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IASA 48th Annual Conference:Italian American Values:October 15th-17th, 2015

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:08pm
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Italian American Studies Association
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Send Proposals by Email Only to Alan Gravano, President, alan.gravano@outlook.com
Deadline: June 3, 2015

The Italian American Studies Association welcomes proposals for individual presentations and full panels at its 48th annual conference in Washington, D. C. Especially encouraged are scholarly and creative presentations and panels focused on the broad theme of the conference: the nature, history, dynamics, and problematics of an Italian American system of values—current and historical, perceived or imagined, personal or social.

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:14pm
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Drs. Chantelle MacPhee and Abigail Scheg

Call for Papers for Edited Collection: Royalty in US Popular Culture: Essays on Understanding the Royal Phenomenon

In recent days, worldwide focus has been back on the royal family, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcomed their second child. For weeks beforehand, individuals who are fans of the royal family camped outside of the hospital, waiting for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to pronounce the imminent birth of their child. Though this borderline stalking behavior is considered commonplace in American popular culture, it is less so understood or acknowledged by the British Royal Family.

Studies in the Fantastic

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:09pm
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University of Tampa Press
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The University of Tampa Press is pleased announce the relaunch of its journal Studies in the Fantastic. In the spirit of new beginnings, the journal invites submissions on the subject of reboots. Now a staple of the entertainment industry, reboots regularly appear on television, in movie theaters, on computer screens, and, of course, in comics. Although hardly unique to the fantastic—appropriation and retelling are historically common throughout the arts—many of the most visible recent examples of the reboot are in fantastic genres such as science fiction and superheroes. This issue of Studies in the Fantastic asks why these genres are so ripe for reboot. Approaches dealing with canon formation, intermedia adaptation, and cultural capital are encouraged.

[UPDATE] "Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/10/15

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:30am
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Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel (jana.braziel@uc.edu) and Nicasio Urbina (nicasio.urbina@uc.edu) are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 10, 2015.
English / Ingles / Anglais

Sovereignty and Metaphor, Abstracts due this Friday, May 15

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:29am
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NYU English

September 24-25, 2015

Speakers: Victoria Kahn (UC, Berkeley), Paul Strohm (Columbia), John Rogers (Yale), Kathleen Davis (U of Rhode Island), Brandon Chua (U of Queensland), Jacques Lezra (NYU)

The graduate students of the Department of English and MARC at NYU invite proposals for papers that explore the reciprocity between sovereignty and metaphor in English and continental (Latin and vernacular) writing from the medieval to early modern period.

ACS Summer Institute, 7-12 Dec. 2015

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:45am
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Association for Cultural Studies

Please note that the third Association for Cultural Studies Institute will be held from 7-12 December 2015 at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The theme of the 2015 Institute is "Precarious Futures." For details regarding this important event, please check out our website at http://www.acssibloemfontein2015.co.za

Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 10/1/15

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:39pm
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Comparative Drama

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

Comparative Drama will publish a special issue exploring the interval (understood as a space that distinguishes, connects, or performs) between theater and literary studies, with a focus on the actor. We seek submissions that engage both disciplines, either by combining methodologies or by taking the relationship between fields as a subject. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Outlander edited essay collection -- abstracts by June 1

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:36pm
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Valerie Estelle Frankel
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The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon has sold 25 million copies worldwide. More interestingly, it's said that mentioning Outlander in a group of women, no matter the age, will reveal that a quarter have read it. Now the television show, often called "Game of Thrones for Women" is transforming the popular cable shows, brimming with nudity and violence, as it brings in a specifically women's fandom…or is it?

This collection welcomes discussion of the television show, novels, John Grey books, short stories, and associated works such as cast interviews, Gabaldon's blog, or Outlander fan culture.

Narratives of Place in Literature, Film, and Folklore 3-4 March, 2016

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:21pm
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English Department, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, USA
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Narratives of place link people and geographical location with a cultural imaginary through folk beliefs, literature, and visual narration. The social and cultural spatialities of place have ancient roots. Drawing from the narrative heritage of myths and legends, creation chants and folktales, and literary classics like Rob Roy (1817) and Heart of Darkness (1899), contemporary literature often frames narratives with specific places. Geographic location is also a prominent element in autobiographical writing, such as Limerick in Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes (1996) and the Pacific Crest Trail in Cheryl Strayed's Wild (2013), and their film adaptations.

Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 1:50pm
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Robert Reginio/Alfred University
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We, the editors, seek contributions for a volume on Samuel Beckett and contemporary art. 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 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. We hope this collection will open new ground in Beckett studies and in the study of contemporary art by tracing Beckett's influence in the work of artists post-1945 until the present day.

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:04pm
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Carleton University

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Irony and Hipster Culture in Literature (proposals due 15 May)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:58am
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PAMLA

Irony and its mascot, the hipster, demonstrate the complexities of living in a material culture that demands near constant public performance, but this self-styling also provides a shield against the dangers of living in a social media panopticon: The hipster allows one to hide in plain sight, and do so fashionably. This panels hopes to explore various manifestations of irony and hipsterdom, critical self-consciousness and posturing.

- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/irony-and-hipster-culture-literature#st...

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