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Special Issue on Short-Form Media

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:08am
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector is developing an issue on the general subject of short form media that will include both essays and artist-submitted short media. The topic is especially timely as the field of media studies is in the midst of a noteworthy expansion in both the availability of and critical/scholarly interest about short-form media. Following the recent publication of the monograph, Discovering Short Films: The History and Style of Live-Action Fiction Shorts (2015, Palgrave), this special issue is intended to enable the further exploration of and attention to short films and media, as an rich and endlessly diverse form that is both resilient and, especially in the context of online streaming, nearly omnipresent.

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:05am
UTA English Graduate Conference

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue

The University of Texas at Arlington invites 200-250 proposals for individual paper presentations as well as proposals for complete panels for our fourth annual English Graduate Conference. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact email in your proposal. For complete panels, please include an abstract for the entire panel, along with brief explanations of the intended presentations.

"Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam)"

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:36am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.

"The Suburban Sublime"

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:34am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.

EXTENDED DEADLINE for American West Panel!

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:19am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

10-13 February 2016
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 8 November 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Studies in American Culture, an MLA-indexed, Peer-Review Journal, Submission Due Date: 1 April 2016.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:12am
American Culture Association in the South

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, music, digital humanities, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, Latino/a and Asian-American experience, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

'Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil'

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 4:56am
University of Sheffield, UK

'Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil'

24-27 June, 2016

An International Conference to be hosted by the University of Sheffield

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Jerrold E. Hogle, University of Arizona

Professor Michael O'Neill, Durham University

Professor Jane Stabler, University of St Andrews

UPDATE: "Narrative Theory and Novel History" (special issue of Poetics Today) - November 30th, 2015

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:58am
Paul Dawson/ University of New Sout Wales

Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson. Interested parties should submit a 300-word abstract to paul.dawson@unsw.edu by November 30th, 2015. A prospectus and list of potential contributors for the proposed issue will then be subject to peer review, and approval by the journal editor, Brian McHale. Submissions should be guided by, but not limited to, the following rationale and parameters:

call for paper: Trans-Humanities

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 1:04am
Trans-Humanities: Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Seoul, Korea

Trans-Humanities is an academic journal envisioning a new horizon for the humanities. The journal is published by the Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) which has pursued the Humanities Korea (HK) Project since 2007 with its agenda "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." Trans-Humanities aims to transcend the limits of the existing humanities studies as rigid disciplinary research and offer instead an arena for discussion to generate new humanities discourses that can respond to the age of trans-boundary culture by supporting researches with interdisciplinary, convergent, and practical implications.

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