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Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800--PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 4, 2015

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 4:42pm
Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016
Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, "Play's the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800," to be held on March 4 and 5, 2016. We are happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Laura Engel (Duquesne University), James A. Knapp (Loyola University Chicago), and Bruce Smith (University of Southern California).

Kate Chopin International Society Sponsored panels at 2016 American Literature Association Conference

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 3:04pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The Kate Chopin International Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses with which she is not always associated or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, or online programs. We also welcome proposals that suggest innovative technological approaches to teaching Chopin's works. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities March 10-11 2016

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 2:13pm
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

Classical Representations in Popular Culture, February 10-13, 2016

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 1:58pm
Southwestern Popular/American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their 37th annual conference, February 10-13, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Potential topics include:

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area [Deadline Extension to 11/15]

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:55pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb. 10-13th, 2016

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 Jurassic World and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

[UPDATE] CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA (11/15/15; 2/10-13/15)

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:34pm
Lynn Zubernis/Southwest Popular Culture Association

Proposal deadline extended 2 weeks!! We have lots of awesome papers for this year's conference, and would welcome more -

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 10 – 13, 2016 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom.

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2015.

The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

CFP Deadline Extension 11/15: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 10-13, 2016)

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:20pm
Natasha Chuk / SWPACA

37th Annual Conference
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
COMPUTER CULTURE AREA
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

Advertising and Consumer Culture November 15 deadline

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:18pm
Southwest Popular/American Cultural Association

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2015

Proposals for individual papers and panels are now being accepted for the Advertising and Consumer Culture area. Presentations on historical or contemporary subjects are welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

Medieval Globalisms: Movement in the Global Middle Ages (8-9 April 2016)

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:30am
Medeival Studies Insititute of Indiana University, Bloomington

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals dealing with any aspect of Medieval Globalisms: movement, discourse, and cultural exchange. Scholars have rigorously interrogated modern models of globalism, but what does "global" mean for the Middle Ages? This symposium aims to identify the global perspectives that emerged in this period in which people, ideas, and objects traversed the globe through travel, trade, war, and exodus, and to explore the larger geographic context in which the Middle Ages occurred. In addition to the geographic, papers might explore studies of medieval conceptions of the globe and its relation to the self.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:18am
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.

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.

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