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4th Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN) 28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles Brussels-Belgiu

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:30am
European Beat Studies Network

Call for Papers

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)
28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels-Belgium

Papers are invited for the 4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network. In keeping with the inclusive spirit of the EBSN, we are open to submissions of scholarly papers, panels, and roundtables, as well as artistic/creative dialogues and performances devoted to any aspect of the Beat Generation.

Comparing Literary Historiography

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:10am
MLA 2016, Special Session

Papers that theorize a construction of polylingual literary history in local, national, and global contexts are invited to imagine a manifesto for a transnational and transregional comparative literary historiography for this special session of MLA 2016 at Austin. We aim to examine literary historiography that takes into account more than one language tradition. Examples include world literary history, regional or imperial literary histories, literary histories of nations with a variety of literary languages (e.g., Belgium, Canada, India, Switzerland, the US), and histories that attempt to incorporate dialect with official versions of "a" language, or oral with written forms of literature.

[update] Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World (deadline December 15, 2015)

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:30am
Professor Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Call for Papers (deadline, December 15, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World
I am issuing a call for papers for a collection to be called Playing Offstage: The Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World. I have proposed an edition of some 8-10 essays (along with an introduction). This collection would complement an earlier issue of Comparative Drama I had the privilege of editing: The Audience As Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years. There the issue was the real-life audience's leaving the house and, as actors, entering the illusory world onstage. Here, the theatre moves offstage and into the larger, everyday world.

Snapshot culture. The persistence of the photographic experience in post-media aesthetics

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 5:51am
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies

The contemporary mediascape is characterized by continuous and endless remediation flows that re-shape and hybridize the contents, the forms and the vehicles of visual-based media experience. In such a scenario, over the last years photography has gained a central role in negotiating between the need for innovation propelled by digital media and the persistence of its original nature and purposes. On the one hand, the advent of photo-sharing websites and social networks, photography apps for mobile devices, portable hybrid devices for photo and video (e.g.

LIQUID BLACKNESS - Call for Proposals

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:35pm
liquid blackness

liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.

Multicultural Futurism: Decolonizing the Future (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:43pm
Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

In collaboration, The Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States invite proposals that bring together texts, broadly conceived, of multicultural futurism with the scholarly aims of the WLA, particularly as they involve issues of colonialism and resistance to the colonization of depictions of the future. Possible subgenres include alternative history, science fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, new weird, and fantasy. Multicultural futurisms include Indigenous futurism, Afrofuturism, Chican@/Latin@ futurism, and Asian-American futurism.

The Transnational West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:37pm
Western Literature Association

This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repurposed in texts, broadly defined, with a transnational context. Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine by March 15th.

The Profane West (MLA 2016, January 7-10, Austin, TX)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:31pm
Western Literature Association

Looking beyond the common meaning of "profane" this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana. President Elect, Linda Karell, asks us to approach: "profane as that which is underrepresented, undervalued, censored, denied, shared in secret; unofficial and unsanctioned pleasures; profane as the necessary other side to sacred, as that which helps define sacred but undoes it, too; profane as in challenging rote and accepted ways of thinking about/defining/ celebrating the West, even though those ways might once have occupied the status of subversive.

Kaleidoscope Journal: Call for Peer Reviewers

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:38am
Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.

Out of the Past: An Examination of Jewish Characters in Contemporary Romanian Cinema

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:28am
Monica Filimon/Romanian Studies Discussion Group

Romania stands apart from other Eastern European countries with respect to its Jewish ethnic minority. Before the Second World War, 800,000 Romanian Jews lived and thrived especially in the towns and cities of the country at the time; after 1945, more than half of the Jewish population was exterminated, and 350,000 more would eventually emigrate to Israel with the "help" of the communist authorities in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, the Romanian-Jewish community totals barely 10,000 people, the lowest number in Eastern Europe.

"Literary Production in the Late Age of Print" MMLA Conference: Columbus, Ohio, November, 12-14, 2015

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:06am
Midwest MLA Conference: Permanent Panel on Literary Criticism

How do material histories of the book and print culture inform how we think about the novel (and its surprising stability) in the present? A number of recent literary-popular authors, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Mark Z. Danielewski, Chris Ware, Anne Carson, have experimented with the form of the codex while at the same time exploiting the limits of the technologies available in publishing. How do we conceive of the fetishization of the book as commodity, on the one hand, and the auratic privilege that such texts assume? This panel will consider how scholars negotiate the form and content of the contemporary novel with shifts in print culture. Are their analyses materialist, queer, Marxist, sociological?

Literary Portugal

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 7:19am
Centro de Estudos Comparatistas FLUL, ESGHT/ Universidade do Algarve, Escola Superior de Turismo e Hotelaria do Estoril

1st Call for Papers
Call deadline: July, 1 2015

The International Conference Literary Portugal is an international event that aims to reflect on the relationship between literature and tourism. This conference, to be held at the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon, on the 14th and 15th June 2016, is part of the set of activities undertaken by the Project LIT & TOUR of the Centre for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism, University of Algarve, with the support of the Estoril School of Hospitality and Tourism.

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