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"'If I were your wife, I'd poison your coffee': Gender and Poison in Modernity" 9/30/2015 NEMLA 3/17-20/2016

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:50pm
Sylvia Pamboukian/ Robert Morris University

Panel # 15668 "'If I were your wife, I'd poison your coffee:' Gender and Poison in Modernity"

Since the Victorians, poison has been predominantly associated with femininity and domesticity, whether in well-publicized criminal trials, sensation novels or detective fiction. This panel examines the nature of poison and the nature of the poisoner as depicted in literary and cultural productions focusing on the domestic sphere from 1800 to the present time.

Seeking Undergrad Composing on Disabilities Theme

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:43pm
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We want to see and possibly publish what your students are composing. In addition to submissions related to our general focus (accepted at any time), we are currently seeking submissions that speak to issues of disabilities/abilities for an upcoming issue. Submissions for the themed issue are due by December 31.

Contextualizing Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage Referendum in Irish Literature (NeMLA WGS Caucus-sponsored Pa

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:39pm
Mary M. Burke

In 1993, the Republic of Ireland was among the last countries in the West to decriminalize homosexuality. However, social change has been rapid in recent decades, and some 22 years later, Ireland has just become the first jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. (Civil partnerships for same-sex couples have been legal in Ireland since 2010.) In May of 2015, Irish voters were asked whether they agreed with the statement: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex." The "Yes" vote prevailed, with only one out of Ireland's 43 constituencies returning a "No" vote in the count.

Call for Excellent Undergrad Work

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:36pm
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students' works as we receive them. Please encourage strong writers/composers from your spring and summer classes to consider submitting their work.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:30pm
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The idea is to examine Modernist narratives that theorize, explore, or trouble notions of the "local." If you have a project that might fit this theme please write up a 250 word abstract and send it to by July 14th. I have included our panel's abstract (which will be amended once a third contributor is added), as well as the general conference CFP below.


Call for Submissions to StoryTelling: Analyses of Popular Narrative

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative

StoryTelling is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Manuscripts should be between 10-15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300-6000 words), and follow the MLA style manual; see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience.

True Detective (Nic Pizzolatto, 2014–)

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 2:40pm
Scott F. Stoddart

Since bursting onto American screens in June 2014, HBO series True Detective– a unique take on the American crime drama genre, dripping with literary and cinematic influence– immediately attracted positive acclaim, earning it many nominations in prime awards ceremonies, significantly the Emmys and the Golden Globes, as well as winning a BAFTA for Outstanding Television Series. Whilst being celebrated among audiences and critics, the series equally ignited several critical conversations that have continued to date, taking issues with its representations of gender, depictions of place, its performances, casts, and form. It is this ongoing and ever-developing critical debate around the series that makes it ripe for scholarly attention.

Lawman: Translator, Translated (9/15 Kalamazoo 5/12-15/2016)

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:57am
International Lawman's Brut Society

The proposed session seeks proposals that examine Lawman's Brut from the perspective of medieval translation theory and practice. We will consider papers that address issues such as how the Brut exemplifies the significance of translation in the trilingual linguistic milieu of late twelfth- / early thirteenth-century England. What generic issues arise in his translation of a French verse romance—itself a translation of a Latin prose history—into English alliterative meter? For Lawman, what role does translation play in the reassertion of the English language and English cultural identity in the century after the Conquest? How does the transfer of text and relics serve as a trope for translation in the Brut?

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle, WA, Proposals due by October 1, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:27am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The National PCA/ACA Conference meets this year in Seattle, WA at the Sheraton Hotel, from March 21-25, 2016.

Proposals are due by October 1, 2015
All Proposals Must Be Submitted Through the PCA Database

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules.

Teaching Transfer: Interdisciplinary Partnerships, Digital Venues and Activism; Conference: NeMLA, Hartford, March 17-20, 2016

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:04am
Kathryn Douglas, Director of College Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Interdisciplinary and community projects create meaningful student collaborations, work as sites for promoting learning transfer and help participants understand complex ideas about texts, text-making and creative activity. When partnerships include service learning, students become activists who create texts for a real audience and purpose. Our work with an AIDS foundation and animal shelter demonstrates this.

UPDATED - CFP for edited collection on the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 8:43am
Dr. Kristin M. Barton

As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.