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PAMLA Nov 6 -Nov 8, 2015 Special Session: Performing Women's Roles: 1500-1700 England

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:27pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Abstract: This special session will explore the intricacies and expectations embodied in portrayals of womanhood in Renaissance and Restoration England. This session desires papers using literature and plays to discuss the realities for and suppositions of women that were common in this era, potentially looking at the broader social implications.

Edited collection: Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:39pm
Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils

We invite proposals for the first collection of essays to consider the "ecogothic" in nineteenth-century American literature.

The ecogothic is an emerging area of ecocriticism, materializing as a provocative category of analysis in EcoGothic, edited by Andrew Smith and William Hughes (Manchester University Press, 2013), as well as in a special issue of Gothic Studies, "The EcoGothic in the Long Nineteenth Century," edited by David Del Principe and devoted to British, Irish, and Italian literature (May 2014). These two collections, along with the work of Simon C. Estok on "ecophobia" and Tom Hillard and Jenny Bavidge on "gothic nature," constitute the principal existing scholarship on the ecogothic that we seek to extend in our collection.

Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:04pm
NC State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Essay Collection - Beyond Recovery: Women's Writing 1640-1830

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:45am
Robin Runia

The editor of Beyond Recovery: Women's Writing 1640-1830 seeks essays that explore how new methods, materials, and opportunities in eighteenth-century studies have transformed scholarship and shifted our understanding of the canon.

Children's and Youth Culture on the Screen -- SAMLA (Durham, NC, 11/13-11/15)

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:42am
Pete Kunze | University of Texas at Austin

Nine of the ten highest-grossing Hollywood movies of 2014 were based on creative properties from children's and youth culture, including comic books, novels, and toys. In line with this year's theme of In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts, I welcome papers that examine adaptation, compare media (broadly defined), and/or explore transmedia storytelling. While papers on recent adaptations are particularly encouraged, this panel seeks a variety of new, productive perspectives on adapting children's and youth culture for various media, including film, television, and online media.

PAMLA 2015: Children's Literature Panel, "Literature and Time" (deadline: 5/15/15)

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:15am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The children's literature session of PAMLA 2015 invites your proposal on any theme or topic of study pertaining to children's literature and culture. We welcome engaging, provocative analyses of children's literature and texts (including graphic novels, comic books, video games, and/or films). Proposals attending to the conference theme "Literature and Time" are especially welcome.

The 2015 PAMLA conference special topic, "Literature and Time," is an invitation to reflect on the complex temporalities that inhere in the acts of reading and writing literature. We invite paper proposals that engage with the topic of literary temporalities, children, and children's literature in a variety of ways.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CounterText: A Journal for the Study of the Post-Literary -- Rolling CFP

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:23am
CounterText; Edinburgh University Press

CounterText is uniquely centred on the study of literature and its 21st-century extensions. Are the broader resonances of the literary being overtaken in the drifts towards image cultures, digital spaces, globalisation and technoscientific advances? For CounterText, the post-literary is the domain in which any artefact that might have some claim on the literary appears. However, the post-literary domain also allows for vital and challenging migrations and mutations of the literary. Such artefacts might be called 'countertextual'. The countertextual is strategic, metamorphic and revelatory of the charged evolutions and radical transformations of the literary today.

Call for Participation, Young Translators and Interpreters in an Europe of Post-Communication

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:03am
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Department of Applied Modern Languages

The Department of Applied Modern Languages
Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj
in partnership with
The Centre for Language Industries (CLI)

invites participation in the international annual conference on translation and conference interpreting. The event marks the commencement of the academic year for the Department's European Masters in Translation (METT) and European Masters in Conference Interpreting (MEIC).

[UPDATE] Pastoral Sciences, MMLA (Columbus, OH, Nov. 12-15, 2015)

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:13pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)

In 1964's The Machine in the Garden Leo Marx introduces the concept of technological pastoral, a space constructed to join modern industry to the ideals of rural harmony. While Marx's own historical reference point may have been the suburban "middle landscape," his notion of technological pastoral can lead into a more general understanding of how science has been mobilized in the pursuit of pastoral ideals. Examples of such mobilizations may range from ecosystem management and experiments with closed ecological systems (like biospheres) to theoretical applications such as terraforming. Virtual utopias may provide even another axis of analysis, as might some branches of bionics and bioengineering.

British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century (PAMLA 2015)

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:00pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics.

If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:

http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas.

You must become a member of or renew your membership in the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association by July 1, 2015 in order to be eligible to present a paper at the 2015 conference.

Asia and the Historical Imagination: A Workshop (Singapore). Extended deadline.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:57pm
Nanyang Technological University

Asia and the Historical Imagination invites papers that are concerned with representations of Asia's past. This 3-day workshop will be held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The workshop aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in English and other languages.

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

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:30pm
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
PAMLA Composition and Rhetoric Panel(s)

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
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
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).

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