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Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:01am
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Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James

The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?

MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "The American Artist: Convergence as Process"

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Nathalie Fouyer

This panel explores the rise of Surrealism in America and Eastern philosophies in California (mid-20th century), highlighting the process of creating impersonal art.

This session encourages papers that examine the creative process of filmmakers, writers, philosophers, and artists who nurtured each other's desires to take Surrealism to a more profound level of expression, and for whom the purpose of art was self-transcending awareness.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Nathalie Fouyer (nathalie.fouyer@qc.cuny.edu).

November 19-22, 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:49pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"

This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.

"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution" - Proposed Panel, MLA 2016

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:37pm
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Eir-Anne Edgar
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"Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

Papers sought for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites papers that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.

This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.

Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.

CfP: The Robert Frost Review

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:05pm
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The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review
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Call for papers: The Robert Frost Review is currently accepting article submissions. Articles should address some aspect of Frost poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu by June 15, 2015 for consideration.

CALL FOR PAPERS - LIQUID BLACKNESS Issue No. 5

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:09am
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liquid blackness
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liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.

AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:06am
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Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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AX 2015 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium
July 2 - July 5
Anime Expo 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center
(Los Angeles, CA)

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015

Amsterdam Comics Conference: "Comics Interaction" 1-3 July 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:54am
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University of Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Comics is pleased to announce our inaugural international conference, "Comics Interaction," which will take place from 1-3 July in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Comprised of three days of parallel panel sessions, round table discussions, and public keynote lectures, the conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary connections between comics scholars from various disciplines, comics artists, publishers, and cultural workers from museums and other heritage sites. The conference will focus on three themes of comics interaction: Comics in Art, Art in Comics; History and Trauma in Comics; and Comics as World Literature. The conference will be hosted at the University of Amsterdam and several local cultural institutions.

Adoption & Discourses of Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific (Edited Collection)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:09am
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Tobias Hübinette, Multicultural Centre (Sweden); Indigo Willing, Griffith University (Australia); Jenny Wills, University of Winnipeg (Canada)
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This edited collection will contain critical, interdisciplinary essays addressing the complexity of multicultural identity-making, politics and practices in relation to transnational and transracial adoption. Our collection aims to undo the image of a 'monolithic' Western adoption experience by exploring the particularities and commonalities of diverse adoptive countries, cultures, and contexts. We encourage essays that focus on adoption issues in places with highly contested to under-explored approaches to multiculturalism—including Europe, the Americas and the Pacific.

CFP: Exhibition-Conference on The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie 1965—2015

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:36pm
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Angela Ndalianis, Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
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New Submission Deadline: 1st March 2015

Keynote Presenters will include Will Brooker, Kingston University London

Coming to Australia in 2015, ACMI presents David Bowie Is, the acclaimed global exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum. As part of this ground-breaking multi-media experience will be the conference, The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie 1965—2015, reflecting upon his cultural and artistic significance through the most important frames.

The conference will be held at the ACMI in Melbourne on the 16th, 17th and 18th July 2015 and will include talks and presentations in the exhibition space.

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