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Religion in American Literature

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 11/11-11/13, 2016
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history.  In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States.  Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence?  How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture? 

The proposal deadline is June 10, 2016.  Please submit your proposal by going to the PAMLA website:  pamla.org

Call for Scholarly Papers and Creative Writing Deadline: 05/15/16

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016

The quint’s thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
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Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Call for Chapters - ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paula Blair / Lancaster University, UK
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Edited by Kyle Barrett and Paula Blair

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

 

CFP: The Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Madison University Special Collections
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story.

On the Edge: Theories on the Frontier. International Conference, 20-21 Oct 2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
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University of Charles III of Madrid
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2016

The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use. Its variations include terms such as periphery, edge, and borderland, and the very proliferation of the term suggests that its provocative character still inspires critics and artists in the Americas today. The purpose of this conference is to explore the borderlands between critical theory and other ways of interpretative thinking, such as art.

The Instructive Enlightenment

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:55pm
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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SCSECS returns to Salt Lake City for its annual conference in 2017. The conference will be held on February 16-18 at the downtown Radisson hotel. Full details can be found at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2017/cfp.html.

[UPDATE] Women & Work in Literature CFP - abstracts now due June 10

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:07pm
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women’s ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

[UPDATE] International Conference: Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception - May 2017 Thessaloniki

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:52am
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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception

School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

May 25-27, 2017
Thessaloniki

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell

Site: http://filmadaptationthessaloniki2017.web.auth.gr/

REMINDER 452ºF cpf 16 "Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:15am
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452ºF JOURNAL OF LITERARY THEORY AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
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We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the next issue of 452oF: Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, which will focus on Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture. We would appreciate the dissemination of the attached document, in which further information can be found.

The journal has published fourteen issues so far and been included in several indexes. We would also like to point that one of its key features is that all accepted papers are translated into Spanish, English, Catalan and Euskera. If you are still not familiar with 452oF, we kindly invite you to have a look at its last issue at http://www.452f.com/.

A Special Issue on "Recent Trends in English Language & Literature"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:29am
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iJARS Group

Journal: iJARS International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies

A Special Issue on "Recent Trends in English Language & Literature"

Topics:
Pedagogy of English Language
Modernism in Literature
Best practices in Language Teaching
English as a medium of solidarity
Popular culture in Language Learning
Testimonial Literature
British Literature: Romanticism, Poetry & Drama
Literary Criticism and Theory
Indian Contribution to English Literature
Business Communication and Soft Skills
Publishing Fee:

Indian Authors: INR 1500 only(30% off!! to Regular Fee)
Foreign Authors: $50 only (30% off!! to Regular Fee)

CFP: American Women Writers and the Short Story

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:16pm
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Society for the Study of the American Short Story
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Call for Papers: American Women Writers and the Short Story
ALA Symposium "The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre"
Savannah, Georgia
October 20-22, 2016

Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2016

CFP: Edited Volume on Subalternity and Superheroism (Abstracts due May 30)

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rafael Ponce-Cordero
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Working Title
Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism

Description
Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the majority of them—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, straight, and white. Yet there are costumed crime-fighters who do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this collection of essays will examine.

UPDATE: 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016); May 15 deadline

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:22pm
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Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association
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auldpetrovic@gmail.com
The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.

I welcome papers that analyze

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