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20th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference [UPDATE--EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:06am
International James Fenimore Cooper Conference and Seminar

For our 20th conference, we are seeking papers that address the theme "Imagined Frontiers/Imagined Communities." James Fenimore Cooper and Susan Fenimore Cooper wrote at a time when America was growing as a nation, both geographically through westward expansion and conceptually, as writers, artists, politicians, and citizens worked through the process of defining national, regional, and even local identities. Benedict Anderson defines nation as "an imagined political community" populated by people who may never know, meet, or even hear their fellow-members, "yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion." Just as communities are imagined, so are the landscapes and frontiers on which they are built.

[update] International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies[April-June, 2015 Issue]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:05am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the forthcoming [April-June, 2015] issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Death, Desire, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text - 22nd-23rd May 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:40am
Dr Andrew Power / Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus

13th International Conference
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
22nd - 23rd of May 2015

"Shall I believe / That unsubstantial death is amorous?"
(Romeo and Juliet, 5.3.102-3)

The Department of English at Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus will host its Thirteenth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 22 May and Saturday, 23 May. The keynote speaker is Andrew Hiscock, Professor of English, Bangor University, Wales.

Film (Open Topic)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:25pm
RMMLA

This session at the RMMLA, 2015 is open to papers on contemporary global film in/through which social identities are mediated. Interdisciplinary readings are preferred, and, 'film' is defined broadly to include documentaries, feature film, and short film. Films may be transnationally circulating, or, regionally bound, but raise theoretically interesting questions about identities.

E-mail 200-300 word proposals by **April 1, 2015** to nair@pdx.edu. Proposals will not be acknowledged, but all submissions will be notified of decision by mid-April upon due review.

The annual meeting will be held October 8-10, 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

(UPDATE) CFP: Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature (Deadline March 10, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:47am
MLA 2016

We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (amajumder@uh.edu) and Sourit Bhattacharya (sourit.bhattacharya@warwick.ac.uk) by March 10, 2015.

SAMLA 87, 13-15 Nov. 2015--Shared Politics: Political Adaptations, Appropriations, and Influences

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 8:16am
Phillip Zapkin

This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies. As Linda Hutcheon writes in A Theory of Adaptation, adapters "are just as likely to want to contest the aesthetic or political values of the adapted text as to pay homage." Our panelists will explore the political uses to which adaptation is put, considering why and how authors adapt specific texts for political purposes. We will consider the possibilities and limitations of using adaptation as a political tool.

Border Masculinities: Cross-disciplinary Dialogues and New Directions

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:23am
Dr Brian Baker, Lancaster University, Lancaster UK

We are inviting proposals for chapters of an edited volume which consider how a focus on borders and border crossings might transform contemporary understandings of masculinities. The volume is intended to foster dialogues between a range of disciplines engaged in the analysis of cultural representations of gender. We are particularly interested in contributions from the fields of Modern Languages and Cultures, English Studies, Film Studies, History and Cultural Studies.

Southern Literature Panel: Economies of Violence

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:01am
Rocky Mountain MLA

In "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses" Louis Althusser notes that "every State Apparatus, whether Repressive or Ideological, 'functions' both by violence and by ideology." Bearing Althusser in mind, this year's panel is interested in papers investigating the various apparatuses and power-relationships which produce such violence – be it ideological, structural, political, physical, historical or otherwise – and how these systems are made sensible, disavowed, overwritten, or function as platforms for resistance in Southern Literature.

Paper proposals of 250 words are due March 7th to Marcus Heiligenthal (mheilig1@binghamton.edu)

50th Comparative Literature Conference: Tradition and Inovation: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century 4/15-17 2015

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:47pm
Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University, Long Beach

Comparative Literature is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field with a global reach. Its roots can be traced to classical philology, but its modern incarnation can probably be found in Goethe's early 19th-century concept of "world literature" (Weltliterature), in which he refers to the international circulation, reception, interpretation, and influence of ideas and the arts beyond cultural boundaries, an idea both poignant and prescient in our age of global communication.

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