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SAMLA 2015: Contemporary Literature & Popular Music (Nov. 13-15)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:42pm
Mary McCampbell/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).

The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Issues in Critical Inquiry Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora (Sept. 25-26, 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:06pm
Issues in Critical Inquiry

ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora
"The African Diaspora in the World"

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic. ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to "Music City" and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme "The African Diaspora in the World."

The committee welcomes papers on any topic relating to the African Diaspora. Suggested topics may include:

Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; June 15 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:35am
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

CFP: New Writing: The International Journal (1/6/2015)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:08pm
New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13 (Issues 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.

Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also very welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Poet-Artist Collaboration (abstracts due May 30)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm
SAMLA Conference Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15

This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

PAMLA 2015: 21st-Century Literature (Nov. 6-8, 2015); May 15, 2015 Proposal Deadline

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:41pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Fifteen years in, our twenty-first century literary traditions are beginning to take shape, and, indeed, it may be time to bring the poorly-named "contemporary" period to a close after its 70-year reign. Questions remain, however. Have we noticeably shifted into a new literary period? Or, is the defining crisis that will launch a new literary period just on the horizon? The 9-11 Attacks, globalization/neoliberalism, the Anthropocene, the collapse of a post-Cold War détente with the resultant repolarization of world powers and many other cultural shifts may serve as useful markers of an incipient yet-to-be-labeled era.

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