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[UPDATE] Regenerating Comics in the 21st Century, NeMLA 2016, 10/15/15; 3/17-3/20/16

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Perdigao / Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

In Ang Lee's Hulk (2003), David Banner writes the line "Regeneration is Immortality" in his lab notes, identifying the inspiration for his self-transformation and the genesis of the Hulk. This line is suggestive of another transformation: adapting comic book characters with new technologies. The twenty-first century has seen resurrections of comic book characters on big and small screens, offering reflections of "timeless" characters that are newly conceived to reflect their modern worlds. These texts highlight how regeneration is central to the characters' survival.

Oceanic Modernism

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 5:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
The University of the South Pacific

Oceanic Modernism
Final Call for Papers

Oceanic Modernism
3rd-5th February, 2016
The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Keynote addresses from Prof. Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prof. Elizabeth DeLoughrey (University of California, Los Angeles)

Roundtable with Pacific writers, including Vanessa Griffen and Satendra Nandan.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 3:19pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

"Creating the Renaissance" at CEA (11/1/2015, 3/31-4/2/2016)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 2:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
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47th Annual CEEA Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name."

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the theme of"creation" in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 47th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies.

KIPLING IN INDIA: INDIA IN KIPLING, 26-28 April 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Harish Trivedi, director of the conference
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Call for Papers

KIPLING IN INDIA: INDIA IN KIPLING

Conference to be held from

26 to 28 April 2016

at the

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla,

in association with the Kipling Society UK.

Call for Papers

"We'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements": Empire in popular culture

updated: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:49am
full name / name of organization: 
College of St. Joseph
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With Fox's hit Empire and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, ideas of empires and imperialism are once again circulating in popular culture. With questions of empire at the center, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presentations for its 5th annual popular culture conference, held April 8-9 in Rutland, VT. Presentations can explore any popular manifestations of empires, and diverse methodologies and systems of inquiry are welcomed. Some ideas for presentations [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline Oct 15)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016
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In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

Film Theory and Aesthetics: SWPCA 2106

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM USA
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)
February 10-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency Downtown / Albuquerque, NM

Syntax and Poetry: MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 27 Feb 2016

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature

The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around syntax and poetry; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. Following the successful session on syntax and poetry in 2016, we invite abstracts on how poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (troyerr@mail.wou.edu).

Postcolonial Stylistics: MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 27 Feb 2016

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature

The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around postcolonial stylistics; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. We invite abstracts that explore representations of linguistic varieties and variation in postcolonial literature from the perspective of literary linguistics. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (troyerr@mail.wou.edu).

#Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Central Pennsylvania Consortium’s Africana Studies Conference

CFP:Central Pennsylvania Consortium's Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces

Keynote speaker: Alicia Garza, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag And Movement, #BlackLivesMatter

This year's conference will take place April 8-9, 2016 on the campus of Dickinson College, Carlisle PA.

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