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Youth Literature and Media

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:53pm
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Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
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2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
October 6-9, 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
http://www.mpcaaca.org

We are looking for proposals for arguably the hottest area in popular culture: Youth Literature and Media. Youth Culture is everywhere. From the rise of YA Lit to the fall of Facebook, twenty-five is the new eighteen. The Millennials are here. This area is for the study of Lit and Media for Youth (all three terms broadly conceived), representations of youth in Lit and Media, and youth as consumers and producers of Lit and Media.

International Pynchon Week 2017, Pynchon's New Worlds, La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017 (abstracts due September 30, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:04pm
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International Pynchon Week 2017, Pynchon's New Worlds

The 2017 International Pynchon Week will be held on the French Atlantic coast in the old harbor of La Rochelle, from which a number of Europeans set sail for the New World. The conference will be hosted by the Musée du Nouveau Monde, among its collection of Allegories of America. The conveners hope this liminal space on the margins of Europe will inspire Pynchon scholars to sail out towards yet unexplored territories, following some of the leads below or picking up any related or unrelated Pynchonian line.

Animals under Capitalism

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:01pm
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University of Bristol
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A 1-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of 'Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics'. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes:

the intersections between capitalism and the 'Sixth Extinction';
artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism;
the biopolitics of domestication;
the development of industrial animal farms.
The conference will be followed by a Postgraduate Roundtable on the 26th of May, which is open to the public.

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:44am
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Morgan Shipley / Area Chair
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The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2016 via online submission: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

[UPDATE] Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:20am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Talks on any aspect of the session topic are welcome: models, tips, strategies for teaching literature at the college level (English, American, world, other). This is a fun panel with great energy and enthusiasm. Come share what's working in your classroom.

Please send a 250 word proposal and a brief bio by April 1 to Monica Hart at mhart@wtamu.edu.

Early Modern Women Writers

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:49am
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Dr Michael Paraskos, Othello's Island (CVAR)
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Early Modern Women Writers (approx. 1550-1700)
at Othello's Island CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus
5 to 9 April 2017

Early Modern Women Writers is a semi-autonomous conference strand within the annual interdisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies, held annually since 2013, in Cyprus, called Othello's Island.

As a whole, Othello's Island attracts approximately 100 delegates, whose topics include archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies, to name but a few. Since its inception a significant section of the conference has covered early modern women writers, such as Mary Wroth, Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.

[UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for articles: Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre - Deadline for abstracts: April 7

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:18am
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AIA - Italian Association of English Studies (Textus)

CALL FOR PAPERS
TEXTUS n.2 2016

Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre

Editors:
Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford) and Serena Guarracino (University of Naples 'L'Orientale')

Copyeditor: Angela Zottola (University of Naples Federico II)

Moralities in the Long Nineteenth Century | 18 Feb 2017 / CFP 1 Sept 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:44am
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Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University, UK
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Moralities in the Long Nineteenth Century

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
Saturday 18 February 2017
Durham University, UK
CFP Deadline: 5pm, 1 September 2016

Keynote Address
'Alternative moralities in the long nineteenth century'
Paul Watt, Monash University, Australia

'We do not look in our great cities for our best morality'
—Jane Austen

'Conventionality is not morality'
—Charlotte Brontë

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

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:29am
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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
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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.

Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Presence of the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:33am
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Fiona Martinez at Sheffield Hallam University and the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
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Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women's Writing

Saturday 11th June 2016, Sheffield Hallam University
Co-hosted with the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

'…It would be at best grossly incurious and at worst sadly limited for literary critics to ignore a genre that millions and millions of women read voraciously' (Pornography for Women is Different, Ann Snitow, 1979)

MSA 18: Modernism and Failure, November 17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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Inspired by examples such as Samuel Beckett's injunction in Westward Ho to "fail better," Gertrude Stein's inability to complete her "history of the whole world" in The Making of Americans, and Ezra Pound's lament in "Canto CXVI" that he could not "make it cohere," this panel seeks papers exploring the relationship between modernism and failure. In their varied and frequent embraces of utopian politics, incomplete narratives, and pure abstraction, many modernist writers and artists engaged in a wide range of aesthetic and political projects doomed to fail, while others embraced failure as a means of escaping the progressive, normative, or otherwise limiting aesthetic, political, and cultural models they inherited.

SEMA Oct. 6-8, 2016: Place and Power

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 4:54pm
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Southeastern Medieval Association
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SEMA October 6-8, 2016: Place and Power
The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) invites proposals for papers on the theme of "Place and Power" for its 55th meeting, October 6-8, 2016. The meeting is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and University of Tennessee Knoxville and will take place at the Downtown Hilton, Knoxville, Tennessee.
We invite individual submissions and panels from all disciplines exploring any aspect of medieval places and medieval powers as they were conceptualized, experienced, imagined, and embodied. We welcome papers considering, but not limited to:
• Places as spaces, territories, and/or boundaries
• Sacred and profane spaces
• Practices of power

Call for studies of Migrations and Identity 5/31/2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:22pm
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Watchung Review
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Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity

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