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Toy Story at 20 - a one-day symposium - University of Sunderland, 13 Nov 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:35am
University of Sunderland

Symposium CFP
Toy Story at 20
13th November 2015

A one-day symposium hosted by the University of Sunderland's Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, to be held at the David Puttnam Media Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, University of Sunderland, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Paul Wells (Loughborough University) and Dr Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia)

Deadline for abstracts: 22nd May 2015

2015 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:21am
Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop

Event: 2015 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop
Dates: Monday, June 8th through Sunday, June 14th
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 1st

What is the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop?
The Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop is an online, asynchronous, interdisciplinary, participant-driven workshop for individuals working on feminist-oriented research projects. The workshop offers an online forum where participants can exchange scholarship and ideas.

SAMLA 2015: Contemporary Literature & Popular Music

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:49pm
Mary McCampbell

The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).

[UPDATE] MMLA Illustrated Texts: CFP Due April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:25pm
Chris Martiniano / Midwest Modern Language Association

The Illustrated Texts session welcomes papers as well as innovative or even illustrative presentations that interrogate the concept of illustration broadly construed. In addition to proposals that explore traditionally illustrated texts, this panel also invites proposals that question the illustrative nature of much of our own work. Does illustration "light up, clear up, or elucidate" our text as its etymology suggests or is it operating differently?


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:31pm

ISSN 2347-6869 (Open Access)
ISSN 2347-2146 (Print)

SOCRATES is an international, multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as par of the Harvard Dataverse Network. This journal appears quarterly in English, Hindi, Persian in 22 disciplines.

Neo-Victorianism and Discourses of Education

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:18pm
Neo-Victorian Studies

Neo-Victorianism & Discourses of Education

Special Issue of Neo-Victorian Studies – extended deadline: 15 October 2015

SCMLA 2015: French I: Linguistics and Literature to 1600

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:49pm
Cristian Bratu

South Central Modern Language Association

72nd Annual Conference
October 31 - November 3, 2015, Nashville, TN

The regular session French I: Linguistics and Literature to 1600 invites papers on an open topic. Please send abstracts (250-500 words) or papers to Cristian Bratu ( by April 25, 2015.

Meta-Play: Early Modern Drama and Metatheatre (13-14 June 2015, University of Kent, UK; proposals due 4 May)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:19pm
University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)

Now that over half a century has passed since Lionel Abel coined the term 'metatheatre' with particular reference to the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and even identified a new genre, the 'metaplay', it is time for a conference that will bring together academics and theatre practitioners to re-assess the place of metatheatre in early modern drama studies. This interdisciplinary conference will invite literary scholars and theatre historians as well as actors and directors to consider metatheatre's hugely influential role in critical theories, methodologies and lexicons, exploring its conceptual significance both in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and our own historical period.

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** Animals in Literature and Film

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:44pm
MMLA 2015

This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:23pm
University of Salford

2015 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference

Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes


Date: Monday 16 November 2015

Venue: MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester.

This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2015 Salford International Media Festival (see:

Beckett and Vice Feb. 21-24, 2016

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:17pm
Paul Shields

Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County, CA
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S. E. Gontarski

Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:

Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. asceticism

CFP: RSA 2016 Milton panels and papers

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:12pm
Milton Society of America

Call for Papers

RSA Boston, 31 March -2 April 2 2016

The Milton Society of America seeks panels and papers for its sessions at the 62nd annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. As an Associate Organization, the MSA may submit up to five guaranteed panels.

Proposals covering any aspect of Milton studies will be given full consideration, but especially desirable are those falling under the following rubrics:

-The Americas

-Periodization (Renaissance, Early Modern, Long Restoration)

-Early modern epistemologies, including natural philosophy, cosmology, and hermeticism

2015 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:41am
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

2015 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2015 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday,1-4 October 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH. The conference seeks papers on Western animation, Japanese animation (anime), and animation from other cultures. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions: