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Reminder CFP - Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.

ACTIVISM IN PRE-1900 AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
SAMLA Conference, Birmingham, AL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

This session welcomes submissions on activism in Pre-1900 American Literature. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 1, 2018, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Joshua Boyd, Trevecca Nazarene University, at JTBoyd@trevecca.edu.

John R. Milton Writers' Conference: This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:23pm
Leah McCormack / The University of South Dakota
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Please join us from 25-27 October 2018 for the 11th biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. The 2018 conference theme, “This Lonely Frontier: Exploring Boundaries of Space, Identity, and Genre,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Milton’s poetry collection This Lonely House (1968). We are excited to confirm Percival Everett, Ellen Forney, and Erika T. Wurth as keynote and featured authors; in addition, the conference will feature a workshop on creating comics, led by Ellen Forney, and readings by USD’s Department of English faculty duncan b. barlow, Leah McCormack, and Lee Ann Roripaugh.

Neoliberalism in Literature and Media Studies (CFP for SAMLA 2018)

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:13am
Michael J. Blouin / Milligan College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Once considered a fringe movement, neoliberalism has steadily become a central tenet of American life. Neoliberal thought subsequently spread across the globe in a variety of forms (via channels including Hollywood and regulatory bodies such as the International Monetary Fund). Promises of privatization today trump collective action in virtually every aspect of life. This epistemic shift can be felt far and wide, from politicians to postmodern theorists. This panel will investigate symptoms of – and responses to – this shift in the areas of literature and media studies. Given this year’s South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference theme (Nov.

Do You Believe in Magic?: The Narrative Construction of Magical Worlds, Creatures, and Characters

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:17pm
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 25th – 27th, 2018.

As is often the case in the examination of the mainstream literary cannon, works incorporating “traditional” magic, Afro-diasporic voodoo and Santeria, and other mystical cosmologies are frequently dismissed as non-literature in an increasingly secular and data-driven world. But by violating the laws of empirical reality, magical narratives challenge the preferred Western emphasis on science to make room for cultural, religious, and social practices inexplicable in scientific terms.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Characters as Dramatis Personae

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:10am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Museum of Science Fiction's literary programming track is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 25th – 27th, 2018.

Nabokov and History

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:09am
MLA 2019 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

***This CFP is for a proposed special session at MLA 2019. The session will be submitted and reviewed under MLA guidelines. Acceptance to the panel does not mean acceptance to MLA 2019.***

Nabokov and Dreams

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:06am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is soliciting proposals on the subject of 'Nabokov and Dreams' for its guaranteed MLA Panel at the 2019 Modern Language Association Conference, which will take place in Chicago on January 3rd to 6th 2019.

In the light of the recent publication with Princeton University Press of Nabokov's Insomniac Dreams, this is a particularly timely topic. But dreams are an important theme and device in Nabokov's writing more broadly. Proposals are therefore invited which may deal with any aspect of dreams and the unconscious throughout Nabokov's writing, or indeed with the work of art as a dream. It may also explore the relationship of Nabokov's treatment of dreams to that in other writers.

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:14pm
Royal Holloway, University of London, in association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and the United States Embassy, London
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Royal Holloway, University of London

In association with The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and

the United States Embassy, London

 

Faulkner Studies in the UK: A Colloquium 

Senate House, London. May 31st, 2018.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London

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