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[UPDATE: Deadline Nov.15, 2015] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:59am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 15, 2015. Listed below are possible topics; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Cinema in and out of the Archive
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography: Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Genre Film & Genre Theory
▪ Third Cinema and Indigenous Filmmaking

Environment, Economy & Climate Change: Stages in Transition, 4-5 July 2016

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 5:57am
Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham, UK

Environment, Economy & Climate Change: Stages in Transition
4-5 July 2016, Department of Drama and Theatre Arts (George Cadbury Hall), University of Birmingham, UK
Conference organisers: Dr Vicky Angelaki and Professor Graham Saunders

International Seminar on "Politics, History and Fiction in South Asia with Special Focus on Pakistan and North East India

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:27am
Department of English, Gauhati University

International Seminar on "Politics, History and Fiction in South Asia with Special Focus on Pakistan and North East India
(Date: 25-27 February, 2016)

The Department of English, Gauhati University, in its series International Seminars on Contemporary South Asian Fictions in English is happy to announce the second conference of the series. This time the focus is on Pakistan and North East India: an attempt at mapping its culture, literature, people, politics and conflicts—in short, ensuring comprehensibility from our varied locations and positions. One of the many themes in this seminar will be to consider the issues that concern writers of/from Pakistan and writers from North-Eastern parts of India.

[Update] Film Studies Area [Deadline Extended]

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:55pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Feb 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The deadline for proposals has been extended to November 15, 2015 for the Film Studies Area at the 2016 SWPACA Conference.

Papers on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry will be considered. Paper presentations should be no more than 20 minutes and they should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Nov. 8 for "Creating the Renaissance" at CEA

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:50pm
Lynne M. Simpson / Colllege English Association

47th Annual CEA Conference
March 31-April 2, 2016
Denver, CO

"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name."
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the theme of"creation" in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 47th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies.

CFP / Conference Announcement -- Shakespeare the Next 400 Years (Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark, April 22-24, 2016)

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:22pm
Ema Vyroubalova (Trinity College Dublin)

THE ELSINORE CONFERENCE: An Interdisciplinary Event (Drama, Literature, Film) on the Legacy and Future of Shakespeare's Work
April 22-24, 2016
Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark
https://www.tees.ac.uk/elsinore/

Calls for papers are now open for seminars and workshops to be held during this conference on the legacy and future of Shakespeare's work at the Kronborg Castle (the setting of Hamlet) in Helsingør, Denmark.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Sessions, American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:23pm
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Sessions, American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

"Hawthorne, Poe, and Childhood"

Proposals for papers on the topic of "Hawthorne, Poe, and Childhood" are sought for a Nathaniel Hawthorne Society session at the American Literature Association Conference.

Early American literature and culture-- SCSECS Feb 25-27 Deadline extended Nov 30

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:48pm
SOUTH CENTAL SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES

Seeking papers about Eighteenth-Century American literature and/or culture. Suggested topics include explorations of American publishing, literary studies, Europeans writing about or in America, re-valuations of Early American canonical pieces,and/or explorations of lesser known works.

The Sacramental Text Reconsidered - Special Issue - Christianity & Literature

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:21pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS

Christianity & Literature
Special Issues:
"THE SACRAMENTAL TEXT RECONSIDERED"

This special issue of Christianity & Literature furthers the journal's aim to investigate the complex relations between literature, drama, and Christian thought and history by bringing a critical eye to "sacramental" reading—to examine its limitations, unseen investments, and unexplored promises.

Special Issues - Christianity & Literature - "Sincerity"

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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 5:17pm
Christianity & Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS

Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
"SINCERITY"

Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer

The journal Christianity & Literature seeks essay submissions for two companion special issues to be published on the topic of "Sincerity." These issues will explore the various ways that the history and thought of Christianity informs what we understand by sincerity. One issue will be devoted to literature written through the European Romantic movement, and the other to literature written since.

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