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Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald: The 13th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference July 4-11, 2015

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:45am
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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
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From Hemingway's description of his friend's "very fair wavy hair, a high forehead, excited and friendly eyes and a delicate long-lipped Irish mouth" in A Moveable Feast to his signature in The Crack-Up, "Gaelicly yours, Scott Fitzgerald" [sic], the literary world of F. Scott Fitzgerald is suffused with a Nostalgic Ireland. From the Irish Melodies to Dick's "Irish face" in Tender is the Night; the Irish girls, Tammany politics, and the Irish problem, and Anthony and Geraldine's conversation over Chevalier in The Beautiful and Damned; Pat Brady or Katherine Moore in The Last Tycoon; and Monsignor Darcy and Beatrice Blaine in This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's novels, short stories, and essays are populated with the remnants of an elusive Ireland.

The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction - 28-29 March 2015

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:06am
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University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The boundary between humans and non-human animals has been an integral part of philosophic discourse since antiquity, with mounting evidence of language, tool use and general cognitive abilities now leading scientists to contest its impermeability. These lines have been drawn and re-drawn in innumerable ways in imaginative literature, and the various ways in which humans perceive non-human animals has become the subject of study in various disciplines. Attempts to draw a boundary between human and nonhuman animals have involved the artistic imagination as well as philosophical reflection.

Lesbians and Children's/YA Literature.Proposals due July 15

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:41am
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June Cummins/San Diego State Uniersity
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Reminder! Deadline for proposals is soon: July 15, 2014

Call for Papers
Lesbians and Children's Literature
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
June Cummins, Guest Editor

The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites essay submissions for a special issue on the subject of Lesbians and Children's/YA Literature, guest-edited by June Cummins.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

SCMS 2015 Panel CFP: 'Ecocriticism and Moving Image Archives'

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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 12:02am
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Rachel Webb Jekanowski, Concordia University
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SCMS 2015 - Panel CFP
Deadline: August 6, 2014

Archival scholars have frequently turned to geological metaphors to explain the processes of archival selection, preservation, and the 'unearthing' of the past. Robert-Henri Bautier, for instance, compares archival collections to 'sediments of geological layers' that accumulate organically in "Les archives" (Samaran, L'Histoire et ses méthodes, 1961). Karen I. Ishizuka and Patricia Zimmermann echo this metaphor in Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories, referring to home movie collections as 'archival mines' and their study as an 'excavation' (2007). Yet ecocritical studies of archival practices and their material impacts on the natural world remain few and far between.

NeMLA 2015: Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning (due September 30, 2014)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
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NeMLA
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46th Annual NeMLA Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Canada

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning

In his classic composition text Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow asks us to consider the metaphor of growing as a way to encourage and teach fluid, flexible writing. The idea of growth applies to so many aspects of scholarship, as we approach the profession simultaneously as teachers, students, and researchers in our own rights. This roundtable session seeks to explore the idea of growth broadly conceived, thinking about the ways we develop our writing and teaching, as well as the ways our students' writing develops.

Chairs: Erin M. Andersen, Hilarie Ashton

Gerne Bending in the Brut (9/15: Kalamazoo, 8/14-17)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:09pm
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International Lawman's Brut Society
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Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a "chronicle," "epic," "romance" or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman's blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, this session asks for proposals that examine issues of genre in the Brut. It encourages papers that take on questions of how best to categorize Lawman's work and proposals that examine his use of the various genres and sub-genres available to him, including for example hagiography and the homily.

2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:24pm
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University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival
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We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. Both text-based and performance-based approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, and we especially encourage proposals that explore the relationship between text and performance.

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

UPDATE - TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 4:15pm
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Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Keynotes: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero); Dr. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (University of Kent)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming 5th Transitions symposium, promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

Queer TV in the 21st Century (Abstracts due September 5, 2014)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 12:05am
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Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
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Recently, I guest-edited a special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film on the theme of queer cinema in the 21st century. Based on the success of the project, it has been suggested that I edit a conceptually related academic anthology on the theme of queer television in the 21st century, and I am very enthusiastic about doing so.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2014 for SWPACA Conference, 11 - 14 February, 2015

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 5:35pm
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2014

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 36th Annual Conference celebrating "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

11 - 14 February, 2015

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

NeMLA Seminar: Identity, Politics, and Universals in Literary Theory and Beyond (30/9/2014: 30-3/4-5/2015)

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:39pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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In recent years, the position that argues that human actions are guided by certain Universals (biological, cognitive, emotive, and moral) that are common to all humanity has been contested. Literary traditions such as poststructuralist thought represented by the views of thinkers like Michael Foucault have seen human identity exclusively as a product of class struggle. However, alternate views represented by Martha Nussbaum and several others have challenged this by claiming that human identity is guided by certain non-coercive universals that determine how human beings identify and respond to society.

Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry at PCA/ACA in New Orleans - April 1-4, 2015

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:21pm
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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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PCA/ACA - Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry

The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

Creative Poetry: Panelists will have 15 minutes each to read/perform their own work. There will be time at the end of the session for interaction with the audience. Those interested in presenting should send 3 sample poems along with an abstract in the online system.

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