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From the Page to the Stage: Authorial Adaptation from Fiction to Drama - Special Session at the SAMLA conference (Nov. 13-15)

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:47pm
Renee Schatteman/ South Atlantic Modern Language Associaion

Most stage adaptations are written by someone other than the author of the source material, but this panel will examine the issues and complexities that arise when an author chooses to transition a work from a narrative into a dramatic form. Given the unique aspects of dramatic writing (the economy of expression, the restrictions of time and space, the immediacy of the action, the reliance on dialogue and movement, etc.), what might motivate an author to adapt his or her fictional work and what does the adaption reveal about the original text (as well as the author)? Papers about contemporary writers are particularly welcomed.

Oceanic Literatures and Cultures: Standing Session at PAMLA 2015 (Nov. 6th-8th), in Portland, OR

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We are seeking paper proposals for a standing session on Oceanic Literature and Culture at PAMLA 2015, which will take place from November 6th-8th at Portland State University, Oregon.

This session is open to a broad range of topics pertaining to Oceania, including: travel narratives, tourism, colonialism, post-colonialism, exploration, and cultural exchange.

PAMLA 2015-Portland-U.S. Lit Before 1865

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:58pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

The 113th Annual PAMLA Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower and Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on November 6-8, 2015.

This standing sessions seeks papers on any topic in American literature before 1865. Please submit your paper title, a 500 word proposal, and a 50 word abstract via our online proposal system here: http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals by May 15, 2015.

AV equipment is very limited this year, so please indicate whether you plan on needing AV support.

Contributors Wanted for Low-Tech Film-Making Textbook

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:40pm
Alan Smithee Publications

I'm a f/t professor in cinema with recent success running a two semester university course on film-making on your mobile phone (See Baker's "Tangerine" 2015 at Sundance for an inspiring example [not my work]). My schtick is using the mobile phones and tablets students already have in their pockets plus freely available editing software to create low-tech solutions to high-tech shooting dilemmas. Why? Because I had to run a university film-school before any equipment arrived. I've got enough from my lecture notes for the bare bones of a textbook on the subject but I want more content and am willing to pay for it (or share authorship if the contribution so warrants). So ...

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:02pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Call for Papers: Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Collections area

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:34pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The ​Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Collections​area of the N​ortheast Popular/American Culture Association ​welcomes paper submissions from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, patrons, and researchers of popular culture and information settings of all types.

We encourage panel proposals, as well as, individual submissions.

NEPCA's 2015 fall conference will be held on the campus of ​Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH)​the weekend of ​October 30-31, 2015​.

The deadline for proposals is ​June 15, 2015​. ​

CFP for Film at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Conference (October 1-4, 2015)

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:07pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS ON FILM

2015 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thursday-Sunday
October 1-4, 2015
Please submit abstract (250 words) or panel proposal (including titles) on any aspect of Film to the MPCA/ACA submissions website (submissions.mpcaaca.org).

Deadline for receipt of submissions is April 30, 2015.

CFP: PAMLA 2015 Conference, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 6-8, 2015; May 15 Proposal Deadline

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for paper proposals for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is May 15, 2015.

PAMLA has almost 150 approved sessions on topics ranging from American Literature before 1865 and Italian Cinema to the Films of Richard Linklater and Narrative and Time (please see PAMLA's CFP page for a full list of approved sessions: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-area ). You may propose a paper to any of these sessions via PAMLA's online paper submission system. See pamla.org/2015 for more information.

CFP: Jewish Literature and Culture, PAMLA Conference (5/15/2015 submission deadline)

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:36am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This approved session on Jewish Literature and Culture for the November 6-8, 2015 Portland, OR PAMLA Conference welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. Submit paper proposals to pamla.org/2015 online submission system.

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

Immigration and Migration

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:22am
Edited Volume of Reference Encyclopedia on Contemporary Issues and People of Color by ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

As part of a five-volume reference encyclopedia examining contemporary issues that people of color experience in the United States, this Call for Papers for Volume 5 focuses on immigration and migration. This includes original essays and debate questions.

See our website for details:

https://sites.google.com/site/alvarohuertasite/call-for-papers-immigrati...

Parenthood and Childhood in the Middle Ages

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:15am
Phoebe C. Linton & Rachel Delman, University of Edinburgh & Oxford

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Rachel Moss (Oxford) &
Dr Sarah Dunnigan (Edinburgh)

In recent years, scholars from a range of disciplines have considered how concepts such as 'family' and 'the home' can be used to understand and explore the wider structures of medieval society. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers from across the Humanities, in order to consider these approaches and to identify new avenues for the study of family life in the medieval world.

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