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UPDATE: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/14; 2/11-14/15)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:58pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Submit proposals to: http://conference2015.southwestpca.org

Extending Play: The Sequel

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Extending Play: The Sequel - Rutgers University (Media Studies)
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Extending Play: The Sequel

Are we the species that plays—or are we better understood as the species that repeats?

[UPDATE] CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA, February 11 - 14, 2015, Deadline November 1, 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Lynn S Zubernis/West Chester University
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Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of fandom, stardom, celebrity, fame, fan/celebrity interaction, or studies of specific fandoms or media properties/individuals. We're a truly multidisciplinary area - come share your ideas! Seasoned professionals and students both welcome.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED: CFP NeMLA 2015: (Roundtable) Beyond 'the Wounded Surgeon': Nurses' Construction and Recovery of the Wound

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:49pm
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Elizabeth Sheckler/ University of New Hampshire
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From Florence Nightingale to Nurse Ratched, nurses have been portrayed by others and by themselves as, in turn, idealized paragons of femininity and vilified portents of social disintegration. This roundtable seeks papers that consider the complex ways in which this ambiguous figure has navigated the wounded bodies, minds, places, and social relationships that litter the pages of literature.

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 13, 2015. PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS VIA THE NEMLA WEBSITE: https://nemla.org/users/abstract.html

Roundtable on Cultures of Extraction at ASLE (June 23-27 2015)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:22pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The work of the dead and the sleeping is the work of discerning the bottom, the earth as ground of the upside down or inside out, as vowels and consonants are ambassadors of arrival and departure.
-Jed Rasula, This Compost

In keeping with this year's theme of "Notes from Underground," our conference organizers have suggested as a topic cultures of extraction, including "mining, fracking, drilling, quarrying...polluting, murdering." But while extraction is easily associated with themes of fragmentation, isolation, and dissociation, Rasula offers a conception of extraction as movement, a dynamic process of coming and going that negotiates complex interactions between grounded and undergrounded.

What Does War Look Like?: Visual Trauma and Representation, March 26-29, 2015

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.

Privileging the Unseen: A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel - Tuesday 9th June 2015

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:05am
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Dr Eileen J. Pollard - Manchester Metropolitan University
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Privileging the Unseen
A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel

Tuesday 9th June 2015
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK

The whole ambience in which I was brought up was one in which the unseen is privileged
(Mantel 2005)

"Beneath these Pooled Waters: Damming in Literature, Film, and Culture" Panel proposal for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:18pm
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Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
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This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.

The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
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Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University
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We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
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NALS: Native American Literature Association
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This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion

Ecstasy (ACLA 2015)

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:17pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)

CFP: "The Meaning of Modi"

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
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Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies

Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies invites submissions for its upcoming special issue: "The Meaning of Modi." We are especially interested in articles concerning the following:

  • the rise of the BJP and Hindu Fundamentalism;
  • the nature of Modi's support base;
  • analyses of his projected work for the Indian economy;
  • civil liberties in India;
  • the role of minorities (Dalits, Muslims, Christians, etc.);
  • Modi's foreign policy (especially concerning Pakistan, the US, and China);
  • settlement of the Kashmir issue; and
  • the collapse of the INC.

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