Digital Humanities (deadline: May 31)

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 1:24pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)

With this year's MMLA conference theme of "Art & Artifice," the new Permanent Section on Digital Humanities will explore issues of, experiments with, and provocations on design.

Dr. Sarojini Sahoo: Trendsetter of Feminism

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 11:30am
Authors Press, Delhi, India

CALL FOR Submission
(Deadline: July 31, 2013)
Name of Book
Dr. Sarojini Sahoo: Trendsetter of Feminism
Edited by
K. V. Dominic
Published by
Authorspress, New Delhi

Cultures of Repair: Call for Contributors (edited Collection) Abstract: 30 June, 2013

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 5:24am
Mark Rainey & Theo Reeves-Evison (eds) Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths

Suggested themes: Aesthetics of Repair, Technologies of Repair, Post-Colonial Reparations, Reparative Justice

What does it mean to repair something? Is it to restore function, to compensate for a fault, deterioration, or deficiency, or can the concept be expanded to account for a
general condition whereby a constitutive fault is repaired by art, technology, justice or invention?

This book aims to mediate between concrete 'cultures of repair' and more abstract conceptions in the spheres of philosophy and psychoanalysis. The following is an indication of the conceptual range of 'the repair' which we intend to explore in this edited collection. Submissions may address the following themes, although they are not limited to them:

Caribbean Vistas Journal - Submissions to Volume 1.2 - Due June 30, 2013

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 9:44pm
Caribbean Vistas Journal

Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
• Subject: Call for Submissions for Volume 1.2 (Summer 2013)
• Caribbean Vistas (a forum for the artistic presentation and critical review of Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone Caribbean Literatures, Arts and Cultures)
• From: akilahw@msn.com
• Date: April 27, 2013 (EST)
From: Dr. Emily Allen-Williams, Founding Editor
CARIBBEAN VISTAS
CRITIQUES OF CARIBBEAN ARTS AND CULTURES
Announcing: Call for Submissions for Volume I/Issue 2 to be published August/September 2013

Reconstruction 13.1, How Did I Write That?

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 6:55pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Announcing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture Issue 13.1 "How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process"

edited by Alan Clinton and Angela Flury

Featuring work by: Julia Kalinina, Alan Clinton, Angela Flury, Will Buckingham, W.C. Bamberger, Rusty Morrison, David Bahr, Stephanie Gray, Robert King, Alejandro Puga, Rita Ciresi, Margaret Morgan Gullette, Diana Svennes-Smith, and Michelle Aung Thin.

Affection in Contemporary British Literature

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 6:20pm
David Tenenbaum/ Shaw University

MLA Session topic "Affection in Martin Amis's Fiction" changed to "Affection in Contemporary British Literature." Issues may include the posthumanism, commodity fetishism and the social impact of millenial dystopia.

Please submit abstracts to Dtenenbaum@shawu.edu.

Prize Americana for Prose: Deadline 5 June

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 5:51pm
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture (an Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing)

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture (an Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing) invites you to submit to PRIZE AMERICANA for prose. Deadline 5 June 2013.

We believe exceptional writing has the power to change the world.

You can visit Americana here:
http://www.americanpopularculture.com

And Prize Americana here: http://www.americanpopularculture.com/prizeamericana.htm

RSA 2014 (New York): Ironies of Alchemy

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 9:15am
Chad Engbers / Calvin College

The Ironies of Alchemy in Early Modern English Literature
Renaissance Society of America
New York
March 27-29, 2014

The Ironies of Alchemy in Early Modern English Literature

Chaucer's "Canon's Yeoman's Tale" is the first great satire of alchemy in English literature, but in its final lines it nevertheless suggests that the Philosopher's Stone is a genuine secret deeply hidden in the knowledge of Christ. As Stanton Linden observes, Chaucer's sustained ridicule of alchemy is thus accompanied by the suggestion that the opus alchymicum is not entirely a fool's errand.

Call for Submissions - Andrew Marvell Newsletter

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 4:25am
Andrew Marvell Society

The Andrew Marvell Newsletter is the official publication of the Andrew Marvell Society. The Newsletter is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed periodical. We are interested in publishing original notes, articles, and review essays of moderate length (up to 5,000 words) pertaining to Andrew Marvell. At present the editor invites abstracts for the summer (August) and winter (December) 2013 issues of the Newsletter. Publication subject to peer-review of completed manuscript. Visit our website: http://marvellsociety.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

UPDATE: Extended CFP Deadline PAMLA Conference (11/1-3, 2013, Bahia Resort, San Diego): Now May 12

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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Forty approved sessions for the November 1-3, 2013 PAMLA Conference (at the Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, California) have extended their paper proposal deadline until May 12. Go to http://www.pamla.org/2013/ to see the complete list of open sessions and to propose a paper. Sessions still looking for papers include:

Female Reputation: Historical Recovery and Restitution

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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 5:53pm
Lynee Lewis Gaillet and Helen Gaillet

Call for Essay Proposals

Book Proposal: Female Reputation: Historical Recovery and Restitution
Editors: Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Helen Gaillet

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 3:00pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

IRISH STUDIES at SAMLA- Nov. 8-10, 2013

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined.

By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at sdyne1@gsu.edu

UPDATE: The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy Edited Collection -- Call for Chapters

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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 1:55pm
Dr. Lori Campbell/University of Pittsburgh

UPDATE: I have received many innovative proposals so far, but several key authors I would like to see included remain unclaimed, such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, J.K. Rowling, Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, and Suzanne Collins, among a few others. Also please note that depending on the submissions, I may expand the "Pathfinders" section to include Victorian fantasy (i.e., George MacDonald, William Morris, etc.) as an additional precursor to modern fantasy. There is also a strong possibility I will add a new section for "Fantasy on Film." If you have an interest in any of these categories, or those below (see full CFP), please contact me at the email address provided.

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