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PAMLA 2015-Portland-U.S. Lit Before 1865

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:58pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

The 113th Annual PAMLA Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower and Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on November 6-8, 2015.

This standing sessions seeks papers on any topic in American literature before 1865. Please submit your paper title, a 500 word proposal, and a 50 word abstract via our online proposal system here: http://www.pamla.org/2015/proposals by May 15, 2015.

AV equipment is very limited this year, so please indicate whether you plan on needing AV support.

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.

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

Ethics/Affect PAMLA Portland 2015

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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 5:42pm
Pacific Ancient/Modern Language Association

Romantics, Victorians and early Modernists writers and artists were successively called upon in their respective generations to challenge the social, aesthetic and ethical mores of their time in their work as well in their personal lives. This panel invites papers that explore not only how these aesthetic and ethical parameters shift and alter over time but also the short term reprisals and long-term rewards that often result when these boundaries are transgressed and/or when writers or artists and their creations take risks. Possible sub topics may include but are not limited to: gambling, success and failure, providential reward, ostracism and the sublime and the beautiful.

Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire (Special Issue Southern Literary Journal)

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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:36am
Southern Literary Journal (SLJ), soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)

Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire
for a Spring 2016 Special Issue of the Southern Literary Journal (SLJ),
soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)

This year, Patricia Yaeger's foundational Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930–1990 turns fifteen years old. The question that Yaeger asked: "How do you write a story everyone knows but nobody hears" continues to compel scholars in American cultural and southern studies.

(UPDATE) SPECULATION AND FICTION (Deadline 30 April, 2015)

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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:25am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 1)

The term speculation has, among others, two specific strands of meaning: thinking/narrating the realm of the possible and describing a form of economy that borders on the fluctuations in the material value of a marketable good. In both the strands, speculation is largely based on what constitutes the material. As Ursula K.

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