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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.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT)

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:30am
Kara Watts and Molly Hall

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

452°F Journal: "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art"

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 6:24am
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

On January 31st 2015, we started the CFP for the fourteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published on January 31st 2016.

- Deadline for submissions is July 31st 2015; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
- To be considered for the peer review process, all articles must follow the regulations described in the style-sheet.
- The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster In Culture

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Shane Trayers/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Between and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

Special Issue on 21st Century Film and Television

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:18pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector is developing a special (potentially double) issue on the evolving roles of television and film in the twenty-first century. The issue(s) will feature research that illuminates cultural, aesthetic, or material aspects of contemporary popular media, which is created, interpreted, and recreated in an environment filled with interactive channels, where films, television-streaming programming, and news of the day are "events" shaped by forces ranging from corporate entities to celebrities to active members of participatory culture.

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