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CFP: Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference (Deadline May 6, 2016)

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:57pm
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Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival
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Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival (August 31-September 4,2016) is looking for scholars and entertainment industry professionals to bring their ideas and energy to our 2016 Film, Media and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, digital media and/or the entertainment industry broadly defined.

Future Humans

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 9:49am
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Louisa MacKay Demerjian
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Abstracts for Future Humans book due June 1, 2016

PAMLA 2016; Nov 11-13; panel on Cinematic Libraries

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:44am
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
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Libraries and archives play key roles in a surprisingly diverse group of films and television shows. Scenes in libraries often revolve around research and learning, and appear more frequently in certain genres: horror, school, and mystery. The function of such heterotopic sites of knowledge is much more diverse than that, however. Libraries and archives have been sites of adventure (Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, & The Librarian), safety (The Day After Tomorrow), and beauty (What Dreams May Come & Beauty and the Beast), as well as passion (Atonement), triumph (The Shawshenk Redemption), social leveling (My Fair Lady & The Breakfast Club), and revelation (The Book Thief).

[UPDATE] MMLA Permanent Section - Collectives, Communities, and Print Culture

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 2:26pm
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MMLA 2016
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This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we (re)conceive solidarity or community through the literary? This panel can engage with but is not limited to the following topics: literary criticism, critical theory (including theories of affect), aesthetics, propaganda, literary texts, and print culture more broadly.

CFP: 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016); April 30 deadline

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 10:50am
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Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Associatio
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The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.

I welcome papers that analyze

the immediate American literary responses and considerations of the 9/11 terrorist attack (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Writing on the Wall);

MMLA Special Session--Beyond Classrooms: Teaching English Studies Online (Deadline 4/30/16)

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:34pm
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Lauren Salisbury / Bowling Green State University
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What happens when instructors of English migrate from the borders of a physical classroom to digital teaching environments? As administrators and students call for more courses to be made available online, instructors are placed in the position of translating or recreating courses typically taught in face‑to‑face environments to digital spaces. This panel calls for presentations of instructors' experiences—successes and otherwise—teaching English courses online. This call welcomes instructors of literature, first‑year composition, rhetoric, writing, English for non‑native speakers, technical writing, literary criticism, and creative writing.

The Readerly (submissions in English welcome) 25 June 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:45am
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Formes Poétiques Contemporaines
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Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

FPC 12 THE READERLY

Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…

- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!

- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.

--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891

Autofiction in English

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:37am
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Dr Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
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Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

Cultural Intertexts issue 5/ 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:57am
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Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies
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CULTURAL INTERTEXTS, academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078, edited by the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania, with the support of the Doctoral School of Socio-Humanities and the Research Centre Interface Research of the Original and Translated Text – Cognitive and Communicative Dimensions of the Message, invites proposals of original articles, related to the general theme of the journal.
This year's issue focuses on Textual Representations of Cultural Politics
The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle, among others:
- (literary) text, pretext and context;
- history and his story;
- women's voices;

PEER REVIEWERS NEEDED

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:01pm
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Layman Poupard Publishing
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Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are:

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE CRITICISM

Author Entries:
Charles Baxter
Virginie Despentes
Saul A. Kripke
Marie Redonnet

'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns', Biennial GANZA Conference, 23-24 January 2017

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:49pm
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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
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The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.
The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:01pm
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Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

Editors: Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age is a collection of essays written for today's savvy general readers that contextualizes and expands our notion of this critical era in American history.

The reference work is designed to not only provide deep contextual history of the period, but also to also serve as a thorough, well-written and well-researched cultural history that broadens the reader's comprehension of the era, its popular culture, and lasting significance.

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