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Art as Ethics / Ethical Art in the Works of George Eliot (SAMLA 87)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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In her famous essay, "The Natural History of German Life," George Eliot decried the recent attempts of English painters to recreate the "truthfulness" of Teniers and Murillo. Though Eliot would attempt to correct the errors in perception and representation through her writing, she continued to engage with other forms of art (paintings and music, specifically) throughout her life. In keeping with the theme of SAMLA 87, this panel looks for papers examining the moments in Eliot's works - her novels, poetry, nonfiction - wherein she contemplates other forms of art and their moral and ethical implications for both her characters and her readers.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 1:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
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Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr. This volume aims to survey a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, and historical territory in presenting both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research being conducted in this burgeoning field. Exploring key topics and pedagogical strategies for teaching issues of space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies, this volume will include valuable information for both specialists and nonspecialists in spatiality studies, and the essays should be of interest to teachers of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:31pm
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Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture. Potential topics may include class, gender, regional representations, and crime, among others. Editors are seeking a Southern University publisher for the collection.

A 250 word abstract should be submitted along with a short C.V. by August 1, 2015, to:
Cynthia Burkhead
cynthia.burkhea@gmail.com
AND
Stephanie Graves
steph.graves@gmail.com

H.D. panel, SAMLA Nov. 13-15, 2015, Durham, NC (abstracts due June 10)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:06pm
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The H.D. International Society
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We invite paper proposals for the "H.D. and her Circle: New Directions" panel at this year's South Atlantic MLA in Durham, NC, November 13-15, 2015. Send 250-word abstracts, brief bio, and A-V requests to rawalsh@ncsu.edu by June 10, 2015.

Papers may focus on work by H.D. and/or those in her circle (Bryher, Kenneth MacPherson, Marianne Moore, Richard Aldington, John Cournos, Robert Herring, Ezra Pound, Paul and Eslanda Robeson, etc.), and the thematic focus of the panel is open to a range of new approaches. Given SAMLA 2015's conference theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts," papers that address connections to other art forms/media are welcome, although not necessary.

MLA Volume: Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women's Writing

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:06am
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Deepika Bahri (Emory) and Filippo Menozzi (Kent)
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We invite proposals for a volume in the MLA Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women's Writing, edited by Deepika Bahri and Filippo Menozzi.

This volume seeks meaningful responses to the following questions: What do we teach when we teach South Asian women's writing? How do we teach it in a variety of contexts? How is our pedagogy changing in response to new developments: digital contexts, emergent genres, changes in the publishing industry, and growing anxiety about the under representation of nonanglophone writing?

Please visit website for more information:

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
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Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.

HBCUstory Symposium 2015

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D./ HBCUstory, Inc.

HBCUstory Symposium 2015 | Call for Papers
Theme | Reconstruction in an Age of Resistance: Respecting our Roots. Restoring our Rites.
Presented by | HBCUstory, Inc. + Fisk University

HBCUstory Inc., in partnership with the Fisk University, proudly presents the third annual HBCUstory SYMPOSIUM Oct. 9-10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Held in Nashville, Tennessee, a distinctively southern city that is home to four of the nation's 107 HBCUs, the two-day research and cultural symposium is first of its kind to convene Historically Black College and University (HBCU) researchers, presidents, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association
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Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film. Contact Dr. C. Ernst for complete cfp/details.

E-mail 200-250 word proposals (15.-min. papers), incl. a-v needs. (For identified grad. studs., $200 cash prize for best paper.)

Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 21, 2015, with acceptance notification by Aug. 31. Early-bird response for early submissions.

Wrestling with the Angels: Exploring Stuart Hall's Theoretical Legacy (25-27 February 2016)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 2:18pm
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TU Dortmund University, Germany

Stuart Hall, who passed away in February 2014, was one of the founding figures of what is known today as 'Cultural Studies' and long-time director of the renowned Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham. Besides that, he was a central figure of the British New Left, founding editor of the journal New Left Review, and one of England's most charismatic public intellectuals.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:56pm
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Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

With its insightful and quirky brand of humour, Issa Rae's popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011- 2013) has shown how alternative pathways for the production, circulation and reception of interactive new media also makes possible a more expansive approach to the question of who and what can be funny. Much of the humour in Awkward Black Girl arises from the social ineptitude of J, its titular character. The series' characterization of her subjectivity as multi-layered and complex also prompts interrogation of gender and racial stereotypes through humour, and the ways in which digital platforms create opportunities for women and minority media-makers to develop their projects outside of mainstream media industries.

Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450-1630. 21-22 September 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:22am
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Tracey Sowerby / University of Oxford

Diplomatic studies increasingly focus on the cultural and social aspects of diplomatic practice and stress the agency of individuals within international relations. Despite this, many scholars often still investigate within the parameters of national diplomatic corps or explore one end of a bilateral relationship. In contrast, this conference will focus on the cohorts of diplomats sent by different polities to the Habsburgs and Popes to explore the ways in which diplomacy fostered cultural exchange (defined broadly) at early modern courts in this crucial period for the development of the type and scope of diplomatic activity with which early modern rulers engaged.

CFP - From Margin to Center: Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism

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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:43pm
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DIVAS - Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas
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The 4th Annual DIVAS Conference: From Margin to Center: 
Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism 
September 12, 2015 
 

D.I.V.A.S (Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas) are
delighted to announce the Call for Proposals for the 4th annual DIVAS conference to be held at the School of Education on the campus of Elon University in Elon, NC, September 12, 2015. Proposals for poster sessions, individual presentations, and panel sessions are welcome at drdivas@gmail.com on or before June 15th 2015.

"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society."
--- Angela Y. Davis

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR CONTRACTED EDITED COLLECTION: HITCHCOCK--Proposals due 15 June 15

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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:56pm
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Dr. Douglas Cunningham, Westminster College

Seeking 300-word proposals for an edited collection (already under contract with Salem Press) of 15 essays on the work of Alfred Hitchcock. All Hitchcock (and Alma Reville Hitchcock) topics are welcome. I am particularly interested in essays that address Hitchcock's silent work, Selznick-era work, and post-MARNIE works such as TOPAZ and FRENZY, but proposals on the "old standbys" are also very welcome (AND NEEDED). Proposals for essays rooted in deep theory are also welcome, but the final papers for such accepted proposals will need to be accessible to an undergraduate readership. Essays about unproduced Hitchcock works (e.g., MARY ROSE, BLIND MAN, etc.) are also welcome. Proposals must be received by 15 June 15.

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