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Call for papers "Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes"

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
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APLIUT

Call for papers for volume XXXIV N°2 of of the magazine "Researching and Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes" ("Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité") on the theme "Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes" is available at the following address: http://apliut.revues.org/4350

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 June 2014 (see below).

Best regards,
Linda Terrier
Senior Lecturer
English Linguistics and Didactics
Laboratoire CAS, EA 801
Université Toulouse 2-Le Mirail (France)
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Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture (2/11-14, 2015 ; Abstract Due Nov 1)

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 12:52pm
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36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the 36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Our area now includes "dystopia"! The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia or the end.

Call for contributions; Issue 3, Volume 7. History: writing/re-writing – manipulation?

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 12:49pm
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Literophile Journal
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History: writing/re-writing – manipulation?
Literophile. Call for contributions: Issue 3, Volume 7.

Cultural Studies Year
October 2013 – July 2014

"If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
― Michael Crichton
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
― Winston Churchill

Edith Wharton

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 12:28pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Annual Conference
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This panel welcomes papers written on the works of Edith Wharton. Ideas include but are not limited to the following topics: Wharton's narrative style, the appearance of New York society in her works, how time creates distance between the old and the new, social expectations concerning manners, the commodity of marriage, choices for women, sexuality, or Wharton's connection to Henry James.

Please submit all proposals to www.pamla.org. and include your name, the name of the organization/institution with which you are affiliated, the title of your submission, and a proposal for your paper (approximately 250 words).

Please direct all questions to the email address above.

UPDATE Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:57am
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Poe Studies Association and Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education
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Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference
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Poe Studies Association and Penn State Lehigh Valley Continuing Education
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rxk3@psu.edu and bac7@psu.edu

Proposals are invited for the Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference to be held in New York City, February 26-March 1, 2015. Email 250-word abstracts, subject heading "2015 Poe Conference," to Barbara Cantalupo bac7@psu.edu by June 1, 2014.

Ejournal-Call for Scholarly Essays on Latin@ literature -June 30, 2014

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:55am
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Label Me Latina

Label Me Latina/o (www.labelmelatinao.com) is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish.

"Scriptile" Objects and the Making of Metaphors - Renaissance Society of America in Berlin - 26-28 March 2015

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:50am
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A Panel sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

This panel invites papers dealing with the interactions between material culture and the coining of metaphors in early modern European literature. Many of the objects that are conjured up in the literature of the period seem to have no realistic function and are rather commonplace symbols drawn from a tightly woven net of pre-established meanings that was current in the emblematic culture of the day (e.g., the hourglass, the anchor, the dart…). Looking beyond the emblematic frame of mind, however, we wish to ask why certain objects more readily made their way into literature as metaphors. How does the history of material objects help to shed new light on the process of creating a figurative language?

Curious Objects on the Early Modern Stage - Renaissance Society of America in Berlin - 26-28 March 2015

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:46am
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Panel sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Though stage properties were less numerous on the early modern stage, they were more than mere accessories. The candles, torches, plants, swords and even canons that were used in the Globe Theatre, for instance, were all real objects that had not been designed specifically for the stage. Their transfer to a space of theatrical exhibition and representation poses many questions. This panel invites papers that investigate the material history of objects used on stage, the diversity of their dramatic qualities, the ways in which the stage interrogated their status as objects, as well as the ways in which they might have reciprocally determined the stage. How might they have invigorated and transformed theatrical practices?

Pain and Philosophy in the Early Modern Period - RSA Conference, Berlin (26-28 March 2015)

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 3:42am
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Sandrine Parageau, Yan Brailowsky

A panel sponsored by Epistémè (Research Group on Early Modern England, Paris)

The aim of this panel is to explore the links between physical pain and philosophical theories in the early modern period. Two main issues will be addressed in this session:

1. we will discuss the medical and philosophical theories that were elaborated to account for physical pain at the time: what could be the cause of physical pain and how could it be explained physiologically? Was there a clear distinction between physical pain and emotional suffering? Was pain gendered? We will also focus on the value of pain: was it always seen as negative or could it also be good?

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE—submissions due May 31, 2014

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA

E[RACE]ED: METHODOLOGY OF THE REPRESSED

This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

CFP AlterNative announces a general call for papers due July 1st 2014

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:43pm
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AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

AlterNative announces a general call for papers

Deadline: July 1st 2014

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published quarterly. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

Same-Sex Marriage in Film and Television (Abstracts due July 1, 2014)

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:06pm
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Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
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Mitch and Cam's gay wedding in the fifth season finale of Modern Family represents an important milestone in media representations of same-sex marriage. Accordingly, this collection of essays seeks to explore a range of representations (whether positive or negative in nature) pertaining to the topic of same-sex marriage in film and television.

Contributions may explore a single film or television offering or several. Any form (comedy, drama, documentary, news, etc.), year of release, and/or country of release is fair game for analysis. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.

The City in Film Noir

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA 2014)
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The city in film noir is a site of aspiration and anxiety. Juxtaposed against the agrarian ideal, the noir city is a lure, a maze, a trap. Noir cities suggest forms of escape; they enable and restrict the challenges gender, class and race pose to the normative. Noir plots are set in motion by the anonymity and disruption of the metropolis; noir archetypes – the grifters, the tycoons, the femme fatales, the ambiguous foreigners – are cosmopolitan figures. This panel seeks papers that may examine the depiction of cities in classic, neo-, B- , documentary or parody noirs, the influence of émigré auteurs in envisioning American cities, architecture as mis-en-scene, cosmopolitanisms, gendered space.

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