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COLLABORATION & BETRAYAL

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:25am
SAMLA #87 -- Durham, North Carolina -- November 2015

In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.

"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" Conference

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:17am
United States Studies Centre Institute Building at the University of Sydney

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" conference

June 25-26, 2015
United States Studies Centre
Institute Building (H03), University of Sydney

Keynotes: Tricia Jenkins (TCU); Jade Miller (Wilfrid Laurier); more TBC

Following recent scholarship (William Maxwell, Erin G. Carlston, Timothy Melley) that renews questions of state power, national security, and cultural production, this conference seeks to appraise critically, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the contemporary and historical interrelations between the state and the culture industries in the United States. Topics for exploration include:

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:21pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

Possible pieces for consideration:

Margaret Atwood Studies seeks submissions [rolling]

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:17pm
Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference, Plano, TX (4/10/2015)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:53pm
Lisa A. Kirby, The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College in Plano, Texas, is pleased to hold its inaugural conference, featuring keynote speaker and noted historian Dr. Heather Thompson of Temple University, who will present "What Mass Incarceration Means to the American Working Class." The conference, which will take place in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College on April 10, 2015, and will also feature scholarly panels and roundtables by faculty from a variety of disciplines. For the conference program and registration, please go to http://iws.collin.edu/lkirby/

MSA 17, Modernism and History, Due April 12, 2015 (conference Nov 19-22, 2015)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:48pm
Aleks Prigozhin, Adrienne Ghaly

From the early decades of the twentieth century the concept of 'revolution' has provided modernism with a powerful historical imaginary of rupture and change, encompassing phenomena ranging from overtly political manifestos through to radical challenges to established aesthetic forms and prevailing critical frameworks. Taking our cue from this year's MSA theme, this session seeks to rethink modernism's broader relationship to categories and modes of the historical. We invite papers that both broaden and complicate current understandings of the interrelation between conceptions of history and modernist artistic practice.

PAMLA 2015 Special Session: "Faulkner & Time" (11/6-8, Portland) [UPDATE]

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:02pm
Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College

This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of "Literature and Time" as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism. We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

Please send questions to kfujie@lclark.edu and submit 250-word abstracts via the online system at pamla.org by May 15, 2015. (Please note extended deadline.)

MAPACA -- 26th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 5-7, 2015

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 3:25pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
26th Annual Conference
November 5-7, 2015
Philadelphia, PA - Sonesta Philadelphia

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Philadelphia, PA. 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 Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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