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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:46pm
Jonathan Alexandratos

I am currently putting together a full proposal for an essay collection on Action Figure Studies. Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — — [Deadline 20th Jan 2015]

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:39am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) —

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries ( | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues ( | above 1500, prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

Call for Special Session Proposals: 2015 PAMLA Conference (deadline 1/15/2015)

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] albeit: New York & LA in the American Imaginary

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:22pm


The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces (Submission deadline : 20 Jan 2015)

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:04pm
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst


We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

[UPDATE] Trauma Theory -l Panel for ALA Boston 2015 - Due 1/20/15

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:06pm
Ashley N. Doonan / University of New Hampshire

Dear Colleagues,

I am seeking fellow panelists to present on at the ALA on trauma--from psychological perspectives to literary trauma theory. The work that I aim to present is focused on vicarious trauma--a trauma transmitted but not experienced directly.

Submissions need not be more than 300-500 words and may be emailed to me directly, titled "ALA Boston Trauma Theory Panel."

I also have an excellent chair for the panel; a professor who has done a great deal of trauma theory in her dissertation.

Please feel free to contact me with further queries.