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Minor Voices? When Major Literary Authors Write for Children

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 3:48am
Stéphanie Durrans, University Bordeaux Montaigne, France

As part of the research project entitled Power in Minor Mode, the research group CLIMAS (Cultures et Littératures des Mondes Anglophones) is holding a two-day symposium on writers who cross the boundary from adult to children's literature (or vice versa) in the English language. The notion of minor is not here to be seen as a derogatory term indicating the lower rank in a binary hierarchical structure, but as a dynamic space of empowerment bringing new vitality to the notion of major.

AMSN3: Modernist Work

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:19pm
Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN)

AMSN3: Modernist Work

The Third Biennial Conference of the Australasian Modernist Studies Network

Date: 29-31 March 2016
Venue: University of New South Wales, Sydney

Abstracts due: 1 October 2015
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2015

[UPDATE] Twilight Fan Phenomena Abstracts Due June 15!

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Laurena Aker


Abstracts for FAN PHENOMENA: THE TWILIGHT SAGA are due June 15!

Chapter proposals for the next edition in the Fan Phenomena series, "Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga" are still being sought in several key areas.

The Fan Phenomena books explore the greatest pop culture stories of our time. The Twilight Saga's enduring popularity in literature, movies, graphic novels and short films makes it the perfect addition to the 16 iconic titles already included in the Fan Phenomena series!

Submissions for FAN PHENOMENA: THE TWILIGHT SAGA are still being sought in the following areas:

Mosaic CFP: Letters

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:54pm
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Call for Submissions

[UPDATE] Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015 [DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 15]

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
International James Joyce Foundation

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Command, Control, and Communication: Scholarly Perspectives on Seventy Years of Nuclear Weapons History

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 11:56am
National Communication Association

Command, Control, and Communication: Scholarly Perspectives on Seventy Years of Nuclear Weapons History
November 18, 2015
National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas
Deadline for proposal submission: June 30, 2015

Nuclear weapons were introduced to the world seventy years ago, beginning the era of "the Bomb." Historically speaking, the material, political, and social impacts of nuclear weapons defined the Cold War and the post-Cold War. Today, they continue to exert their power as they participate in forms of command, control, and communication on regional, national, and global scales.

Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:45am

Adaptation studies has recently grown into a vibrant, wide-ranging field of study. Scholars in literary, media, and cultural studies have used the concepts of adaptation and intertextuality to explore how content negotiates the transition from text to image, image to text, and across media platforms and/or cultures of production and reception.

WLA Proposal: Critical and Creative Approaches to Voyaging "Sans Trace" (Submission Deadline June 13, 2015)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:11pm
Raul B. Moreno, University of South Dakota, for Western Literature Association, Reno, NV, Oct. 14-17, 2015

Ahead of this fall's 50th anniversary conference of the Western Literature Association, which coincides with the release of a feature-length documentary, Oregon filmmaker Ian McCluskey's Les Voyageurs Sans Trace (Mountainfilm, 2015), this panel's organizer seeks proposals for both critical and creative works that engage the story of the so-called French Trio of 1938. Alternatively, this panel may engage similar narratives of North American river-running, early outdoor recreation in the West, or other formative adventures marked by the elusive "traces" of bygone journeys—especially those fueled by "free-spirited risk-taking." For context, the following is adapted from the filmmaker's synopsis:

Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 2:59pm
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011,

Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due September 1, 2015 to
Full articles due Decemeber 1, 2015
Projected publication May 2016

[DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 6, 2015] Whose (French) Renaissance? RSA Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 1:37pm
Renaissance Society of America

Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.

**Deadline Extended** - CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - due 7/1

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 1:21pm
2015 Film & History Conference - Madison, WI

CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - 2015 Film and History Conference

2015 Film and History Conference - Theme: Journeys, Detours, and Breakdowns
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
November 4-8, 2015

***Deadline extended*** Proposals due July 1, 2015


Exploitation Cinema Revisited