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Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2015 (New Orleans, April 1-4)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 2:28pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for the annual conference. We seek proposals—for individual papers as well as for panels—on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and current trends.

We would like to highlight works by local writers and/or works set in or around New Orleans, including works by James Lee Burke, Laura Child, Joyce H Corrington, Robert Crais, Tony Fennelly, David Fulmer, Barbara Hambly, Charlaine Harris, Elmore Leonard, Jr., Gilbert Morris, Vickie Pettee, James Sallis, Robert Skinner, Julie Smith, John William, and Chris Wiltz, and including series such as True Blood, True Detective, and Nikki & Nora.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:27pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities

Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:08pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida

How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 3:52pm
NeMLA

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Adaptation and Intertextuality

Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!

REMINDER: SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:23am
Auburn University at Montgomery

Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Roundtable on Perspectives in Historicist Pedagogy • NeMLA Convention (April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:36pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials? Inviting perspectives from the range of languages and fields represented by the MLA, this roundtable session invites proposals for presentations that either theorize principles in historicist pedagogy or present examples of syllabi, course texts, classroom practices, and assignments informed by historicist approaches to scholarship. Submit a 300-word abstract by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website (registration required):

Papers on Philip Roth - JAHLit Conference, South Beach, Nov. 9-11

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:15pm
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society encourages scholars to submit papers on the work of Philip Roth to this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium. The Symposium is held at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida, from November 9-11.

The JAHLIT Symposium directors welcome an international body of scholars of Jewish American and Holocaust literature regardless of religious affiliation, denomination, or area of scholarly expertise.

College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:04am
Graham MacPhee / College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies. The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2015 (Volume 42). We welcome submissions from across the various periods, intellectual fields, and topics of Anglophone and comparative literary studies for inclusion in our forthcoming general issues. We particularly encourage submissions that interrogate the terms of their own critical practice and reflect on the current parameters of literary study.

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:44am
Adrian Schober/Monash University

Editors: Adrian Schober and Debbie Olson
'I use my childhood in all my pictures, and all the time. I go back there to find ideas and stories. My childhood was the most fruitful part of my entire life. All those horrible, traumatic years I spent as a kid became what I do for a living today, or what I draw from creatively today.'- Steven Spielberg

CALL FOR PAPER: Issue 4 of LIQUID BLACKNESS issue on "FLUID RADICALISMS" -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:48pm
liquid blackness

liquid blackness invites abstracts for its no. 4 issue titled "fluid radicalisms"

Planned in conjunction with the presentation of the Black Audio Film Collective film series hosted by liquid blackness at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA on September 26-28 and October 3-4, this issue will address a range of topics prompted by, but not limited to, BAFC's filmmaking practice in the context of Black Atlantic artistic and intellectual flows.

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