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[UPDATE] The Digital Nineteenth-Century Narrative, NeMLA 2016, Abstracts due SEPT. 30

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 1:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bryn Gravitt, Tufts University
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In recent years, the web has seen an explosion of digital interpretations of nineteenth-century texts. The Lizzie Bennett Diaries web series translates Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, via video diary, into an out-of-work grad student living with her family; "Texts From Jane Eyre" imagines how Jane would interact with Rochester and St. John via text message; David Copperfield has his own Facebook page; and there are at least four video games based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This session combines interests in nineteenth century, digital media, and cultural studies to investigate how we understand our current world through the lens of nineteenth-century characters and stories.

Update: Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 1:01pm
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47th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States. While authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Hannah Rosin focus on women in the professional ranks to argue for women's prominence in U.S. culture and stories of professional women dominate the media, few stories of working-class women have emerged to challenge the symbolic dominance of the white male worker and breadwinner. As work, families, and genders have changed, how has this symbolism been reinforced or challenged in literature and film?

New Perspectives on Italian Literature and Culture Courses, 2016 NeMLA, Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 12:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Teresa Lobalsamo

Session ID: 15817
Session Format: Roundtable
Title: Moving Forward: New Perspectives on Italian Literature and Culture Courses

Description

Panelists are invited to present a paper and any relevant materials that highlight innovative courses they have created and/or contributed to (including new methods of evaluation) that take Italian Studies in new directions. Panelists are also welcome to share their students' anecdotal accounts of their experience.

Other topics will include suggestions (recommendations) for further areas of study, how to increase student enrollment, bridging Italian Studies to other programs, fostering transferable skills (beyond the classroom).

Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions (March 12-13, 2016), University of Toronto Mississauga

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Gastro Conference, Department of Language Studies

"Foodies consider food to be an art, on a level with painting or drama" (The Official Foodie Handbook, Paul Levy, Ann Barr, 1984).

From the kitchen to the classroom, the preeminence of food has brought gastronomy to the forefront of mainstream culture as well as academic conversation. Devoid of the irony that may have once infused the Handbook statement, food is, and has always been, indeed 'an art, on a level with painting or drama.'

We invite abstracts from all academic disciplines that address the following themes or other related areas:

Call for Papers: 30 Years of Studio Ghibli, Deadline: 30 Sept 2015

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 11:40am
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Dr Rayna Denison, University of East Anglia
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In 2015, Studio Ghibli turned 30 and ceased feature film production. With the retirements of Studio Ghibli's most famous director, Hayao Miyazaki, and it main producer, Toshio Suzuki, the future of Studio Ghibli is in turmoil, provoking rallying cries from fans and critics alike and offering an opportunity to reflect on the Studio's output. Miyazaki's films have defined popular Japanese cinema for nearly two decades, both at home and abroad. Miyazaki has captured a local and global pop culture imagination, and in doing so his Studio has been transformed from a comparatively small company into one of the biggest global animation brands.

Prize for best grad student, independent scholar, of junior faculty paper: Dickens Syposium

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 11:23am
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The Dickens Society
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The Dickens Society is pleased to be able to offer

The Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize

Applications are invited for the Partlow Prize, named in honor of the original Secretary-Treasurer of the Dickens Society and one of its founding members. The prize may be in the form of EITHER one stipend of $500 OR two of $300 (if two recipients are chosen), and is intended to defray costs of attending the Dickens Symposium, in order to deliver a paper on any aspect of Dickens's life or work. The registration fee and cost of the Dickens Dinner will also be waived.

UPDATE: ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 10:18am
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Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.

Global Dickens

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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47th Annual Northeast MLA Convention; Hartford, Connecticut; March 17-20, 2016

Panel Title: Global Dickens (panel sponsored by the Dickens Society)

Chair: Diana Archibald (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

Description:

World-wide interest in Charles Dickens experienced a resurgence during the bicentennial in 2012 when scholars and enthusiasts across the globe engaged in celebrations, interrogations, and encounters with the Inimitable. Throughout the last two decades a few works of interest have been published on global Dickens, and this appears to be a growing topic of interest both for Dickensians and other scholars, especially those researching and writing in postcolonial and cultural studies.

[UPDATE] AMSN3: Modernist Work

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 5:14am
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Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)
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AMSN3: Modernist Work

The Third Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modernist Studies Network

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

CFP - Poems for Oral Interpretation - October 31, 2015

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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 1:10am
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Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation

http://payattentionjournal.com/

Pay Attention: Poems for Oral Interpretation is seeking poems that make for dynamic reading performances. The journal's mission, in particular, is to collect and promote high quality poetry that may be performed on the high school and college forensics circuits and taught in classrooms that feature the oral interpretation of poetry.

[UPDATE]

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 5:56pm
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Southwest Popular & American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

We are happy to announce the 37th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

A Matter of Things?

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
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American Association for Italian Studies
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This American Association for Italian Studies panel engages recent theories of materiality, such as Thing Theory and Posthumanism, to reflect on the stuff of Italian literature and visual culture.

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In "Genius loci" Alberto Arbasino characterizes the literary landscape from which Gadda emerged as an accumulation of objects that seem to have escaped from Gozzano's decaying villas to testify to a connection with the human, beyond the practice of use:

23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 4:18pm
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Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

5-6 April 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro

Contact email: bnc2016@metu.edu.tr

"23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work" is a two-day conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016. We invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Agatha Christie's life and work.

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