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CFP: Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults 1.3, 'Change' (Deadline: 26 May 2015)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults
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Iris, a quarterly literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry on LGBTQ themes for young adults, invites submissions for its third issue on the theme of change. Iris features writing and artwork that challenge and captivate young adult readers between the ages of 14 - 17. Iris welcomes work in all genres, from realistic fiction to fantasy. Poets may submit text and visual poems, and Iris accepts digital and scanned artwork. Work submitted to Iris must comply with our content policy as Iris is targeted to a young demographic, and is used as an educational tool in public and school libraries, school and public library-sponsored book clubs, and similar environments.

CFP for Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books and Early Readings, Dea

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Ormandy

Picture books and early readers carry all the weight of parental authority, and are essential tools in the learning process for our children. With their bright pictures, they perform their function of holding the child's attention quite well, and they are accessed freely and repeatedly. They offer children not only hours of sanctioned entertainment and carefully chosen words and concepts, they also introduce our youngest children to specific cultural norms and belief systems. What role then does the supernatural character play for children learning to "read" and interpret the values in the interplay of images, words, and authority? Is there a difference, for the child, when the protagonist shown in the picture is a werewolf, fairy, or ghost?

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Deadline for Summer Issue Approaching (May 1)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
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Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (new deadline: May 15)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Todd A. Comer
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2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

CFP - The Value of Survival

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
MANCEPT Workshops 2015

CFP - The Value of Survival
MANCEPT Workshops 2015
Tuesday 1st-Thursday 3rd September

Convenors: Carlo Burelli (carlo.burelli@unimi.it), Marco Piasentier (marco.piasentier@gmail.com)

Since at least Hobbes, political philosophy has been either explicitly or implicitly revolving around the question of survival and its normative status. However, this status has rarely been brought to light. Some traditions, like political realism or bio politics, do address this theme directly, while in others, like for example liberalism, it lays dormant as a hidden but crucial assumption.

UPDATE-CFP for 2012 MPCA/ACA Area of Art History and Visual Culture

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:13pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association
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Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

"First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence" CFP due 6/19/15; Conference 10/28-30/15

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic Center for Learning Communities

The 15th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat will be held October 28-30, 2015
at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT.
We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within
the general theme of "First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence." We especially invite proposals that explore the continued evolution of learning communities while embracing their rich history. When

Debating the Afropolitan - (Special Issue EJES)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:30am
full name / name of organization: 
EJES (European Journal of English Studies)

In her 'Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)' (2005), Taiye Selasi introduced the term 'Afropolitan' as a coinage that aims at capturing the embodied experiences of a younger generation of African diasporic subjects living in contemporary world cities. Since then, the term has been claimed by many who have identified themselves with the realities Selasi depicts in her essay, while it has also been challenged by others for its alleged class, racial, and ethnic bias, and even by its purported complicity with cultural commodification processes.

The Crucible of Calamity: Crisis and Identity Formation in 19th Century America (C19 Proposed Panel)

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Rattner, The University of Memphis
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Writing has long been a means of ordering human thought and working to harness meaning into a cohesive explanation or narrative. How do texts composed in the wake of societal crises seek to evoke significance, solidarity, or dissension in terms of acknowledging and processing adversity? How do crisis events affect the identity and ideology formation of individuals as subjects or readerships?

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:31pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs
full name / name of organization:
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal
contact email:
thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com
The deadline for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.
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Guidelines
Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2015

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 5:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Nov. 5-7, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

The Travel and Tourism area of MAPACA seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. Applicants may also propose 3-person panels and roundtables.

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

Black Affect and Minor Feelings DEADLINE MAY 18

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Affect Theory Conference - Worldings, Tensions, Futures (Lancaster, PA)

Stream #2 – Black Affect and Minor Feelings, OCTOBER 14-17

"…we know for certain that the solution to the Black Man's problems will come only through Black National Consciousness. We also know that the focus of change will be racial. (If we feel differently, we have different ideas. Race is feeling…Art is one method of expressing these feelings and identifying the form as an emotional phenomenon."

– Amiri Baraka, "The Legacy of Malcolm X, and the Coming of the Black Nation"

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