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Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change-Winter 2016 Special Issue of VPR (1 Feb 2016 manuscript deadline)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:13am
Shannon R. Smith and Ann M. Hale, Special Issue Co-Editors

We invite essays of 5,000-9,000 words in length (including notes and bibliography) for a Winter 2016 special issue of 'Victorian Periodicals Review' entitled Victorian Periodicals: Moments of Challenge and Change. Email vprw2016@bisc.queensu.ac.uk to notify co-editors of intention to contribute by September 1, 2015. Email final file to vprw2016@bisc.queensu.ac.uk before February 1, 2016.

Marquez and Literatures from India- 30 July 2015 [UPDATE]-Call for Papers

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 4:47am
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India

As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.

Special Edition of the Journal of Fandom Studies on "Fan Spaces"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:17am
Elizabeth Nielsen / Journal of Fandom Studies

As proven by the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as their transformative works, metatexual analyses, and cosplay. These spaces exist both physically (as, for example, fan run or commercial conventions, fan meet ups, and pilgrimage sites) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Archive of our Own.