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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:12pm
Indiana University of Pennsylyvania English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA.

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting": 19-21 November 2015

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:46pm
De Montfort University / European Society for Textual Scholarship

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting"

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester England 19-21 November 2015

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001 to stage a major collective investigation into the state and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute papers are invited on topics such as:

Haki R. Madhubuti

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:56am
The Journal of Pan African Studies

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) seeks papers and multi-media content for a special edition on author, educator, poet, publisher, and institution builder Haki R. Madhubuti.

Papers should explore (but are not limited to):

The Postcolonial Studies Generation: MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 1 March, 2015)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:49am
South Asian Literary Association

This panel proposes to investigate the formation of a "Postcolonial Studies Generation": namely, a generation of artists who attended university after the consolidation of postcolonial studies in the academy in the 1980s, and whose artistic production bears the influence of this academic contact. The creative production of this generation includes literature, and extends beyond it, encompassing music, visual art, digital media, and other forms.

Religion and Early Literature (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:48am
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature

Given the difficulty of distinguishing between literary and religious texts in early periods, how do literary scholars differ in their approaches to early texts from scholars of religious studies? We invite papers on religious literature from the sixth to the seventeenth centuries, from a range of literary disciplines and languages (Old English, Scandinavian, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, etc.), exploring questions of approach and practice. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Adrienne Williams Boyarin, aboyarin@uvic.ca

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:44am
Elwood Watson

INTERACTIONS: Studies in Communication and Culture

Call for Papers

Thematic Issue: Masculinity in the 21st Century

Guest Editor: Elwood D. Watson, East Tennessee State University

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January)

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:56am
MLA Forum on Religion and Literature

Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies--science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction welcome. Panel sponsored by MLA Forum on Religion and Literature. Abstract/CV by 15 March 2015 to Liam Corley, wccorley@cpp.edu

Transgender Studies, Ecology, and the Environmental Humanities Panel at MLA 2016, January 7-10

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:33am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

For this panel, organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, we invite proposals for papers that place transgender studies and the environmental humanities into critical conversation, thus attending to existing gaps in scholarship when it comes to the relationships among "trans(gender)," "ecology," and "environment." For example, while materialist ecocriticism has shown concern for trans phenomena, such as the "trans-corporeality" discussed by Stacy Alaimo, that work has tended to reject the linguistic and discursive turns that have been so important to transgender scholarship and activism.

CFP: Narnia at 60; Modern Language Association, Austin TX, 7-10 2016

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:24am
Keith Dorwick

I am seeking speakers for a panel at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015. Successful panelists will present short critical papers (20 mins; 6 double spaced pages single sided; this is a firm limit) that discuss C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia as a whole on the 60th anniversary of the completion of its first complete publication (1950-1956).

EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL: LEOPARDI CROSSOVER

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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:39am
Suor Orsola Benincasa University Chair in Leopardian Hermeneutics And Ente Ville Vesuviane Foundation in cooperation with National Centre for Leopardi Studies Nazional Library of Naples

Advanced Specialisation Course
in Leopardian Hermeneutics
"European Leopardi, history and geography of reception and translations"

Naples-Italy
13-24 July 2015

Film, Media, and Music Conference (September 2-6, 2015)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 7:37pm
Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

The Long Beach Indie International Film Festival (www.longbeachindie.com) is looking for scholars, filmmakers, archivists, musicians, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2015 Film, Media, and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, and/or digital media.

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.

Poetry & Revolution (MSA 17, Boston, MA, November 19-22)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:15pm
Merrill Cole / Western Illinois University

Forty-one years after the publication of Julia Kristeva's landmark theoretical intervention in modernist studies, _La révolution du langage poétique_, this panel proposes, following the conference theme, "Modernism and Revolution," to reconsider the relationship of poetry to revolution, whether considered in terms of what happens within the language, the text's revolutionary effects, or its commitment to a wider revolutionary agenda. Does poetry promise what Arthur Rimbaud heralds as "étonnantes révolutions de l'amour" ["amazing revolutions of love"], or should it, acquiescing to W.H. Auden's dictum, concede that indeed it "makes nothing happen" and humble itself, surviving only as "[a] way of happening, a mouth"?

CFP: Black Mountain College Studies special volume on Hilda Morley (online peer-reviewed journal; deadline 8/15/2015).

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:04pm
Black Mountain College Studies Journal (Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that expl

Special Volume of Black Mountain College Studies Journal
Blake Hobby, Executive Editor; Chris Wilson Simpkins, Guest Editor

Slated for publication in late fall of 2015, this volume of BMCS will contain scholarly essays, poems, artworks, and other forms of media that explore Hilda Morley's relationship to Black Mountain College. As much of Morley's work was published late in life or posthumously, contributors need not limit themselves to the years she was at BMC and should feel free to draw upon her entire life and oeuvre.

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