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Paris on Film (NeMLA 2016; abstract due Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:48am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the many different ways that the City of Light has been captured in films from a variety of countries. With the possible exception of New York, no city has been used as a setting as frequently as a setting as has Paris. However, the French capital is unique in that it has been featured not only in French films but in films from around the world. This transnational element will be emphasized by the panel, a panel that seeks to explore the contradictions inherent in filming such a contradictory city. For example, how can a city be seen as both the birthplace of the modern while also being so frequently being filmed - particularly in terms of its bohemianism - in such a nostalgic light?

Jack London Society 13th Biennial Symposium, September 15-17, 2016, Napa Valley College, Napa Valley, California

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:33am
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The Jack London Society
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The 13th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at Napa Valley College, September 15-17, 2016 in Napa Valley, California. The Jack London Society welcomes paper and panel submissions on any aspect of Jack London's life. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers of his time and place. Please email 250-300 word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu. Proposal deadline is June 1, 2016.

[UPDATE] SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE 1-2-3 Feb 2016

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 4:04am
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The James Joyce Italian Foundation - University of Rome 3

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Ninth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 134th birthday.

ACLA 2016: Challenges to Universality: Re-imagining Europe through Narratives and Poetics of Diaspora, Migration, and Exile

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Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:29am
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American Comparative Literature Association

The contemporary migrant crisis in Europe, the rise of Islamophobia, and the increasing presence of right-wing activism are resurrecting specters of colonialism, racism, and religious prejudice. How do these alarming phenomena possibly affect the idea of national literatures, area studies, cultural studies, diaspora, migration or exile studies, and the definition of European territoriality itself?

Memory and Representation area of the PCA/ACA, Seattle, WA, March 22-25, 2016

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:39pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Memory and Representation area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites submissions on any pertinent topic (see description below) for the National Conference in Seattle, Washington, to be held on March 22nd – 25th, 2016.

Memory and Representation: Area Description

Reminder: Postmodern Gods and Monsters: Gender, Sexuality, Power--NEMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 8:29pm
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Andrew Schopp/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2016 Conference
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The postmodern god figure has been a staple of postmodern art at the very least since John Barth published Lost in the Funhouse, in which the god figure, both author and father, was simultaneously characterized as asleep, malevolent, kind, and/or insane. As this figure has penetrated popular culture, s/he has become more and more linked to investigations of gender and sexuality. These "god" figures strive to control the lives of others (e.g. Amy Dunne in Gone Girl, Tyler Durden in Fight Club, Kaiser Soze in The Usual Suspects). These puppet masters often work behind the scenes, exploiting the margins of society for either personal or social gain.

Reminder: (Post?) Modernist Hitchcock --NEMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 8:27pm
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Andrew Schopp/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2016 Conference
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In terms of simple chronology, Alfred Hitchock's films span the Modernist era up through the beginning of the postmodern era. While Hitchcock's works have understandably been examined in terms of their connections to/reflections of Modernist culture and/or aesthetics (e.g., Spellbound's use of surrealism, his films' fascination with Modernist technological progress, the influence of Freud, etc.), his later films, especially, would seem to lend themselves to an analysis informed by postmodern theoretical approaches to film and to culture.

[UPDATE] (Re)worlding Jules Verne [Proposed seminar - ACLA Annual Meeting - March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University REMINDER ]

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 6:19pm
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Etienne Charriere, University of Michigan
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The global character of Jules Verne's fiction requires no demonstration. Indeed, the work of the prolific French novelist, author of the immensely successful series of the Voyages extraordinaires, appears to deserve an inclusion into the (hypothetical) canon of world literature on at least two accounts.

Studies in The Hêliand

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 6:15pm
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Perry Neil Harrison / Baylor University

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI, 12-15 May, 2016
CFP: Studies in the Hêliand

The Hêliand, a ninth century Old Saxon poetic retelling of Tatian's Gospel harmony, the Diatessaron, constitutes the chief surviving linguistic evidence for the Old Saxon Language. It is also a remarkable piece of literature; the poet adapts the traditional Germanic line into a form appropriate for the Gospel and adapts the Gospel itself to a new Germanic context. This text, remarkable for its historic, theological, linguistic, and literary value, has received relatively little attention from English language writers. To date, scholars have published only two English language monographs and one article collection on the poem.

Geek & Pop Culture--Nov. 1, 2015

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 4:53pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Area: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA) Conference

Join us for the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. http://www.southwestpca.org

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship

update, Call for Participation, International Conference Young Translators and Interpreters in an Europe of Post-Communication

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:22pm
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Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, department of Applied Modern Languages
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The Directorate-General for Translation, the European Commission
The Department of Applied Modern Languages
Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj
and
The Centre for Language Industries (CLI)

invites participation in the international annual conference on translation and conference interpreting. The event marks the commencement of the academic year for the Department's European Masters in Translation (METT) and European Masters in Conference Interpreting (MEIC).

CFP: Languages, Cultures and Gender (11-13 May 2016) Ege University, Izmir/TURKEY

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:21pm
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Ege University, Izmir/TURKEY
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The conference theme covers issues relating to gender with special emphasis on how language and culture defines, affects, influences, shapes and visualises gender in a wide spectrum ranging from the individual to the communal across an array of disciplines. Being ideologically, politically and socially constructed, language, culture and gender all intersect at some point. And it is this intersection that we wish to explore comparatively from varying perspectives. Concerned with the HOW and WHY's the aim of the conference is to analyse the content of gender within the very bones of language and culture.

Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

Submissions Invited to The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

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Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:31pm
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Clemson University Press
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Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. For the full list of the Annual's editorial advisory board or for the latest updates, please refer to facebook.com/tseannual. For specific questions, or to submit an essay for consideration, please contact John Morgenstern, general editor, at tseannual@clemson.edu. Submissions should be styled according to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) and follow Merriam-Webster's current edition for spelling. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words and be received by December 1, 2015 for consideration in the first volume.

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