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Preliminary Call for Participation: Extreme Appalachia!

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Appalachian Studies Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Preliminary Call for Participation
2017 Appalachian Studies Association Conference
EXTREME Appalachia!
March 9-12, 2017, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Diana Shaffer/PAMLA
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

PAMLA 2016: Ekphrasis: Classical, Modern and Post-Modern

 

This special session will explore the evolution of ekphrasis from its roots in the Homeric period to the present day. Papers on any aspect of ekphrasis, theoretical or applied, are welcome.

 

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2016

 

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website

(http://www.pamla.org/2016).

 

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at

diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

 

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind 26-28 September 2016

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE CONFERENCE CALL

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind – Second international and interdisciplinary conference organised by the Department of English Studies at the University of Bielsko-Biala.

 

26-28 September 2016

 

Keynote Speakers:

Patricia Pisters,  Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Fernando Vidal, Research Professor at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies).

 

New Approaches to Early Modern Skepticism / RSA 2017

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Brent Dawson, Cassie Miura, Amanda Kellogg
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2016

 

    Over the past 30 years, scholars have written extensively on the influence of skepticism in the early modern period, frequently characterizing the philosophical school as a threat to the era’s epistemology, ethics, and religion. But could skepticism also work to generate meaning, create stability, or provide a sense of tranquility? This panel series seeks to build on and compliment earlier readings by examining how ancient philosophical models-- such as Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Pyrrhonism-- as well as the skeptical texts available to early modern readers might complicate our current understanding of skepticism as a fundamentally destabilizing or disruptive force.

The Power of Love: An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Film and History
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CFP: The Power of Love An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television
October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA)  

When romance is brought to life on film and television, it becomes a public discourse capable of either normalizing or challenging behaviors and activating social criticism. Debates over the shape and form of love on the silver screen have been at the center of film and television history, pointing to its significant cultural power. This area, then, will explore both “the power of love” in screen history and the implications of love in film and television.

The Piety and Politics of Women’s Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Usha Sanyal, Queens University of Charlotte
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

The Piety and Politics of Womens Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

 

This book will explore issues related to gender, religion, work and identity in South Asia through the lens of food practices. Food has powerful discursive and ritual value across South Asian cultures and of course occupies an important place in the everyday lives of women across the class spectrum. It therefore offers a unique window into issues of gender difference, religious power, cultural identity, and social change in all South Asian communities and religious traditions—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, and others.

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

CFP: The Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Madison University Special Collections
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story.

CFPs: HECAA (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture) Open Session, UAAC, Montreal, QC, Oct. 27-30, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Christina Smylitopoulos/School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2016

Call for Paper Proposals:
Universities Art Association of Canada / l’association d’art des universités du Canada  
October 27-30, 2016 ; Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC
Proposals Due: June 24, 2016

HECAA Open Session (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture)

LFA 'Alternate Worlds' | Literature/Film Conference - October 13-16, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Literature/Film Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future. Movies (Blade Runner, The Quiet American), TV shows (Sherlock, Agent Carter), and digital ‘new media’ series—increasingly streamed and ‘binge watched’ on Netflix (House of Cards) and Amazon (The Man in the High Castle)—have been inspired by a variety of fiction novels, short stories, plays, comics, graphic novels, and historical works of nonfiction, memoirs (Bridge of Spies) or documentary (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) cine-essays that mediate and reframe history to portray an alternate worldview which re-imagines the past and anticipates a vision of future events.

Digital Defoe Journal CFP Extended Deadline

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Digital Defoe Journal
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Digital Defoe is seeking papers for  its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) & Dr. Chris Loar (christopher.loar@wwu.edu).  Full submission guidelines are available on the Digital Defoe website: http://digitaldefoe.org/submission/

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It would be difficult to disentangle fully the various strands of religious reform in early modern England from the educational, aesthetic, and philosophical movements that fall under the broad term 'humanism'.  Nevertheless, the relationship between religious reform and new developments in various humanist projects was not always peaceful. The tensions between humanism and religious reform provoke many questions:  Where were the lines of fracture in the symbiotic relationship between religious reform and the humanisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England? Did religious reform restrict the development of humanism in England, or did it promote a new flourishing of humanism?

Listening to Trauma: Insights & Actions

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Natalie Shear Lewis/Natalie Shear Associates
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The study of trauma, Judith Herman points out, has a history of “episodic amnesia.” Knowledge gained is periodically forgotten and must be persistently reclaimed. After almost 15 years of combat in the Middle East and of rising attention to a broad range of stressful events, American culture, its media, academics and clinicians have become increasingly responsive to the diverse nature and complexity of traumatic experience.

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