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SCMS 2015: Asian Comics and Graphic Novels - Deadline: July 20, 2014

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:57am
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Areum Jeong / UCLA
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I am organizing a panel for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference which will be held March 25-29, 2015 at Montreal.

This panel looks at the relationship between nation and visuality, in particular, the visualization of Asian comics and graphic novels in cinema. Focusing on Asian comics and graphic novels and their filmic adaptations, the panel explores how such works represent performances of everyday life and/or political critique across the continent.

Towards redefining gender normativity in the South Asian context.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:00am
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Open Windows: a feminist resource center.
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Open Windows: A feminist resource center (www.aresourcecenter.wordpress.com) in collaboration with Lies and Big Feet, an independent publishing house (www.liesandbigfeet.wordpress.com) is looking for papers, first person narratives and short monographs on the following subject:

Towards redefining gender normativity in the South Asian context.

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: A Collection

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Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 3:07pm
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Co-edited by Sarah Jaquette Ray and J. C. Sibara / Under contract with University of Nebraska Press

We are editing a scholarly volume that brings disability studies in dialogue with the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities. While scholars in the environmental humanities have been troubling the dichotomy between "wild" and "built" environments, and writing about the "material turn," trans-corporealities, and "slow violence" for several years now, few focus on the robust and related work being done in the field of disability studies, which takes as a starting point the contingency between environments and bodies.

CFP: Terry Eagleton [10/31/2014] Special Journal Issue

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Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 2:37pm
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_In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism_
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Contributions are invited for a special issue of _In-between_ which focuses on Terry Eagleton.
The last date for submissions is October 31, 2014.
Contribution will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Articles may not be longer than four thousand words. Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.

NeMLA session: "MEMSAHIB RE-DEFINED" [Deadline: Sept 30, 2014]

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Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 12:46pm
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Dr. Susmita Roye, Delaware State University, USA
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MEMSAHIB RE-DEFINED: EXPLORING THE CONNOTATIONS OF THE TERM

Memsahib – the term literally means "Sahib's wife" or the "lady mistress" – is usually associated with white women in British India. For this reason, despite the fact that the term continues to be used today in independent India, its use cannot be divorced from its colonial conception because, more often than not, especially in the academic scholarship, the term's association with British colonialism in India is analyzed. Examining the image of memsahibs and the nexus between gender and imperialism in India has garnered considerable scholarly attention (e.g. Claire Midgley, Indrani Sen and Margaret Strobel, among others).

[NEMLA] The Descent of Darwin: Evolutions in Literary Representation (April 30 - May 3 2015)

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:45pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Charles Darwin's work transformed scientific knowledge in the nineteenth-century by offering new modes of understanding and classifying humans that had serious consequences for the studies of race, animals, and affect. This panel intends to explore how late nineteenth and early twentieth century British and American literature engages, affirms or resists Darwin's theories. Many genres, such as Gothic fiction and naturalism, problematically craft characters that conform to Darwin's hierarchical categorizations of humanity. We seek papers that productively participate in the discussion of literature and science with an eye to analyses of science not just as content or theme, but also as aesthetic and generic influence.

Getting Inside the Outsider: Credentials and Queerness in the Academy

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 1:50pm
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Northeastern Modern Language Association (April 30-May 3, 2015, Ryerson University)
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What is the experience of new queer-identified members of the academy in the tightening job market? Has there been stricter inspection of non-normative doctoral candidates, adjuncts, junior faculty, and their potentially non-normative work, now that funding is more scarce and controversy more risky? Has what Michael Warner described as "queer studies' critical edge," gained "by defining itself against ... normal business in the academy," been dismissed in the guise of maintaining so-called greater institutional health, the supposed greater good, and greater approval by communities at large?

[UPDATE]The Global Renaissance

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:52am
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Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

Call for Papers
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference
October 17 and 18
Kelowna, British Columbia

This is the second version of this call for papers. Please note the new conference dates, and new deadline for proposals.

The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference will take place on October 17 and 18 in Kelowna, a resort town at the centre of British Columbia's wine country.

Fifth international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania:A piece of culture, a culture of peace, re-imaging Europe

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 2:18am
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Valahia University & The Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies
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Annual conference 2014. Fifth international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania: A piece of culture, a culture of peace, re-imaging European communities in the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions

17-19 August 2014, Targoviste, Valahia University, Romania

SEMA AT SAMLA (Atlanta, Nov. 7-9)

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 4:10pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Assoc

We still need one more paper!!

SEMA AT SAMLA (Atlanta, Nov. 7-9)
Sustaining the Medieval in the Modern World
How do we preserve medieval objects, culture, and ideas?
This panel welcomes papers approaching this question from a variety of perspectives: conservation, manuscript editing, digital editions, documentary, k16 pedagogy, or modern reconstructions of the medieval in film, architecture, video games. Please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Lynn Ramey, Vanderbilt University, at lynn.ramey@vanderbilt.edu.
Plenary speakers include poet Wendell Berry and critic Ursula Heise.

CFP: The Mind, the Medium, the Message: Neuroatypicals in Popular Culture (NeMLA 30 April-3 May 2015)

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 3:59pm
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Julie M Johannes/Northeast Modern Language Association
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The preconceptions and social constructions that society has about neuroatypicals are brought to light when one considers the recent increase of such portrayals in popular media. Mental illness occupies a curious space in our collective consciousness, one sometimes marked by fear and fascination, by stigma and stereotypes: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a prime example of this. Because popular culture depictions of mental illness frequently misrepresent the challenges facing those with neurobiological differences, honest and psychopathologically-aware portrayals play a crucial role in raising our collective consciousness.

NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE - The 19th-Century Latin American Text as a Lens for Contemporary Issues

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 3:56pm
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William Michael Lake / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This session invites submissions related to Nineteenth-Century Latin American texts that examine social issues which remain largely unresolved around the world. The topic is widely defined and also encourages analyses of texts not traditionally categorized as "literary." Some possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to: the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and U.S. immigration policy; industrialization; class warfare; indigenous rights; narratives of environmental destruction; slavery and other forms of exploitative labor; women's agency; modern representations of 19th-century Latin America; and so on.

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