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African American Literature and the Rise of the Antebellum City, ALA Symposium NOLA 9/10-12 (Deadline 6/28)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:59am
ALA Symposium on The City and American Literature New Orleans, LA September 10-12, 2015

There is a growing interest within scholarship on antebellum African American textual production that focuses on how this material shaped 19th-century cultures of print. This scholarship has examined many important areas such as African Americans' places in the plantation economy, their movements through the commercial world of Atlantic trade, and their presence in antebellum political reform movements. However, little of this work has centered on African Americans in the antebellum American city. This roundtable takes up this focus and turns its attention specifically to how these writers shaped and were shaped by the formation of the city as a locus of commercial exchange and civic activism.

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov. 19-20, 2015)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 11:54pm
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Susan Phillips, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of English and Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor

[UPDATE] John Dos Passos and the Other Arts (SAMLA 2015: 13-15 Nov, Durham NC): Deadline extended

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:45pm
John Dos Passos Society

John Dos Passos was undoubtedly one of the most eclectic American writers of his generation. Faithful as he was to the intermedial aesthetics of modernism, he did not limit himself to the role of novelist, but frequently also crossed over into the neighboring arts: as an accomplished painter and illustrator, as a playwright and sometime set designer for the New Playwrights Theatre, and through his work on Hollywood cinema and documentary film. The resulting cross-pollination would fuel Dos Passos's creativity over the years, influencing his most celebrated novels.

CfP: Texts in times of conflict [DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 5 JUNE]

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 5:16pm
The Centre for Textual Studies and The Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University

Reflecting on the seismic cultural and political shifts of his own time, Francis Bacon pinpointed 'printing, gunpowder, and the compass' as the technological drivers which had 'changed the appearance and state of the whole world'. Bacon's identification of communicative (print), violent (gunpowder) and technological (compass) forms of cultural expression and exchange as world-shaping continues to resonate, shaping the production and interpretation of texts.

NYU Forum on Educational Theatre April 21-24 2016

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:59pm
NYU Program in Educational Theatre

For our 2016 annual forum, the Program in Educational Theatre builds on the work of previous annual events in curriculum, assessment, teaching artistry, playwriting, ethnodrama, Shakespeare, citizenship, and site specific theatre by inviting the global community to propose workshops, papers, posters, narratives, and performances around one of the following topics:

•Drama in Education (i.e., studies in drama/theatre curriculum, special education, integrated arts, assessment and evaluation)

•Applied Theatre (i.e., studies in community-based theatre, theatre of the oppressed, the teaching artist, diversity and inclusion)

UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15- 7th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:59pm
Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Northwestern State University of Louisiana

The 7th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 11-12, 2015 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Louisiana Cultural Crossroads."

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10‐12, 2016 The South in the North

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

SSSL's meeting in Boston will be the first the organization has held in a location north of the Mason‐Dixon line. Ironically, in many ways this has never mattered less, as Southern literary studies' formative focus on regional difference and distinctiveness has been retrained to take in a broader view of the South's reciprocal material and imaginary relations with the US North, other regions, the nation, and transnational permutations of North/South dynamics.

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (Britain) - 2/1/15 (6/20 - 6/21)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 12:30pm
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
18th Annual International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London, Great Britain*
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015

Although all peer-reviewed presenter places are now filled, participant places are still available, and you would be most welcome.

Participants can join in the discussions, and in all sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday, and can also be involved in this year's "New Writing International Creative Writing event" on Saturday night.

Book on Mad Magazine

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 11:23am
Judith Yaross Lee/Ohio University

Call for papers for a book on Mad magazine. We are looking for scholarly examinations of the magazine, its humor, its artists, its cultural and political impact, and its influence. The book is under consideration by a major university press, and will expand what was covered in a recent special issue of Studies in American Humor. Here is the link to the contents of that issue: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/studamerhumor.issue-30

Freedom of Culture – Culture of Freedom

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 10:37am
Faculty of International and Political Sciences, University of Łódź

In 2015, 800 years has elapsed since the adoption of Magna Carta, regarded as the symbolic beginning of parliamentary culture and the cornerstone of British democracy. Its spread in the era of Great Britain's colonial expansion influenced governance of many countries that were hewn from the Empire's fabric, increased the popularity of the myth of Britishness, and enhanced the development of democratic values throughout the world. We believe that the forthcoming anniversary is a great opportunity to reconsider Magna Carta's legacy and its notions of freedom in culture, politics and mass media.

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