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Performing Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema - Hartford, CT - March 17-20, 2016

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

This panel seeks papers that consider the many ways in which contemporary Francophone authors and filmmakers represent the performance of gender and/or sexuality within their work. How do these texts reveal, challenge, and resist dominant domestic and hexagonal conceptualizations of either element or both? For the purposes of this panel, and given the numerous possible conceptualizations of performance, we seek to examine the various and varied ways performance is employed as an analytic. As such, performance dialogues with textual production, modes of reading, social and cultural construction, discourses of power, and so on.

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
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First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor's point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT)

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:30am
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Kara Watts and Molly Hall
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From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

452°F Journal: "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art"

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 6:24am
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

On January 31st 2015, we started the CFP for the fourteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published on January 31st 2016.

- Deadline for submissions is July 31st 2015; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
- To be considered for the peer review process, all articles must follow the regulations described in the style-sheet.
- The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster In Culture

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Between and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

Joan of Arc: International Congress on Medieval Studies, 12-15 May 2016

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 3:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Joan of Arc Society/ Société international pour l'étude de Jeanne d'Arc
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CFP: International Joan of Arc Society: 1) Re-documenting Joan of Arc and 2) Prophecy in the Hundred Years' War.
The proposed sessions complement each other, as one focuses on the evidence of texts and the other focuses on the evidence of faith, although clearly they may overlap.

Additional contact info at the Congress website.

Special Issue on 21st Century Film and Television

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:18pm
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The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
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The Projector is developing a special (potentially double) issue on the evolving roles of television and film in the twenty-first century. The issue(s) will feature research that illuminates cultural, aesthetic, or material aspects of contemporary popular media, which is created, interpreted, and recreated in an environment filled with interactive channels, where films, television-streaming programming, and news of the day are "events" shaped by forces ranging from corporate entities to celebrities to active members of participatory culture.

Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies, October 28th. to 30th. 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:26pm
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Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please note the new dates for this conference: October 28th. to 30th. 2015. The previous dates of September 6th-8th had to be changed owing to Trinidad announcing general elections for September 7th. In accordance with the later date, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 14th 2015.

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:18pm
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Universities Art Association of Canada
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Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the Universities Art Association of Canada. The conference takes place in Halifax, NS, Canada, November 5-7, 2015.

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2012-2013 posited conceptual art as "the most transformative art movement of the 20th century," signifying conceptual art as a discrete moment, whereas the Power Plant's Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art in 2013 sought to explore conceptualism as a continuum in contemporary as well as historical art and writing.

CFP journal

updated: 
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
mirrorview journal

Mirrorview Journal: An International Journal of Fresh Poetry and Fiction

About Mirrorview Journal
The journal is an international contemporary journal of fresh poetry, articles and fiction. It strives to publish the best. It will be published quarterly with ISSN/ISBN number, tentatively with international publisher.

Marquez and Literatures from India- 25 July 2015 [UPDATE]-Call for Papers

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 11:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India
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As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.

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