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[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: Travel in Africa/MLA 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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Deadline Extended to March 20!

This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract by 20 March 2014.

[UPDATE] Teaching American Gun Cultures | MLA Special Session, Vancouver 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 4:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen
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Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.

[UPDATE] Deviance in Culture and Society; full manuscripts, deadline extended to 4/15

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:58am
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PROTEUS: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS
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_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:29am
full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers:
Contemporary Studies
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Topics can explore any facet of Contemporary studies including: Modern Social and Political Thought; Bio-Politics; Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments or any other contemporary issue.

[UPDATE] Remembering (in) Hitchcock

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA-2015 Vancouver
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How does memory function as form and/or as narrative in Hitchcock's films (addressing trauma, cure, desire, film ontology welcome but not limited to). Serving as sorts of human thumb drives, both Mr. Memory in Thirty-Nine Steps and Van Meer in Foreign Correspondent serve as memory correlatives in Hitchcock films, a crucial aspect of psychoanalytic cure of trauma.

[UPDATE] Teaching College Literature (ongoing)

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
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Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.

UPDATE Deadline Extended to 4/14/14 for Proposals for SCPLC Student Conference October 14, 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 5:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Carolina Project on Language and Culture
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The deadline for proposals has been extended to April 14, 2014 for the SCPLC Student Conference scheduled for October 10, 2014 at SC State University. If you teach at a college or university within driving distance of our campus, we invite you to create a student panel on any of the topics listed in our original CFP.

[UPDATE] East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

CALL FOR PAPERS

CHANGING PLACES

29-31 May 2014

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
and The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
are pleased to invite you to

the CHANGING PLACES international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

Keynote Speeches:
Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest: "Spaces on the Map, Places of the Mind: The Grand Tour and Classic Modernity"
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina at Asheville: "East-West in Academic Fiction: An Unequal Exchange?"
Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine: "Crossing Borders: Immigrant America in a World on the Move"

The City in the Eighteenth Century: 10/17-19/2014; 5/1/2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:16pm
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Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)
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MWASECS 2014: October 17-19, Kansas City, MO

MWASECS invites paper/panel proposals from all disciplines and fields of study on the topic of the City in the (Long) Eighteenth Century.

Second call for papers: Distance and Proximity

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCL

"Distance and Proximity"

The dynamics of relation are central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. The relational dyad of distance and proximity provides us with a rich set of spatial, affective, theoretical, and historical relations in which we can explore the dynamics that run throughout the fabric of our own cultural inquiry. Moreover, navigating the distances between disciplines enables the preservation and affirmation of the significance of "difference", cultural, sexual, artistic, conceptual and/or otherwise.

CfP The 4th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Athens, 23 – 24 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
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The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014

Description and aims

Dystopian Comfort Zones - submit by March 31st

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association at the South Central MLA
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Panel will explore the concept of dystopia in Western literature and culture. Application of the concept is open to interpretation.

Chair: Terri Pantuso, Prairie View A&M U, tbpantuso@pvamu.edu

Secretary: Kalene Westmoreland, College of Southern Nevada, kalene.westmoreland@csn.edu

CFP "REVOLUTIONS! Past, Present, Future" October 9-11, 2014, UPenn and Villanova University

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

CALL FOR PAPERS/PANELS
The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs 2014 Conference
October 9-11, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University

Revolutions! Past, Present, Future

Philadelphia has long been home to revolutionary thought. Its most famous son, Benjamin Franklin— inventor, scientist, newspaper mogul, diplomat, political philosopher, educational reformer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, statesman— is the embodiment of the myriad revolutions that continue to shape human history, especially in modern times.

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