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[UPDATE] Scenography and Borders: Practice, Place and Politics

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:51am
Theatre and Performance Research Association

The Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.

Thea Brejzek has described scenography as a "transdisciplinary practice of the design of performative space [that] can no longer be assigned to a singular genre…" (2011, 8) and this leads to a discussion of disciplinary border crossings, giving the increasing critical consensus around scenography's interdisciplinarity.

REVISITING RICHARD WRIGHT'S 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES: SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:19am
Joshua Privett / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States (1941), a documentary text that juxtaposes Wright's historical analysis of slavery in America with Edwin Rosskam's photographs. This panel seeks to revisit the text from the perspective of recent trends in literary and cultural studies, as well as the conference theme of utopia/dystopia.

[UPDATE] Revision, Revival, Rediscovery: 'Re' words in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:11am
University of Hull, Department of English

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the conference

Revision, Revival, Rediscovery... The 'Re' word in British Women's Writing between 1930 and 1960
on June 24th 2016 at The University of Hull
Keynote speakers:
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin
Professor Gill Plain, St Andrews

Book online via University store under FASS conferences and events
http://shop.hull.ac.uk

website: https://britishwomenwriters1930to1960.wordpress.com

Call for Papers-International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies [April-June, 2016 Issue]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:20am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the April-June, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Extended Deadline - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 2:17am
Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to focus on the relationship between global themes and local practices, highlighting the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize both research that theorizes the links between the local and the global and research that shows, through practical evidence, how local and global interact.

Ideas and Realities: Creative Writing in Asia Today

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:54pm
Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Call for Presentations, Panelists, & Papers

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference (APWT) 2016
25th – 27th November, Guangzhou, China.

This year, APWT's annual conference 'Ideas and Realities – Creative Writing in Asia Today' will be hosted by the Centre for Creative Writing within the School of Foreign Languages at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, with follow on events in Hong Kong and Macau.

CFP: Heroes in Popular Culture (for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016 in Chicago); April 30 deadline

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:46pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 6-9
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies November 10-12, 2016

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:33pm
American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)

The 60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 10-12 2016 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for the upcoming meeting. The theme of the 2016 conference is "Intersections of Innovation and Imagination in American Studies" The following is a suggested, though not a comprehensive list of subject areas to consider:
Agriculture and Rural Studies Ingenuity and invention
Art (visual/performing) and Music Journalism
Communication Studies Language and Literature
Creative Writing Penal Systems and Reform
Environment and Landscape Studies Political Science

Utopia's Century: 16th Cen. Lit & Culture [SAMLA 88 - Nov 4-6, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL]

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:32pm
Donna Wroble / Georgia State University

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of English Literature & Culture, 1500-1600. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme, "Utopia & Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?", are especially welcome. By June 3, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Donna Wroble, Georgia State University, at dwroble1@gsu.edu.

The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from November 4th through 6th, 2016. Limited travel grants for graduate students are awarded via application on SAMLA's website.

CFP: Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:29pm
Cynthia J. Miller

Call for Contributors

Urban Netherworlds: Noir and Neo-Noir New York and Los Angeles in Film (under contract)

Film noir is one of the most intensely studied cinematic genres, yet Mark Shiel remarks that while numerous studies have helped define the genre in thematic, stylistic, and technical terms, "they have engaged very little with the local geography of film noirs, whether set in Los Angeles, New York, or other cities." Yet it is hard to think of another genre where the identity of a particular city or neighborhood or even street carries equal diegetic weight.

[SAMLA 88] Modern Zootopias: Animals in the Utopian/Dystopian Tradition

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:58am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 4-6 Nov 2016

Focusing on novels produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this panel proceeds from the following question: What place do animals and/or the concept of animality occupy in visions of utopia and dystopia? Because utopian and dystopian societies are often predicated upon various versions of "human nature," they also often imply some stance in relation to the human/animal boundary. Is it possible or even desirable for humans to transcend our animality? Is our frequent sacrifice of animal lives in pursuing our societal visions justifiable? Where do animals enter into our accounting as to what constitutes a better or worse society? The preceding questions gesture to just a few of the myriad possible approaches papers might take.

Call for Papers_The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature_Deadline May 20

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:31am
Hangzhou Dianzi University

The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture? How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?

call for papers The International Journal of the Humanities

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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:37am
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

submission via :
submission@journals-of-scientifcs-rd.com

or website:
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

The International Journal of the Humanities: Annual Review aims to create an intellectual frame of reference, and to support an interdisciplinary conversation that builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future. Candidates for inclusion in this survey journal include works by invited contributors and top-ranked articles selected from thematic journals of the collection.

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