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Modernism, Blackness, and Futurity

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:56pm
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Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 16: Confluence & Division (November 6-9, 2014)

This panel speaks to long-standing modernist questions about the individual's relationship with time. High modernist writers from James Joyce, to T.S. Eliot, to Virginia Woolf rightfully urge us to reconsider the role time plays in our conceptions of identity. Such authors experiment with an illegible and/or insecure future, which, consequently, opens up the present as a spatio-temporal dimension to be thoroughly explored and excavated. Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, famously illustrates the notion of an incomprehensible future and how one lives his or her life under these conditions.

Sirens -- October 16-19, 2014; deadline May 12

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:46pm
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Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Stevenson, Washington
October 16—19, 2014
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 16–19, 2014, in Stevenson, Washington, near Portland, Oregon. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

CFP: Death Studies Panel

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:18pm
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Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Deadline: 30 April 2014

Conference: 3 to 5 October 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Please consider submitting a paper to the Death Studies panel of the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture conference. Any subject pertaining to the study of death in American or popular culture is welcome.

This URL provides information on the conference: http://mpcaaca.org/. You can submit your proposal digitally here:
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Entangled Memories: Remembering the Holcoaust in a Global Age, October 9 - 11, 2014, University of Hamburg, Germany

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:29pm
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Institute of English and American Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany

The field of Holocaust Studies has taken a transnational turn in recent years. Whereas scholarly attention used to focus on specific national memory cultures, it has now, almost seventy years after the onset of the Second World War, increasingly shifted towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Paradoxically, within literary and cultural studies, which have traditionally been at the forefront of addressing intercultural phenomena, national parameters continue to dominate the research agenda. The persistent separation of national perspectives on the Holocaust and its artistic representation not only opposes current theoretical trends, but also contradicts the political and socio-cultural realities of the Nazi crimes.

"Albee and Absurdism" - Spec. Iss. of The Edward Albee Review (essays due March 2015)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:59pm
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Michael Y. Bennett, Editor, The Edward Albee Review
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The Edward Albee Review—a publication of The Edward Albee Society—is an annual peer-reviewed journal (published by Rodopi: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?SerieId=ALBEE) meant to provide an outlet for scholarship and criticism on, or related to, Edward Albee and his works. Volumes feature original, academic articles and reviews (i.e., book reviews and review-essays) centered around a special topic. Each volume is edited by a Guest Editor. The journal welcomes and encourages different critical and theoretical scholarly approaches to Albee studies.

[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation: 9th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue, December 2014)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 6:21pm
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming
9th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the
journal's focus
Submission of research papers, reviews, interviews, translations of a literary texts or video
essays implies that the work described has not been published previously and that its publication
is approved by all authors. By submitting an article or video to [sic], the authors acknowledge

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'LITERATURE TODAY LITERARY JOURNAL'

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:42pm
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LITERATURE TODAY

Literature Today, a new literary Journal, is inviting poems and short
stories for its first issue.

http://literaturetodayjournal.webs.com/

Theme of our current issue is 'Man and Nature'. You

can send us poems and short stories on :

1. Beauty of nature.

2. Destruction of nature by Man.

3. Natural hazards and Man.

4. Conflicts between Man and Nature.

5. Any other themes relating to nature.
Submission Deadline:July 10, 2014

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send not more than 4 poems.

2. Send not more thank 2 short stories.

Theories of Realism and Naturalism- SAMLA 2014--Abstract Deadline 05/30/14

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:10am
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Myrto Drizou/ Valdosta State University
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THEORIES OF REALISM AND NATURALISM CFP

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of late 19th- and 20th-century realism and naturalism. Possible topics could include—but are not limited to—theories of realism and naturalism, transatlantic realisms/naturalisms, social vs. psychological realism, women and naturalism, literature and social ethics, and historicist interpretations of realism and naturalism. Papers might address theoretical issues or discuss specific literary works. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By May 30,2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Myrto Drizou, Valdosta State University, at mdrizou@valdosta.edu

The Other Senses of Modernism (MSA 14)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7:31pm
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Yaron Aronowicz/ Princeton University
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This CFP is for MSA 14

While there has been increasing attention to the senses more generally and to the 'lower' senses of smell, taste, and touch in recent years, it is pretty clear that most scholarship on modernism that focuses on sensation is visually (and to a lesser extent aurally) oriented. Attention to the visual in modernist scholarship has allowed us to ask important questions about surface and glamour, affect and image, the urban landscape and the commodity, race and sexuality. But our largely visual version of modernism has also, perhaps, not allowed us to conceptualize and encounter the other senses of modernism.

Young Adult Literature: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 3:44pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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Focusing on the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, the young adult literature genre offers critical insight into developmental tensions of youth, and our cultural values and preoccupations. Given the theme of "Familiar Spirits" for the conference, we invite all interested to submit papers exploring the uncanny, paranormal, and strange, as well as those that examine the familiar and ordinary as they are expressed in young adult literature today.
Discussions of the mysterious and speculative will be especially welcome, but papers on any aspect of YA are accepted.

To submit a proposal please go to http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

Television Studies: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 3:36pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the study of Television. Papers that relate to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," and explore the ghostly, ghastly, the uncommon and uncanny, the profound and the paranormal are especially welcome, but proposals on any topic related to television will be considered and appreciated.

To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

Each proposal should include the following:

Your name and institutional affiliation
Working paper title
Approximately 500-word proposal
Approximately 40-word abstract
AV requirements, if any

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. Riverside, CA, October 31-November 2, 2014. Deadline: May 15, 2014

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:53am
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PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 112th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

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