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

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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.

Architecture, Space, and Literature (PAMLA, Oct. 31—Nov. 2, 2014 in Riverside, CA)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literary Association
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Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:13am
full name / name of organization: 
The Cornaro Institute
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General Introduction

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014 is a new conference organised by the Cornaro Institute in Larnaca, Cyprus and the historic Cyprus College of Art.

Call for Publication - Inidigenous film, Media & Cultural Politics

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:35pm
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Internation Journal of Media and Cultural Politics
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The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) seeks papers for a themed issue on Indigenous Film and Media. Papers should address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, etc. film, media, and popular cultures. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and popular cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which run across cultures, nations, and nation-states. Consequently, this themed volume welcomes comparative research across media and/or Indigenous ethnicities and cultures.

MAP/ACA War Studies Area (2014)

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association War Studies Area
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2014 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)


MAP/ACA War Studies Area


Thursday, November 6 -- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore, MD


Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 14, 2014


Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due May 15, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA

E[RACE]ED: METHODOLOGY OF THE REPRESSED

This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals (Abstracts Due: January 30, 2015)

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Berkey and Mark Noonan
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CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "War and Periodicals," guest edited by James Berkey (Duke University) and Mark Noonan (CUNY). The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods.

MMLA Panel on Literary Criticism: LITERARY CELEBRITY (Abstracts due by 15 May 2014)

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:15pm
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MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
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Where is the discourse presently located surrounding literary celebrity? What are critics saying about literary celebrity and what does this phenomenon mean to these scholars? How do critical assessments of literary celebrity determine what authors get read and how we read their work? This panel will consider how scholars are assessing authorial fame today. Are their analyses biographical, materialist, formalist, feminist, queer, sociological? How do critics contextualize literary celebrity? Through social or political movements, popular culture, literary periods, national or geographical spaces (thinking here about this year's theme of "the living city")? And what do these critical methodologies tell us about the meaning of literary celebrity?

14th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposium

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:47am
full name / name of organization: 
14th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposium
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Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposiums have been held for the past 13 years in various cities for the purpose of creating an opportunity for all scholars in stylistics, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies and literature to come together and to hold discussions on the related fields. The main strands of "style" in the symposium to be organized by Dokuz Eylul University are "Direct Style" and its alternatives as 1- Indirect Style, Rhetorical Style and 2-Discursive Style, Rambling Style.

Essays on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics - by June 27, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
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Hartskill Review
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Hartskill Review seeks essays on contemporary poetry and poetics. "Contemporary" is broadly conceived as anything after 1950. For essays about a poet or group of poets, a slight preference is given to American poets.

The primary purpose of Hartskill Review is to publish contemporary poetry. Essays, therefore, are meant for a general literary audience. Ideas should be sharp, challenging, and meaningful, but not plagued by jargon or willful obscurity. Submissions are reviewed and selected by the editor and are not peer reviewed externally.

The submission deadline for the next issue is June 27, 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 6-8, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:18pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Comparative Media: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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If, as Marshall McLuhan famously asserts, media act as prosthesis, then our increasingly haptic relationship to digital technologies (think the nearly ubiquitous touchscreen interface of tablets and smart phones, as well as the rise of immersive VR as evidenced by Facebook's recently announced acquisition of Oculus) seems only natural. What, then, might constitute a denaturalized mediated environment? In addition to general comparative media topics, this standing session invites proposals that engage with PAMLA 2014's special conference theme, "Familiar Spirits."

Possible topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:

21st-Century Moore - Conference on the Work of Marianne Moore, March 19-22, 2015

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:42am
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University of Houston
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In March 2015 the University of Houston will host the first meeting in a decade to focus on the writings of the major Modernist poet Marianne Moore. Scholars, poets, and artists will convene to discuss, debate, and celebrate Moore's work, laying the groundwork for the future of Moore studies.

In light of the past decade's work on Moore, including variorum and facsimile editions of her early and middle-period work and a ground-breaking new biography by Linda Leavell, the conference will examine Moore's place in the twenty-first century's understanding of Modernism.

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