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[UPDATE] CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 22-25

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Please note the updated start date for the 2016 PCA/ACA Conference. All other dates, etc. remain the same.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 22-25, 2016

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.

Sidney Studies: New Circles, New Voices (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:33am
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International Sidney Society
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Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, "New Circles, New Voices" invites dialogue between established and emerging Sidneian scholars. Sidney at Kalamazoo has long been our Society's primary venue for mentoring young scholars and introducing new projects. For this session, we particularly invite papers from graduate students and junior faculty.

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:25am
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Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literature Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to contemporary literature. In her recent book Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory, Deborah L. Madsen posits, "We are naturalizing inherited concepts of American cultural identity as being equivalent with the US. Not only the canon of 'American Literature' but perhaps especially the authors, texts, and traditions excluded from that dominant cultural category carry the burden of America's colonial history.

Sideian Poetics: Making Sense (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:22am
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International Sidney Society
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Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies. How do Philip and Mary Sidney and/or their literary admirers and imitators imagine the pleasures, problems, and possibilities of embodiment: literal and metaphorical, individual and corporate? How reliably do bodies function in their works as instruments of knowledge; and by extension, as instantiations and/or interrogations of political, religious, and intellectual authority? Do some bodies matter more than others? If so, how and why?

Sidneian Networks: Medieval to Post-Modern (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:14am
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International Sidney Society
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Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, this conference session seeks to expand the traditional circumference of the "Sidney Circle" centered on the literary legacies of Philip and Mary Sidney. Work in the digital humanities, recent studies of manuscript circulation, revised understandings of authorship, and the ongoing work of recovering women's writing all contribute to current work re-imagining literary networks. We invite proposals that consider literary networks, from the vantages of recent digital work, editorial practice, the circulation of texts, patronage, and authorship.

What is Media? April 14-16, 2016

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:11am
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University of Oregon, Portland
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CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT IS MEDIA?
Experience • Exploration • Emergence

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON • PORTLAND, OREGON • APRIL 14-16, 2016

What is media today? How is media studies defined? How have media technologies transformed media theory and practice? What are the futures of media and how are they evolving?

With media including a wider and wider range of concepts, products, services, and institutions, the definition of media continues to be in a state of flux. Important questions abound and we will address a sweeping range of issues at the What is Media? event next April in Portland.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:25am
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North East Modern Language Association

From artist Hans Bellmer's distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke's "dust" in a "corner of a foreign field," to Virginia Woolf's "orts, scraps, and fragments," bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:52am
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Daniel Steinbach / King's College London

Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference on

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

Date: 21 – 23 January 2016

Place: London, United Kingdom

Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King's College London
Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute
Dr Daniel Steinbach, King's College London

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:20am
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Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking. Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta) and Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford) will both present work from their research into the relationship between movement and text. Students, researchers, practitioners are welcome to attend and join the discussion. For more information on the project: http://www.danceandliterature.com/

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:19pm
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Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society at California State University, Fullerton invites submissions—from all disciplines and levels—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference, "Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts," on November 13-14, 2015.

(Re)worlding Jules Verne [Proposed seminar - ACLA Annual Meeting - March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University ]

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:17pm
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Etienne Charriere, University of Michigan
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The global character of Jules Verne's fiction requires no demonstration. Indeed, the work of the prolific French novelist, author of the immensely successful series of the Voyages extraordinaires, appears to deserve an inclusion into the (hypothetical) canon of world literature on at least two accounts.

Contemporary African Diaspora Travel Narratives

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:02pm
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Kajsa K. Henry/College Language Association

CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel

The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."

ACLA 2016 - The Planet and the World: Postcolonial Horizons in World Literature and the Anthropocene

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:11pm
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Rebecca Oh and Janet Zong / University of Chicago and Harvard University

Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or "exhausted" in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of world literature. This seminar explores how these fields speak to one another and pursue new conceptual and aesthetic schemas.

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