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CfP: 5th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Barcelona, 27 – 28 March

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:51am
Ciucurescu Cristina/ Euroacademia

Euroacademia cordially invites you to
The 5th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers'

27 – 28 March 2015, Barcelona, Spain

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 1st of February 2015
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 15th of February 2015

Description and aims

Graham Greene and his Contemporaries

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:08am
Graham Greene International Festival

The Graham Greene International Festival is an annual event that takes place in Berkhamsted towards the end of September. The eighteenth Festival will take place from 24-28 September, 2015.

Papers are being sought for the morning of Friday 25 September on any aspect of Graham Greene's life and/or work, and/or his relationship with other writers, filmmakers, or thinkers.

Please send your proposed titles for a 15 minute paper, together with a 250 word abstract, to grahamgreenefestivalcfp@gmail.com by 10th April 2015.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - MARCH 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 4:55am
HYPERION UNIVERSITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
THE
"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS

THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES

INVITES YOU
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED
COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE
Date: 12 March, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

[UPDATE] "Teaching Poe and Popular Culture," a PSA panel at the 26th Annual ALA Conference in Boston, MA (May 21-24, 2015)

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:51pm
Poe Studies Association

Few American writers have enjoyed the posthumous popularity of Poe, whose works inspire adaptations in various genres such as film and graphic novel while lunchboxes and bobblehead figures commemorate the man himself. Such popularity is a boon for teachers of Poe, who can use movies, comic books, and online videos to help students make sense of a nineteenth-century writer whose stories and poems might seem, at first glance, peculiar and puzzling. Contemporary creative reinterpretations of Poe's writings also provide insight into how we remove Poe from his antebellum milieu and refashion him to suit our tastes.

[UPDATE] Introduction to Literature Blog

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 7:59pm
Introduction to Literature Blog

Introduction to Literature: Unique Approaches for Teaching Commonly Assigned Texts is a newly developing blog page which will feature blog posts that include theoretical foundations and assignment specifics as well as narratives of reflective practice for many of the most frequently assigned literary works in introductory-level literature courses. We are specifically looking for unique and engaging activities that create opportunities for students to interact with commonly assigned texts. Submissions of assignments for both face-to-face and online classrooms are encouraged; additionally, contributors are welcomed to discuss how one assignment could be successfully implemented both face-to-face and online.

CFP: Eco-Pedagogies

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:46pm
Kudzu House Quarterly

Issue Theme: Teaching Green Humanities and Ecocriticism

Guest Edited by Alison Lacivita

For our autumnal scholarly issue, we are interested in papers exploring pedagogical approaches to teaching sustainability, ecocriticsm, ecopoetics, and greening the humanities.

We are also interested in book reviews of pedagogical books and edited collections. We can generally provide a review copy. If one is needed, email editor@kudzuhouse.org.

http://quarterly.kudzuhouse.org/submit.html#calls

[UPDATE] "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" -- Deadline extended to January 31, 2015

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:23pm
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

* The historical King Richard III

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays

* The relationship between history and tragedy in Shakespeare's time and after

* How Richard III changes in adaptations

[UPDATE] FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION - JAN. 26th: "Freaks and Geeks"

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:04pm
University of Calgary English Department Free Exchange Graduate Conference

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

Currents One-day Conference on Irish Literature, Culture and Civilisation.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:38pm
Pôle Irlande, Institut du Monde Anglophone, Université Paris 3

Currents
'Still waters running deep
Along the embankment walk'
(Seamus Heaney)

Call for Papers: Currents One-day Conference on Irish Literature, Culture and Civilisation.

Conference Date: 17th April 2015
Location:
Institut du Monde Anglophone
05, rue de l'Ecole de médecine
75 006 Paris
Contact: currentsconference@gmail.com
Conference Organisers: Dr. Dúnlaith Bird (Université Paris-Sud) and Fanny Quément (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), with Pôle Irlande.

A War of No Common Description: The Transnational Reception of Waterloo in the 19th Century (18-19 June 2015; deadline 20 March)

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:41am
University of Leuven, Campus Brussels (Belgium)

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the Centre for Reception Studies (http://www.receptionstudies.be) of
the University of Leuven organizes a conference on the transnational reception of the event in the 19th century. Recent scholarship has compellingly demonstrated that the Battle evoked incisive socio-political and cultural responses that deeply impacted 19th-century aesthetic theory and production, as well as ideas of nationhood, history, community and cultural memory. Within an interdisciplinary framework of literary criticism and historiography, reception and cultural memory studies, we welcome papers

Adoption Studies -- MLA Convention 2016

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:25am
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its session at the MLA Annual Convention in Austin, TX. January 7-10, 2016.

Comparative Approaches to Adoption

This panel considers how disciplines of Comparative Studies (including Comparative Literature, Comparative Race, and Comparative Media Studies) can provide insight on adoption and its representations. Topics might include representations of adoption in non-Anglophone texts, adoption across different media (print, film, television, graphic novels, videogames, curated collections, Youtube videos, apps), and comparative approaches to thinking about adoption in relation to diverse ethnic and national communities.

Subversive Lehigh Valley Journal-- Call for Papers

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:30am
Lehigh Valley Vanguard (www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Lehigh Valley Vanguard is seeking submissions of critical prose which showcase community-oriented and/or activist work that provides social commentary on diverse dimensions of human suffering, such as poverty, marginalization, racism, and political, structural, and gender-based violence. Those accepted will be published in our open-access online journal.

Submissions may take a variety of approaches to this topic: historical, polemical, examination of literary works, book reviews.

CfP: Global History Student Conference April 24-25 in Berlin

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:08am
Björn Holm

Good day!

We - an international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin - would like to inform You about a conference in Global History for bachelor and graduate students, April 24-25 in Berlin. (We will be able to cover some travel and accommodation expenses.) Our idea is to provide a venue for ambitious students to spread and discuss their projects with a larger audience. This conference presents a very good opportunity to broaden perspectives ahead of future challenges. We accept texts written in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and the discussions will be held in English.

Death/Work: Afterlives of the Black Mortuary—ASA 2015 Toronto

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:27pm
American Studies Association

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel investigating "the black mortuary," an analytic that considers the place of the black deceased within cultural, economic, and intellectual practices. Informed, in part, by Vincent Brown's groundbreaking text The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery, this panel will explore the conceptual and constitutive work that racial death performs. We invoke a popular African American colloquialism, "who's got the body," to locate the contested ownerships of the (deceased) black body. And we ask, how might the corporeal remnants of blackness foreshadow new possibilities for myriad forms of oppositional action?

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