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Special Issue on Women's Labor in Film and Media

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:59am
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The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
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The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is developing a special (potentially double) issue on women's labor in film, television, gaming, and other media forms. We are interested in research that contributes to the growing body of work on women's creative labor in the various aspects of film, television, and (new) media production, distribution, and exhibition.

The special issue aims to feature research in production studies that sheds light on the gendered dimensions of labor in screen industries, and on women's ongoing and shifting contributions to film, television, and media practice above and/or below the line.

Emerging Scholars Workshop at 2015 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference, Fri. Feb 21, 2015

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:39am
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Robinson Jeffers Association

As the Robinson Jeffers Association looks forward to encouraging and cultivating the next generation of Jeffers scholars, we are very excited to announce a special addition to this year's annual conference: a Friday afternoon workshop open to a small group of new and emerging scholars. This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to have in-depth conversations about their research in a roundtable-style format and receive written feedback on their work from other workshop participants as well as established Jeffers scholars. Papers may address any topic related to Jeffers.

The workshop will take place on the afternoon of Friday, February 21, 2015 at the Carmel Woman's Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

12-13 November 2015

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:48am
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University of Lyon (France)

International Conference
University of Lyon 3 – November 12-13 2015

Call for Papers
The discursive practice of irony and banter

In memory of Geoffrey Leech

Human Terrains: Identity, Geography, Politics

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:34am
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University of Virginia Graduate English Student Association

Taxonomy and tribe; gender and globe; state, sex, and system. We're categorization machines: it would sound like a weak generalization if it weren't such a persistent impulse. We survey exteriors and interiors. We reform law and language in a quest to codify identity. The more terrain we successfully chart, the wider, deeper, more tortuous we find the human landscape. How manifold are the ways we can map our worlds?

Reason Plus Enjoyment Conference 2015 10-13 July

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:37am
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School of Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
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Next year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Rhetoric, Politics, Ethics 2005 conference in Ghent, Belgium, which gathered international scholars from a variety of critical perspectives to map recent signature events in contemporary theory. Reason Plus Enjoyment 2015 marks this occasion by inviting critical and cultural theorists to Sydney, Australia to reflect on the theoretical challenges posed in the intervening years. The remit of this second RPE conference is to read the vanishing futures of to phronein (thinking) and to kharein (enjoyment) in the twilight of what Derrida called the great Western metaphysical adventure. Joan Copjec once diagnosed our critical condition in terms of the "euthanasia of pure reason".

Victorian Self-Fashioning

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:11pm
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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
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VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning

October 22-24, 2015, Denver, CO USA
Abstracts by March 15, 2015.

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Arabs' Stereotypes Revisited: Lessons from Cognitive Science and "Stan of Arabia"

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 9:43pm
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Mohammed Albalawi/ Kent State University
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Arabs have suffered from negative media coverage and stereotyping in the United States for over 100 years, but most notably within the last few decades. This has resulted in many Americans seeing Arabic people as dangerous and Arabs being labeled as outcasts. In order to understand the extent of harm caused by the negative representations of Arabs, this paper provides a discussion of how stereotypes work, what cognitive structures and processes are involved, and how they affect people's perceptions, judgments, emotions, and actions regarding other people. Then, this paper examines the theoretical schools of thought in the representations of Arabs.

Creating Undergraduate Research Projects in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (MELUS 2015, April 9-12; deadline Nov. 30)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:44pm
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Chris Bell and J. Stephen Pearson, University of North Georgia

Given the increasing focus on advanced undergraduate research, this roundtable seeks examples of successful undergraduate research projects in ethnic literary studies. We ask for 10-minute presentations on successful projects you have assigned, problems you have encountered, resources you have found helpful, etc.

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

Submissions are welcome through Sunday, November 30. Please submit a one-page abstract (include a working title, your campus, and any a/v needs) to Chris.Bell@ung.edu and stpears11@gmail.com.

CFP - 50th Anniversary Conference: British and Turkish Literary and Cultural Interactions (Due: 31 Dec. 2014)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:16pm
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Hacettepe University, Department of English Language and Literature, 50th Anniversary Conference: British and Turkish Literary and Cultural Interactions
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The aim of this conference is to revisit the literary, artistic and cultural texts, whether they are canonical or non-canonical, from both the (English/British) West and the (Ottoman/Turkish) East, from a historical period stretching from the Medieval Period to the end of the twentieth century, and representing the encounters and exchanges between the two. One major concern of the conference is to include into the debate the discursive constructions other than "Orientalism" (i.e. possible Occidentalism(s)?, essentializing self-representations) for the purpose of expanding the scope and scale of the academic conversation in this area.

TRANS Writ Large: Writing Difference

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 5:13pm
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University of Cincinnati Composition Program

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the sixth annual graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Our conference title this year is TRANS Writ Large: Writing Difference.

A trans perspective sees beyond the conventional, to articulate—and even inhabit—difference. From this angle of vision, difference is not a barrier, but a resource. Trans work encourages suppleness, avoiding binaries, expanding understanding of the human experience, playing with fixity and subverting it. To become something new, even if only partially and temporarily. And writing is a vehicle for acts of becoming and unbecoming.

[UPDATE] CFP: Carson McCullers, ALA, May 21-24, 2015 (deadline 1/19/15)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:29pm
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The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians & The Carson McCullers Society

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society invite proposals for individual papers or complete panels, topics open, for the American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 21-24, 2015. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to Alison Bertolini, Vice President, The Carson McCullers Society, at alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu no later than January 19, 2015. Preliminary inquiries are welcome.

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