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Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51am
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader. To put it more grandly: our idea of a Perfect Paper hovers between PMLA and The New Yorker.

See http://www.readingsjournal.net/call-for-papers-and-reviewers for details.

Memorial Culture in the Twenty-First Century--ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:14am
Melissa Parrish

What roles do—or should—memorials perform in the twenty-first century? What forms might they take, and what purposes do they serve? This panel considers memorial culture beyond enclosing narratives of patriotism, unity, and an accompanying sense of what Lauren Berlant has called "cruel optimism" in contemporary discourse. If, as Berlant puts it, contemporary Western rhetoric is in a perpetual, zero-sum game of "fantasies of the good life," then in what ways might memorials interrogate, rather than reinforce, such singular fantasies?

SCMLA - Gothic Fiction, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:34pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The Gothic panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the study of Gothic fiction. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note.

For more information about the 2015 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

SCMLA - Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, Nashville, TN 10/31-11/3 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:33pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the Long Eighteenth Century. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note.

For more information about the 2015 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

Gus Van Sant - Special Issue on His Work

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 4:03pm
C47: A Film Journal -- Portland State University

Call for Papers on filmmaker Gus Van Sant

C47: A Film Journal

Deadline: Rolling, with first reviews 2/15/2015

C47: A Film Journal, is a new journal of film and media studies published by Portland State University and Ooligan Press, requests submissions for its inaugural issue. The journal will be published twice annually, in both hard copy and online format. The journal is refereed. Our projected publication date for the first issue is late spring, 2015.

CFP (due 3/9/15): The Publics of Charles Bukowski and Henry Chinaski (MLA 2016: Austin, Jan. 7-10)

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:22pm
David Pratt, College of William & Mary

This panel will consider the audience for Bukowski's oeuvre and public self in conversation with Chinaski's fictional (counter)publics. Please submit 250-word abstracts and short bios to David Pratt (dcpratt@wm.edu) by March 9, 2015. The 131st MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016.

http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7442

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers"

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:25pm
MLA 2016

Special Session: Writing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Readers

Papers may examine the various nervous states that either inspire or impede artistic and literary production, the ways in which anxiety, depression, and mental states are depicted in literature, the role of discomfort in reading and teaching literature, and the rising awareness of mental illness in the academy. This session encourages considerations of this topic in/through any text from any period or place. 300-word abstract and CV by 7 March 2015. Rebecca Soares (Rebecca.Soares@asu.edu)

Human Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Globalization, Precarity, and Feminism - NWSA Conference Nov 12-15, 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:11pm
Laura Barberan Reinares - CUNY

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2015 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nov 12-15, 2015. Paper proposals addressing human trafficking or forced migration within the context of vulnerabilty, precarity and globalization are especially welcome. By February 18th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Science Fiction Conference - April 17-18, 2015

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30pm
Oral Roberts University

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker: Orson Scott Card.

sciencefiction.oru.edu

This two-day interdisciplinary conference - sponsored by the colleges of Arts and Cultural Studies and Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University - will examine the relationships between science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction in all forms of science and science fiction, including science fiction stories, film, television, radio, graphic novels, and theoretical physics.

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract or paper for this conference on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:

Identity, Intimacy

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:24pm
Modern Horizons

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

For the fifth annual Modern Horizons conference, to be held October 2015 in Toronto, Canada, we invite proposals for 20-minute talks on the theme of 'Identity, Intimacy'.

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:42pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:01pm
Gordon State College

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.

[UPDATE] CFP: "'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 5:52pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 1-2, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College

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