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[2nd UPDATE] 23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 4:41pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

CFP extended! Conference postponed!

Deadline for abstract submissions extended to
1st July, 2016!!!

Conference postponed to October 27-28, 2016!!!

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METU Culture and Convention Centre
Ankara, Turkey

Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

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- Keynote: Dr. JOHN CURRAN (Trinity College, Dublin)

http://www.johncurran.info/index.html

Women & Work in Literature

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 3:46pm
Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women's ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

Leadership, Popular Culture, and Social Change Chapter Proposals Due Mar. 1

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:59pm
Kristin Bezio & Kimberly Yost, New Horizons in Leadership Studies, Edward Elgar

A volume in the New Horizons in Leadership Studies series to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. in late 2017. Volume co-editors: Kimberly Yost, College of Business and Leadership, Lourdes University; Kristin Bezio, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond.

African American Literature Regular Session SCMLA

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 9:47pm
SCMLA

This regular session welcomes 300-500 word abstracts on any aspect of African American Literature and Culture for the 73rd Annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference November 3-5, 2016.
Abstracts relating directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are also encouraged.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel 400 N. Olive Street in the Dallas Arts District.
Please submit an abstract and a CV to Carol Bunch Davis at davisc@tamug.edu by March 18, 2016.

Low Fidelity: The Aesthetics and Politics of Adaptation (UCLA, 3 June 2016)

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 8:26pm
UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Kate Newell (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Arthur Little (UCLA)

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative" - HG Wells

"Every major rap artist in the world samples, you know? That's all I'm doing, is sampling." - Vanilla Ice on similarities between "Under Pressure" and "Ice Ice Baby"

Space, Place, and Belonging

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 4:48pm
Textual Overtures Graduate Journal

In the preface to Borderlands, Gloria Anzaldúa declares: "I am a border woman." As simple as it sounds, this statement suggests the individual's agency in the social and cultural production of personal identity as it boldly rejects to acknowledge the power of the state in the process. Migration and border-crossing today present serious political, social and cultural challenges, which force countries to craft policies to address security, economic, and humanitarian concerns. The migration crisis in Europe offers a new perspective on the development of migrant identity in this ever-changing relationship between the individual and the host country.

Horace Walpole, Image [&] Narrative special issue

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 5:01pm
ed. Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz

Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special tercentenary issue devoted to the work of Horace Walpole (1717-1797). Articles covering all aspects of Walpole's literary career are welcome, though preference will be given to those focusing on the correspondences between word and image.

Possible topics may include:
- narrative functions of images in Walpole's work
- Gothic imagery in The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother
- art commentaries in Walpole's correspondence, journals and Anecdotes
- narratives and catalogues of Houghton Hall and Strawberry Hill
- book design at the Strawberry Hill Press
- illustrations of Walpole's work

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:31pm
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)
Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

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