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NeMLA 2017 panel: Neologism and Other Novelty of Expression

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Scott DeShong/Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This session will examine the emergence of invention/experiment with basic materials of expression, such as the word or image, in literature, other arts, and culture. In what ways does novel expression produce meaning, or reflect aesthetic or social change, or belong to broader changes of form or the development of new media? How does it involve cultural or other difference? What novelty is deliberately produced, what inadvertently or passively?

 

Abstracts for 20-minute papers.

NeMLA 2017: Baltimore, MD March 23-26

CFP - Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (1.1 Fall 2016)

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration (KPU)
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Mise-en-scène editorial team is pleased to announce an open call for papers for the journal’s premiere issue. Debuting in the fall of 2016, Issue 1:1 will be a multimodal showcase for mise-en-scène scholarship that encompasses the latest research and theoretical concerns in film and media studies. Given the journal’s mandate to renew discourse around one of screen culture’s most ubiquitous yet indefinable terms, the submissions for this and all subsequent calls are to be mise-en-scène centric. Analysis of the image, frame or screen capture must play an essential role in each manuscript.

the First International Conference on Women and Urban Life

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Deputy office of Women Affairs - Tehran Municipality
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

 

We are absolutely impressed by the response to the Call for Papers, and are looking forward to presenting an exciting and varied program at the first Conference on Women and Urban Life, taking place in Tehran, Iran from December 11th through December 12th , 2016.

We welcome papers on the default themes of interest.

Queer at Queen’s 2016 Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast (with University College Dublin
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Queer at Queen’s 2016

Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

Queen’s University, Belfast      

18th-19th November

 

                                                                            https://issuu.com/outburstarts/docs/q_q_call_out_2016/1

 

KHQ's Call for Eco-creative writing

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Kudzu House Quarterly
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kudzu House Quarterly, a journal of environment, is reading for its Winter Creative Issue (Vol. 6, Iss. 4: Winter Solstice), featuring Patty Somlo, until September 1st. The theme for our winter issue is always open. We publish creative writing and scholarship on a quarterly, rolling basis. We will begin reading for scholarship again in the fall. Send us your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and multimedia work today!

Guidelines:

http://kudzuhouse.org/submissions/guidelines/

To Submit:

http://kudzuhouse.org/submissions/

New Deadline: Permanent Ephemera (PAMLA 2016)

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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 4:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Seeking submissions for this panel at PAMLA's 2016 convention--November 11-13 in Pasadena, CA

The late 19th and early 20th century traveller possessed an ever-increasing accumulation of documents, manifesting from newly implemented juridical requirements and new technologies of communication and replication. This collection included tickets, itineraries, packing lists, passports and visas, letters of introduction, bank transfers, and the telegrams received or sent home. 

[UPDATE] Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene - PAMLA 2016

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 11:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.

The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact?

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dewey W. Hall/California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016

 

Panel Chair:              Dewey W. Hall, Professor of English

 

Affiliation:                California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

Email:                        dwhall@cpp.edu

 

Session Title:           “The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as

SAMLA 88: SCOTTISH UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 2:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

**DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 22, 2016**

In keeping with this year’s conference theme (Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is it?), this Scottish Studies special session panel welcomes papers that address topics related to utopianism/dystopianism in Scottish language, media, and literature studies, though the concepts “utopian” and “dystopian” may be subject to broad interpretation, and other topics in Scottish studies not necessarily on the theme will be considered.

SAMLA 88 will be held November 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. View the conference link at: https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference 

 

SAMLA 88 (Nov. 4-6, 2016, Jacksonville, FL) Post post-apartheid: Is Utopia Still Possible?

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

In the twenty plus years since independence, South Africa has been mired in economic struggles, social crises related to HIV and ADIS and xenophobia, and increasingly demanding political protest. Have the visions of a utopian future that were sparked with Mandela's release from prison evaporated under the weight of so much disillusionment, or is there still hope that the nation's unparalleled constitution can ever be brought to fruition? This panel welcomes papers examining contemporary works from South Africa that advance an idealistic image for the nation despite the many obstacles faced in building a democratic state. 

Promiscuous Entanglements: Photography, Referentiality, and the Objective Turn

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen & Geoff Bender
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

This book project seeks to elaborate lines of thinking that emerged during the panel, “The Unsettling Real in the Composition of Nineteenth-Century American Photography,” from this year’s C19 conference at Penn State University.  The heart of our inquiry concerns the problem of referentiality and the real in photographic compositions that proliferated middle-class culture through the machinery of Victorian-era mass production.  Contemporary scholarly analysis of this photographic tradition has tended to follow the classical semiotic assumption that the referent and its representation occupy distinctly different epistemological spaces.  In contrast, we draw on the insights of contemporary aesthetic theory and the field of object studies to c

David Foster Wallace and the Fiction of the World (NeMLA 2017)

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Panel - Dr. Christopher McVey (Boston University)
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention 2017 -- Baltimore, MD March 23-26 David Foster Wallace has been one of the most influential American writers at the turn of the twentieth century, seeming to capture so perfectly the hallmark voice and style of a postmodernism that he ironically disdained. Twenty years after the publication of Infinite Jest, and nearly ten years since Wallace’s suicide, critics still find him to be an elusive figure.

Modern Technology in the Composition Classroom

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Misak/New York Institute of Technology
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Modern Technology in the Composition Classroom Presiding Officer: John Misak, New York Institute of Technology

This session would focus on the implementation of modern technologies (digital texts, smart devices, social media, video games, etc.) in first-year writing and strategies to incorporate them in the classroom. It will explore research, empirical and theoretical, on technology as an aid to writing instruction, and ways to navigate common pitfalls with the practice.

 

Proposal link: http://www.pamla.org/node/add/proposal

Race and Ethnicity in the Program Era, NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hardeep Sidhu (Worcester State University) / Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

By recruiting minority writers and teaching them to "write what you know" and "find your voice," MFA programs have generated landmark works of fiction that perform and celebrate marginalized racial and ethnic identities. However, critics argue that the institution of Creative Writing and its aesthetic values are culturally specific and may fetishize racial and ethnic difference for white audiences. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about authors or texts that exemplify the intersection of—or friction between—MFA aesthetics and race/ethnicity.

 

This panel will be part of the 48th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Baltimore, MD (March 23-26 2017).

 

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