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

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

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:59pm
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"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

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


THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014

Description and aims

Dystopian Comfort Zones - submit by March 31st

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
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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,

Secretary: Kalene Westmoreland, College of Southern Nevada,

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:23pm
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Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

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.

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Dr Paul March-Russell

"Foundation" is the journal of the British SF Foundation formed in 1972. It is published three times a year, and is currently looking for articles and reviews for 2015. The journal publishes on any aspect of sf with particular emphases upon interdisciplinary, international and cultural perspectives. We are interested in both the histories of sf and in current trends, including the borderlines between genres, media and what passes for the 'mainstream'. Articles should be up to 6000 words in length, double-spaced and written in accordance with the style sheet available on the SF Foundation website.


Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:58am
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Brendan Beirne / New York University
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This panel investigates the multiethnic dimension of 20th and 21st century maximalist works of art, cinema and literature. Do recent works by novelists such as Leslie Silko, Karen Yamashita, Anna Deveare Smith, Sergio de la Pava, Junot Diaz et al evince continuities with what Lawrence Buell has recently described (in The Dream of the Great American Novel) as "the minoritarian turn in protagonist-centric narrative from the mid-twentieth century onward," or are such works better understood as harbingers of a new relationship between ethnic-American writers / writing and forms of 'total fiction'?

"Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties" due 6/15/14

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:33am
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Dr. Sharon R. Yang, Professor, English Department, Worcester State University
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The Gothic is a genre that emerged during the turmoil leading up to and caused by the French Revolution. Its symbolic use of shattered landscapes, natural and human made, challenging the view of the individual and society as ordered and rational, continues to evolve to reflect the anxieties of the eras and changing cultures of the nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first centuries. Ruined castles and mansions, blasted heaths, and ominous mountains and cliffs give way to uncharted lands for colonization, mean streets and urban jungles, sinister laboratories, gruesome battlefields, the labyrinth of political and economic conspiracies, and the dark unknowns of the human mind and body themselves.

Literary Monsters - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
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Lisa Wenger Bro
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Special Session at S014 SAMLA conference (Atlanta)

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

[UPDATE] Black Theatre Association (BTA) Debut Panel - Deadline Extended to April 1st

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:12pm
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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**Apologies for cross-postings. Please circulate widely**

Deadline extended to April 1, 2014

Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
July 24-27, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona

*Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 13th Annual Debut Panel.