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[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
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2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
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Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

The Worlds of William Penn

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
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Rutgers British Studies Center

The Worlds of William Penn
November 19-20, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

REQUEST FOR RESUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBMISSION SITE

NOTE: Due to a technical problem with the email address dedicated to receiving submissions for the "Worlds of William Penn" conference, we are re-posting this announcement with a request for colleagues to resubmit submissions made to the conference prior to May 4, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you, in advance, for your patience. We will accept submissions until June 1, 2015.

Animal Languages: Interspecies Communication in the Middle Ages (proposals due August 1, 2015)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:53am
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Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky University
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Until relatively recently, medieval scholars have tended to focus on the symbolic valence of nonhuman animals, to read their behavior and characteristics as representative of explicitly human interests and concerns. With the advent of critical animal studies new work has begun to critique traditional humanist scholarship by challenging any absolute distinction between the categories of "human" and "animal," leading to new readings of animals in the medieval world as living creatures rather than merely figurative representations of human experience and values.

CFP - Tracing Creation: Genetics, Genes, and Genealogies of Performance (deadline for submissions: 31 July 2015)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:26am
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University of Antwerp - Research Centre for Visual Poetics - The Didascalic Imagination

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Tracing Creation
Genetics, Genes, and Genealogies of Performance

An international conference organised by

  • The Research Centre for Visual Poetics (University of Antwerp)
  • CLIC – The Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • LIRA – The Laboratoire international de recherches en arts (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
  • S:PAM – Studies in Performing Arts and Media (Ghent University)
  • in association with Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Artesis Plantijn University College)

International Arts Campus deSingel, Antwerp (Belgium)

09-11 March 2016

[UPDATE] Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:23am
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Ibidem Press
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We are seeking contributions for a volume on Samuel Beckett and contemporary art to be published by Ibidem Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, as part of their new Beckett in Company Series. We aim to collect essays on the intersection of contemporary art and the drama, poetry, and prose of Samuel Beckett as well as interviews with and new documentation by working artists who draw upon or are inspired by Beckett's work. We are not seeking essays that cover Beckett's study of painting, his art criticism, or his connection to modern artists of the first half of the twentieth century.

Mash-Up. Forms and Meanings of Hybridization in Literary Writing

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:43am
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«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione»
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This «Ticontre» monographic issue aims at investigating the artistic practices grounding on the concepts of blending, transgression, fusion, and which seem to re-enact the romantic attempt to conceive a total and absolute work, merging all the different arts.
The goal of the issue is to trace the field lines and to understand the newness of the idea of permanent subversion apparently hinged on the very heart of the contemporary art system, ever since the identity and the boundaries of the speaking subject of the literary discourse

UPDATE Politics, Civic Life and Culture

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:07am
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH during the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website:http://nepca.wordpress.com/fall-conference/

'Wales and Scotland in European Travel Writing 1760–1870'

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:50am
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University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth
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"Le Pays de Galles ressemble entièrement à la Suisse"
J-J Rousseau

A one-day conference jointly organized by two AHRC-funded projects:
European Travellers to Wales 1750–2010
&
Curious Travellers: Thomas Pennant and the Welsh and Scottish Tour 1760-1820

National Library of Wales 16-17 April 2016

[UPDATE, deadline extended] THE REAL AND THE INTERMEDIAL, Oct 23-24, 2015 (deadline June 30) Film and Media Studies Conference

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:12am
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Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Following up on the themes introduced in our previous conferences dedicated to "film in the post-media age", the "cinema of sensations", "rethinking intermediality in the digital age", and "figurations of intermediality in film", we invite you to address one of the most puzzling phenomena of contemporary media and film: the intertwining of the illusion of reality with effects of intermediality, connecting the experience of a palpable, everyday world with artificiality, abstraction and the awareness of multiple mediations.

Writing the Rising: An international Conference on 1916

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:20am
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Università Roma Tre
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Writing the Rising is an international conference organised by CRISIS - Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per gli Studi Irlandesi e Scozzesi – at the Università Roma Tre in association with the Irish Embassy to Italy and the College of Saint Isidore in Rome. This interdisciplinary conference will particularly welcome contributions from historians, literary critics, and political scientists. The conference will examine the central importance of the written word both before, during and after the 1916 Rising, firstly as a source of inspiration, then as the container of the main political message of the Rising itself (the Proclamation of the Irish Republic) and finally as the principal means of reportage, witness, and critique.

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Recent scholarship supports the notion that contemporary American masculinity is complex and problematic. Many scholarly projects seem to reflect a "crisis" perspective and focus on the negative or limiting aspects of changing masculinities. In contrast, this edited collection will focus on the possibilities of multiple, fluid, complex, twenty-first-century masculinities.

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