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British Association & Irish Association for American Studies Joint Conference, 7-9 April 2016, Queen's University Belfast

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:10am
British Association for American Studies (BAAS) & Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)

BAAS 61 & IAAS 46
7-9 April 2016
Queen's University Belfast

The 61st annual conference of the British Association for American Studies will be a joint event with the Irish Association for American Studies as it holds its own 46th annual conference. For the first time in a generation both associations will come together for what promises to be an exciting and not-to-be-missed conference at The Queen's University of Belfast.

Call for papers and creative writing DEADLINE 15/05/20015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:09am
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

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

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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.

Oceanic Literatures and Cultures: Standing Session at PAMLA 2015 (Nov. 6th-8th), in Portland, OR

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We are seeking paper proposals for a standing session on Oceanic Literature and Culture at PAMLA 2015, which will take place from November 6th-8th at Portland State University, Oregon.

This session is open to a broad range of topics pertaining to Oceania, including: travel narratives, tourism, colonialism, post-colonialism, exploration, and cultural exchange.

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

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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: http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals 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

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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: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-area ). You may propose a paper to any of these sessions via PAMLA's online paper submission system. See pamla.org/2015 for more information.

CFP: Jewish Literature and Culture, PAMLA Conference (5/15/2015 submission deadline)

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:36am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This approved session on Jewish Literature and Culture for the November 6-8, 2015 Portland, OR PAMLA Conference welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. Submit paper proposals to pamla.org/2015 online submission system.

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

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)

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.

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