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Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 8:29am
MPCA/ACA

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
MLA-2015 Vancouver

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
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)

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
South Carolina Project on Language and Culture

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
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
Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)

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

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:59pm
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 "REVOLUTIONS! Past, Present, Future" October 9-11, 2014, UPenn and Villanova University

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:23pm
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.

Crossing the Line: Ritual and Superstition at Sea CFP

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 1:19pm
University of Bristol

A workshop at the ss Great Britain organised by the University of Bristol and the Brunel Institute
Thursday 12 June, 2014
Admission Free / Lunch Provided

Plenary Speaker: Dr Kirsty Reid

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:01pm
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.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:58am
Brendan Beirne / New York University

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

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:33am
Dr. Sharon R. Yang, Professor, English Department, Worcester State University

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.

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