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'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:19am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015, will be held at the University of Liverpool and sponsored by the School of English. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

[UPDATE] Childhood and Visual Texts in/of Asia, Abstract Due: March 9, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:40am
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education Department of Early Childhood and Family Education, NTUE Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award Executive Co

An international conference sponsored by
Taiwan Children's Literature Research Association
Department of Children English Education, National Taipei University of Education
Department of Early Childhood and Family Education, NTUE
Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award Executive Committee

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Venue: National Taipei University of Education

Metamorphosis and Sexual Expression: Exploring Homosexuality, Otherness, and the Personality in Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis'"

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:50pm
Regina A. Ochoa

This article utilizes Freudian theory - specifically an analysis of id, ego, superego, eros, and libido - to analyze sexuality in Franz Kafka's novella, "The Metamorphosis." This paper suggests that, through applying elements of Freudian theory, one can better understand Gregor's physical transformation as a cultural expression of the hidden "uncanny," his homosexuality. With this understanding of Gregor's insect appearance as an expression of "taboo" sexuality, Gregor's physical, emotional, and social struggles are better understood as his desire to reject, cope with, and accept his homosexuality.

Journal of Digital Arts and Practice - ongoing submissions

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 3:17pm
International Digital Media Arts Association

The Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice is dedicated to providing a platform for scholarly and creative publishing on the burning issues in the rapidly evolving, always contested, and unpredictable field of new media and digital media arts. The purpose of the journal is to provoke questions and discussion on digital media arts research and practice as a means of moving the field forward with rigor, thoughtfulness, and collaboration.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Theorizing in the Chick Lit Genre (Proposed Collection of Essays)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:42pm
Erin Hurt, West Chester University

Though the chick lit genre is most often cited as a location for the study of contemporary white women's experiences or perhaps to debate the genre's feminist credentials, it has in the last fifteen years emerged as a site where protagonists of many ethnicities negotiate their cultural identities and notions of national belonging. In novels such as Alisa Valdes Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003) or Tara FT Sering's Amazing Grace (2008), Latina, African-American, South Asian-American, and Chinese-American protagonists redefine their relationship to the United States, their families, and their heritage while at the same time they attempt to achieve, in typical chick lit fashion, some measure of success.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Circulating Notions of TB"

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 2:36pm
Amy Rubens

"Circulating Notions of TB"

Conference papers invited that examine the representation of patients' experiences with tuberculosis in imaginative, digital, and other texts.

How do these narratives, metaphors, or images intersect with or even actively shape public behavior, public health initiatives, public thought, or other things "public" (like public personas)?

Ideally, I'd like this panel to explore notions of TB and their public circulation, broadly construed, from within various historical and national contexts.

Send 300-word abstracts to Amy Rubens, PhD at arubens@fmarion.edu by March 15.

Digital Media and the Reified Canon (MLA 16)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:57pm
Sheila Liming

This session explores the ways in which DH and digital media projects reinforce or solidify assumptions about the canon, to both positive and negative ends.

Panel/session, pending approval, will take place at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention in Austin, TX January 7-10, 2016.

Submit abstracts to Sheila Liming (sheila.liming@und.edu) by Friday, March 13

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:58am
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

The Chronicles of Narnia at 60: Modern Language Association, Austin, January 7–10, 2016

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 9:11am
Keith Dorwick, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

I am seeking speakers for a panel on the Chronicles of Narnia at its sixtieth anniversary at the next meeting of the Modern Language Association in Austin TX, 7-10 January 2015. Successful panelists will present short critical papers (20 mins; 6 double spaced pages single sided; this is a firm limit) that discuss C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia as a whole on the 60th anniversary of the completion of its first complete publication (1950-1956).

DASH Literary Journal 2015 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:58am
DASH Literary Journal

DASH, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2015 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, art, and hybrid texts that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.

Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind peer-reviewed. (No favors for friend.)

Romanticism and the Arts (SAMLA, 13-15 Nov. 2015)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:57pm
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA 87 (Durham, NC, USA; 13-15 Nov. 2015)

Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)

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