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In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016; Tower of London -- CFP

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 3:26pm
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Gloriana Society
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The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life.

Membership in the Gloriana Society is free until January 1, 2017, when a fee will be introduced to help support future conferences and activities. See http://glorianasociety.org/membership/

CFP: American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:32pm
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American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group
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The proposed American Musicology Society Music and Media Study Group and the Society for Music Theory Film and Multimedia Interest Group (FMIG) and are pleased to issue a call for proposals for a joint session to be held at the SMT-AMS annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, November 3-6, 2016. The session will consist of 8-minute lightning talks only, with time for general discussion at the end. Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, April 29, 2016. Successful proposers will be notified by May 15, 2016. Submitters may submit either to the AMS Music & Media Study Group or the SMT Film and Multimedia Group, but not both.

Modernist Whitman (Proposed panel for MSA 18)

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:18pm
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Erin Kappeler

This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legacies. From Ezra Pound's begrudging acknowledgment that Whitman "broke the new wood" to Amy Lowell's assertion that "Whitman fell into his own peculiar form through ignorance"€ to Michael Gold's claim that Whitman was "America's first proletariat poet," Whitman was at the heart of debates about what constituted modern poetic form and modern social identities. This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which cultural workers in the modernist era used the figure of Whitman to construct usable pasts, poetic futures, and imagined communities.

UPDATE - Extended Call for Papers: Performing the Other: A Symposium on the Self and the Unknown in Performance

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 1:19pm
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International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia, Grožnjan
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Contact: Kimmy Szeto, Symposium Coordinator. Submit proposals of 300-500 words to Kimmy Szeto at ivaw.groznjan@gmail.com by 24 April 2016. Include a CV or a brief biographical note. The conference will take place on 29 May 2016 in Grožnjan, Croatia, at the International Vocal Arts Workshop of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia.

Performing the Other

SAMLA 88: Women's Studies Affiliated Panel: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:17am
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 88

SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women's Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Whose Paradise is It?: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels 

Comics have depicted worlds without men with varying degrees of social commentary about gender politics and the agency of women—from Wonder Woman's Paradise Island, a utopian haven for Amazonian warriors of myth, to Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, in which the main character navigates his survival in a newly fashioned matriarchal dystopian world.  

Call for Papers: Graham Greene International Festival, September 22-25 2016, Berkhamsted, England

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:37am
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University of North Georgia and The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust
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The University of North Georgia, in collaboration with the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, invites abstracts for a panel on recent Greene research at the Graham Greene International Festival, September 22-25, 2016 in Berkhamsted, England. Presentations (15 minutes) are invited in the following areas:

• The Entertainments
• Greene's depiction of women
• Greene and Film
• Greene's short fiction
• Greene's political and theological landscapes

The title and abstract of your paper (maximum of 200 words) should be submitted in a Word document to joyce.stavick@ung.edu by June 1 2016. For additional information about the Festival, please visit grahamgreenebt.org.

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference:Contemporary Studies

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:27pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Call for Papers
Contemporary Studies Area

Thursday-Sunday, 6 - 9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30th, 2016

The Contemporary Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

Call for Papers Queer Studies

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 6:58pm
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Veronica Popp, Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
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Oct. 6-9, 2016

Hilton Rosemont, Chicago O'Hare, Chicago, IL.

Queer Studies of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to queer studies, history and culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
• Representations of Queer artists in film, music and/or literature
• Depictions of Queerness in film, music and/or literature
• The Rhetoric of Queerness
• Queer Resistances
• Recent controversies, significant research questions, and new directions in Queer Studies and Theory

Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book PAMLA Nov 11-13, 2016

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

Call for Peer Reviewers

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:37am
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[Inter]sections

[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.

We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at intersections@americanstudies.ro.

Please make sure you attach the following:

MSA 2016: "The Pool Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media" (Abstracts due 4/12/16)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:11pm
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The H.D. International Society
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The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for a proposed panel, "The POOL Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media," at the Modernist Studies Association conference, November 17-20, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. We are especially interested in papers that consider Bryher, H.D., or Kenneth Macpherson's involvement with the Pool film group or that in other ways focus on media technologies or media industries in relation to the orbit of these figures. Please send a brief bio and 250 word abstract to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Celena Kusch (ckusch@uscupstate.edu) by April 12, 2016.

Pleasure and Unknowing In Early Modern English Literature, MLA Annual Convention, January 5-8 2017

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 8:07pm
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Michael West
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This panel explores the ways in which unknowing—a category that encompasses ignorance, confusion, befuddlement, and related forms of cognitive lack—was understood and/or represented as a potentially pleasurable state in early modern English literature.

Please send 250 word abstracts and CV to mw2810@columbia.edu by March 29.

Flow 2016 Conference on Television and New Media (Austin, 9/15-9/17)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Flow 2016

The 2016 Flow Conference will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television and new media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief (150-word) abstract addressing one of the Flow 2016 roundtable questions.

Responses in the form of 150 word abstracts should be submitted using our online form. To ensure full consideration, please submit your proposal by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM (CST).

Deconstruction and the Politics of Matter

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 5:35pm
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Oxford Literary Review

This issue of the OLR (39:2) invites contributors to forge unexpected encounters between deconstruction, matter, and new and older materialisms—be they mechanical, historical, dialectical, speculative, textual, neurological, corporeal, cosmo-physical, or indeed "of the encounter." Guiding questions might include: how does deconstruction address the philosophy and politics of matter, materiality, and materialism? How might deconstruction articulate alternative accounts of materialism? In what ways might an attention to matter be itself already deconstructive, and what would be at stake in such a claim? How might attention to matter and materialism animate the politics of deconstruction?

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