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Collection: Girl Talk: The Influence of Girls' Series Fiction on American Popular Culture

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:31pm
LuElla D'Amico

Since the mid nineteenth century, American girls have had books written especially for them, often featuring the same characters who begin to feel like their friends, enemies, and overall substitute social cliques. From the perfect, golden-haired Christian in Martha Finley's nineteenth-century Elsie Dinsmore series to the imperfect high school beauties in Sara Shepard's recent Pretty Little Liars series, the young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America's tweens and teen girls.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] American Studies Association of Texas Conference Date: November 13-15, 2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:34pm
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality (Deadline Extended: August 18, 2014)

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:40am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

14-15 May 2015

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:06am
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

14-15 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:14pm
Dr. Ed Chamberlain

Panel topic - Latina/o sexualities and spaces in cultural production

Conference – The 2015 Latin American Studies Association Congress

Location – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Deadline for abstracts – August 25, 2014

CFA: Popping the Question | The Question of Popular Culture

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 6:46pm
Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Call for Articles
Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
POPPING THE QUESTION: THE QUESTION OF POPULAR CULTURE
Deadline for article submissions: November 30, 2014​
As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding (John Storey, 2012; Angela McRobbie, 1994; Andrew Ross, 1989; John Fiske, 1989).

NEMLA 2015: It's All About the Personalization: The Challenges of the Online Professor

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?

 

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2014.

"Literary Landscapes as Imagined Places: Historical, Psychological, Ecological" (NeMLA) Toronto April 30 - May 3, 2015

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please submit proposals to NeMLA website https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.
CFP listed under "Interdisciplinary Humanities."
Deadline 9-30-2014. Conference held in Toronto Ontario April 30 to May 3, 2015

This panel examines how landscape theory provides insight into the literary process of transforming images of physical landscapes into conceptual networks of images that embody historical, psychological, and ecological perspectives. Representation of landscape may be constituted from observation (mimetic) but also from powerful emotions conveyed through reconstructions read as metaphor, symbol, and myth.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 1:03pm
Rice University, English Department

[UPDATE] Also accepting first-drafts and detailed abstracts by September 1st.

Get in loser, we're calling for papers.

Mean Girls was released in 2004, and it launched its stars' careers and entertained people from every generation. Ever since, girls are all the rage in movies and television shows. From Mean Girls and Bridesmaids, to "New Girl," "Girls,"Two Broke Girls" and countless other films and shows about girls, one thing about girls is clear: they're fetch, they're grool, and they're in.

American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 4:14am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

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