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From the Page to the Stage: Authorial Adaptation from Fiction to Drama - Special Session at the SAMLA conference (Nov. 13-15)

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:47pm
Renee Schatteman/ South Atlantic Modern Language Associaion

Most stage adaptations are written by someone other than the author of the source material, but this panel will examine the issues and complexities that arise when an author chooses to transition a work from a narrative into a dramatic form. Given the unique aspects of dramatic writing (the economy of expression, the restrictions of time and space, the immediacy of the action, the reliance on dialogue and movement, etc.), what might motivate an author to adapt his or her fictional work and what does the adaption reveal about the original text (as well as the author)? Papers about contemporary writers are particularly welcomed.

PAMLA 2015-Portland-U.S. Lit Before 1865

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:58pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

The 113th Annual PAMLA Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower and Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on November 6-8, 2015.

This standing sessions seeks papers on any topic in American literature before 1865. Please submit your paper title, a 500 word proposal, and a 50 word abstract via our online proposal system here: by May 15, 2015.

AV equipment is very limited this year, so please indicate whether you plan on needing AV support.

CFP: PAMLA 2015 Conference, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 6-8, 2015; May 15 Proposal Deadline

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for paper proposals for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is May 15, 2015.

PAMLA has almost 150 approved sessions on topics ranging from American Literature before 1865 and Italian Cinema to the Films of Richard Linklater and Narrative and Time (please see PAMLA's CFP page for a full list of approved sessions: ). You may propose a paper to any of these sessions via PAMLA's online paper submission system. See for more information.

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Editors: Melanie Holm ( & Chris GoGwilt (

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

Immigration and Migration

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:22am
Edited Volume of Reference Encyclopedia on Contemporary Issues and People of Color by ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

As part of a five-volume reference encyclopedia examining contemporary issues that people of color experience in the United States, this Call for Papers for Volume 5 focuses on immigration and migration. This includes original essays and debate questions.

See our website for details:

Call For Papers: Summer 2015 Issue of Agasia (Deadline: June 15th)

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7:43pm
Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter


Agasia is currently accepting submissions for its Summer 2015 edition.

Published by the English Department at California State University, Stanislaus, Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study, appreciation, and composition of literature.

Robert Penn Warren Studies

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:28pm
Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at Western Kentucky University

Robert Penn Warren Studies, which publishes critical explorations of the life and works of Robert Penn Warren and his friends, colleagues, and students, invites submissions for the journal's forthcoming edition. For this issue, we are particularly interested in pieces that address Warren and his associates' legacy, either through their literary production or in their approach to teaching literature.

Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:38pm
North Carolina State University

Edited Collection: Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale
Abstracts due by May 29, 2015

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.