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CFP: Popular Culture & Pedagogy

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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:01am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Pedagogy and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

We are happy to announce the 36th annual Southwest Popular & American Culture conference in
beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico!

Festivals & Faires Area, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015; Abstract Due: 11/1/14

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 8:05pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. The PCAACA Conference is in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
1. Burning Man;
2. Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including performative panels;
3. Festivals & Faires from outside the United States;
4. Theatre festivals, Shakespeare festivals, and music festivals;

O'Neill & Ecocriticism (due Nov. 21 2014)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 5:52pm
39th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, March 26-28, 2015

Although Eugene O'Neill wrote decades before the emergence of Ecocriticism and Eco-theater, his plays reverberate with concerns about human relationships with the environment, including apprehensions about commercialization (The Glencairn Plays, 'Ile, The Hairy Ape), connections to the sea (Anna Christie and Long Day's Journey Into Night), and to the land (Beyond the Horizon and Desire Under the Elms), and the colonial encounters with native peoples (The Moon of the Caribbees and The Emperor Jones). Having received rather little critical attention, these reverberations with Ecocriticism represent fertile areas of scholarship for both O'Neill studies and modern drama.

Symposium on "Textual Machines", April 18, 2015 The University of Georgia Athens, GA

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:53pm
University of Georgia

International Symposium
"Textual Machines"

April 18, 2015
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Keynote speakers

- Janet MURRAY, Professor at the School of Literature, Media and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology and interaction designer.

- Serge BOUCHARDON, Professor at the University of Technology of Compiegne and author of interactive fictions.

Themes and topics

The Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SASECS Panels for ISECS and ASECS 2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:04pm
Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

The Southeast Asian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (SASECS), an affiliate society of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), is the first regional eighteenth-century society specific to Southeast Asia.Dedicated to a global approach to eighteenth-century studies, SASECS has sponsored sessions at conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on SASECS, go to www.SASECS.com

A SASECS-sponored panel at the ISECS Congress, July 26-31, 2015, Rotterdam

"Eighteenth-Century Narrative Traffic."

ASECS 2015 DH Caucus: "Current Conversations in Eighteenth-Century Digital Humanities"

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:58pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The aim of this panel is to assess the state of digital humanities work within eighteenth-century studies. We ask what are the conversations, both current and emerging, surrounding digital approaches to research and pedagogy? If, as Alan Liu has suggested, the goal of digital humanities work is to move from "signal" to "meaning," how are scholars of the eighteenth century approaching this issue in their methods, theory, and teaching? This panel is especially interested in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovative presentation formats.

Send brief proposals by September 15 to thowe@marymount.edu and/or vareschi@wisc.edu

Books and Ideas / Ideas and Books, 30 May to 2 June 2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:55pm
Bibliographical Society of Canada / Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

The Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada and ACCUTE invite proposals on the theme of "Capital Ideas" for the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held at the University of Ottawa, Ontario from 30 May to 2 June 2015. In particular, proposals are invited on the following topics:

"Thomas Merton and Imagination" (11/1/2014,3/26-28/2015

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:06pm
Monica Weis SSJ/ International Thomas Merton Society

Special Topics CFP Template

Call for Papers: "Thomas Merton and Imagination" at CEA 2015

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

War, Remembered: 200 Years of Nostalgia and (Post)Memory (due 1 November 2014; U of Ottawa 30 May - 2 June 2015)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm
Irene Mangoutas / ACCUTE

Samuel Hynes identifies the Great War as "the great imaginative event": "not a falsification of reality, but […] the accepted interpretation of the war, repeated in texts written by authors who did not experience the war, but who inherited its myth." With the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War just behind us, and the bicentenary of the end of the Napoleonic Wars just ahead, this panel explores the ways in which the 'great wars' of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are (re)interpreted and (re)imagined, both by their contemporaries and, perhaps more pressingly, by ours.

[UPDATE] Mediating the sacred and secular in the Early Modern and Medieval era

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:56pm
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium

Mediating the Sacred and Secular in the Medieval and Early Modern period - deadline Nov. 15
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 20-21, 2015

The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, is seeking submissions for its conference on the conceptualizations of the sacred and secular during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. This conference will engage with issues of periodicity through questions of secular versus sacred authority both during and between these eras. More specifically, it will investigate particular literary representations that negotiate and mediate the divide of the sacred and the secular in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

Space and Place in World Literature (NeMLA 2015 Toronto, ON, Apr 30-May 3)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:50pm
Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association April 30 - May 3, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli
Area: World Literatures (non-European Languages)

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in works that investigate the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today's world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel's theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts. Specific areas might include:

E-Dictionary of Portuguese TRavel Writing (texts in Portuguese)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:11pm
CETAPS (New University of Lisbon), IMLR (University of London), LIA (University of Sao Paulo)

Call for Papers: E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS, FCSH), da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, o Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), da Universidade de Londres (School of Advanced Study) e o Laboratório de Interlocuções com a Ásia (LIA), da Universidade de São Paulo, irão começar a publicar, no início de 2015, o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Escrita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

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