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Stand-Up Comedy and American Culture -- AHSA (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:56pm
Peter C. Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY

I'm looking for two or three presenters to help round out a panel on stand-up comedy and American culture for the American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference. The conference will take place at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter on Bourbon Street from 12/4 to 12/7.

My own paper is on Louis C.K., so I welcome fellow presenters interested in American stand-up comedy. Due to a tight time frame, please send a 50-100 word proposal to me at pkunze@albany.edu by May 15. Inquiries welcome.

Marx and Sustainability / SAMLA 86 [Deadline JUNE 10, 2014]

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:02pm
Marxist Literary Group

Problems that we now call "ecological" were part of proletarian misery that Marx knew and described well: malnutrition, polluted air and water, noise, a degenerating environment, and overpopulation. In stating that these problems cannot be reduced to natural laws, but rather attributed to flaws in the capitalist society, Marx argues that the inability of capitalism to utilize natural resources effectively offers an excellent opportunity for nationalization of the land. This panel will focus on how these ecological problems can affect labor, production, and the agricultural system. How does the mismanagement of natural resources affect social conditions? Do the present social relations of capitalism stand in the way of agricultural progress?

UPDATE Death Studies panel MPCA/ACA

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The deadline for paper submissions has been extended until May 15. Any papers about death and other perimortem topics are welcome.

For more information about the conference or to submit a proposal: mpcaaca.org

Peripheries of Modernism – MSA 16 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:59am
Lauren Benjamin/ University of Michigan

Since at least the early 1990s, the transnational turn in Modernist Studies has necessitated a re-thinking of Modernism's traditional boundaries. Propelled by feminist reevaluations of the canon, as well as minority discourses about visibility, New Modernist Studies ask us to think more broadly about Modernism and modernity. This panel seeks to investigate the ways in which various scholars navigate the peripheries of Modernism. For this panel, "peripheries" are broadly defined as texts, movements, or authors previously or currently unincorporated into the traditional canon. How do authors' national identifications relate to other identities, religious, ethnic, or cultural?

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 10 May 2014

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:48am
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: 10/ 05/ 2014 Issue Publication Date: June 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission guidelines webpage:

http://ijhcschiefeditor.wix.com/ijhcs#!submission-guidelines/c24vq

Contributions have to be sent to:

ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

cfp categories:

UPDATE: Gender, Identity and Sexualaity for NEPCA Conference

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:16am
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Submission deadline has been extended or paper proposals on gender, identity and sexuality for the upcoming Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Providence College in Providence, RI, October 24/25, 2014.

Papers may deal wtih any aspect of gender, identity, sex and sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public and media discourses about discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics within the areas listed are encouraged.

Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:35am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

Indigenous Studies [UPDATE]

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:25am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Deadline Extension)
Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.

The area seeks panel and paper proposals that address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, and Sami popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:

UPDATE: Deadline extension ADAPTATION 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Deadline: May 15 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Yeats and Kipling: Retrospectives, Perspectives

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:03pm
Department of English, Bharati College, Delhi

Yeats and Kipling: Retrospectives, Perspectives
A three-day international conference at Bharati College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
(10, 11, 12 March 2015)

Call for abstracts of papers

[UPDATE] MAY 1 DEADLINE SWCCL

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:17am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

The Cultural Legacy of The Grapes of Wrath

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:08pm
Miriam Raub Vivian/CSUB Public History Institute

This is a call for papers for a conference at CSU Bakersfield (Nov. 6-8) on the cultural legacy of John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath in this, the 75th anniversary of its publication. John Ford's 1940 film version helped make the case for social reform that echoed decades thereafter, through the farm labor movement, folk music, and the musical style known as the Bakersfield Sound--even as it set off the kinds of reactions described in Rick Wartzman's Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (2008).

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:55pm
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: MAY 10, 2014

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished .

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio-data. A cover letter would be nice.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

4. E-mail your poems, essays and research papers to themuseindia@gmail.com . Response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

5. With poem/ research paper the poet/author is requested to submit a statement of originality of work.

[UPDATE] Midwest Pop Culture Association- Southern Lit and Culture 05/15

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:01pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 3-5 at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

Appalachian Literature, SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014 Atlanta, GA; CFP due June 1

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:59am
Carved from the Mountains: Defining Sustainability in the Appalachian Region

In following with the SAMLA 86 theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities," this session will explore the idea of sustainability as it relates to the Appalachian region. How can we define sustainability in the region? How have sustainable resources and agriculture shaped Appalachian literature and culture? How have conflicts about the idea of sustainability—do we sustain our mountaintop environments or sustain our jobs?—played a role in Appalachian literature and culture? In what ways can sustainability be seen outside its traditional environmental and economical terms? How has Appalachian literature aided or hindered the sustainability of Appalachian cultural values, religious beliefs, regional dialect—even Appalachian stereotypes?

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