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UPDATE: Deadline Extended: 49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines

Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.

CFP for Edited Volume: Passing While "Post-Racial": Performance and Identity Production in Neo-Passing Narratives

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:36am
Editors: Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young

On July 17, 1952, the African American weekly Jet Magazine featured an article titled: "Why Passing is Passing Out." This article suggested that the growing Civil Rights Movement would put an end to Jim Crow legislation and therefore to acts of racial passing—the phenomenon whereby some African Americans with optically white skin chose to live as white in order to escape the pains of segregation. Although Jet was accurate in predicting the imminent end of Jim Crow that began in 1954, its projection that passing would pass out has still yet to occur.

Faulkner and Print Culture, July 19-23, 2015

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:52pm
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, University of Mississippi

William Faulkner's first published works were drawings that appeared in his high school and college yearbooks and poems and stories that appeared in newspapers. His first book, THE MARBLE FAUN, was published in 1924 by a vanity press. His artistic forays into print culture, in other words, began far from the world of highbrow literary publishing with which he is usually associated—the world of New York publishing houses like Boni and Liveright or Random House and little magazines like THE DOUBLE-DEALER—though with time they would come to encompass that world as well.

Classical Hollywood Musical [DEADLINE: 1 June 2014]

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 3:32pm
Film & History Conference 2014 / Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories

CFP: The Classical Hollywood Musical
An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
October 29-November 2, 2014
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2014

AREA: The Classical Hollywood Musical

Teaching Hemingway and Race

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:16am
Gary Holcomb

CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)
The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:08am
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in June, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

[UPDATE] The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver) [DEADLINE extended]

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:27pm
Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University

Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*ecocriticism/pastoral mode
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*sexuality
*Powell as a political poet

Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu by March 24, 2014.

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

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University

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
Rasmus R. Simonsen

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
PROTEUS: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS

_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
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.

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