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Proposed Special Issue: "Fictions of Circulation"

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-area ). You may propose a paper to any of these sessions via PAMLA's online paper submission system. See pamla.org/2015 for more information.

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

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)

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.

Call For Papers: Summer 2015 Issue of Agasia (Deadline: June 15th)

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7:43pm
Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter

CALL FOR PAPERS

Agasia is currently accepting submissions for its Summer 2015 edition.

Published by the English Department at California State University, Stanislaus, Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study, appreciation, and composition of literature.

2015 History and Popular Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference Deadline April 30, 2015

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:02pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers
History and Popular Culture
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The History and Popular Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:38pm
North Carolina State University

Edited Collection: Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale
Abstracts due by May 29, 2015

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue) - Submission deadline: June 30, 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:58am
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: between 5000 - 7000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: between 5000 - 7000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

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