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Pedagogical Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:58am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Strategies and issues related to teaching sacred texts/selections as literature or literature as religious practice. All religions and periods. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015; Lisa Gordis, lgordis@barnard.edu

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:56am
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MLA Forum on Religion and Literature
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Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction welcome. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Liam Corley, wccorley@cpp.edu

Transgender Studies, Ecology, and the Environmental Humanities Panel at MLA 2016, January 7-10

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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For this panel, organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, we invite proposals for papers that place transgender studies and the environmental humanities into critical conversation, thus attending to existing gaps in scholarship when it comes to the relationships among "trans(gender)," "ecology," and "environment." For example, while materialist ecocriticism has shown concern for trans phenomena, such as the "trans-corporeality" discussed by Stacy Alaimo, that work has tended to reject the linguistic and discursive turns that have been so important to transgender scholarship and activism.

CFP: Narnia at 60; Modern Language Association, Austin TX, 7-10 2016

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick
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I am seeking speakers for a panel at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015. Successful panelists will present short critical papers (20 mins; 6 double spaced pages single sided; this is a firm limit) that discuss C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia as a whole on the 60th anniversary of the completion of its first complete publication (1950-1956).

EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL: LEOPARDI CROSSOVER

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:39am
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Suor Orsola Benincasa University Chair in Leopardian Hermeneutics And Ente Ville Vesuviane Foundation in cooperation with National Centre for Leopardi Studies Nazional Library of Naples

Advanced Specialisation Course
in Leopardian Hermeneutics
"European Leopardi, history and geography of reception and translations"

Naples-Italy
13-24 July 2015

Film, Media, and Music Conference (September 2-6, 2015)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 7:37pm
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Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2015 Film, Media, and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, and/or digital media.

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.

CFP NWSA 2015 (11/12-11/15) Narrating Precarity: Poverty, Violence and Interruption in the Female Bildungsroman

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gabrie'l J. Atchison, Ph.D.
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Narrating Precarity: Poverty, Violence and Interruption in the Female Bildungsroman

I am interested in putting together a panel for the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference in Milwaukee, November 12-15, 2015. (www.nwsa.org)

Poetry & Revolution (MSA 17, Boston, MA, November 19-22)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:15pm
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Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University
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Forty-one years after the publication of Julia Kristeva's landmark theoretical intervention in modernist studies, _La révolution du langage poétique_, this panel proposes, following the conference theme, "Modernism and Revolution," to reconsider the relationship of poetry to revolution, whether considered in terms of what happens within the language, the text's revolutionary effects, or its commitment to a wider revolutionary agenda. Does poetry promise what Arthur Rimbaud heralds as "étonnantes révolutions de l'amour" ["amazing revolutions of love"], or should it, acquiescing to W.H. Auden's dictum, concede that indeed it "makes nothing happen" and humble itself, surviving only as "[a] way of happening, a mouth"?

CFP: Black Mountain College Studies special volume on Hilda Morley (online peer-reviewed journal; deadline 8/15/2015).

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:04pm
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Black Mountain College Studies Journal (Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that expl
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Special Volume of Black Mountain College Studies Journal
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor

Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley's relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley's work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre.

London Conference in Critical Thought June 26-27, 2015

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:52pm
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London Critical Organization

London Conference in Critical Thought 2015: Call for Papers

LCCT 2015: UCL 26-27 June 2015.

CFP DEADLINE: 16 MARCH 2015.

The fourth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
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MLA / Jessica Kuskey
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Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

University Film and Video Association - 2015 Conference Submissions - through March 1, 2015

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:47pm
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University Film and Video Association

The 2015 UFVA conference will be held August 4-8 at American University in Washington, DC. This year's conference theme is MEDIA WITH IMPACT.

Proposals and projects in the areas of Papers & Panels, Films & Videos, New Media, Scripts, and Workshops are all welcome. To submit, please visit www.ufva.org and follow the links provided. The deadline for Papers & Panels is 11:59 pm on February 15, 2015. The deadline for all other areas is 11:59 pm on March 1, 2015.

NOTE: You must be a member of UFVA to submit a proposal. If your membership is not current for 2015, you will be prompted to join or renew. UFVA members can submit up to two (2) proposals to the conference.

[UPDATE] United Fictions, Fictional States: Democracy and Patriotism in American Fiction (RMMLA; Deadline Extended to 2/16/15)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:40am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about the diverse manifestations of democracy and patriotism in American fiction. Open to a wide range of areas, periods, and approaches within this broad topic. Submissions might address (but certainly are not limited to):

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