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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

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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

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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.

Call for Excellent Undergrad Work

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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

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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 ktmacdonnell@gmail.com 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.

Localities:

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

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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?

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

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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.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:48am
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

'The air is unique among the elements in having this affinity with nothingness, in signifying the being of non-being, the matter of the immaterial' (Steven Connor, The Matter of Air, 31).

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 5:29am
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.

Dis/ability in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, Abstracts due by 9/30/15 for NeMLA 2016

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 4:39pm
Catherine Welter

This NeMLA panel seeks to reconsider the role that dis/ability plays in the poetry, fiction, drama, and/or art of the long nineteenth century in Britain. Feminist disability and other intersectional approaches are particularly welcome. Submit abstracts of 250-300 words to Catherine Welter via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15752. The NeMLA submission deadline is 9/30/15. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine at cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu.

NeMLA will take place in Hartford, CT, from March 17th-20th.

[UPDATE] REČI: A JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 8TH ISSUE, NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JULY 2015

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 3:39pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)

It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015. All submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments to reci@alfa.edu.rs. The journal welcomes contributions in all research areas pertaining to language, literature and culture. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions given at http://fsj.edu.rs/images/instructions-for-contributors.pdf.

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 2:24pm
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor's point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.

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