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GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA - Philadelphia (Nov. 5 to 7, 2015)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:31am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, proposals might also include:

MLA Volume: Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women's Writing

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:06am
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Deepika Bahri (Emory) and Filippo Menozzi (Kent)
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We invite proposals for a volume in the MLA Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women's Writing, edited by Deepika Bahri and Filippo Menozzi.

This volume seeks meaningful responses to the following questions: What do we teach when we teach South Asian women's writing? How do we teach it in a variety of contexts? How is our pedagogy changing in response to new developments: digital contexts, emergent genres, changes in the publishing industry, and growing anxiety about the under representation of nonanglophone writing?

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Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:32am
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Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
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Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.

HBCUstory Symposium 2015

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:19am
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Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D./ HBCUstory, Inc.

HBCUstory Symposium 2015 | Call for Papers
Theme | Reconstruction in an Age of Resistance: Respecting our Roots. Restoring our Rites.
Presented by | HBCUstory, Inc. + Fisk University

HBCUstory Inc., in partnership with the Fisk University, proudly presents the third annual HBCUstory SYMPOSIUM Oct. 9-10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Held in Nashville, Tennessee, a distinctively southern city that is home to four of the nation's 107 HBCUs, the two-day research and cultural symposium is first of its kind to convene Historically Black College and University (HBCU) researchers, presidents, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:31pm
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Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association
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Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film. Contact Dr. C. Ernst for complete cfp/details.

E-mail 200-250 word proposals (15.-min. papers), incl. a-v needs. (For identified grad. studs., $200 cash prize for best paper.)

Proposal submission deadline: Aug. 21, 2015, with acceptance notification by Aug. 31. Early-bird response for early submissions.

[UPDATE] Speculative Fiction – SAMLA - Deadline Extended

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:31pm
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Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
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Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together is that there is some "unrealistic" element, whether it's magical, supernatural, or even a futuristic, technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to H.P. Lovecraft to William Gibson. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.

Wrestling with the Angels: Exploring Stuart Hall's Theoretical Legacy (25-27 February 2016)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 2:18pm
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TU Dortmund University, Germany

Stuart Hall, who passed away in February 2014, was one of the founding figures of what is known today as 'Cultural Studies' and long-time director of the renowned Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham. Besides that, he was a central figure of the British New Left, founding editor of the journal New Left Review, and one of England's most charismatic public intellectuals.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:56pm
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Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

With its insightful and quirky brand of humour, Issa Rae's popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011- 2013) has shown how alternative pathways for the production, circulation and reception of interactive new media also makes possible a more expansive approach to the question of who and what can be funny. Much of the humour in Awkward Black Girl arises from the social ineptitude of J, its titular character. The series' characterization of her subjectivity as multi-layered and complex also prompts interrogation of gender and racial stereotypes through humour, and the ways in which digital platforms create opportunities for women and minority media-makers to develop their projects outside of mainstream media industries.

SEMA 2015: Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock -- Oct. 22-24

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 11:01am
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Southeastern Medieval Association
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You are cordially invited to participate in the 2015 meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. This year's meeting will take place at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursday, October 22, 2015 through Saturday, October 24, 2015, and is sponsored by the University of Central Arkansas.
The theme of this year's meeting is "Heaven, Hell, and Little Rock," in celebration of a host of anniversaries celebrated this year (the Fourth Lateran Council, the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth, the burning of Jan Hus, the signing of the Magna Carta). We welcome submissions and encourage panels related to these anniversaries or on other medieval topics.

Asians in the Americas (AIA) Symposium November 6-7, 2015 La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 8:45am
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Asians in the Americas (AIA) and La Salle University
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The Asians in the Americas symposium started in 2012 at Southeast Missouri State University as an answer and partial solution to the complete absence of any meaningful discussion of the many aspects of what it means to be Asian in the Americas in the forums that already existed. The scholars wanted to remove the topics from their status of being historical "footnotes." The symposium was the desired format because it combined scholarly research with the opportunity for in-depth conversation.

Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450-1630. 21-22 September 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:22am
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Tracey Sowerby / University of Oxford

Diplomatic studies increasingly focus on the cultural and social aspects of diplomatic practice and stress the agency of individuals within international relations. Despite this, many scholars often still investigate within the parameters of national diplomatic corps or explore one end of a bilateral relationship. In contrast, this conference will focus on the cohorts of diplomats sent by different polities to the Habsburgs and Popes to explore the ways in which diplomacy fostered cultural exchange (defined broadly) at early modern courts in this crucial period for the development of the type and scope of diplomatic activity with which early modern rulers engaged.

Poverty in Literature, Arts and the Media

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 5:05am
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Inter Artes - Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia - Università di Cassino
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The poor in literature, arts and in the media:
Artistic and social representations of poverty

Up to the eighteenth century, the theme of poverty in art and literature was dominated by the evangelical model.

SAMLA 87 CFP: Composing Literary Composition (due 6/1/15)

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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 6:25pm
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Hilarie Ashton

Although literature and composition/rhetoric depend on each other in interlocking, sometimes iterative ways, they are very often considered and taught completely separately, sometimes even housed in different departments. In this panel, we endeavor to bring them closer together, examining the ways in which their concerns and methods overlap, whether easily or fitfully.

Proposed papers can consider questions including but not limited to:
What is intriguing or useful about the histories of comp-rhet and literature that's instructive for teaching one or both of them today?

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