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Multimodal Representations of War (Deadline 9/30/2014) NeMLA, Toronto, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:22pm
NeMLA 2015 (deadline for abstracts: 9/30/2014)

Proposal ID: 15475
Session Title: Multimodal Representations of War
Area: Culture & Media Studies
Secondary Area: Interdisciplinary Humanities
Session Format: Seminar

I am accepting abstracts for this seminar panel at NeMLA on Representations of War with an emphasis on multimodal texts (digital archives of poetry and lit., films, photography, and etc.) until 9/30/2014. Please go to the NeMLA site and login to submit an abstract, or just email me directly. Please share and forward. The NeMLA has changed the submission process, and it should be done online by registering and logging into the site:

Harlot Special Issue: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics (2 January 2015 Deadline)

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:07pm
Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion (Online Journal)

Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics

2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline

Guest Editors:
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.


Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:19pm
Florida International University


Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
Miami, FL
April 9th-10th, 2015


"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight."
(Walter Benjamin, "On the Concept of History,"1940)

Film, Film Studies and Ideology, UGC Sponsored National Conference, 12-14 November 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:28pm
Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making. The conference intends to address areas ranging from film theory and the nature of the cinematic experience to the practices of viewing films on a day to day basis. However, papers which rely merely on thematic analyses of films and ignore the potential of film form are not encouraged.

Deadline Reminder: East – West Cultural Passage Journal, 1 October 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:44pm
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage ( seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:38pm

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at

Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles

"Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries" - International Symposium, 18-21 January 2015, Florence, Italy

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:40am
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation & Life Beyond Tourism

Time and place have huge symbolic significance in Eliot's work and that of his contemporaries. Space and time exist as symbolical, religious, philosophical, historical, political and personal 'nodes' in Eliot's writings. This conference wants to explore these 'nodes' in greater depth — where they exist, how they interact with other nodes and themes in Eliot's writing, and how they intersect with the aesthetic and philosophical thinking of Eliot's contemporaries.

Adolescence in Film and Television (April 1-4, 2015; Proposals due November 1, 2014)

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:05pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held April 1-4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.

Volume on Conrad and ecocriticism -- abstracts due 12/15/14

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:24pm
Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy / University of Utah

Announcing a New Call for Papers!
Conrad and Nature: Ecology, Environment and Animals in Joseph Conrad's Writings
The editors seek contributions to a new volume examining the ways that Joseph Conrad imagines earth, environment, nature, ecology, and nonhuman animals in his writings. From sea to jungle, from rivers to parks, from animals to weather, Joseph Conrad's writings constantly engage the natural world. Conrad and Nature will gather fresh critical thinking about Conrad and the natural world to open new perspectives on Conrad and to broaden the archive of environmental criticism.

1968 Onward: Its Repercussions in Europe

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:10pm
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

1968 Onward: Its Repercussions in Europe
In 1968, most European countries were affected by the turmoil of protests and political unrest. This panel seeks to analyze the impact of the 1968 upheaval had in Europe and how artists perceived and reacted to it in the following years. Contributions in literature, visual arts, theater and cinema are welcome. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Submit your abstract at:

'Total Work of Art': From Fin de Siècle Forward

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:07pm
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

'Total Work of Art': From Fin de Siècle Forward
Taking Wagner's idea of Gesamtkunstwerk as a starting point this roundtable will consider different artistic expressions--cinematic, theatrical, literary, musical, and visual--in order to examine how the Arts blend together and create a complete illustration of this historical period. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Submit your abstract to:

21st C Tunisian Women Writers' Literary Production (Sponsor: Women in French)

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:01pm
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

Description: This roundtable invites papers exploring the twenty-first century literary production of Tunisian women writers in French and/or Arabic. Possible topics include: preoccupations, aspirations and dreams; changes from traditional to contemporary society; physical and spiritual relationships and alliances; literary devices to circumvent censorship; women and revolution; women and sexuality; challenges to male-centered models. All critical and theoretical approaches welcome. Chair: Anna Rocca

The Treachery of Monstrosity

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:59pm

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

Joint Tenant of the Shade: Environmentalism and Animal Welfare in the Long Eighteenth Century - May 30-June 2 2015

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:18pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

Once a traditional theme of eighteenth-century studies, the study of "Nature" is re-emerging in the light of recent developments in ecocriticism. This period (1600-1820) saw the radical redefinition of "humanity" and of the human place in the environment, the establishment of scientific empiricism and a subject-object relationship between human observer and the natural world, and the exponential growth of urbanisation, with its concomitant growth in landscape aestheticism and environmental philosophy.