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[UPDATE] CFP: Global Dickens - NeMLA 2016 (deadline Sept. 30, 2015)

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Please note that the deadline is fast approaching for submission of proposals for the NeMLA panel sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please see CFP below and note that proposals should not be sent to the panel organizer but instead, please post directly on the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp
If you search for "Dickens," our panel will come up, and you can easily upload your proposal.

Thank you,

Diana Archibald
diana_archibald@uml.edu

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2016 Panel Still Laughing: Ancient Comedy and Its Descendants DUE 9/30

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 4:27pm
Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY) and Barry Spence (University of Massachusetts)

Aristotle in his Poetics outlines his theory of tragedy and gives readers a framework for assessing and understanding the genre; his treatise providing the equivalent analysis of comedy has sadly been lost, and as a result, it is difficult to find a unified theory of ancient comedy. Perhaps the closest we have is Democritus' statement that "Laughter is a complete conception of the world." Centuries later, Bakhtin would elaborate upon this sentiment by claiming that the carnivalesque comedy allows for dialogue between multiple genres and voices in order to create a world in which societal structures are upended.

[MELUS] Religion and US Ethnic Literature

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 3:14pm
J. Stephen Pearson (University of North Georgia) and Rachel R. Luckenbill (Duquesne University)

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Motor Culture and the Road" Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:14am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.

Louisiana Folklore Society 2016 Annual Meeting Friday, April 8, 2016- Saturday, April 9, 2015

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:40pm
Louisiana Folklore Society

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2016 annual meeting. We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, we encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The conference begins with a keynote address on Friday evening, April 8th. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Henry Glassie.

Call for Papers: 21st Century Film and Television

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 4:15pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector is developing a special (potentially double) issue on the evolving roles of television and film in the twenty-first century. The issue(s) will feature research that illuminates cultural, aesthetic, or material aspects of contemporary popular media, which is created, interpreted, and recreated in an environment filled with interactive channels, where films, television-streaming programming, and news of the day are "events" shaped by forces ranging from corporate entities to celebrities to active members of participatory culture.

Film Studies

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:57pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Feb 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposals are now being accepted until November 1, 2015 for the Film Studies Area at the 2015 SWPACA Conference.

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

Feminist Press Book Club on Sex Work

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
The Feminist Press

Dear colleagues,
The Feminist Press at CUNY [feministpress.org] is excited to announce the second book in their book club program! This is an opportunity for groups of students to gather at university Women's Centers (or similar student groups, or classes) for engaging and exciting conversations with leading feminist thinkers and activists. Last year, we launched this program with the anthology The Feminist Porn Book, and hosted a video conference discussion group with editor, contributor, and feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino. Tristan took students' questions live via Skype and led a discussion based on their interest in the book.

UPDATE - 25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:11pm
BCPCS Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

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