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The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Dan Russ and Gregor Thuswaldner

Call for Submissions: The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature

"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters

UPDATE - "Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture" - Submission deadline Nov. 15, 2015

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association
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When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

AMSN3: Modernist Work

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:19pm
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Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)
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AMSN3: Modernist Work

The Third Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modernist Studies Network

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

Mosaic CFP: Letters

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:54pm
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Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
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Mosaic
a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Call for Submissions
Letters

[UPDATE] Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015 [DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 15]

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
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International James Joyce Foundation
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James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:45am
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EDITED COLLECTION

Adaptation studies has recently grown into a vibrant, wide-ranging field of study. Scholars in literary, media, and cultural studies have used the concepts of adaptation and intertextuality to explore how content negotiates the transition from text to image, image to text, and across media platforms and/or cultures of production and reception.

WLA Proposal: Critical and Creative Approaches to Voyaging "Sans Trace" (Submission Deadline June 13, 2015)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:11pm
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Raul B. Moreno, University of South Dakota, for Western Literature Association, Reno, NV, Oct. 14-17, 2015
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Ahead of this fall's 50th anniversary conference of the Western Literature Association, which coincides with the release of a feature-length documentary, Oregon filmmaker Ian McCluskey's Les Voyageurs Sans Trace (Mountainfilm, 2015), this panel's organizer seeks proposals for both critical and creative works that engage the story of the so-called French Trio of 1938. Alternatively, this panel may engage similar narratives of North American river-running, early outdoor recreation in the West, or other formative adventures marked by the elusive "traces" of bygone journeys—especially those fueled by "free-spirited risk-taking." For context, the following is adapted from the filmmaker's synopsis:

Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 2:59pm
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Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)

Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due September 1, 2015 to
fictionaleconomies@gmail.com
Full articles due Decemeber 1, 2015
Projected publication May 2016

[DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 6, 2015] Whose (French) Renaissance? RSA Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 1:37pm
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Renaissance Society of America
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Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.

{UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 1] Radical Kinship

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:53pm
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Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens
when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign?
When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and
fatherhood?
Can we undomesticate kinship?

CFP: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October 7-9, 2015

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:11am
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Center for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies - Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Call for papers
Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference
Universidade Lusófona
National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Lisbon, Portugal

October 7-9, 2015

Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference aims to bring together researchers, artists and archivists working on visual media renowned for their stereoscopic and/or immersive features. Stereo and immersive media environments provide an expanded field for photographic media since the 19th century. The recent revival of interest in stereo and immersive technologies has set an opportunity to research its historical roots and also the present-day challenges to visual culture.

Afterlives: Remediations in Word and Image, 19-20 August 2015

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:34am
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Scottish Word and Image Group, University of Dundee
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Afterlives: Remediations in Word and Image
19-20 August 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Laura Mulvey
Professor of Film and Media Studies,
Birkbeck, University of London

"The presence of the past in the cinema is also the presence of the body resurrected…"
Laura Mulvey, Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006)

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov. 19-20, 2015)

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 11:54pm
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University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Susan Phillips, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of English and Alumnae of Northwestern Teaching Professor

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