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Mark Twain and Popular Culture; April 15, 2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
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Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference
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Mark Twain and Popular Culture Panel. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Abstracts are invited for this panel that explores Mark Twain's work in relation to the popular culture of his own time or as it has been adapted in popular culture more recently. This panel will be submitted to the Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 in Wlimington, NC. Please submit 250-word abstracts by email to Tina Entzminger at bentzmin@bloomu.edu. You will also need to request audio-visual equipment with your submission. Only DVD/VCR w/monitors will be provided at the conference. No LCD projectors will be available.

American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
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SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900
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The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to davisc@tamug.edu

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
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Reception Studies Society
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The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to rss2015@ipfw.edu by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

Ireland International Conference on Education (October)

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:41am
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George Collier / Infonomics Society
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Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

Asia and the Historical Imagination (Workshop)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
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Nanyang Technological University

Asia and the Historical Imagination invites papers that are concerned with representations of Asia's past. This 3-day workshop will be held at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) from 30th July to 1st August 2015. The workshop aims to generate vibrant discussions about fictional interpretations of historical narratives and events in English and other languages.

[UPDATE] Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
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University of Bayreuth/FAU University/University of Uppsala

Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

Synopsis

CFP: International Conference "Caught in the Act: The (Literary) Imagiconography of Paula Rego"

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:25pm
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CETAPS-Faculty of Social Sciences and Humnities, New University of Lisbon (Portugal), Casa das Historias Paula Rego

International Conference
"Caught in the Act: The (Literary) Imagiconography of Paula Rego"

3-4 December 2015

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
https://paularegolisbonconference2015.wordpress.com

Traveling Domestic—Proposed Panel for MSA 17 (November 19- 22, 2015)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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Guiliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film (2002), introduces the idea of "traveling domestic" in art and film. For Bruno, "traveling domestic" involves seeing and representing the home not as the static antithesis of travel but as a space that itself engenders voyage and invites exploration; to "travel domestic" is to approach the home as curious and risky rather than banal and safe. This type of travel holds special significance for considerations of gender both because it is staged within a stereotypically feminine sphere and because it unsettles the home's ability to function as a bulwark against turbulent public space.

Call for papers : Chanakya Journal of Public Policy

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:42pm
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Participatory Democracy Project India

Chanakya Journal of Public Policy is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary e-journal, published by the Participatory Democracy India Project. Participatory Democracy India Project is an internet-based initiative a group of concerned citizens, and examines the opportunities that the Internet provides for democracy in India with policy research, debate and advocacy. We work will focus on topics such as public policy,pre-legislative consultation response,etc for making India a better "participatory democracy.

The journal aims to become a fora for various stakeholders to involve themselves in policy discussion.

MLA 2016 Special Session: Postcolonial Poets and Publics

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:08pm
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MLA 2016 Austin, TX

How do contemporary poets envision their role in the public life of a postcolony? This is not a question of social value but of social relations. In what ways does poetry mediate the discourses which, in part, inform the coherency of any public?

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