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Injury & Response: Literary Rivalry in the 18th Century [MLA 2016 Special Session]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:52pm
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David Diamond / University of Chicago
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We invite papers for an MLA 2016 special session exploring the influence of literary rivalries on genre, print culture, and criticism during the long eighteenth century. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to David Diamond (dmd@uchicago.edu) and Tristan Schweiger (tschweiger@uchicago.edu).

CFP--Crime/Criminal/Criminality (Special Journal Issue)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:08pm
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in/

Vol. 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

Deadline of Submission: 15 March 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

We seek submissions that explore the fluidity and the dynamics of this concept of crime/criminal/criminality from theoretical or interdisciplinary vantage points that transgress into the transgressive. The issue seeks submissions along, but not limited to, the following areas:

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies--Call for Papers (Updated)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:53pm
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Online | Open-Access | Peer-Reviewed | ISSN 2393-9001
http://theapollonian.in/

Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March-April 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

Objects of Global Media

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:12pm
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Paul Benzon / MLA 2016
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Objects of Global Media -- MLA 2016 (http://bit.ly/mla16objects)

What are the symptomatic objects of global media? Where are they? What characterizes the networks they circulate through, and what do their circulations (or lack thereof) tell us about questions of power, embodiment, law, temporality? What histories do they exist within, and how might they help us reimagine those histories more critically and productively? How might we see the stakes of global media culture differently if we rethink them around an object such as the earbud, the undersea cable, the SIM card, or the server rack?

John Dos Passos and the Other Arts (SAMLA 2015: 13-15 Nov, Durham, NC)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 1:47pm
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John Dos Passos Society
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John Dos Passos was undoubtedly one of the most eclectic American writers of his generation. Faithful as he was to the intermedial aesthetics of modernism, he did not limit himself to the role of novelist, but frequently also crossed over into the neighboring arts: as an accomplished painter and illustrator, as a playwright and sometime set designer for the New Playwrights Theatre, and through his work on Hollywood cinema and documentary film. The resulting cross-pollination would fuel Dos Passos's creativity over the years, influencing his most celebrated novels.

Gender and Early Modern English Drama - RMMLA, Santa Fe, Oct 8-10, 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 1:40pm
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Rocky Mountain MLA
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This session seeks papers on any aspect of gender and Early Modern English drama. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 8-10, 2015. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Kirsten Inglis (kainglis@ucalgary.ca) by March 15, 2015. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 31, 2015. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

Weird South (MLA 2016)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 1:30pm
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The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The south has long been tied to adjective "weird," and not just in Austin, Texas. As a slogan that began as a way to promote local businesses, the idea of "keeping ________ weird," resonates with representational practices, economic structures, and counter-cultural mystique. But what does it mean to be weird in a region that already seems to be a repository for weirdness? And how does one talk about the "weird," without re-inscribing southern exceptionalism? This panel invites papers that recover, examine, interrogate, and theorize the weird south. All approaches and archives are welcome as we attempt to make sense of the relationship between the weird and the southern.

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