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PAMLA 2014: Literature and the Other Arts (Due May 15)

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
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Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the session theme of literature and the other arts. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny, or reference spiritualism, spirits, hauntings, manifestations, conjuring, or magic will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to literature and the other arts are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).

Natural Spaces and Phenomena in Early Modern Literature

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:59am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Early Modern/Renaissance Literature as examined through and ecocritical or natural lens. Paper proposals addressing the conference theme of Sustainability are especially welcome. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 200-250 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Mary Grace Elliott, University of New Hampshire, at mge1108@gmail.com.

CFP - Phenomenology Roundtable

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:50pm
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PHENOMENOLOGY ROUNDTABLE

The Phenomenology Roundtable was founded at a meeting of the Radical Philosophy Assocation in November 2000, at Loyola University, Chicago. There, over coffee, several of us* gathered and discussed the lack of a space for doing phenomenology. We experienced the antagonistic and confrontational attitude of the dominant philosophical organizations; we bemoaned the lack of collegiality and constructivity in their meetings; and, most significantly, we noted the lack of a Husserlian starting point in most of the work of these groups. We decided we would form our own group aimed at a creative and supportive atmosphere in which we and other phenomenologists could discuss our work and interact with one another.

Special Sessions Proposals Sought for MMLA (due 4/21; November 13-16, Detroit)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:54pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *Two Week Reminder*

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:12am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

Cavell and History

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:39pm
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Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies
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https://uottawa.scholarsportal.info/ojs/index.php/conversations

ADVISORY BOARD

Stanley Bates (Middlebury College)
Sarah Beckwith (Duke University)
Peter Dula (Eastern Mennonite University)
Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College)
Adam Gonya (KU Leuven)
Larry Jackson (CUNY)
Andrew Klevan (University of Oxford)
Stephen Mulhall (University of Oxford)
Sianne Ngai (Stanford University)
Andrew Norris (UC Santa Barbara)
Lawrence Rhu (USC)
D. N. Rodowick (Harvard University)
Miguel Tamen (University of Lisbon)

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
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Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

"… the culture of nature – the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world – is as important a terrain for struggle as the land itself." (Alexander Wilson)

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

15 September 2014--Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:13am
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Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by graduate students in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

[UPDATE] (Post)Graduate Travel Grants available for DNS Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV 'Ideas and Enlightenment'

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:54am
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University of Sydney
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The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 'Ideas and Enlightenment' conference. These are provided through generous funding contributions from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Putting Periodisation to Use Group, and the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney. These scholarships are part of an extended postgraduate program at DNS XV, which will be supported by the newly formed DNS Graduate Caucus. We anticipate that the program will include paired mentoring between junior and senior colleagues at the conference and a professional development workshop.

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:33am
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Troy University

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

Sea Narratives: call for essay contributions

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:46am
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University of Warwick

Set in the wider context of a turn towards space and mobility, studies of the sea have come to take increasing prominence in the humanities and social sciences. This volume seeks to establish an interdisciplinary exchange on the theme of 'sea narratives', looking at how the sea has figured as an important site in different cultural and geographical contexts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:40pm
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell
Introduction to the issue by Carly A. Kocurek and Sam Tobin
Articles
The Midway in the Museum: Arcades, Art, and the Challenge of Displaying Play, by Jennifer deWinter
Innovation, Imitation, and the Continued Importance of Vintage Video Games, by Brendan Gaughen
The Intertextual Arcade: tracing histories of arcade clones in 1980s Britain, by Alison Gazzard
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Casual Gamer: Pastiched Chip Music and Cultural Identity, by Megan McKittrick
Interview

English Gothic Literature on Screen Chapter Proposal Call

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:55pm
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Lorna Fitzsimmons
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This is a chapter proposal call for an edited book GOTHIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ON SCREEN. Chapters will address film, television, and other screen adaptations and should demonstrate currency in contemporary adaptation theory. For initial consideration, email a statement of interest. Proposals of 600 words plus bibliography will be due by July 1 2014. Chapters will be 6000 words, due by January 5, 2015.

Lorna Fitzsimmons is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Humanities Program at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.

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