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CFP " Beautiful Vessels and Shrouded Ghosts: Harbors and Enslavement" 24-26 September 2015 Naples, Italy (deadline June 3)

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 1:35am
Sonia Di Loreto and Katherine Lynes / 23rd AISNA (Italian Association of North American Studies) Biennial Conference

23rd AISNA Biennial Conference "Harbors -- Flows and Migrations of Peoples, Cultures, and Ideas -- The U.S.A. in/and the World" 24-26 September 2015 Naples, Italy (deadline June 3)

Panel: "Beautiful Vessels and Shrouded Ghosts: Harbors and Enslavement"

Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers for College Language Association Journal

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:53am
College Language Association Journal

Call for Book Reviews and Book Reviewers

The CLAJ is currently considering unsolicited book reviews for publication and sending books out to qualified members for solicited reviews. If you wish to submit a book review or receive a review assignment, please follow these guidelines:

[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:31am
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University

In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR

Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:18pm
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Recent scholarship supports the notion that contemporary American masculinity is complex and problematic. Many scholarly projects seem to reflect a "crisis" perspective and focus on the negative or limiting aspects of changing masculinities. In contrast, this edited collection will focus on the possibilities of multiple, fluid, complex, twenty-first-century masculinities.

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:13pm
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015. Please send presentation title and abstract via the online system at no later than June 10, 2015.