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After the Visual Turn: Boundaries of Print Culture

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:24pm
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Lisa Chinn/ Emory University

What can sound studies tell us about the printed word? What kinds of intersections exist between sound and print modes of reproduction? What has visual culture taught us about print culture, and how are we now going beyond the visual to understand the printed word?

This MLA 2017 panel will examine conception, production, and dissemination of the printed word with and beyond the visual, including intermediality or sound studies. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Lisa Chinn lisa.marie.chinn@gmail.com

Vice and Transgressive Behavior in Travel

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:21pm
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NEASECS Panel
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In Aphra Behn's play, The Widow Ranter, the entire Virginia colony seems to be spiraling into an unstoppable rebellion that may, or may not, have been caused by Bacchanalian bliss. From tobacco and alcohol to sex and marriage plots, the character Hazard is seemingly dropped into a den of vice as soon as he steps off the boat from England. This panel proposes to examine the concept of vice as a direct result of someone transgressing, or literally stepping over, a border in the long eighteenth century. How do the narratives of "self versus other" in the eighteenth century deal with naturalized behaviors coming home? How does the proliferation of tobacco in the American colonies cross the ocean and infiltrate domestic space?

Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis--Call for Video and Short Essays

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:23am
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis / Ohio University
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At Parlour, we accept Growl Posts, video lectures, and video presentations on a rolling basis. These types of content need not relate to the theme of an upcoming issue.

A Growl Post is a short essay responding to a text using few, if any, secondary sources. Named for John Jarndyce's "Growlery" in Dickens' Bleak House, the Growlery is a space to express and ruminate on issues "unsuitable" for the parlour. However, Growls do not need to exclusively express "ill humour." Funny, edgy, witty, dark—Growls may contemplate or approach a text from any perspective. Growl Posts should follow current MLA guidelines and be approximately 1500-2500 words in length.

Outside-In/ Inside-Out: Symposium on Outside and Subterranean Poetry. 5-7 October 2016; deadline 15 April 2016

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:12am
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University of Glasgow
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Inspired by the recently published fifth volume of Poems for the Millennium, Barbaric Vast & Wild: A Gathering of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present, this symposium will open up views to poetry past, present, and potentially future with the question: Is there something in poetry 'outside' (economically, racially, nationally, formally, etc.) and 'subterranean' (suppressed by political and poetic hegemonies) that may lie at the heart of the most vital poetic practice? In their new groundbreaking gathering, Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman have assembled a wide range of poems and related language works, in which outside/outsider and subterranean/subversive positions challenge the boundaries of poetry.

Migration and Film

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:04am
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Global Humanities
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CfP: Cast Away in Human Misery? Migration and Film

CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:33pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally of , respectively. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.

3/15 DEADLINE Reminder, CFP: Modernist Homelands: Textual Ecologies of World War I, MLA 2017‏

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:14pm
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Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers on the ecology of home landscape and war zone representations within modernist literature for the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, 5–8 January 2017 (https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_8773). The centennial anniversary of World War I has coincided with what seems a critical mass in awareness of the urgency of our sustainability as a species.

Global Socialty and Modernist Poetics (Modernist Studies Association/MSA 18/ 17 -20 November, Pasadena, CA, USA)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:14pm
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Walt Hunter and Siobhan Phillips/Clemson U and Dickinson C

Recently, Anthony Reed has described "the paradigmatic gesture of the lyric mode" as "claiming the solidity of presence through the act of offering it to another." This panel seeks to examine the relation between modernist poetry and sociality in a global frame. Modernist poetry provides a counter-discourse for globalization, one which critiques representations of the global while at the same time creating a repertoire of intersubjectivities, offerings, and alliances. Questions include: How do modernist poems provide a fresh conceptual vocabulary for global solidarity, intersectionality, cohabitation, or adjacency? How might modernist poetics register affects of colonialism, of "feeling global" (Robbins), or of world-systems theory?

Call for Submissions: PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research (Abstracts Due April 1, 2016)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:56am
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PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research
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PARtake: the journal of performance as research
Issue 1, Volume 1
Summer 2016
Pushing the Boundaries: Performing Research

PARtake is a new e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance-as-Research is, for us, an investigation into the material, epistemological, and ontological fundamentals of all forms of performance, intended or otherwise. We seek work created and
critiqued from the "scholartist" perspective.

Don DeLillo Society Newsletter: _Zero K_ (Deadline: June 1, 2016)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:08am
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Don DeLillo Society
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The Don DeLillo Society seeks contributions for the next edition of its newsletter.

We are particularly interested in initial critical responses to DeLillo's new novel, _Zero K_ (to be published May 3, 2016), but short, informal articles on any aspect of DeLillo's work or scholarship are also welcome. Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words.

Please submit contributions to Anne Longmuir by June 1, 2016.

Women, Video Games, and Modding

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:56pm
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Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
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*** This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a collection of essays broadly focused around the topic of women and video game "modding."***

MSA 18: Modernism in an Age of Transpacific Reproduction

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:55pm
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Tze-Yin Teo
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This panel invites papers that redefine modernist strategies, gestures, performances, objects, texts, and archives by situating them in and across the Pacific. More than a spatial or geopolitical category, transpacific networks have become concentrations of feminized and racially-marked labor under global capitalism.

Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear. Articles: 6/1/2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 3:25pm
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Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual refereed publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal (LHJ). The special theme for 2016 is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear." Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.

All academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are welcome.

Topics include but are not limited to:

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