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First Annual International Postgraduate Conference in English Language and Literature, November 4-5, 2015

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00am
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Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad
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Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad, (IIUI) Pakistan is delighted to announce its first annual International postgraduate conference in English language and literature. The conference will be held on November 4-5, 2015 in the Old Campus of IIUI. The conference will provide an opportunity to the post-graduate/early career researchers to share and test their ideas in front of their peers and to learn from each other in a friendly environment.
The organizers of the conference solicit abstracts from post-graduate/early career researchers in the fields of literature, linguistics and English Language Teaching. The abstracts may relate to the current research being undertaken by the presenters.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:55am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics. A great opportunity to share your work with other scholars.

If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:
http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas.

The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th 2015.

[update] "European Cinemas, Intercultural Meetings" - Extended CFP deadline: 17/5

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:28am
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ECREA Film Studies Section

EUROPEAN CINEMAS, INTERCULTURAL MEETINGS: AESTHETICS, POLITICS, INDUSTRY, HISTORY
A Two-Day International Conference

New deadline for abstracts: Sunday 17 May 2015

Conference dates: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November 2015
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Organised by: ECREA Film Studies Section
Conference website: europeancinemainterculturalmeetings.wordpress.com

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Daniela Berghahn, Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor William Higbee, University of Exeter

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:59am
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Persona Studies Journal

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?

Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to personastudies@deakin.edu.au with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.

Reading Girls

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54am
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Meredith Nash/University of Tasmania
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Call for Papers – Edited Book
Title: Reading Girls
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Editors: Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania
Email: girlsedited@gmail.com

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
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Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat! The rise of awareness to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyles, as well as the prevalence of fair trade campaigns, have rendered the slogan so ubiquitous that it runs the risk of metamorphosing into a dead metaphor. As such, for Transverse Issue 15, we want to challenge the assumption that inevitably binds the product and the consumer into a one way relationship, and focus on the active roles food plays within cultural spaces.

[UPDATE] Journal Articles on Queer Cinema and Television (deadline: May 15, 2015)

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:27pm
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Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
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DEADLINE REMINDER: Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect Journals, ISSN 1234-5678) is accepting articles pertaining to queer cinema and television, for possible publication in an issue to be released in Fall 2015, until Friday, May 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:42am
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Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool
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'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

Jewish Literature and Culture: May 15 Paper Deadline (MLA Conference Nov. 6-8, 2015, Portland, OR)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:58pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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This session on Jewish Literature and Culture welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of Literature and Time, papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. - See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/jewish-literature-and-culture#sthash.77...

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
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Eric Hoffman and Dominick grace
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Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks. Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace solicit essays for a new collection celebrating one of television's greatest cult phenomena. Originally airing in 1990/91, Mark Frost and David Lynch'sTwin Peaks will be returning, twenty-five years after it went off the air, and this collection will explore the show in the context of its time, and its legacy. We are interested in papers on all aspects of the television program as well as on tie-ins and connected materials (e.g. the film Fire Walk with Me, the new Log Lady material added for the show's run on Bravo, the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, etc.).

[UPDATE] THE CANADIAN ALTERNATIVE

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:49pm
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Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace
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We have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for a proposed edited and refereed volume on Canadian graphic novelists and cartoonists. Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

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