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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America - ACIS-West, U of Montana, Oct. 20-22

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
American Conference for Irish Studies - West
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

 “Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”

 Missoula, Montana

 October 20 – 22, 2016

 Submissions due August 26 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/

World Pictures: Rethinking Encyclopaedic Fictions (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Kiron Ward (University of Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.

Sensing Time in Nature: The Use of Landscape in Cinema (SCMS 2017 panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Junko Yamazaki (University of Chicago/UCLA), Yuqian Yan (University of Chicago)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Yuqian Yan (University of Chicago) and Junko Yamazaki (UCLA) are currently putting together a panel on cinematic images of nature in historical film (broadly conceived) for SCMS 2017. The papers thus far are a paper on the use of location shooting in early Chinese costume dramas by Yuqian Yan, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, and a paper on rain, image and habitus in Japanese period film by Junko Yamazaki, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. We're looking for one or more additional papers to complete the panel. Proposals exploring the intersection of nature and history are particularly welcome.

 

Possible topics may include:

 

-       Landscape and setting

-       Location shooting and historical sites

The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (ICMS Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.

Final Call for Abstracts: Edited Collection on Korean Dramas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Ann-Gee Lee & JaeYoon Park/University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016

With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon. Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.

Experience and Auctoritee: Becoming Great Teachers in Graduate School (A Roundtable)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Medieval Academy Graduate Student Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

This roundtable will bring together advanced graduate students and early career scholars who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The participants will discuss how graduate students and recent PhDs can develop, implement, manage, improve, and promote their teaching practices.

NeMLA 2017: Teaching with Technology or Technology with Teaching? (roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2017 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As budget priorities and funding principles continue to shift in university administrations and government policies favoring the further advancement of STEM fields, one of the most salient, emerging strategies to bolster enrollment in foreign language and humanities courses has been to embrace technology in teaching both within the classroom and without. Indeed, the need to incorporate technology at the foundation of course offerings is evidenced in its frequent mention in course descriptions and even in announcements for new faculty and lecturer searches.

REMINDER - RSAA 2017, Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:29pm
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

 

RSAA 2017: Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility
16-18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington

Proposals due: 20 August 2016

Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:29pm
NANO: New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.

 

SHEL 10

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Studies in the History of the English Language
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) 10

SHEL 10 will be hosted by the English Department at the University of Kansas on June 2-4, 2017. This 10th anniversary conference in the SHEL series seeks to allow scholars to explore long-standing and emerging questions in the study of the history of the English language (HEL). The conference invites abstracts and workshop proposals from all linguistic approaches to and methodological perspectives on HEL, and welcomes presentations on all varieties and periods of the language. (More information on the conference website: http://shel10.ku.edu/)

Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals: November 1, 2016

Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture, San Diego, CA, April 12-15, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.

 

Possible topics to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

-TV shows, including talk shows, family dramas, sitcoms, and animation

-print and electronic journalism and gossip rags; magazines

-celebrity culture

-the internet and digital technologies

-advertising and marketing

-visual art including photography, scrapbooking, mixed media

-film; performance; music

-graphic fiction/memoir

-best-selling literatures including mommy lit, momoirs, dadoirs, and dadlit

Heritage Tourism and Race in the early Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Cathy Rex for Society of Early Americanists (Tulsa, March 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dear colleagues,

Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions. 

 

Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas

Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

REXCJ@uwec.edu

This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,

and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often

ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples

The Contrary of Revelation: Apocalypse and the Epistemology of Horror

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Ever since Paul J. Crutzen popularized the use of the term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe our current epoch, the word has carried apocalyptic implications: visions of a world in which human civilization has collapsed or the species has been totally eradicated from planet Earth. Meanwhile, new movements in contemporary philosophy from speculative realism to new materialism and beyond have sought to disrupt Enlightenment ontologies that place human beings in a centralized position for either philosophy or environmental thought. The Anthropocene, however, is only the latest manifestation of attempts to conceptualize massive destruction on a global scale.

Postwar Italian Cinema: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (abstract due Sept. 30)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to explore the explosion of cinematic excellence and exploration, perhaps unparalleled in cinema history, that occurred in Italy following the end World War II and continued until the 1970's. While this panel welcomes papers on some of the more artistically ambitious and celebrated of these films and filmmakers, it is also very much interested in the numerous ways that Italian cinema changed not only the art film but a host of popular genres as well, such as the Western, police drama, the horror film, and even science fiction.

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