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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.

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:00am
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE
Following our successful co-edited volume Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014), we invite Chapter proposals for an edited volume on Intimate Unifications, Intersections, Companionships, Intercourses and the Lustful Politics of Desire in cinema, literature, art, photography, Internet culture, dance, theatre, burlesque, comics, advertising, etc. Topics under consideration include:
* Corporeal attraction and lustfulness in contemporary cinema, television,art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Desirable penetration, violation and rupture.

Queer Poetics at PAMLA 2015 - 11/6-8

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:37pm
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside

This panel seeks papers that consider what it might mean to think about poetics in relation to queer studies—specifically scholars who are working with queer studies in conjunction with historical poetics, the history of poetic criticism, and lyric theory. Rather than papers that read poetry by queer writers or read queerness in poetry, this panel is looking for work that thinks more about what it means to write poetry as a queer person, about how that poetry circulates in the world, and how that poetry is read and received. Keeping with the conference theme, papers that think about poetics in relation to queer questions of time, temporality and history are particularly encouraged.

The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:26pm
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)

The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.

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