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"Collaboration & Betrayal" ... Special Session @ SAMLA 2015 (proposal due June 1, 2015)

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:01am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Durham, NC

In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.

Special Issue: MASCULINITIES

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Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:41am
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Writing from Below
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Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic heterosexual masculinity, the masculine written and rewritten from below.

We seek critical and creative works in any publishable format or medium on any aspect of masculinity and/or its critique in art, society and culture. Topics might include (but should not be limited to):

Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:22pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Please consider submitting a proposal to the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference at Portland State University November 6-8. Possible Indigenous Literatures and Cultures sessions: transnational Pacific literatures and visual culture; early Native American literature and visual culture (with a focus on west coast Indigenous narratives); Indigenous sound and movement (reading geographical and cultural spaces as language); Indigenous futurity and futurisms; and/or Indigenous gender, sexuality and the erotic in a west coast context.

The deadline for submissions is May 15. Please see the following for conference information and to register.

Request for Proposals - The Intersection of Diplomacy, Development and Defense: Faith and Ethnicity at the Crossroads

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 2:40pm
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International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation
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The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM) is currently accepting papers for the 2015 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding to be held October 9-11, 2015 at the Riverfront Library Auditorium, Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Center Yonkers, New York 10701. To learn more, visit: http://icermediation.org/Mediation/Daf/AnnualInternationalConference2015...​.

Theme: "The Intersection of Diplomacy, Development and Defense: Faith and Ethnicity at the Crossroads"

Conference Synopsis:

Overpopulation

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:29am
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Oxford Literary Review
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Oxford Literary Review 38.1 (2016): Overpopulation

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 3:09am
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TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
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Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

2015 PAMLA Special Session "Problems and Politics in The Hunger Games" at Portland State University

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 11:45pm
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113th Annual PAMLA Conference, 2015 (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); November 6-8, 2015

This special session for the 2015 PAMLA Conference seeks presentations on The Hunger Games series, book and film versions alike, with specific consideration to the series' dystopian themes, social-political references, and media commentary.

Papers from across the disciplines are welcomes. Please use the PAMLA 2015 site to submit a proposal before Friday, May 15, 2015.

See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/problems-and-politics-hunger-games#stha...

[UPDATE] World Literature

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:41pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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The World Literature area for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA's 2015 annual conference will be held from October 30-November 1, 2015 at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH.

How to Feel About Horror; October 22-24, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 3:18pm
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English Graduate Organization, University of Florida
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"Horror," Eugene Thacker contends, "is a non-philosophical attempt to think about the world-without-us philosophically" (8). Beginning with his 2011 work In The Dust Of This Planet, Thacker's work on horror has lead, according to Quinn Lester's recent article in The New Inquiry, to a revival in thinking about this unthinkable possibility.

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 2:01pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine
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thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com
Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal
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thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com
The deadline for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.
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Edited Collection: Shakespeare's 'Mortal Living Ghost(s)': Supernatural Appropriations and Afterlives

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Jennifer Page, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

I am seeking essays for a proposed collection for Routledge, titled "Shakespeare's 'Mortal Living Ghost(s)': Supernatural Appropriations and Afterlives." The collection will take a broad approach to rethinking Shakespeare's use of the supernatural as well as how subsequent authors and artists have interpreted Shakespeare's image and/or works vis-à-vis the supernatural. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

[UPDATTE] Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:31pm
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016

Call for Papers

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.

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