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Andrea Brady Symposium UK: Call for Papers

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 9:31am
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Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Birkbeck University of London

*Call for Papers*

"A copia of words": On Andrea Brady
Andrea Brady Symposium
Date: 13th December 2014
Venue: Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London (43 Gordon Square)
Keynote speaker: Professor Carol Watts (Birkbeck)
The symposium will be followed by a reading by Andrea Brady.

Abstracts deadline: October 1st, 2014.

Call for Submissions: Teaching Materials for the Second Edition of Thinking about Television's Mad Men

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:35am
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Jimmie Manning
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On behalf of my co-editors Jennifer C. Dunn and Danielle M. Stern, I am glad to announce that we have been invited to prepare a second edition of our book Lucky Strikes and a Three-Martini Lunch: Thinking about Television's Mad Men. This new edition will feature revisions to essays from the first edition, new essays that explore later developments in the program, and a new section that will offer teaching materials for those interested in using the book in the classroom. The second edition will be released in conjunction with the final episodes of the popular AMC series.

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins: SALA 2015

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nalini Iyer, for South Asian Literary Association (MLA-Allied Organization)
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15th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
6-7 January 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Submit paper abstracts, short biographic notes (with institutional affiliations) and A/V requests at: http://www.southasianliteraryassociation.org/annual-conference/conferenc...

"'Hysteria Beyond Freud': Nineteenth-Century Nerves" -- Due September 30, 2014; Conference April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:38pm
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NeMLA 2015

Showalter's definition of the fin de siècle as the 'golden age of hysteria' in her seminal work, The Female Malady, bolstered late-twentieth-century theory and criticism's association between 'hysteria' and European fin de siècle culture and medicine. Literary critics, historians, and cultural theorists are reopening the discussion of 'hysteria' and, in effect, shifting our understandings of its role in gender ideology, literary form, and politics beyond the turn of the century. This roundtable takes up the title of the authoritative, cultural history, Hysteria Beyond Freud, in order to foster and take part in this new discussion.

ASECS: "Migrants, Exiles, and the State of Statelessness in the Eighteenth Century"

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
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In his "Reflections on Exile," Edward Said asked "if true exile is a condition of terminal loss, why has it been transformed so easily into a potent, even enriching, motif of modern culture?" Arguably, this motif emerged in the eighteenth century, as
colonialism and the consolidation of the modern nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers that address exile, migration, and statelessness in the long eighteenth century.

ASECS: "Migrants, Exiles, and the State of Statelessness in the Eighteenth Century"

updated: 
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Juliet Shields / American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 

In his "Reflections on Exile," Edward Said asked "if true exile is a condition of terminal loss, why has it been transformed so easily into a potent, even enriching, motif of modern culture?" Arguably, this motif emerged in the eighteenth century, as
colonialism and the consolidation of the modern nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.
This interdisciplinary panel invites papers that address exile, migration, and statelessness in the long eighteenth century.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th [UPDATE]

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language, and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

UPDATE James Hogg Conference 9-12 April Toronto - Abstracts due Sept 15

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:32pm
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James Hogg Society
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The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

REMINDER: Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
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NEMLA 2015

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death?

In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed "Malcolm's sons and daughters." This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.

[Update] Graduate Conference at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

**The deadline for submissions has been extended**
We will accept abstracts until Monday, September 15. All applicants will be notified by Friday, September 19.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

We are delighted to welcome Coppelia Kahn of Brown University as our keynote speaker.

IRIE, Vol. 23 (06/2015) - Global Citizenship

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:23am
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International Review of Information Ethics
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Globalization via the digital age is upon us, demanding a new ethics and an intercultural aware-ness while the dialectics of globalism and cyberspace mandate a committed reflection on what the synthesis between the digital realm and global citizenship entails.

Fan Culture and Theory PCA/ACA National Conference April 1-4, 2015 New Orleans

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:14am
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Popular Culture Association
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POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
FAN CULTURE AND THEORY
APRIL 1-14, NEW ORLEANS
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
•Fan Fiction
•Fan/Creator interaction
•Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fandom
•Music Fandom
•Reality Television Fandom
•The Internet and Fandom – Live Journal, IMDB and beyond
•Fan Communities
•Fan Media Production – icons, fanvids, fan art and filk.
•Fans as Critics
•Fan videos
•Fan crafts
•Fan pilgrimages

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