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Creating and Un-creating the World in the Romantic Imagination

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:02pm
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SAMLA

The Romantics era was rife with social and economic shifts and imbalances as the Industrial Revolution brought destruction to the natural world and further stratification of the classes. In this increasingly dystopian climate, Romantic authors often sought an idyllic nature in which to imbue their utopian views; as such, the Romantic imagination became a mechanism through which authors essentially deconstructed the dystopian world and created the utopian imagination. Conversely, the Romantics sometimes deconstructed the utopian environment as a means to express the dystopian imagination.

Busting Boundaries: Unexpected Interdisciplinarity

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:50pm
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MMLA--special sessions

To those whose imaginative or scholarly inclinations chafe at fixed boundaries, the limitations they imply can inspire rebellion—that is an attempt to breach the boundaries and explore what lies beyond them. This session solicits papers that address literary topics using tools or approaches from disciplines that rarely meet in the same paper. For example, in what ways can mathematics provide a new or different interpretive lens for a literary text? Or what can poetry tell us about biology?

Submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by April 20.

Children's Literature and Adaptation (Proposed Panel at IRSCL Congress 2017)

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:43pm
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IRSCL (International Research Society for Children’s Literature) Congress 2017
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In her second edition of Theory of Adaptation (2013), critic Linda Hutcheon presents a refreshingly new approach to adaptation, one that examines adaptive versions "laterally, not vertically" (xv), rather than one that privileges the source text. For Hutcheon, adaptation is both "process" and "product" of creation and reception, and the potential for change is endless, the life-giving possibilities of the adaptation infinite.

Special Issue: The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction (submissions due Feb. 10, 2017)

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:41pm
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Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "The Rising Tide of Climate Change Fiction," guest-edited by Stef Craps (Ghent University) and Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), which will be published in spring 2018 as part of the journal's 50th anniversary volume.

Poetry and Poetics at PAMLA (Pasadena, November 11-13)

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The standing Poetry and Poetics session seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspects of poetry and poetics, but paper proposals on any of the following three topics are particularly welcome: 1) the presence and role of the person(al) in linguistically experimental poetics; 2) ecopoetics; 3) the conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties" in relation to modern and/or contemporary American poetry.

SAMLA 88: Queering Composition Pedagogy

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 1:37pm
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Justin Grant / Florida International University
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The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) will hold its 88th conference from November 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL. More information about the conference is available here: https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference

The following is a call for paper proposals for a rhetoric/composition panel on "Queering Composition Pedagogy":

Call for Presentations/Artwork - 2016 Fashion: Now & Then Conference

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:38am
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Nicole LaMoreaux/LIM College

Fashion: Now & Then: Fashion as Art
October 20 - 22, 2016
LIM College, New York City, NY

Call for Presentations & Artwork

Submission Due Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
Date of Notification: Monday, June 27, 2016

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the sixth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and art in fashion. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

Spanish II: Peninsular Literature after 1700

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:29am
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Midwest Modern Language Association Conference 2016

This panel welcomes papers that explore any aspect of Peninsular Literature after 1700, especially those dealing with the convention's theme: "Border States." Please email abstracts of 250 words (along with your first and last names, institutional affiliation, preferred email, and paper title) to Isaac García-Guerrero at isaac.garciaguerrero@wisc.edu. The deadline to submit proposals is April 20, 2016.

Revista Atenea - journal of humanities & social sciences (20 August 2016)

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:26am
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Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
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Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXVI). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

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