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"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves": Women in Collaboration

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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:23pm
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ACCUTE 2016 (Calgary, 28-31 May 2016); submission deadline 1 November 2015
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This panel surveys and celebrates examples of women in collaboration, also taking into account some of the possible challenges associated with women in partnership. How do women's groups or communities handle differences in sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, and religion among members? What does it mean to be women in collaboration in the Canadian city recently voted worst for women (Edmonton), or the city voted best (Québec City), or the city ranked exactly in the middle (Hamilton)? How have women's communities been depicted in various media, and how have collaborators presented themselves? Submissions should be in keeping with ACCUTE's broad interest in English studies, and work on any time period is welcome.

International conference on literature and cinema

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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 7:38am
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University of Tehran
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Being the first specialized conference on Literature and Cinema, this conference aims to attract the attention of scholars and readers from different countries in order to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, and global facet of cinema using literary adaptations. The beginnings of cinema in the early 1900's gradually led to a close affiliation between literature and cinema. Cinema and literature although very different are yet related to one another and cinema can now play a pivotal role in the popularization of literary texts, novels or plays.

SWPACA Literature-General CFP February 10-13, 2016

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 4:50pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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CFP: Literature (General)

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Don DeLillo: "Fiction Rescues History" Conference - Paris, February 18-20, 2016

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 3:38pm
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Antoine Cazé / Université Paris Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)
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"Don DeLillo: 'Fiction Rescues History'" Conference
Paris - February 18-20, 2016

Guest of Honor: Don DeLillo (with the support of Actes Sud Editions)

Plenary Speakers:
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
Michael Naas, DePaul University

LARCA – Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones (UMR 8225, Université Paris Diderot)
VALE – Voix anglophones, littérature et esthétique (EA 4085, Université Sorbonne Paris 4)
ERIAC – Équipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les aires culturelles (EA 4705, Université de Rouen)
PRISMES (VORTEX) – Langues, textes, arts et cultures du monde anglophone (EA 4398, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)

Peripheral Modernity and South Asian Literary-World

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 3:13pm
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24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), University of Warsaw, July, 2016

"Peripheral Modernity and the South Asian Literary-World" is a conference panel, jointly held by Sourit Bhattacharya (University of Warwick) and Priyanka Basu (SOAS, London), at the 24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), to take place at the University of Warsaw, Poland, July 27-30, 2016. Here is the proposal in short and long abstracts:

Short Abstract
How has South Asian literary and artistic work responded to the recent crisis in capitalist world-system? Papers sought that take "peripheral modernity" as analytical framework and focus on literary form, space, rights and activism, economic crisis, global literary marketplace, and comparativism.

Long Abstract

'When shall we live if not now?': Reassessing Shirley Jackson

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:50pm
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American Literature Association
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Shirley Jackson's work is currently experiencing a much deserved and long overdue critical and popular reassessment. Except for The Haunting of Hill House and the much-anthologized "The Lottery," Jackson's work has only seen sporadic scholarly activity. But with this year's publication of Let Me Tell You and a new biography set to be released in 2016, a reevaluation of Jackson's influential yet overlooked novels, plays, essays, and memoirs is more pertinent than ever. To that end, the theme of this proposed panel on Jackson's work is open-ended although preference will be given to scholars engaging with Jackson's lesser-known works.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:21am
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IGI Global
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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015
Holistic Optimization Techniques in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Travel Industry
A book edited by Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia) and Kalaivanthan (Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort , Malaysia)
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1950
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[UPDATE] Call for Essays: Essays on Orhan Pamuk's Works – Edited Collection

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 6:32am
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Dr. Taner Can, Dr. Berkan Ulu, Koray Melikoğlu

This book project aims to mark the 10th anniversary of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Laureateship and will include essays on his major works to be published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart / Germany. The provisional title of the collection is Tales from His Father's Suitcase: Essays on Orhan Pamuk. We invite proposals for well-researched essays that address the major issues and themes in Pamuk's works, such as national identity, memory, historiography and ideology. We especially encourage contributions from scholars and academics working in the fields of comparative and translation studies. The collection is also open to other topics such as narratology and stylistics.

[UPDATE] Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology." NeMLA Hartford, CT

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:51am
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NeMLA 03/17/2016 - 03/20/2016 Location: Hartford, CT
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Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology."

NeMLA 03/17/2016 - 03/20/2016
Location: Hartford, CT

Call for Papers

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT

Roundtable: "Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology."

[UPDATE] iPhoneography: Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant, and Guerilla Film Theory

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:47am
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Call for Papers

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT
iPhoneography: Low-tech, Mobile, Mutant, and Guerilla Film Theory

Deadline: October 5, 2015

International James Joyce Foundation Panel, Twentieth-Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, February 18-20

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:45am
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International James Joyce Foundation
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Call for Joyce Papers (Graduate Students and New Ph.D.s Especially)

Papers on any Joycean topic are requested for the International James Joyce Foundation Panel at the Twentieth-Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky to be held on February 18-20, 2016. For this particular panel, graduate students and new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply - priority will be given to graduate students and new faculty at the beginning of their careers. If you are directing a graduate student or if you know of a likely candidate who is keen to present their work, please forward this message to them and encourage them to apply.

Old age and aging in British theatre and drama - An edited collection

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:36pm
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dr Katarzyna Bronk

In contrast to the ongoing childhood studies, humanistic gerontology is still largely an unexplored research area, despite more and more attention being paid to old age by historians, sociologists and literary scholars. The latter have taken up the subject of aging and the elderly, trying to create something like an all-encompassing literary "meta-narrative old age" (Johnson and Thane, eds., Old age from antiquity to post-modernity, 17). Johnson and Thane suggest that this may be a fallacy and that one should rather focus on more contained historical and socio-cultural research areas when studying the processes and meaning of aging. This way, for instance, one can avoid interpretative mistakes attributed to Georges Minois.

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