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Call for Proposals - Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来 Conference - October 22-24,2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:28am
LIM College

Fashion: Now & Then: Passé, Presente, 未来
Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Saturday, October 24, 2015
LIM College, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

Proposal Due Date: June 8, 2015

Call for Presentations
The Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College invites participation in the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then Conference, a three day conference in which participants will discuss the past, present, and future uses of fashion information and the global reach that the fashion industry possess. Participants will be drawn from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, collectors, and museums to represent a full range of expertise.

Call for papers and creative writing DEADLINE 15/05/20015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:09am
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north

The quint's twenty ninth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Proposed Special Issue: "Fictions of Circulation"

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:20pm
Gretchen Busl

I am seeking abstracts for additional contributions to a proposed special journal issue, "Fictions of Circulation."

This proposed issue is a result of discussions in the World Literature: Production and Circulation affinity group at the 2014 Institute for World Literature in Hong Kong, and a seminar stream at the 2015 American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Seattle, WA. The emphasis for the issue will be on self-theorizing texts, as described below:

From the Page to the Stage: Authorial Adaptation from Fiction to Drama - Special Session at the SAMLA conference (Nov. 13-15)

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:47pm
Renee Schatteman/ South Atlantic Modern Language Associaion

Most stage adaptations are written by someone other than the author of the source material, but this panel will examine the issues and complexities that arise when an author chooses to transition a work from a narrative into a dramatic form. Given the unique aspects of dramatic writing (the economy of expression, the restrictions of time and space, the immediacy of the action, the reliance on dialogue and movement, etc.), what might motivate an author to adapt his or her fictional work and what does the adaption reveal about the original text (as well as the author)? Papers about contemporary writers are particularly welcomed.

Oceanic Literatures and Cultures: Standing Session at PAMLA 2015 (Nov. 6th-8th), in Portland, OR

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We are seeking paper proposals for a standing session on Oceanic Literature and Culture at PAMLA 2015, which will take place from November 6th-8th at Portland State University, Oregon.

This session is open to a broad range of topics pertaining to Oceania, including: travel narratives, tourism, colonialism, post-colonialism, exploration, and cultural exchange.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization 3/31/16

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:02pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity? Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

CFP: PAMLA 2015 Conference, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 6-8, 2015; May 15 Proposal Deadline

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:45am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for paper proposals for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is May 15, 2015.

PAMLA has almost 150 approved sessions on topics ranging from American Literature before 1865 and Italian Cinema to the Films of Richard Linklater and Narrative and Time (please see PAMLA's CFP page for a full list of approved sessions: ). You may propose a paper to any of these sessions via PAMLA's online paper submission system. See for more information.

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Editors: Melanie Holm ( & Chris GoGwilt (

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.