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[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:09am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

The Contemporary: Culture in the Twenty-First Century, March 3-5, 2016

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:30pm
Princeton University

We are constantly under pressure to define the "now." When did it begin? What does it include? When will it end? Recent attempts to capture this moving target have offered an array of starting points--the end of World War II, 1968, the end of the Cold War, the start of the new millennium, 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis. These attempts have also offered an array of periodizing concepts--postmodernism, post-postmodernism, late capitalism, neoliberalism, the anthropocene, the post-civil rights era, the post-human. We propose to respond to and circumvent this pressure in two ways. First, by creating a dialogue between our periodizing concerns and recent literature and art.

Exploring Moral Interfaces: Private Worlds and Public Systems, 7th to 9th October, 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:03am
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India

Exploring Moral Interfaces:
Private Worlds and Public Systems
An International Conference organized by The English and Foreign Languages University
7th to 9th October, 2015
"Everyone deserves a private life," says the female protagonist in the 1994 movie, Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The intrusive nature of the modern technologies that facilitate access—without consent or acknowledgement—to the private domains of people's lives further blurs the already hazy borderlines that separate the public from the private. The proposed conference will address some of the troubling issues relating to this phenomenon.

Words Words Words: The Future of Literary Writing

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:59am
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India

Words Words Words:
The Future of Literary Writing
An International Conference organized by The English and Foreign Languages University
25-27 November, 2015

PAMLA 2015-American Literature After 1865 Portland, Oregon

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:18am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is calling for papers for its 113th annual convention. This session welcomes submissions on papers on any topic in American Literature after 1865. Please submit a 500 word proposal, a 50 word abstract, and your paper title to our online proposal system (http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals) by May 15, 2015. Also, please specify if you need AV equipment.

CFP edited collecton---Modernism in the Green, Deadline May 20, 2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:07pm
Julia Daniel (Baylor) and Margaret Konkol (New College)

Modernism in the Green

For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens. From William Carlos Williams's representations of Garret Mountain Park, to Peter's reflections on Mrs. Dalloway in Regents Park or Wallace Stevens' frequent use of Elizabeth Park throughout his oeuvre, planned green spaces play an overlooked role in the development of modernism. We propose that thinking with and through public greens leads to a fresh and often more complex understanding of modernism's tangled engagements with arts, politics, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide.

Call for Papers GO WEST! Deadline 06/01/2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:32pm
Western Film Area / Film & History Conference 2015

Go West!

An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference:
Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns
November 5-8, 2015
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2015

AREA: Go West!
It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.

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