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Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:

* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature

British Fantasy Society Journal 16

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
The British Fantasy Society

BFS Journal 16 is due out in June/July.

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

"Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents," 3-8 December 2016, deadline 15 June 2016

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
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CFP: "Literature at Sea: Maritime Literary Currents"
Mobile, AL, USA, 3-8 December 2016

Abstracts are invited for a conference on literature and the sea, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the conference language will be English. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

LUSO-AFRO-BRAZILIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AT SCMLA 2016

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:42pm
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South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA) 2016

Dear All,

Our panel entitled LUSO-AFRO-BRAZILIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE kindly requests abstracts for SCMLA 2016 in Dallas, Texas, in November 3-5.

Abstracts may be submitted until March 31st.

Chair: Célia Carmen Cordeiro, University of Texas–Ausitn. celiacarmencordeiro@utexas.edu

Secretary: Naomi Pueo Wood, Colorado College. naomi.wood@colorado.college.edu

Looking forward to be hearing from you soon.

Best,

Célia Cordeiro

[UPDATE] Modernist Brontës (MLA 2017, 7-9 January, Phil, PA) Abstracts 24 Mar

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:35am
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Shawna Ross
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The institutional and conceptual conveniences of periodization maintain various productive fictions about the differences between the Victorians and the modernists to narrativize the history of British literature. In particular, the disciplinary formation of modernism as a result of avant-garde experimentation depends on a convention in which the modernists heroically dismantle Victorian literary norms. As much as this narrative is helpful in illuminating the stakes of modernist aesthetics, it can oversimplify the complexities of Victorian-modernist relations.

The Superhero

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:35am
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Inter-disciplinary.net

The Superhero
The Superhero Project: 2nd Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Friday 9th September – Sunday 11th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"With great power, comes great irresponsibility…" – Deadpool

In the twenty-first century, the Superhero now holds an unparalleled position within pop culture. Having vastly expanded beyond its birth medium of comic books to what is a fierce and pervasive presence in multiple media, this domination is no more apparent than the realms of mainstream cinema, where blockbuster superhero films routinely break box-office records and more than thirty further films are set to be released by 2020.

Current Thinking on the Western III

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:49am
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University of Leeds/University of Bradford (UK)
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Current Thinking on the Western III

14-15 June 2016
University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

A conference convened by Dr Lee Broughton (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Leeds) with Dr Mark Goodall (University of Bradford).

Keynote speakers:

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art).

Alex Cox (filmmaker (Repo Man, Straight to Hell, Walker, Sid and Nancy) and academic practitioner, University of Colorado).

Shakespeare and Fear

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:42am
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Société Française Shakespeare

Call for papers for the 2017 conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare

12-14 January 2017

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Call for papers

Autofiction in English

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:22am
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Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
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Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

"Engendering Form: Gender and Genre in English Literary History" [Abstract Due March 31st, 2016]

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:45am
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FEMINIST STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Special Issue, Feminist Studies in English Literature 24:3
Call for Papers: "Engendering Form: Gender and Genre in English Literature History"
Deadline for abstracts: March 31st, 2016

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