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African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:47pm
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SCMLA
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This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.
Abstracts relating directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are also encouraged.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel 400 N. Olive Street in the Dallas Arts District.
Please submit an abstract and a CV to Carol Bunch Davis at davisc@tamug.edu by March 18, 2016.

Low Fidelity: The Aesthetics and Politics of Adaptation (UCLA, 3 June 2016)

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 8:26pm
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UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Arthur Little (UCLA)

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative" - HG Wells

"Every major rap artist in the world samples, you know? That's all I'm doing, is sampling." - Vanilla Ice on similarities between "Under Pressure" and "Ice Ice Baby"

Space, Place, and Belonging

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 4:48pm
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Textual Overtures Graduate Journal

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process. Migration and border-crossing today present serious political, social and cultural challenges, which force countries to craft policies to address security, economic, and humanitarian concerns. The migration crisis in Europe offers a new perspective on the development of migrant identity in this ever-changing relationship between the individual and the host country.

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:49am
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Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
p-ISSN 1593-2478 | e-ISSN 2385-2917
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
– Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:07am
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Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University

Lawrence and the 'New Modernism,' MLA 17

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 6:29pm
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D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
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Earlier conceptions of modernism often excluded Lawrence or vilified him as a reactionary, but more flexible and expansive recent concepts of modernism may re-position him. We invite papers exploring how new perspectives such as global modernism, trans-nationalism, materialist modernism, and other new modernist concepts or frameworks affect the meaning and/or importance of one or more of Lawrence's works. Send abstracts by Mar. 1, 2016, to nancy.paxton@nau.edu

Horace Walpole, Image [&] Narrative special issue

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 5:01pm
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ed. Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz
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Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special tercentenary issue devoted to the work of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). Articles covering all aspects of Walpole's literary career are welcome, though preference will be given to those focusing on the correspondences between word and image.

Possible topics may include:
- narrative functions of images in Walpole's work
- Gothic imagery in The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother
- art commentaries in Walpole's correspondence, journals and Anecdotes
- narratives and catalogues of Houghton Hall and Strawberry Hill
- book design at the Strawberry Hill Press
- illustrations of Walpole's work

2016 Summer Shaw Symposium, July 22-24, at Shaw Festival. Travel Grants. May 1 Deadline.

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
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Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society
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Send paper proposals by May 1 to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca, focused as much as possible on the two Shaw productions at this year's Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Mrs. Warren's Profession and an adaptation of The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, but other topics are possible. Applications for Bryden Scholarships and ISS Travel Grants should accompany your abstract (see http://www.shawsociety.org/ISS-Travel-Grants-2016.htm).

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:31pm
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Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
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Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)
Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

Update: Deadline Feb 15th for CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American literature volume

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:53pm
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Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein and Modern Language Association
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Essay proposals are invited for a proposed MLA in the Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Jewish American Literature, to be edited by Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubinstein. The purposes of this volume are to create important links between the innovative scholarship emerging on Jewish American literature and classroom pedagogies and resources Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Representations of Urban Violence in Contemporary US Popular Culture

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:35pm
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American Studies Center, University of Bucharest
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This is a Call for Papers for a panel that will be included in the annual conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania (2-4 June, 2016). Please send 200-word proposals for 20-minute presentations and a short bio to mihaela.precup@lls.unibuc.ro or mihaelaprecup@gmail.com by March 1st, 2016.

Victorian Periodicals Through Glass: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Digitising Nineteenth-Century Newspapers and Maga

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 8:14am
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University of Buckingham & Royal Holloway, University of London
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When the flagship Journal of Victorian Culture announced its intention in 2008 to 'act as a forum for digital research on the nineteenth century and for discussion of its relationship with traditional scholarship,' it was an acknowledgement that a wide range of nineteenth-century research communities had become actively engaged with the imaginative and critical possibilities opened up by the digital world. Since then, its 'Digital Forum' section has included challenging work from a wide range of perspectives and chronicled the growth of this discipline over the past eight years.

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