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CFPanelists: "Unsettling the Slave Narrative" (C19 2016)

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 11:31pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

This proposed panel seeks to present new and challenging perspectives on the history of the slave narrative genre. Recent studies have sought to recontextualize and/or reconsider the generic contours of the Anglo-American slave narrative. For example, Daphne Brooks has suggested the development of a "sonic slave narrative"; Nicole Aljoe and Ian Finseth have drawn attention to the "journeys" of the form in the early Americas; Deborah Jenson has highlighted popular sources from the Haitian Revolutionary period; John MacKay has written comparatively about the autobiographical writings of American slaves and Russian serfs.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:30pm
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The idea is to examine Modernist narratives that theorize, explore, or trouble notions of the "local." If you have a project that might fit this theme please write up a 250 word abstract and send it to ktmacdonnell@gmail.com by July 14th. I have included our panel's abstract (which will be amended once a third contributor is added), as well as the general conference CFP below.

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Call for Submissions to StoryTelling: Analyses of Popular Narrative

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative

StoryTelling is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Manuscripts should be between 10-15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300-6000 words), and follow the MLA style manual; see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience.

UPDATED - CFP for edited collection on the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 8:43am
Dr. Kristin M. Barton

As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:48am
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

'The air is unique among the elements in having this affinity with nothingness, in signifying the being of non-being, the matter of the immaterial' (Steven Connor, The Matter of Air, 31).

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 5:29am
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.

[UPDATE] REČI: A JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 8TH ISSUE, NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JULY 2015

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 3:39pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)

It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015. All submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments to reci@alfa.edu.rs. The journal welcomes contributions in all research areas pertaining to language, literature and culture. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions given at http://fsj.edu.rs/images/instructions-for-contributors.pdf.

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:24pm
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor's point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.

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