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SAMLA 88: SCOTTISH UTOPIAS/DYSTOPIAS

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida
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Friday, June 3, 2016

In keeping with this year’s conference theme (Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is it?), this Scottish Studies special session panel welcomes papers that address topics related to utopianism/dystopianism in Scottish language, media, and literature studies, though the concepts “utopian” and “dystopian” may be subject to broad interpretation, and other topics not necessarily on the theme will be considered.

 

By June 3rd, please submit a 250-300-word abstract, brief bio or CV (no more than 1 page), and A/V requests to Joseph Schaub, Virginia Commonwealth University, at jschaub@vcu.edu.

Special Issue: Horace Walpole

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
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Image [&] Narrative
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

 

Call for Panel Themes

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:07am
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Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Forty-Third Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

March 10-11, 2017

The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

 

General Theme: Borders and Margins

SLSA 2016 Panel: Science Fiction Fools

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:33am
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Laura Richardson
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Science Fiction Fools

SLSA Panel

 

As much as the genre is concerned with portraying brilliant, often mad, scientists modeled on the cultural capital of Einstein’s celebrity, science fiction has a nearly equal investment in the character of the fool. C-3PO, Bill and Ted, Verence (Pratchett), and Merry and Pippin, for example, function as much more than foils to main characters; their bumbling and clever idiocies are mainstays for the genre. What is the nature of the sustained relationship between science fiction and fools? How does the genre adapt this archetype, or how has the role of the fool changed the genre? What is the connection between science/technology and idiocy?

 

"The Female Body in the Public Realm: Territory for Political and Religious Wars"

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
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NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
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Friday, September 30, 2016

As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars resiliently take place. From the Balkan war, to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies vis-à-vis the above-mentioned context.

Paper Title: 100 words max.

Paper Abstract: 300 words max.

Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

CFP - The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune – 3rd meeting 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
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The Comparative Literature Students' Tribune / La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée
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Friday, July 1, 2016

***The English version follows*** Invitation à participer à :La tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée – 3ème édition28 octobre 2016Université de Montréal -Comparatistes : Affirmez-vous ! La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée est un espace de rencontre permettant aux étudiant-e-s de deuxième et troisième cycles de partager leurs projets de recherche tout en réfléchissant aux enjeux de leur discipline.

“I do love these ancient ruins”-- Ruinophilia in Early Modern Literature and Culture / RSA 2017

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
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Margaret Owens, Nipissing University
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deadline: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016

 

Ruinophilia, Ruin Porn, Ruin Lust – the roots of post-modernity’s recent enthralment with ruins are often traced back to the eighteenth-century cult of the sublime. However, Antonio’s remark, “I do love these ancient ruins,” in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, suggests that versions of ruinophilia were very much alive in the early seventeenth century. This proposed panel for the Renaissance Society of America conference (30 March-1 April 2017 in Chicago) seeks papers that explore the fascination with ruins in sixteenth and seventeenth-century literary and cultural venues.  

 

The Ancient Novel in the Renaissance RSA 2017 Chicago

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
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Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 Though many modern scholars place the invention of the novel in the 18th century, the genre arose much earlier. Early Modern works such as those by Sidney, Rabelais, and Cervantes may be classified as novels. However, the genre has its origins in the ancient Greek and Roman novels of the second and third centuries. While these works are often forgotten in the present day, they were translated during the Renaissance and were among the most widely read texts of the Early Modern period. Their popularity stemmed from their content and their structures, as they synthesized and examined several genres in a single prose work. As a result, echoes of the ancient novel are present in Renaissance romance, satire, poetry, and theatre.

Digital Minds: Latin(o) Americans in Cyberspace

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
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NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
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Friday, September 30, 2016

This session explores the emergent field of digital narratives with a focus on productions originated in Latin America; the panel will also analyze digital works produced by Latin@s in the United States. As the scholarship of élika Ortega, Scott Weintraub, Luis Correa-Díaz, Osvaldo Cleger, Carolina Gaínza, and Phillip Penix-Tadsen thoroughly demonstrate, Latin America is currently having an avant-garde role in the production of digital narratives in cyberspace. Interactive novels and poems, as well as online artistic platforms and the creation of video games count among the wide range of cultural artifacts produced in the region to be shared in cyberspace.

Interdisciplinary Humanities: The Sciences and the Humanities in Connection

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
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NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
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Friday, September 30, 2016

This session aims to gather scientists, people in the professions (Business, Social Work, etc), and scholars in the Humanities to discuss the value of a formation in the Humanities for their specific fields. The debate aims to explore how careers in the Humanities (Languages, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, etc.) inform current trends and concrete needs in the sciences, and the professions.

 

Paper Title: 100 words max.

Paper Abstract: 300 words max.

Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html  

 

Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the United States: Cultural Fluency in the Global Era

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
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NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
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Friday, September 30, 2016

This session aims to further a scholarly debate on the reality of multilingualism and multiculturalism in the United States in the context of a globalized market led by the United States. The tragic events of 9/11 brought to the public discussion the United States’ inability to communicate with and comprehend other cultures and other languages. As a consequence, different initiatives emerged even at the Congressional level including legislative proposals to address the deficit in language and international expertise.

CFP: Film and the Suburbs - Collection (contracted)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
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Filmurbia: Cinema and the Suburbs
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deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chapter Sought

The editors of a new book on cinema from the suburbs seek a chapter relating to film and architecture in the suburbs, or cinema and the industry of cinema in the suburbs, or a related topic.

This book is already contracted and due for completion in the next few months, so a chapter that is already written or draws from research already undertaken would be most likely, but all ideas are welcome

 

The Editors can be contacted at editors@suburbanfilm.net

 

 

SEDITIOUS ATHEISM: AUTHORS PROSECUTED FOR DENYING PARADISE

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:31am
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Anna Faktorovich, PhD/ SAMLA Conference
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

George IV fined Leigh Hunt, the Editor, £100 for publishing Lord Byron’s anonymous satire, “The Vision of Judgment,” in their new independent journal, “The Liberal,” about George III not exactly having gone to heaven in 1823. Earlier, on September 3, 1811, Byron wrote in a letter to Hodgson, a friend, “I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another. If men are to live, why die at all? And if they die, why disturb the sweet and sound sleep that ‘knows no waking’?...

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 27th Annual Conference – Atlantic City, NJ

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

26th Annual Conference

November 3-5, 2016

Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Hotel

 

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

 

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

 

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