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Movement Control and the Modern Novel

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:46pm
Jesper Gulddal, University of Newcastle, Australia; Charlton Payne, Universität Erfurt

[For a seminar on "Mobilty and Movement Control" at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 26-29 2015, Seattle, we invite 300-word presentation abstracts by August 22 2014.]

MOVEMENT CONTROL AND THE MODERN NOVEL

Oscillate! Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:24pm
University of Strathclyde - English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing

Oscillate!

Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

@OscillateStrath

Keynote speaker: Dr Timotheus Vermeulen, assistant professor in cultural studies and theory, University of Nijmegen, editor of Notes on Metamodernism

Hosted by the Journalism, Creative Writing and English Literature postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde

Tuesday September 16th 2014
School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:33pm
Wreck Park

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference- [UPDATE] September 25-26, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:15pm
Kennesaw State University

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchises; the Batman, James Bond, and Marvel Cinematic Universe tent-poles; and the 24, Arrow, and Games of Thrones television series. Moreover, the hero took on new significance in other countries' cultural productions, as with the film series Krrish in India, Zebraman in Japan, and Valley of the Wolves in Turkey.

Arts in Literature: Interdisciplinarity and Ekphrasis in Luso-Hispanic Letters (April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:19am
NeMLA 2015

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From the well know Horatian statement 'Ut pictura poesis' until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.

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(Book Project) Projecting the World: Classical Hollywood, the 'Foreign', and Transnational Representations

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:36pm
Russell Meeuf / University of Idaho

The editors of Projecting the World are seeking scholarship that examines classical Hollywood's representation of foreign spaces and peoples. This book will analyze how Hollywood cinema actually represents specific nations, areas, or peoples of the world against the backdrop of Hollywood's globalization or U.S. global power in this period. Essays are sought covering Hollywood productions from roughly 1930 to 1965.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:41pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

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