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April 1 - 4 2015, New Orleans Any area of Africana including Music, literature, dance, religion,

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:47pm
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Popular culture association

Popular culture Association is seeking papers for the African American Culture section. Papers including but not limited to African traditional and contemporary culture, Literature, dance, Popular terrorism, material culture, Music, clothing styles, folklore, popular medicine, alternative spirituality and any aspect of AFrican derived culture especially music, literature and dance. contact Popular culture Association website at
www.h-net.org/~pcaaca. mark subject line with PCA.

[REMINDER] Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:46pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined. Why do detective characters choose their technologies—notebooks, magnifying glasses, DNA analysis? How can we read detectives as figures in active response to emerging technologies? Does technology pose its own mysteries which require the negotiation of the detective figure, or is the detective himself or herself a technological development?

The Woolfs and Africa; submissions due 15 September 2015

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:40am
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Virginia Woolf Miscellany
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Call for Papers
The Woolfs and Africa
Spring 2016 Special Issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Submissions due: 15 September 2015

Essays requested on Virginia and/or Leonard Woolf and Africa. Topics include but are not limited to: Virginia Woolf and African writers; representations of Africa in Virginia's fiction and/or essays; Leonard's international politics/writing and Africa; imperialism, race, and Africa in the Woolfs' lives and work; teaching Virginia and/or Leonard Woolf in Africa; African perspectives on Virginia's feminism; African modernisms and Virginia Woolf; post-colonial African literature and Virginia Woolf.

"Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:12am
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University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association
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In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2015 CFP Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:33pm
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Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY
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DEADLINE APPROACHING-September 30, 2014

We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:26pm
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Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

Scritture migranti 8/2014 - call for abstracts

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:29am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.

"Intertextuality in Music since 1900" Universidade Nova de Lisboa 6-7 March 2015

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:28am
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CESEM/FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa & Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck

Keynote speakers to include:
Nicholas Cook, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge
Julian Johnson, Royal Holloway, University of London
Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University, New York

[UPDATE] Katherine Mansfield and Bloomsbury--Deadline 30 October 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:12pm
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Katherine Mansfield Society
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Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'

28-30 May 2015

An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Keynote Address:
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/1/14; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/1/15-4/4/15)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:01pm
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NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS 2015 JOINT CONFERENCE

CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/1/14; National PCA/ACA Conference, 4/1/15-4/4/15)

NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2015 JOINT CONFERENCE

Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
http://ncp.pcaaca.org

The Conference will be held at the
New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

1-888-364-1200; 1-877-212-5752
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 1, 2014.

We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, media, performance or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:47pm
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Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University
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GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM @ INDIANA UNIVERSITY | CULTURAL INDIGESTION | DECEMBER 5-6, 2014

The 3rd Annual Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Graduate Symposium on Theatre & Performance Studies:

Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

"Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." -Oswald de Andrade

[UPDATE] New Approaches to H.D. panel, Louisvile Conference on Lit and Culture since 1900 (deadline now Sept 30)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:58am
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H.D. International Society
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We invite paper proposals for a panel the H.D. International Society is organizing at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 26-28, 2015, hosted each year by the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. The focus of the panel, "New Approaches to H.D." is open-ended, and we will consider work focusing on any aspect of H.D. and/or her circle, although the interdisciplinary emphasis of the conference (which expressly embraces literature's relationship to other arts and disciplines) means that an interdisciplinary angle might be especially appropriate.

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