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Second CFP: Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:38am
Midwest Modern Language Association

In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:

* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature

Through a Glass Darkly: Utopia/Dystopia and the Avant-garde (Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016)

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:21am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association

Marxist critics from Adorno to Fredric Jameson have emphasized the revolutionary potential of modernism in its effort to project viable alternatives to capitalism. Indeed, one of the central goals of avant-garde artistic production is the radical break from existing norms, with experimentation serving as a means of liberation from artistic values and institutions deemed both oppressive and outmoded. But it is also, to varying degrees, a rhetoric of reform.

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:50am
South Central Modern Language Association

The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. This year's conference theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." We welcome submissions on any topic relating to American Literature Before 1900, but we are particularly interested in papers that deal with the city and urbanity.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jamie Korsmo at jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BROAD STREET Magazine: interdisciplinary nonfiction magazine reading all year around

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:50am
Broad Street Magazine

Broad Street is a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence. Visit us at broadstreetonline.org to see how we push academic work, reportage, and belles lettres in new ways. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped colleague. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.

Call for papers American Journal of Social Science Studies R&d ​

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:13am
American Journal of Social Science Studies R&d ​

Call for papers American Journal of Social Science Studies R&d

submission via website

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/jsss

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that's why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences.

APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS/ CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 3:06am
Viatica/ Université Blaise Pascal - Clermont Auvergne

Viatica, revue en ligne consacrée à la littérature des voyages (http://viatica.univ-bpclermont.fr/), recherche pour ses prochains numéros des contributions inédites en français ou en anglais (entre 25 000 et 40 000 caractères). Il est également possible de suggérer une idée de dossier thématique.
Merci d'envoyer vos propositions (résumé accompagné d'une brève bio-bibliographie pour un article, argumentaire avec éventuellement une liste de contributeurs pressentis pour un dossier) à Philippe Antoine : Philippe.Antoine@univ-bpclermont.fr. Elles seront examinées par le comité de rédaction.

Encyclopedia of Spanish Film: 1975-Present

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:04pm
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, PhD Akita Internaitonal University

This volume takes up the topic of Spanish Cinema from the Post-Franco period beginning in 1975 to the present. Covering over 400 entries that include films, producers, directors, actresses, actors, genres, and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume may generate some highly significant material for both academics, as well as general audiences.

The first of its kind (indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market), the Encyclopedia of Spanish Film would be a timely pop cultural companion to both Spanish/Iberian Studies and Film Studies.

Feminine Genius: Women Leadership for a Just and Compassionate Society

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 1:15pm
Journal of Dharma: International Journal of Religions and Philosophies (ISSN: 0253-7222)

Call for Papers from for 2016
Journal of Dharma
Dharmaram Journal of Religions and Philosophies
Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru 560029, India
FEMININE GENIUS
Women Leadership for a Just and Compassionate Society

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:41am
De La Salle University, Department of Literature

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.

George Herbert in Paris - 18-21 May 2017

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:10am
George Herbert Society and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

The George Herbert Society announces The Fifth Triennial Conference

George Herbert in Paris

"Bee Covetous, then, of all good which you see in Frenchmen"

May 18-May 21, 2017

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Helen Wilcox, Bangor University, Wales
Richard Strier, The University of Chicago

Robin Williams: Essays on the Man and the Movies (contracted collection) abstracts 4/`17./`16

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Johnson Cheu

CFP: Robin Williams: Essays on the Man and the Movies (contracted collection) (4/17/2016)
With his untimely passing in 2014, Robin Williams left behind a huge body of film work, from comedies to dramas, to satire, to animation and voice-over work.
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the filmic work and artistry of Robin Williams. All films and theoretical approaches welcome.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to (Listed films are merely suggestions):
• Comedies
• Dramas
• Good Will Hunting
• Youth Culture (Jack, Jumanji, Hook, Toys, Popeye etc.)
• Medical Narratives/Disability (Patch Adams, Awakenings, House of D)

The West as Resource (MLA 2017, January 5-8, Philadelphia, PA)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 6:34pm
Western Literature Association

Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. Potential presentations might include such topics as water, people as resources, land use, contested uses, National Parks, public lands, and extractive industries.

Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine by March 28th, kerry.fine@ttu.edu.

Exploring Downton Abbey: Critical Essays on the Television Series 15 April / 1 June 2016

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:04pm
Scott F. Stoddart, Ph. D.

The BBC television series Downton Abbey, developed and produced by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, has become a cultural barometer with American viewers harkening back to the days when televised serial dramas ruled the airwaves. Its recent series finale was one of the most-watched in television history.

Exploring Downton Abbey is a collection of scholarly essays that interrogate this cultural phenomenon – the essays challenge readers to explore how and why this British television serial about life upstairs and downstairs in a British, turn-of-the-century manor home resonates with American audiences.

UPDATE MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, Pasadena, CA, USA)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:12am
Cóilín Parsons, Georgetown University

Planets colliding: Spivak, Friedman, Dimock. The 'planet', as metaphor, object, method, problem, and more, has made multiple entries into the discipline of literary studies, all of which bear on the study of modernism, broadly conceived. Ecocritical, postcolonial, and comparative methods have been at the forefront of the planetary conversation, but, as the word 'planet' suggests, there is more than enough room for more planetary interventions.

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