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FSEL Call For Papers

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:25am
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The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submission deadline for the April 2014 issue is February 14, 2014.

[UPDATE] Burning Daylight Academic Journal Accepting Submissions of up to 20 pages Until January 1st from Student Authors

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 9:51pm
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Burning Daylight Academic Journal

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric. We are open to (and excited about) reading submissions that push at these boundaries - if in doubt, please submit.

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[UPDATE] Literati 2014: "Speaking Bodies," March 29, 2014 Call for Undergraduate Work

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:09pm
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Madison Undergraduate Society for English
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Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?

Call for Proposal: Cultural History of Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 9:25am
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Bob Batchelor/Thiel College
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Hello, I am the book series editor for the Rowman & Littlefield series "Contemporary American Literature" and "Great Writers, Great Books." I am requesting short proposals from authors interested in writing a cultural history of Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye.

Hartskill Review seeks original poetry submissions

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 7:43pm
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Hartskill Review
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Hartskill Review, a new print journal of contemporary poetry and poetics, seeks original poetry that is ambitious, emotive, haunting, compelling, subtle, layered, and resplendent.

Submissions should meet the following criteria:

-Submit 1-3 poems at a time.
-Gather your submission into one file.
-Poems should be single spaced on the page.
-Submit rich, complex, and ambitious poems that reward repeated readings.
-Submit poems that mean something to you and stand a chance of meaning something to others.
-Simultaneous submissions are okay (but please notify us if accepted elsewhere).
-Please include a short biographical note about yourself and your work.

Responds in 1-4 weeks.

Scritture Migranti / Migrant Writings (deadline JAN 10)

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 9:41am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 7/2013 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to Deadline for submissions: JANUARY 10, 2014.

[UPDATE] "Visual Culture in African American Periodicals," deadline Dec 30, 2014

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 8:51pm
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African American Expression in Print and Digital Culture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 19-21, 2014
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African American periodicals such as the Indianapolis Freeman, Colored American, Crisis and The Black Panther emphasize the impact of images, as well as the printed word, in enabling black Americans' self-expression and empowerment. Such periodicals often have been the primary venues for showcasing and supporting the work of black visual artists, including Aaron Douglas, Black Panther illustrator Emory Douglas, and political cartoonist Garfield Haywood. This interdisciplinary panel seeks papers that address the production, history, and aesthetics of black periodical art in a range of forms: mastheads and stock images, cover art, comics, sketches, political cartoons, and other illustrations.

Post-9/11 Literature and Media (abstracts due January 31, 2014)

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 5:21pm
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Paul Petrovic
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I seek proposed chapters for a collection of essays tackling emergent post-9/11 literature and media. An academic publisher has already expressed interest in this collection.

While several books already exist that cover post-9/11 literature, they typically camp out on the usual suspects (Don DeLillo's Falling Man, Jonathan Safran Foer, Oliver Stone, Paul Greengrass). In contrast, the primary aim of this collection is to broaden that coverage by gathering together articles on newer fiction and examining how these diverse texts complicate and expand upon the initial wave of post-9/11 media.

Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 11:17am
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Troy University

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

Washington Irving and Politics (Jan. 10, 2014)

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:24pm
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Washington Irving Society
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Since Washington Irving (1783-1859) was named after George Washington, met the General, and also spent time in Washington on political business, the American Literature Association's venue of DC seems an appropriate place for a round table on Irving and his politics.

After being offered several political appointments and finally accepting the ambassadorship to Spain in 1842, Irving was concerned with political matters. And even before becoming a professional politician, Irving made a name for himself as a "man of letters" with his HISTORY OF NEW YORK (1809), a satire on the Dutch colony's history but also a political jab at Irving's contemporaries.

[UPDATE] Brandeis English Department Graduate Conference on Privacy -- deadline extended

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:58am
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Brandeis University English Graduate Conference
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In the era of Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks, and corporate data-mining, our privacy seems like an endangered resource. Yet privacy has been an issue of contention for centuries, inviting debate at an intersection among literature, politics, and history. The privacy afforded to individuals, living in society with one another, is far from an unproblematic good, and its definition as well as its value relative to other goods, such as transparency or security, must be constantly negotiated.