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[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:03am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:10am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

CFP: Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA Nov 6-8) Deadline: May 15

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:04pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals: 29/05/2015; conference: 17-20/03/2016)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:23pm
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA (Northeast MLA)

47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Session Proposal Deadline: May 29, 2015
Call for Papers Begins: June 15, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015
All submissions are online at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/cfp.html

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media; 1-2 page abstracts due August 1, 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:22pm
Graham J. Murphy (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada) and Lars Schmeink (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany)

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Contributions are invited for a critical anthology focusing on cyberpunk beyond its literary dimension, its presentation in visual/virtual media, and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century.

[UPDATE] "LAUGHING MATTERS?: HUMOR IN AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA" FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:28am
University of Málaga,University of Seville, University of Cádiz (Spain) and ATDS

We regret to inform you that due to unexpected
circumstances, we are forced to cancel the International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, that was to be held in Málaga in May 25-27,2016.
In the previous conferences organized in Málaga, we had the financial support of several institutions, such as the American Embassy in Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Government.
Unfortunately, we have just been informed by these institutions that as a result of the severe budget cuts and the change in their funding policies, none of them will be able to grant us any financial aid with the costs of the conference, which means that we cannot move forward with this academic meeting.

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