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THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (Deadline extended)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled "The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context." Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

Edited Volume on Wrestling and Performance

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.

Scope of the volume:

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference April 21st-23rd 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Gulf University for Science and Technology
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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

[UPDATE] Full programme and registration now available for 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama'

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 6:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Tiziana Morosetti, University of Oxford

Full programme and registration for the conference 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama' (Oxford, 25-26 September) are now available at the following link:

http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%98exotic%E2%80%99-body-19...

Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2015 (New Orleans, April 1-4)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 2:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for the annual conference. We seek proposals—for individual papers as well as for panels—on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and current trends.

We would like to highlight works by local writers and/or works set in or around New Orleans, including works by James Lee Burke, Laura Child, Joyce H Corrington, Robert Crais, Tony Fennelly, David Fulmer, Barbara Hambly, Charlaine Harris, Elmore Leonard, Jr., Gilbert Morris, Vickie Pettee, James Sallis, Robert Skinner, Julie Smith, John William, and Chris Wiltz, and including series such as True Blood, True Detective, and Nikki & Nora.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanities
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Alfred Hitchcock Issue—Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

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

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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!

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