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[UPDATE] Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects (SLSA Conference Panel)

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 6:03pm
Matthew Dodson / Oregon State University

Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects

Panel Proposal for Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2014 Conference – "Fluid" - Dallas, TX - Oct. 9-12, 2014

Send ~250 word abstract and a brief biographical note to Matthew Dodson at no later than April 20, 2014.


[UPDATE] Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 4:01pm
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh

"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film

Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke UP, 2014)

PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2): Special Session on William Faulkner, Proposals Due by 15 May 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:19pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers addressing any aspect of William Faulkner's literary production for a panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, October 31-November 2, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. Please submit proposals before May 15th, 2014, using the on-line submission system at "".

You must become a member of or renew your membership in the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association by June 10th, 2014, in order to be eligible to present a paper at the 2014 conference. PAMLA requests that people do not submit the same proposal to more than one session at the conference.

Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western workshop, 18 June 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:46am
Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds

The 'Current Thinking on the Western' workshop will take place on 18 June 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
Keynote speaker: Professor Edward Buscombe.

This one-day event seeks to draw together international film studies scholars of all levels (postgraduate research students, early career researchers and established researchers) who are working on the Western.

Proposals (around 250 words in length) are invited for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of current research on Western genre films but the following areas are of particular interest:

Call for Monographs: Book Series on East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:41am
National Taiwan University Press

This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East-West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re-create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

Intellectual Activism: Inaugural Issue of Postgraduate Journal Polyseme

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:43pm
Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review

Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, however loosely, to the theme of its inaugural issue: intellectual activism.

Where do or should scholars stand with regard to activism and transformative politics? Does traditional scholarship confront and challenge the dominant culture or serve to safeguard the status quo in the privileged comfort of the "ivory tower" of academia? How can we re-envision the university as a place of intellectual activism or reinvent the role and responsibility of the scholar? These are a just few questions to be addressed in this issue.

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-20, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:33pm
Dr. Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its eighth annual symposium. The symposium will take place September 19 and 20, 2014, on the MSU campus in West Plains, Missouri.

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Please send 250-500 word abstracts by May 15 directly to the conference website: Questions? Email Susanne Weil, Associate Professor of English & Humanities, Centralia College, Washington,


Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:31am
Susan Dixon, Ph.D. and Klare Scarborough, Ph.D., La Salle University


CCHA: Southern Sensations and Sensibilities Oct. 30 - Nov.1 Tampa FL

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:50pm
The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division

The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division, invites proposals from faculty, graduate students and administrators on "Southern Sensations and Sensibilities." The theme highlights the combinations and contradictions that create Southern life, past, present, and future, from "melancholy little dramas" to panoramic visions.
Possible topics for the theme include, but aren't limited to
• Characters, crime, and craziness in the South that shape literature, art, film, and performance
• Southern political, social, and historical trends and crossroads
• Cultural construction through Southern humor and humorists
• Civic engagement and service learning in the South