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Modernism and Cinema (MSA 17, Boston, November 19-22, 2015)

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:30pm
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Yair Solan, CUNY Graduate Center

Modernism and Cinema: Genealogies of Rupture (MSA 17)

This CFP invites paper abstracts for a panel on modernism and cinema for the upcoming Modernist Studies Association conference in Boston. With this year's MSA conference focusing on the theme of modernism and revolution, this panel will consider the revolution of the motion picture (as emergent media technology, popular cultural formation, aesthetic mode, social and recreational practice) in relation to literary modernism broadly conceived.

Composition and Rhetoric open topic (PAMLA, November 6-8, Portland State U); deadline 5/15/15

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:54pm
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PAMLA Composition and Rhetoric Panel(s)
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Proposals invited for group or individual presentations in the field of Composition and Rhetoric at the 113th annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. This year's conference will be held November 6-8 at Portland State University.

Proposals covering any theoretical, pedagogical, or historical topic in the field will be considered, with the goal of creating 2-3 panels at the conference around common areas of interest.

Visit the Association's website, pamla.org, for links to information about the conference and to submit a proposal online.

PAMLA welcomes contributions by graduate students and independent scholars.

Lehigh Valley Vanguard-Open-access Journal-Call for Papers

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 1:54pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for papers
Lehigh Valley Vanguard (www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org) is seeking critical prose on a variety of pressing cultural concerns. This list is a loose outline of topics which fit with our milieu:
-Non-partisan political engagement
-Engaged, critical, or anarchist pedagogies
-Politics of what we eat (including pro-vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, localizing food trade)
-Marxist, neo-marxist, anti-capitalist perspectives
-Examinations of generational concerns such as (not limited to): student loan debt, climate change
-Feminist dialogues
-Identity politics and/or postcolonial studies

Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos, 27-29 August 2015

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 1:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lilya Kaganovsky, Scott MacKenzie, Anna Westerstahl Stenport

Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos seeks to counteract pervasive mythologies of the Arctic as a blank space or desolate end of the world. Instead, the conference seeks to engage with how past, present, and future power dynamics shape this circumpolar region, its indigenous populations, and relationship to the rest of the world through documentary filmmaking. The conference and proposed edited volume examines the Arctic as a profoundly transnational and heterogeneous space through the rubric of Arctic documentary (including film, video, television, digital media, and installation art).

CFP: Children in Popular Culture

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:47pm
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Red Feather Journal
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CFP: The Child in Popular Culture

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, has expanded its scope to include the child in all aspects of popular culture.
Red Feather Journal seeks well-written, critical articles for the Spring 2015 issue (deadline April 25, 2015) on any aspect of the child in popular culture. Some suggested topics include: children in film, television, the Internet; children in popular literature or art; the child in gaming, cosplay or cons; children dan social media; childhood geography or material culture; or any other aspect of the child in popular culture.

[UPDATE - Deadline Extended] Strange New Worlds: New Frontiers in Cinema and Television

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 5:01am
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Cinema and Television History Research Centre, De Montfort University
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STRANGE NEW WORLDS: NEW FRONTIERS IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION
A POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
18th June 2015

Issues of technology and film have long been considered fundamental bedfellows. Studies of technology's impact both on the cinema – from the coming of sound and colour to the rise of digital media – and within its films have shaped much scholarly thinking. Indeed, representations of technology's effects on modern and future life shine a light on our most elemental fears.

Revolutionary Little Magazines, Panel for MSA Conference, Boston, Nov. 19th-22nd, 2015

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:51pm
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Modernist Studies Association Conference
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In keeping with the conference theme of Modernism & Revolution, this panel seeks to explore modernism's little magazines as sites of provocation and revolt. The magazine communities were hotbeds of controversial figures and politics, and their publications challenged national programs and social mores via radical ideologies and aesthetics. Of particular interest to this panel is the interplay between their innovative experimental aesthetics and their cultural, social, and political interests that included socialism, anarchy, feminism, women's suffrage, sex, race, nationalism, militarization and labor. Panel papers might focus on The Crisis, The Dial, The Freewoman, The Little Review, The Messenger, The Others, The Liberator, The Masses—to name a few.

Blog Contributors and Submissions invited on George Meredith and his Circle

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 11:26am
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George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

As part of the forthcoming conference 'George Meredith and his Circle', the organisers are instigating a new blog, which we hope will bring together those who work on George Meredith and his contemporaries as well as those who read and enjoy their work: https://meredithcircle.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/welcome-contributors-inv...

Antae Call for Papers on BOREDOM (deadline 30th June 2015)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:56am
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Antae Journal (University of Malta)
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Call for Papers
Boredom

https://malta.academia.edu/AntaeJournal/Papers

https://www.facebook.com/antaejournal

'There's little left but to be bored or bore.'
Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV

'Mieux vaut un désastre qu'un désêtre.'
Alain Badiou, Conditions

'Despair yawns.'
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

'There seemed nothing to do but live.'
J. M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K

[UPDATE] ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015 - Proposals by 4/15

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:33am
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Midwest Modern Language Association / Associaton for the Study of Literature and the Environment
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Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future." While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

The Sacred and the Sublime (4-6 May, 2016)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:07am
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DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium
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Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/

Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature

1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

May 4-5-6, 2016 – Izmir, TURKEY

The Sacred

and

the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

Edited Collection: Modernism in the Green (Abstract Deadline: May 15)

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:48pm
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Julia Daniel and Margaret Konkol / Baylor University and New College of Florida
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For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens. From William Carlos Williams's representations of Garret Mountain Park, to Peter's reflections on Mrs. Dalloway in Regents Park or Wallace Stevens' frequent use of Elizabeth Park throughout his oeuvre, planned green spaces play an overlooked role in the development of modernism. We propose that thinking with and through public greens leads to a fresh and often more complex understanding of modernism's tangled engagements with arts, politics, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 5: MMLA 2015: Animals in Literature and Film

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:40pm
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Julia Dauer, MIdwest Modern Language Association
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This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

Papers might consider eighteenth- or nineteenth-century natural history writing and/or collection practices; contemporary or historical discourse around animal experimentation; conceptual issues of animacy, animality, and/or "life"; taxidermy; issues of animality or personhood in contemporary science, medicine, literature, or film; issues of extinction and/or species revival; or figures of "monstrous animals" produced by science, from Frankenstein to Godzilla to the dinosaurs reanimated to populate Jurassic Park.

[UPDATE] CSECS 2015: States of the Book/ Le livre dans tous ses états (Vancouver).

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:26pm
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Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies / Le congrès annuel de la Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle
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Extension 15 April/Avril CSECS/SCEDHS 2015

The programme roster for CSECS 2015, "The States of the Book," to be held in Vancouver 14-17 October, is almost full, but we have space for about 25 more paper proposals. Note especially the panel topics posted on the conference website at http://www.sfu.ca/english/csecs/panels---seance.html. Please send proposals to csecs@sfu.ca by April 15th!

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