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[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
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How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 3:52pm
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NeMLA
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Film Studies (2/11-14, 2015; abstract due Nov. 1)

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:19am
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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted until November 1, 2014 for the Film Studies Area at the 2015 SWPACA Conference. Our theme this year is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We will meet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://conference2015.southwestpca.org/

Holy and Unholy Roadtrips in Middle English Romance

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:11pm
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Kalamazoo Medieval Congress: May 14-17, 2015

In Middle English Romance, knights-errant traverse varied and perilous geographies on journeys that are often as moral, spiritual and experiential as they are physical. Some romances feature purposefully foreign or otherwordly lanscapes, but they sometimes present quite familiar ones. This panel will consider the explicit and implicit functions of the physical and metaphorical journeys that drive Middle English romances.

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
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South Asian Literary Association
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CFP: Borders, Boundaries, and Margins
15th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
6-7 January 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Adaptation and Intertextuality

Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!

Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality in Irish Studies [Deadline December 15th, 2014]

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 2:05pm
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Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
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Idealized constructions of heteronormative masculinity and femininity have long shaped Irish culture, while subcultures of marginalized masculinities, subversive femininities, and LGBTQ identities have challenged this normative narrative. The fifth issue of Breac will explore gender and sexuality issues in Irish Studies and Irish culture. Guest editors Moynagh Sullivan and Abigail Palko invite contributions that consider issues of gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined, with a particular interest in papers that engage with intersectionality or interrogate the impact of biopolitics on everyday life.

Topics might include:

REMINDER: SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:23am
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Auburn University at Montgomery
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Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Medieval Drama: Expanding the Canon--Period, Performance, and Pedagogy

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:21am
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Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

Because of the resurgence of medieval drama scholarship, 2015 is a fitting point at which to reassess our notions of a "medieval drama canon." Recent work has shown that medieval drama, like medieval literature in general, traverses multiple genres and historical periods. We also know that individual and communal audiences witnessed the drama in several sites, public and private. Moreover, the recent publications of several new "classroom" texts—in the forms of stand-alone editions and anthologies—show that instructors are moving beyond the traditional teaching texts, such as Mankind and the Towneley Second Shepherds Play, of the last several decades.

Myth, Womanhood, Mother/Sisterhood in Latina Lit (Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference)

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:43pm
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Trevor Boffone
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Myth, Womanhood, Mother/Sisterhood in Chicana/Latina Literature and Performance Panel

2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
April 23-25, 2015
John Jay College, New York City

This panel welcomes papers that explore womanhood as it intersects with cultural myths and icons in contemporary Chicana/Latina literature and performance. This panel encourages presentations that analyze how contemporary writers and artists (re)write and (re)create myths and the potential these altered myths hold for women.

Papers that focus on literature, theater, art, and film are welcome.

Roundtable on Perspectives in Historicist Pedagogy • NeMLA Convention (April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:36pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials? Inviting perspectives from the range of languages and fields represented by the MLA, this roundtable session invites proposals for presentations that either theorize principles in historicist pedagogy or present examples of syllabi, course texts, classroom practices, and assignments informed by historicist approaches to scholarship. Submit a 300-word abstract by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website (registration required):

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