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Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell

"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley

Special Issue of TEXT Journal –Why YA?: Researching, writing and publishing Young Adult fiction in Australasia

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:03pm
Jessica Seymour (Southern Cross University) and Denise Beckton (Central Queensland University)

The early twenty-first century saw Young Adult (YA) fiction rise to become the world's fastest growing literature category. The diverse narratives are rich with mature themes, often throwing the reader's world and experiences into sharp clarity, but they are also capable of light-heartedness, irreverence and suspension of reality. YA fiction explores identity, growing up, and environmental, social and political concerns, often portraying violence and sexuality with startling precision and empathy. Australasian YA fiction, in particular, frequently draws on the relative isolation of the setting to bring issues of identity and belonging into sharper clarity.

MAY 15 DEADLINE: Women in the Global Eighteenth Century, November 5-6, 2015 Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:24am
The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830

In The Global Eighteenth Century, Felicity Nussbaum and her contributors urged scholars to see the eighteenth century as "wide": a period with a geographical as well as temporal sweep. Such a perspective, Nussbaum contended, would require different, more complex narratives of the people, events, systems, and discourses of the age.

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion or Material Culture to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

PAMLA 2015: Autobiography Standing Sessions, Portland State University, 6-8 November (submissions due 15 May)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:14am
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Standing Sessions on Autobiography

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 113th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Portland State University from November 6th through 8th, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multiethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationships between autobiography and gender, ethnic, racial, sexual, and national identities.

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA, May 15)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:59pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA, Nov 6-8, 2015
Portland, OR

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

"Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:43am
University of Salzburg and Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts

CFP: "Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Russell Berman (Stanford University)

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