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"Cities of the Future" - 2016 NeMLA - Hartford, CT

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert / Carnegie Mellon University
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This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums. In particular, it seeks papers responding to one or more of the following questions: In what ways have American writers and filmmakers envisioned future urban landscapes? In what ways have these visions changed over the course of American history and why? How have urban theorists, critics, and reformers as well as particular ideologies (Christian, technocratic, socialist, libertarian, environmentalist, etc.) shaped them? In what ways do the past and present (or the erasure of the past and/or present) affect their depictions?

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"
Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Conference
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

1616 Symposium (Rhodes College, April 21-22, 2016)

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare at Rhodes
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2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Rhodes College, through the bequest of Dr. Iris Annette Pearce, celebrates Shakespeare's quatercentenary anniversary with a free public symposium on the year 1616 on April 21-22, 2016:

www.rhodes.edu/1616

Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear (4/2/2016). Abstracts: 12/1/2015

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fourth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The conference theme is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear."

Abstract deadline: December 1, 2015.

CFP: SWPACA Myth and Fairy Tales Area (11/1/15; 2/10-13/16)

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Abstracts/Proposals Due: 1 November 2015
Submit proposals to: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM
Conference information available at http://southwestpca.org

CFP: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (11/1/15; 2/10-13/16)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 9:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Submit proposals to: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 10-13, 2016
Albuquerque, NM
http://southwestpca.org/

Submission deadline: November 1, 2015
Submit proposals to: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
dr Katarzyna Bronk

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

KiSSiT: SHAKESPEARE AND THE STATE OF EXCEPTION, Kingston-upon-Thames, December 19, 2015

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT), part of the London Graduate School, is a forum for research by postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program is committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers—from Aristotle to Žižek.

Following the success of its conference on 'Shakespeare and Waste', Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory seeks participants for a one-day conference on 'Shakespeare and the State of Exception' to be held on Saturday 19 December, 2015 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames.

North American Literature and the Environment. Deadline Oct. 30, 2015

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 2:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jim Daems
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I am putting together a proposal for a collection of essays for the North American Literature and the Environment, 1600-1900 series for Ashgate. The book will focus on the 16th and 17th centuries, and particularly on how religious views of the period, be they Puritan or Church of England, for example, play a role in how the environment or the colonial enterprise is represented in the work(s) of an author or authors. I am also thinking of such representation in a way that can consider broader categories beyond just theology—gender, sexuality, race, ecocriticism, etc. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
How does a particular religious worldview influence a writer's representation of the North American environment?

[REMINDER] Immigrant Narratives and U.S. Racial Identities, NeMLA 2016. DEADLINE SEPT. 30, 2015

updated: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hardeep Sidhu / University of Rochester
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America's unique—and largely implicit—system of racial identification is one of many complex institutions that newly arrived immigrants must navigate. Recent literature about immigration (e.g., Adichie, Americanah [2013], Sharma, Family Life [2014]) highlights this steep learning curve alongside more overt challenges like language and customs. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about narratives from any period in which immigrants negotiate racial categories in the United States.

This panel will be part of the 47th annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Hartford, CT (March 17-20, 2016).

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2015.

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