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Othello's Island 2015: The Third Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on the Medieval and Renaissance Periods

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Severis Foundation
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Othello's Island 2015
The 3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Organised in association with the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus and the Cyprus College of Art

Convenors:

  • James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
  • Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
  • ​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art


  • About the Conference:

    The Generative Literature Project

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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:57am
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    The Generative Literature Project/Hybrid Pedagogy

    Call for Participation:
    Generative Literature Project

    The Generative Literature Project is calling for the participation of 10-12 Creative Writing faculty from campuses across the United States to participate in the creation of a transmedia generative digital novel.

    This project will take place during Fall Semester 2014, and will involve students and faculty in writing a minimum of one class assignment, one faculty character sketch, and a collaborative analysis of the main character's motive and alibi. (See Sample Lesson Timeline for more information: http://goo.gl/k9QyAZ).

    Call for Book Reviews on the "Cityscape" and the Urban Experience *FINAL CALL*

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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:38am
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    Todd Comer, Studies in the Humanities
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    Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for book reviews of any book or books focused on the urban world (the theme for the upcoming issue is the "Cityscape as Discursive Node and Character").

    The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Book reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (tcomer@defiance.edu).

    [UPDATE] Final Reminder: Archaeologies of Media and Film

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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 4:48am
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    Dr Ben Roberts / University of Bradford

    DEADLINE 6 JUNE

    Archaeologies of Media and Film

    Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam), Jussi Parikka (Southampton), Peter Buse (Kingston)

    3-5 September 2014, Bradford

    An international conference on media archaeology organised by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum in association with the Royal Television Society and Bradford City of Film.

    The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as "media archaeology": an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.

    Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:43pm
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    The Midwest Modern Language Association
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    This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

    Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

    Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

    Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:58pm
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    SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
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    Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema
    16th Annual Cinema Conference, San Francisco State University
    October 17–18, 2014

    Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University
    Keynote Speaker: TBD
    Contact email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu
    Website: http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/csgsa

    Note: This year's conference will be organized by students from both the MA and MFA tracks in the SFSU Cinema Department—in keeping with this, we welcome submissions of traditional paper proposals as well as film essays and short films.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 2014

    Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:04pm
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    Rice University, English Department
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    Get in loser, we're calling for papers.

    Mean Girls was released in 2004, and it launched its stars' careers and entertained people from every generation. Ever since, girls are all the rage in movies and television shows. From Mean Girls and Bridesmaids, to "New Girl," "Girls,"Two Broke Girls" and countless other films and shows about girls, one thing about girls is clear: they're fetch, they're grool, and they're in.

    Classical Hollywood Musical [DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1 July 2014]

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 5:07pm
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    Film & History Conference 2014 / Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
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    An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
    Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
    October 29-November 2, 2014
    The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
    Madison, WI (USA)

    DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2014

    AREA: The Classical Hollywood Musical

    [UPDATE] SAMLA 2014--From Corn-Pone to Delmonico's: Feasting with Twain--deadline extended to 6/14/14

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
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    Kathryn Dolan, The Mark Twain Circle of America
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    Mark Twain is as popular a figure as ever. In "Corn-Pone Opinions" Twain writes, "The black philosopher's idea was, that a man is not independent, and cannot afford views which might interfere with his bread and butter... He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions—at least on the surface." Twain satirizes the age's customs and politics, using food-based metaphors to do so. During his life, Twain went from corn-pone to Delmonico's. His dinner parties at Nook Farm were magnificent. However, he was also a powerful critic of the excesses and hypocrisies of society. How can we use Twain's writings to re-examine issues of consumption and overconsumption in U.S. society during the second half of the nineteenth century?

    Worlds made of Heroes - 6-7 November 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED DEADLINE 30th JUNE 2014

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:01pm
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    Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
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    In order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings' first volume – The Fellowship of the Ring –, the Porto Conference "Worlds made of Heroes" invites submissions of 20-minute papers in English (preferably), French or Portuguese in a variety of themes related to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and fantasy in general. Literary and cultural questionings will be discussed alongside with intermedial dynamics within the context of Tolkien's work and its multiple versions and expansions. At a narratological level, special attention will be given to textual analyses around rhetorical/stylistic features and devices that further reveal important ideological layers.

    MMLA 2014--Film III: Global Cinemas permanent section

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 2:15pm
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    Midwest Modern Language Association
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    The Film III: Global Cinemas section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Global Cinema. The 2014 MMLA conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. By global cinemas we are referring to films made outside of the U.S./Hollywood context. Papers can be related to the conference informal theme of "The Lives of Cities", but other themes are certainly welcome. We are interested in sparking broad discussions about the state of global cinema in the twenty-first century, though historical perspectives are welcome as well.

    [UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
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    Midwest Modern Language Association
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    The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

    James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability (SAMLA 11/7-9 2014, Atlanta GA)

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:31pm
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    Geri Harmon/SAMLA
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    James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability
    SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA

    "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." --James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"

    To support and amplify this year's conference theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel seeks discussion-friendly presentations on topics about any critique of James Baldwin's novella "Sonny's Blues," including, but not limited to, addiction studies; jazz/blues, America's classical music; religious views on suffering, especially the Hindu connection; and African-American studies.

    2014 New England American Conference for Irish Studies November 21-22 at Wheaton College, MA

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:22pm
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    American Conference for Irish Studies, New England Regional Meeting
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    Beyond the Pale: Alienation, Sites of Resistance, and Modern Ireland

    The 2014 NEACIS (New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies) meeting will be held at Wheaton College on 21-22 November. We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels focusing on all aspects of Irish Studies. Especially welcome are papers that address the conference theme of "Beyond the Pale: Alienation, Sites of Resistance, and Modern Ireland."

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