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Stowe at SSAWW 2015, Philadelphia

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:47pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society invites participants for its upcoming panel at the SSAWW 2015 Conference:

Between Feeling Unsettled and Feeling Right: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Targeted Liminality

CFP for Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA, November 4-8, 2015

Sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

What Does War Look Like?: Visual Trauma and Representation, March 26-29, 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Every war has its own patterns of injury based on contemporary military weapons, strategy, and tactics. Unlike in previous wars, the "signature wounds" of the Global War on Terror are the invisible injuries of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. While Elaine Scarry has argued that "what is remembered in the body is well remembered" as a record of what happens in war, the visible wounds of war are today less frequently seen. From the ban on showing returning military coffins to restrictions on images of wounded soldiers and civilians to isolated injury care units, the physical wounds of war are often unrepresented and unremembered. This panel explores the ways in which war visibly wounds the body, the nation, the landscape, and the globe.

PCA Romance CFP (Nov. 1, 2014)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:02am
Popular Culture Association

The discourse of romantic love permeates popular culture. The Romance area of PCA includes papers on love, romance, and relationships, in real life and as represented in any medium, now and in the past. From ad campaigns to Supreme Court decisions, Dan Savage to Sweet Savage Love, K-Pop to qawwali: if it's about love, it's a welcome topic at the PCA's national conference in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015.

Some possible topics include:

Writers in Conversation Volume 2 (1) Jan 2015, Deadline 30th Nov 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:54am
Gillian Dooley/Nick Turner, Flinders University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

Shakespeare's Unsung Heroes and Heroines - Berlin 23-26 April 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:30am
German Shakespeare Association

Without Paulina and Antigonus there would be no reunion, however tainted, between Leontes and Hermione, and there would be no union of Perdita and Florizel in "The Winter's Tale". In a sense, then, Paulina and Antigonus are the unsung heroine and hero of the play. Undoubtedly, Antigonus' exit pursued by a bear is not typical of a tragic hero.

"Beneath these Pooled Waters: Damming in Literature, Film, and Culture" Panel proposal for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:18pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.

The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University

We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
NALS: Native American Literature Association

This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at

3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media: Serialities 1915/2015

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:51pm
Department of Film & Media at University of California, Berkeley

Building on the success of the two previous silent-film conferences held at Berkeley in 2011 and 2013, the Department of Film & Media has decided to widen the scope of our biennial conference to include comparative historical inquiry.

Ecstasy (ACLA 2015)

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:17pm
American Comparative Literature Association

American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)