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Encyclopedia of Spanish Film: 1975-Present

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, PhD Akita Internaitonal University

This volume takes up the topic of Spanish Cinema from the Post-Franco period beginning in 1975 to the present. Covering over 400 entries that include films, producers, directors, actresses, actors, genres, and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume may generate some highly significant material for both academics, as well as general audiences.

The first of its kind (indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market), the Encyclopedia of Spanish Film would be a timely pop cultural companion to both Spanish/Iberian Studies and Film Studies.

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:41am
full name / name of organization: 
De La Salle University, Department of Literature

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.

The West as Resource (MLA 2017, January 5-8, Philadelphia, PA)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 6:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
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Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. Potential presentations might include such topics as water, people as resources, land use, contested uses, National Parks, public lands, and extractive industries.

Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine by March 28th, kerry.fine@ttu.edu.

UPDATE MSA 18: Modernism's Planets (November 17-20, Pasadena, CA, USA)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Cóilín Parsons, Georgetown University

Planets colliding: Spivak, Friedman, Dimock. The 'planet', as metaphor, object, method, problem, and more, has made multiple entries into the discipline of literary studies, all of which bear on the study of modernism, broadly conceived. Ecocritical, postcolonial, and comparative methods have been at the forefront of the planetary conversation, but, as the word 'planet' suggests, there is more than enough room for more planetary interventions.

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Pop/American Culture Assoc. Conference, Oct 6-9 Chicago

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:26am
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Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Call for Abstracts

Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
Abstract Proposal deadline: April 30, 2016

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference to be held at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare (847-678-4488) from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

update - 3rd Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation conference, Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:11pm
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Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to focus on the relationship between global themes and local practices, highlighting the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize both research that theorizes the links between the local and the global and research that shows, through practical evidence, how local and global interact.

Borders of Modernism Perugia 14-16 December 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 1:29pm
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CEMS Centre for European Modernism Studies (http://www.cemstudies.eu)
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Originally deriving from the Old French bordure (meaning "seam" and "edge of a shield"), in its geopolitical sense the term "border" was first used in Scotland in the 1530s. The Borders was indeed the name of the district adjoining the English boundary. Accordingly, over the centuries borders have been used to signal differences, separations, distinctions, discontinuities, the beginning of the other, as well as the need for protection and preservation. One could mention cultural, linguistic, political, social, gender borders, and the list could of course be much longer.

Literature's Animals Postgraduate Conference 18th May 2016

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:26am
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University of Bristol Department of English

Call for Papers
Literature's Animals Postgraduate Conference

As part of a two-week series of events on the subject of animal studies, Bristol University's Department of English is organising a postgraduate conference.

Pacific Coast Philology: Essay Submissions Welcome

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:48pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), publishes peer-reviewed essays of interest to scholars in the classical and modern languages, literatures, and cultures. We publish two annual issues. The regular issue contains articles (5000-8000 words) and book reviews. The next regular issue will appear in early spring 2017. The editor, Roswitha Burwick (rburwick@scrippscollege.edu), invites you to submit your articles for consideration. Since readers normally take 3-6 months to assess your work, we recommend that you submit your work now so that we can include your essays and book reviews in the 2017 regular issue.

Update: Deadline Extended for the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sept 16-18, 2016

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:25pm
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Midwest Conference on British Studies

The abstract submission deadline for the 63rd annual meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies has been extended to April 4, 2016. This year's meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.

The MWCBS Program Committee will consider individual abstracts as well as proposals for complete sessions (of three participants) and roundtables (of four participants). Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts and are invited to apply for travel funds to the conference and for graduate paper prizes for presentations given at the meeting.

CFP--Colorado Critical Review--Abstracts Due April 15th

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Colorado Critical Review--Hosted at the University of Colorado Denver

www.ColoradoCriticalReview.com

Call for Submissions, Inaugural Issue 1.1

Abstracts due (250 word max): April 15, 2016.
Invitations to submit will be sent out by: April 30, 2016.
Completed submissions due: June 30, 2016.
Abstract submissions at: http://www.coloradocriticalreview.com/submit/

EXTENDED DEADLINE: CFP for Edited Collection: New Readings of the Medieval Robin Hood Tales

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:40am
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Mikee Delony, PhD and Perry Neil Harrison
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The 2013 publication of Thomas Ohlgren and Lister Matheson's Early Rymes of Robyn Hood: An Edition of the Texts, ca. 1425-1600 provides new opportunities for scholars to reread and reconsider the earliest Robin Hood rhymes and plays. Scholars now have access to the extant manuscripts of the late medieval ballads as well as two early plays. Now that these early texts are readily available—some for the first time—it is time for scholars of a wide range of interests and backgrounds to return to the medieval rhymes with the aid of this significant new resource that allows for truly in-depth analysis of the source materials.

Lucayos: A Journal of Bahamian and Caribbean Criticism and Creative Work

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:58pm
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The College of The Bahamas

Lucayos is a peer-reviewed journal of the literature, culture, history and creativity of The Bahamas and the larger Caribbean region. Developed by the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts at the College of The Bahamas, the goal of the journal is to promote critical regional and cultural awareness through academic and creative writing that comments on or is a product of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. The journal is focused on the literature, culture, or history of the region or in creative expression which connects to relevant themes, places, and spaces in the Caribbean.

SAMLA 88 (Nov 4-6, 2016) / The United States of America: Hero or Villain on the World Stage?

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:39pm
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MELUS at SAMLA 88
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In a 2005 article for The New York Times, Canadian-Russian author and American academic Michael Ignatieff raised a provocative question: "Who Are Americans to Think That Democracy Is Theirs to Spread?" Surveying a range of critical responses to the US war in the Middle East, such as the idea that US involvement is economically self-serving, or that it facilitates the rise of increasingly repressive regimes, Ignatieff argues that the US has been ineffective, if not oppositional, in its stated aims of promoting democracy worldwide. This MELUS panel builds on SAMLA 88's theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It" and perspectives like Ignatieff's to ask how multi-ethnic American writers position the US amidst the political unrest of their birth nation.

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