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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 7:12am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. Submissions are rolling, send yours today.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Creating and Un-creating the World in the Romantic Imagination

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:02pm
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SAMLA

The Romantics era was rife with social and economic shifts and imbalances as the Industrial Revolution brought destruction to the natural world and further stratification of the classes. In this increasingly dystopian climate, Romantic authors often sought an idyllic nature in which to imbue their utopian views; as such, the Romantic imagination became a mechanism through which authors essentially deconstructed the dystopian world and created the utopian imagination. Conversely, the Romantics sometimes deconstructed the utopian environment as a means to express the dystopian imagination.

Poetry and Poetics at PAMLA (Pasadena, November 11-13)

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The standing Poetry and Poetics session seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspects of poetry and poetics, but paper proposals on any of the following three topics are particularly welcome: 1) the presence and role of the person(al) in linguistically experimental poetics; 2) ecopoetics; 3) the conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties" in relation to modern and/or contemporary American poetry.

Spanish II: Peninsular Literature after 1700

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:29am
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Midwest Modern Language Association Conference 2016

This panel welcomes papers that explore any aspect of Peninsular Literature after 1700, especially those dealing with the convention's theme: "Border States." Please email abstracts of 250 words (along with your first and last names, institutional affiliation, preferred email, and paper title) to Isaac García-Guerrero at isaac.garciaguerrero@wisc.edu. The deadline to submit proposals is April 20, 2016.

Revista Atenea - journal of humanities & social sciences (20 August 2016)

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:26am
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Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXVI). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

In and outside the frame / American and British Studies Annual

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:40am
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Department of American and British Studies, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
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The Department of English and American Studies, at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic is pleased to announce its 13th International Cultural Studies Conference & 2nd International Conference on Linguistics and Teaching/Learning English which will take place on 13-14 October 2016.

Papers which employ an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged along with any proposals dealing with the literature or other cultural artifacts of Anglophone nations or communities. Plenary sessions on topics in English linguistics and the teaching / learning of English will also take place.

Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:28am
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Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China, plus follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.

http://www.apwriter.org

This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou.

CFP: thresholds no. 1, Extraneous

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:31am
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Fran McDonald, Whitney Trettien

thresholds is a new digital journal co-edited by Whitney Trettien (UNC) and Fran McDonald (U. Louisville). The journal's platform bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen architecture. On the left side of the screen, we publish short essays (essayer – trial, attempt, test). The right side of the screen is populated by the various text fragments, images, audio, and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. Unlike a footnote or endnote, these fragments are not explicitly harnessed to the essay's main body; they do not rustle the reader toward a specific interpretative conclusion.

"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:38am
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The Department of English, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In order to promote dialogue between East and West we welcome papers that address a broad range of issues, especially in relation to literature, art, film, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches are encouraged and especially approaches that focus on contentious political and moral issues. While traditional forms of presentation are welcome, participants may also make use of less conventional modes involving, for example, pictorial essays or the incorporation of social media. The conference will take place at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 1-2, 2016. Scholars from all parts of the world—East and West—will be very welcome.

Urban Studies Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 1:13am
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Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 216

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (MidMoot III): Sept 24-25, 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 11:57pm
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Mythgard Institute at Signum University
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The Mythgard Institute at Signum University is pleased to announce the third annual Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (known affectionately as MidMoot III) on September 24-25, 2016 at the University of Maryland at College Park. Additional details about the symposium will be announced in the summer, including special guests. We are accepting proposals now for short presentations intended to foster discussion. Presentation topics are welcome in the following areas:

Intertitles - a collection of essays on the printed text in silent cinema

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:14pm
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Gregory Robinson/Nevada State College
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This is a call for short proposals (title + 50-100 words) that could be developed into longer essays for a collection on intertitles - the printed text in silent movies. Potential topics include:

Intertitles and silent cinema
Intertitles and translation
Intertitles and adaptation
Intertitles in other mediums
Reading on screen
Projected text/embedded text
Intertitle writers
Intertitle cliches
intersections of text and image

Short proposals due: July 1st, 2016
Email: Gregory Robinson ~ gregory.robinson@nsc.edu

For more information on the project, visit:

After(-)Lives -- Deadline 30th July, 2016

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:45pm
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ANTAE - A Postgraduate Journal on the Interspaces of English Studies
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'While we talk, the sun is getting older. It will explode in 4.5 billion years.'
Jean François Lyotard, 'Can Thought Go on Without a Body?'

'living on can mean a reprieve or an afterlife, "life after life" or life after death, more life as more than life, and better; the state of suspension in which it's over - and over again'
Jacques Derrida, 'Living On: Borderlines'

'Whether my life had been before that sleep
The Heaven which I imagine, or a Hell
Like this harsh world in which I wake to weep,
I know not'
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Triumph of Life'

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