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From Essentialism to Choice: American Cultural Identities and Their Literary Representations

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scripta Humana
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deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The reconsideration of culture and identity within the last three decades is very applicable to an analysis of varied modes of identity formation within the American context. Identity is no longer associated with unquestioned particularity relative to an individual sense of belonging to a specific nation, ethnic group, geographical location, religious organization, political party, and essentially defined features of other entities. It is deemed rather to be a continued process of cultural changeability and fluidity. Here, culture is understood as “the semantic space, the field of signs and practices, in which human beings construct and represent themselves and others, and hence their societies and histories.

[UPDATE] Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Screen Studies and the School of Culture and Communication, The Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

November 29-30, 2016

http://www.feastingonhannibal.com

 

Keynote Speakers:

Associate Professor Jane Stadler, The University of Queensland

Professor Angela Ndalianis, The University of Melbourne

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED 

YA Literature and Composition

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Tamara Girardi and Abigail Scheg
deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.

CFP NeMLA 2017: The Child in the Gothic Mode of Hispanic Cinema

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for Papers: The Child in the Gothic Mode of Hispanic Cinema

North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA) in Baltimore, MD – March 23-26, 2017

 

CFP NeMLA 2017: Hispanic Filmmaking in English?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for Papers: Hispanic Filmmaking in English?

North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA) in Baltimore, MD – March 23-26, 2017

 

UPDATE: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film, SAMLA 88 [proposal due June 8; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Film Studies Group
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities. In keeping with the theme of authorship and audience, we seek papers addressing writing, directing, visual style, and performance in dystopian films. Papers on the work of David Lynch or other directors of dystopian films are encouraged, and we especially welcome papers that incorporate close readings of films.

Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme are especially welcome; further topic ideas are listed below.

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature (SAMLA, November 4-6, 2016)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
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deadline: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More’s Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre.  Since the appearance of More’s text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda. 

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism.  Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by June 6, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre, rmcinty1@kennesaw.edu.

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elza C. Tiner / Lynchburg College
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deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DRAMA SOCIETY

Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

 

The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, UK, from 3-6 July 2017.  The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2017 – is ‘Otherness’. This focus has been chosen for its wide application across all centuries and regions and its impact on all disciplines devoted to this epoch.

Review Americana

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Americana: An Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review Americana is now reading for our Spring 2016 issue, published in July.

Please consider forwarding this information to creative writers in all genres.

They can check us out online here: http://www.americanpopularculture.com/review.htm

Attach and email submissions to editor@americanpopularculture.com 

Thank you!

Performing the Monstrous on the Early Modern Stage, RSA 2017

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Mello
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deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

This panel seeks proposals that examine the performance of the monstrous on the early modern stage. Performances of the monstrous include but are not limited to deformity, animals, devils, witches, and other supernatural beings performed on stage. Proposals should consider the vibrant medieval iconographic images of the monstrous that continued to stimulate the early modern imagination. Questions to be addressed might include: how did staging the monstrous secure or collpase boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms? Did the monstrous on stage enforce or interrogate political, cultural, or religious authority? How might staging the monstrous call attention to the cultural power of the stage?

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christian Long / University of Queensland
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deadline: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Albert Brooks

CFP: Peer-reviewed Journal. ES. Revista de Filología Inglesa

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Valladolid
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deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The new Editorial Board of ES. Revista de Filología Inglesa is pleased to announce its Call for Submissions for Issue 38 (2017).

ES. Revista de Filología Inglesa, a refereed scientific journal published yearly by the Department of Filología Inglesa at the University of Valladolid, cordially invites submission of original manuscripts, in the form of research articles and book reviews, dealing with all major areas of English Studies, these including Language and Linguistics, Literature and Criticism, History and Culture, Translation Studies, and Philology and Textual Studies.

Territories, Borders and the New Geography

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation
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deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

call for papers

 

“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

All articles should be sent to: p.bassetti@globusetlocus.organddavide.cadeddu@unimi.it

 

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author, while abstracts and keywords have to be in English.

 

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