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CFP: Comparative Literature - May 15 Deadline

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:25am
Paulina M. Gonzales / PAMLA 2014

The Comparative Literature standing session seeks papers for the 112th annual PAMLA conference in Riverside, CA (Oct. 31-Nov.2). We invite paper proposals on any topic, but encourage submission of proposals that engage with this year's theme, "Familiar Spirits," exploring topics related to magic, conjuring, spirits, and hauntings. Paper proposals are due by midnight on May 15. All paper proposals must be submitted online via the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals.
Please email Paulina at p6gonzal@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.

CFP Postgraduate English (Deadline Friday 1 August 2014)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:33pm
Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than Friday 1 August 2014.

CFP Essays on Arthurian-Themed Electronic Games (6/1/14)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:43pm
Michael Torregrossa / The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain seeks essay proposals devoted to surveying or studying video and computer games based on and/or inspired by the Arthurian tradition.

Essays will appear in a collection devoted to surveying the complete Matter of Britain on screen (as defined on our web site: http://matter-of-britain-on-screen.blogspot.com/) .

Proposals of 250 to 500 words or completed essays by 1 June 2014.
Final versions of essays will be expected by June 2015.

Please address submissions, inquiries, and suggested topics to the editors at

Television panel (NEPCA)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:38pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of television for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

Call for Modernist Studies Book Reviews - Deadline 9th May

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:16pm
Ecloga : Journal of Literature and the Arts. University of Strathclyde

Modernist Studies Special Edition. 2014.
Produced in collaboration with the
Scottish Network of Modernist Studies.

Ecloga : Journal of Literature and the Arts is pleased to announce a Modernist Studies Special Edition for 2014, produced in collaboration with the scholars of the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and funded by the AHRC.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Popular Television

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 4:53pm
Julie Taddeo and Ken Dvorak, co-editors

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Popular Television
Themed Issue: Extreme Reality TV
Co-Editors: Julie Anne Taddeo and Ken Dvorak (co-editors of The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV & History, UPK, 2009)
The popular success of reality TV has prompted its producers to seek even more extreme and taboo subject matter, from individuals confessing addictions to eating diapers (My Strange Addiction, TLC) to those engaging in the swinging lifestyle (Secret Sex Lives: Swingers, Discovery Health). Has reality TV become the latest incarnation of the "freak show," titillating viewers, or do these programs help to educate them, normalizing the extreme?

BYU Women's Studies 4th Annual Conference November 6-8, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 4:53pm
BYU Women's Studies

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the place and role of women in marriage and the family in both local and global settings. Conference organizers seek papers, panels, and creative
projects that address topics such as:

Women and Marriage
• Marriage, Family Relationships, and Health
• Marriage, Religion, and the Law
• Marriage and Family in a Secular World
• Arranged Marriages
• Interracial Marriages
• "Un-veiling" the Marriage: Women, Marriage, and Islam in the European Union
• Representations of Marriage in Film and Literature

[UPDATE] Second Call. Deviate! Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media Conference

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:42pm
Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork

Distinguished Keynote Speakers:
Professor Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, University of London)
Professor Maria Pramaggiore (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible" – Frank Zappa

Call for Book Reviews and Review Essays: Culture, Labor and Class

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 1:25pm
Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society

Working USA: The Journal Of Labor And Society, a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal is calling for book reviews and review essays discussing texts relating to the cultural aspects of labor and class. The books reviewed can be academic studies from a range of disciplines, journalistic texts, works of fiction, biographies, memoirs, and artists' monographs. We will also consider reviews of art exhibits and cultural events, relevant to this topic. With some exceptions, the books reviewed should have a publication date within the last three years. The reviewers should have some expertise in the area of the review, and write in clear prose, free of specialized jargon.

CFP: Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:35am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and
American Culture Association invites you to participate in the 25th annual
MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular
culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and
young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

CFP: Intermezzo, new series in longform publication

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:25am
Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

Enculturation, a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, announces the launch of Intermezzo, a series dedicated to publishing long essays – between 20,000 and 80,000 words – that are too long for journal publication, but too short to be a monograph. Intermezzo fills a current gap within scholarly writing by allowing writers to express themselves outside of the constraints of formal academic publishing. Intermezzo asks writers to not only consider a variety of topics from within and without academia, but to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.

2014 PAMLA Conference--Proposals for Composition and Rhetoric Sessions Due May 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:19am

You are invited to submit proposals for the fall 2014 PAMLA conference, a national organization that will host its annual conference Oct. 31-Nov.2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. The proposal submission process is handled completely online. Please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014

In my role as the presiding officer for the Composition and Rhetoric sessions, I welcome submissions that will extend our field's rich range of conversations. Feel free to contact me with questions about the Comp/Rhet sessions.

Anthologies in/and/of Modernism (MSA 16: 6-9 November 2014)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:06am
Patrick Collier

Given 1) the ongoing expansion of modernist studies in "temporal, spatial, and vertical" directions (Mao and Walkowitz) and 2) a renewed interest in textual materiality and modernist institutions (Jeremy Braddock's Collecting as Modernist Practice), the time would seem right for a thorough reconsideration of literary anthologies in/and/of modernism.

[UPDATE] Foundation, special issue on Science Fiction and Videogames (30 Apr 2014)

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:22am
Science Fiction Foundation

For over half a century—from the spaceship duels of Spacewar! and the attacking waves of the Space Invaders, through to the explorations of the Metroid series and the complex environments of the Bioshock games—electronic gaming has made extensive use of science fictional themes and settings. Likewise, science fiction, in books like Ender's Game, films like The Last Starfighter, and TV shows like Defiance, has often explored tropes of videogaming within its created worlds.