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[Update] Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 26th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 5-7

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:40pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
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UPDATE: MAPACA is pleased to announce that this year's special guest and Divine Impact Award winner will be Terry Gross, award-winning host of NPR's Fresh Air. More details will be announced soon.

"The 26th annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference will take place November 5-7, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Proposals are now being accepted via mapaca.net. Please submit a 300-word abstract to one appropriate area. For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca@mapaca.net. The deadline for proposal submission is June 30, 2015. For more details, visit mapaca.net."

CLINAMEN - CALL FOR PROPOSALS - INTERDISCIPLINARY POETICS

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:51am
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Presses Universitaires de Liège
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CLINAMEN - Call for Proposals / Interdisciplinary Poetics

full name / name of organization:

Presses Universitaires de Liège

contact email:

mdelville@ulg.ac.be; livio.belloi@ulg.ac.be

The Presses Universitaires de Liège has launched a series of scholarly, refereed volumes devoted to the study of interdisciplinary connections between the arts.

http://www.presses.ulg.ac.be/jcms/c_14455/collection-clinamen

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:50am
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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

ISU Talks #03: Ruralism - The Future of Villages and Small Towns in an Urbanizing World

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 5:40am
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Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, Technische Universität Braunschweig
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Call for Papers
ISU Talks #03
Ruralism: The Future of Villages and Small Towns in an Urbanizing World
Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, Technische Universität Braunschweig
18.11.15

The Institute for Sustainable Urbanism invites proposals for papers for the third annual ISU Talks at Technische Universität Braunschweig on 18 November 2015.

What role do villages and smaller towns have in a world in which the majority lives in cities?

[CfP] On the Footsteps of Dwarves: Different Readings of a Mythical Figure in Popular Culture

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 4:51am
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Dr. Feryal Cubukcu / Dr. Sabine Planka

Today more than ever fairy tales permeate pop culture, literature, music, fine arts, opera, ballet and cinema. Speaking of the history of stories and especially fairy-tales, we may say that the Pot of Soup, the Cauldron of Story, has always been boiling for centuries. Dwarves have always been a recurring image and a character from the fairy tales to the novels.

[UPDATE] FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:54pm
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
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FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (June 25)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:33pm
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Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
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Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the indexed "teaching tools" section of its affiliate website. Content should address approaches to teaching novels using digital tools/perspectives.

Please submit sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content to khuie1@gsu.edu by June 25. Include the word "submission" in the subject line of your email. Your submission should include your name, contact information, and institutional affiliation.

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at SAMLA - Deadline June 25

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 12:06pm
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SAMLA/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, "In Concert: Literature and other Arts," this panel welcomes proposals for papers on any topic related to Hawthorne and the arts or Hawthorne as a literary artist.

By June 25, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to Steven Petersheim, Indiana University East, spetersh@iue.edu. The SAMLA Conference will be held on November 13-15, 2015, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. More information is available at https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference

Cinema of J. C. Chandor - Panel/Roundtable - Literature Film Assoc. Conference, York PA, Oct 15-18 (Abstract Deadline: July 6)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 11:37am
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Literature/Film Assocation
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This year's Literature/Film Association Conference, to be held at York College of Pennsylvania October 15-18, will open with a screening of the recent film A Most Violent Year (2014), directed by J. C. Chandor. Neal Dodson, one of the producers of that film and a close collaborative partner of Chandor, will be in attendance. Because of this event, the conference organizers would like to put together a panel or roundtable on any or all of the films written and directed by J. C. Chandor. They include Margin Call (2011), All is Lost (2013), and A Most Violent Year. Projects may approach the subject from the perspective of any relevant scholarly discourse in literary, cinema and/or media studies.

extended deadline (June 25) for soundscapes conference (Nov 6-8)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 9:39am
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Austrian Association for American Studies
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Call for Papers:

Soundscapes and Sonic Cultures in America, 6-8 Nov. 2015, Graz, Austria
Conference of the Austrian Association for American Studies
Organizers: Nassim W. Balestrini and Klaus Rieser, University of Graz

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