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John Dos Passos and the Other Arts (SAMLA 2015: 13-15 Nov, Durham, NC)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 1:47pm
John Dos Passos Society

John Dos Passos was undoubtedly one of the most eclectic American writers of his generation. Faithful as he was to the intermedial aesthetics of modernism, he did not limit himself to the role of novelist, but frequently also crossed over into the neighboring arts: as an accomplished painter and illustrator, as a playwright and sometime set designer for the New Playwrights Theatre, and through his work on Hollywood cinema and documentary film. The resulting cross-pollination would fuel Dos Passos's creativity over the years, influencing his most celebrated novels.

Weird South (MLA 2016)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 1:30pm
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The south has long been tied to adjective "weird," and not just in Austin, Texas. As a slogan that began as a way to promote local businesses, the idea of "keeping ________ weird," resonates with representational practices, economic structures, and counter-cultural mystique. But what does it mean to be weird in a region that already seems to be a repository for weirdness? And how does one talk about the "weird," without re-inscribing southern exceptionalism? This panel invites papers that recover, examine, interrogate, and theorize the weird south. All approaches and archives are welcome as we attempt to make sense of the relationship between the weird and the southern.

IGA 2015 Special Session: The Vampire and the Posthuman

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:36pm
International Gothic Association Conference 2015 (Vancouver)

The Vampire and the Posthuman:
Following a Migrating Literary Form
Special Session

International Gothic Association 2015 Conference
"Gothic Migrations"
Vancouver, BC (28 July-1 August)

MLA special session, "Service Learning: A Public Face for Literary Studies

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:53am
Modern Language Association, Professor Roberta Rosenberg

"Service Learning Teaching and Research: A Public Face for Literary Studies"

In its call for greater visibility for the humanities in public life, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences published The Heart of the Matter: the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2013. The AAAS report encourages humanities scholars to work towards achieving three specific goals: (1) greater access to literacy, teaching materials and literary texts for all Americans; (2) a more flexible, innovative "quality of mind" that every person regardless of age or circumstance requires in a quickly changing world and (3) partnerships across diverse geographical and cultural boundaries in order to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding.

Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan (June 27, 2015, deadline: Mar. 27)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:24am
Columbia University

In June 2015, Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players will collaborate on a concert performance of the 1914 opera, Voodoo, by composer-librettist H. Lawrence Freeman. Dubbed "the colored Wagner" by a contemporary journalist, Freeman's work – blending western classical music with American and African-American subjects and musical styles – offers a fresh perspective on the performing arts of the Harlem Renaissance.

20th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference [UPDATE--EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:06am
International James Fenimore Cooper Conference and Seminar

For our 20th conference, we are seeking papers that address the theme "Imagined Frontiers/Imagined Communities." James Fenimore Cooper and Susan Fenimore Cooper wrote at a time when America was growing as a nation, both geographically through westward expansion and conceptually, as writers, artists, politicians, and citizens worked through the process of defining national, regional, and even local identities. Benedict Anderson defines nation as "an imagined political community" populated by people who may never know, meet, or even hear their fellow-members, "yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion." Just as communities are imagined, so are the landscapes and frontiers on which they are built.

[update] International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies[April-June, 2015 Issue]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:05am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the forthcoming [April-June, 2015] issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Death, Desire, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text - 22nd-23rd May 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:40am
Dr Andrew Power / Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus

13th International Conference
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
22nd - 23rd of May 2015

"Shall I believe / That unsubstantial death is amorous?"
(Romeo and Juliet, 5.3.102-3)

The Department of English at Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus will host its Thirteenth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 22 May and Saturday, 23 May. The keynote speaker is Andrew Hiscock, Professor of English, Bangor University, Wales.

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