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Arts in Literature: Interdisciplinarity and Ekphrasis in Luso-Hispanic Letters (April 30-May 3, 2015)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:19am
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NeMLA 2015


From the well know Horatian statement 'Ut pictura poesis' until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.


Digital Humanities for Medieval Italy (Toronto, Ontario, April 30 – May 3, 2015)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:08am
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2015 NeMLA Call for Papers
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30 – May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

Session Title: Digital Humanities for Medieval Italy
Chairs: Giovanni Spani – Michael Papio
Session ID: 15167
Session Format: Roundtable
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[UPDATE] OLR volume 37 issue 1: Deadine for abstracts December 15, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:11pm
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Oxford Literary Review
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OLR invites submissions for upcoming general issue. Articles are welcome of 6000-7000 words that fit with the journal's general interests. OLR devotes itself to outstanding writing in deconstruction, literary theory, psychoanalytic theory, political theory and related forms of exploratory thought. Founded in 1977 it remains responsive to new concerns and committed to patient, inventive reading as the wellspring of critical research. It has published work by many trailblazing thinkers and seeks to take forward the movement of deconstructive thought in the face of as many forms and institutions as possible.

Send expressions of interest and abstract by December 15, 2014. Full texts will be due on February 1, 2015.

Post-Conquest Religiosity - Kalamazoo 2015

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:51pm
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Sarah L. Reeser and Bridget Riley

How was religious practice on the frontier shaped by currents of adaptation or resistance following acts of invasion and territorial expansion? What part did liturgy, hagiography, religious art, and literature play in shaping the post-conquest narrative? These are two of the questions we seek to explore in this session. Scholarship has long acknowledged the impact of conquest upon local practice and large-scale belief. Recently, there has been a growing interest in expanding the traditional boundaries of the medieval world by exploring existing issues related to conquest and religious change in new milieus, such as across the Atlantic.

Downton Here, Downton Now? [9/30/14]

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:45pm
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NeMLA Annual Conference [Toronto, 4/30-5/3]
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Downton Abbey has generated tremendous interest in early twentieth-century culture, creating opportunities and hassles for scholars. How do scholars engage Downton's recreation of this period to advance historical and literary understanding in scholarship, the classroom, and the community? This panel seeks responses to Downton's depiction of early twentieth-century British culture that consider the tension between historical accuracy and contemporary sensibilities, and between Downton and its antecedents in film, TV, and literature. {Session #15002]

(Book Project) Projecting the World: Classical Hollywood, the 'Foreign', and Transnational Representations

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:36pm
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Russell Meeuf / University of Idaho
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The editors of Projecting the World are seeking scholarship that examines classical Hollywood's representation of foreign spaces and peoples. This book will analyze how Hollywood cinema actually represents specific nations, areas, or peoples of the world against the backdrop of Hollywood's globalization or U.S. global power in this period. Essays are sought covering Hollywood productions from roughly 1930 to 1965.

Book Collection--An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes (Dec 1, 2014)

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:20pm
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Julia Leyda, Sophia University & Theresa L. Geller, Grinnell College, co-editors

An Indelible Mark: Women and the Work of Todd Haynes

We seek additional chapters for an edited collection of original essays currently in development that explores the specific role of women in, on, and behind the work of Todd Haynes. Female characters and women's genres from classical Hollywood, as well as feminist film scholars, women directors, film industry professionals, actors, and female fans have all shaped Haynes's creative work. Our collection represents new research addressing the broadly conceived topic of women and the work of Todd Haynes; we seek to trace the "indelible mark," as Haynes himself puts it, of feminism throughout his career.

CFP: Queer(ing) Performance [February 5-7 2015]

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:04pm
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Festival of Original Theatre @ The University of Toronto

Call for Papers, Performances and Artistic Works:

The 23rd annual Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) invites proposals to our 2015 conference: Queer(ing) Performance. Considering the performance of everyday life, as well as the staged, digital, and imagined, FOOT 2015 subverts rigid disciplinary boundaries between scholarship, practice and politics. This year's conference not only welcomes papers on queer productions, but also work that engages queers methodologies. We invite proposals from activists, academics and artists who question, contest and revolt against scholarly and theatrical norms.

[UPDATE] The Story of Memory Conference DEADLINE 8 August

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:47pm
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The Memory Network / University of Roehampton


'The Story of Memory' seeks to pose new questions about the relationship between the senses, cognition, memory, and emotion, and to reinvigorate the debate about the return to a critical investigation of story telling in the twenty-first century.