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Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision of American Culture [UPDATE] - Submission Deadline Nov. 15, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:41pm
Humanities Education and Research Association (www.h-e-r-a.org)

Spring 2016 Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

CALL FOR PAPERS Written in the Water: The Image of the River in Latin/o American Literature. Submit Article by: April 30, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:48am
Elizabeth Rivero, U. S. Coast Guard Academy; Jeanie Murphy, Goucher College

The image of the river in Latin/o American literature has been multiple and varied. The slow, meandering streams of nostalgia, the raging currents of conflict or the stagnant waters of social decay are just a few of the ways in which the river has become a potent symbol and inspiration to many of the region's writers.

Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies DUE Feb 15

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:09am
Bettina Love/University of Georgia

Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
Identities, Gender Performances & Pedagogical Practices of Black and Brown Lesbian Educators
Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2015
Guest Editor: Bettina L. Love (blove@uga.edu)
The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of the Identities, Gender Performances & Pedagogical Practices of Black and Brown Lesbian Educators.

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

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