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Call for Submissions to Deep South Deadline 9 August 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:34am
Deep South Journal

Deep South is an electronic journal based in the Department of English at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

We invite submissions from anywhere in the world, in English. Deep South welcomes creative essays (up to 5000), short fiction (up to 5000 words), flash fiction (up to 500 words), and poems (excluding epics). Please do not send any more than five pieces. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: http://www.otago.ac.nz/deepsouth/

Our submission period runs until August 9th, 2013. Writers will be informed of our publication decisions by the end of October.

GLOBAL GLAM: STYLE AND SPECTACLE IN POPULAR MUSIC FROM THE 1970s TO THE 2000s – Call for Chapters (due 1 November 2013)

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 8:04pm
Ian Chapman & Henry Johnson (University of Otago)

Contributions are invited for an edited book on style and spectacle in "glam" popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day. The editors are seeking chapters of about 7000 words on artists, bands, and movements, and covering a range of national, regional, and cultural contexts from around the globe.

CFP: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 6:35pm
Zach Hutchins / Colorado State University

Call for Papers

What Have You Done for Me Philately?
New Perspectives on the Stamp Act

MFS Special Issue - Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 2:32pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Animal Worlds in Modern Fiction
Guest Editor: David Herman
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2013

The Editors of MFS seek essays that explore how 20th- or 21st-century fictional texts engage with nonhuman animals and their ways of encountering the world. Especially welcome are essays that, focusing in detail on one or two case studies, use these texts to reflect on broader conceptual, methodological, or interpretive challenges and opportunities presented by fictional engagements with nonhuman worlds.

[UPDATE] NeMLA 2014: New Approaches to Performing, Teaching, and Analyzing Macbeth

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 1:15pm
Sara Gutmann / University at Buffalo (SUNY)

**Upcoming deadline**: This Board-Sponsored session is interested in receiving proposals that discuss new trajectories in analyzing and understanding *Macbeth* by Shakespeare (e.g. nationalism, Scotland's status within the British Empire, gender issues, tyranny, etc). Papers that examine new approaches to performing and teaching the play are also welcome. Please send 300-350 word proposals, along with name, e-mail and academic affiliation to Sara Gutmann by September 30, 2013

Seeking Panelist for 2014 C19: Exploring Tex(x)ture in American Literature and Culture

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 12:12pm
C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference

This panel will explore the notion of texture in relation to nineteenth-century American literature and culture. In an essay titled "Outing Texture" Renu Bora distinguishes between texture as "the surface resonance or quality of an object or material" and texxture (two x's) as "the stuffness of material structure." Put differently, we can say that texxture denotes the historicity of texture, or the maker's marks. In Eve Sedgwick's rendering of Bora's concept, texxture is thought to be "the kind of texture that is dense with offered information about how, substantially, historically, materially, it came into being." We might then ask: how does the dialectic of texture/texxture influence literary productions and their reception?

Transnational Approaches to North American Regionalism (Deadline for Proposals: 31 October, 2013)

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 11:51am
Special Issue of the European Journal of American Studies

Earlier discussions of literary and cultural regionalism in North America have frequently tended to cluster around specific regions and their relations to the nation. By contrast, this thematic issue of EJAS seeks to explore new perspectives by focusing especially on transnational approaches to regionalism in North American literary and cultural studies. We aim to gather articles – general theoretical investigations as well as individual case studies – that, following Krista Comer, "figure regions and regionalism in far more comparative and multilingual ways" (2003, 117) and that consider regional writing and critical regionalism in transnational, hemispheric, and even (anti-)global contexts.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (www.coldnoon.com) Call for Entries (Research Papers/ Poetry), deadline 6th August 2013

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 9:04am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (Quarterly of Travelogy-Interntional Journal of Travel Writing)

CALL FOR ENTRIES (RESEARCH PAPER ABSTRACTS AND POETRY):

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (ISSN 2278-9650) invites writers and researchers to submit their original works of poetry, or abstracts of creative non-fiction, art/book/film reviews and research papers on travel/travel poetics for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Sep '13, Issue VIII (online). The works published in the forthcoming issue will be republished in the print issue of Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Autumn 2013 (ISSN – 2278-9642), along with the previous online issue of Jul '13, Issue VII, in October, 2013.

CFP Invisible Circus: An International Conference on the work of Jennifer Egan

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 6:23am
University of Birmingham & Birkbeck, University of London

Invisible Circus
An International Conference on the work of Jennifer Egan
21st and 22nd March 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London

Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to the writing of Jennifer Egan. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, Egan has developed a distinguished body of writing since the publication of her first book, the story collection Emerald City in 1995. Alongside her four major novels Egan has published a substantial amount of non-fiction writing, and won multiple awards for her journalism.

CFP -- "Relocating Andrea Lee" (Abstract due Sept. 30, 2013)

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 5:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Host: Susquehanna University

Over a span of 35 years, the international settings of Andrea Lee's fiction and non-fiction have helped situate her as a black cosmopolitan writer. From her first publication, a 1981 New Yorker essay about a B. B. King concert in Leningrad, to her most recent novel, Lost Hearts in Italy (2006), about an interracial love triangle in Rome, Lee has redefined the bounds of black female subjectivity by crossing racial and geographical boundaries. While critics have placed Lee, a native of Philadelphia, squarely outside an African American literary protest tradition, Lee's novels, story collections, travel memoir, and essays do not fail to engage the ostensibly "domestic" concerns of U.S. civil rights history and racial integration.

TRANSITIONS 4 - DATE CORRECTION - 26 OCTOBER 2013

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 3:31pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Apologies for error in previous posting - the date for the conference has been moved to Saturday 26th October. All other details remain the same. The CFP remains open til July 30.

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.

Fantasy and Film Call For Papers

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 3:03pm
Hic Dragones

From sci-fi epic to swords and sorcery, from urban ghosts to time travel, fantasy dominated the cinema of the 1980s. Hand-in-hand with these wild flights of imagination came the rise of new technologies of spectatorship (particularly VHS and the home VCR) and dramatic political change in both the West and the East. This two-day conference aims to interrogate the place of fantasy in the history of the 1980s – its construction, context and legacy.

Abstracts are sought for 20-minute papers that consider any aspect of fantasy and film in the long 1980s (roughly understood as 1977-1992, though films that fall outside these dates may be considered). Topics may include, but are not limited to:

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