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NeMLA 2015: Unexpected Affect in Shakespearean Drama

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:31am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the ways in which Shakespearean drama delivers emotional intensity (passions, affectations, embodiment, etc.) in unexpected places. When might certain emotional reactions be surprising in Shakespeare's plays? Are there particular characters that share their feelings unexpectedly, yet with astonishing resonance?

The significance of this session is to explore whether, after four centuries of exposure, these can still be capable of emotionally shocking. In today's academic climate, do Shakespeare's words have the potential to be so emotionally disturbing that students might/can/should expect a "trigger warning" on syllabi?

[UPDATE]: Travelling between Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:31am
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University of Warwick

[UPDATE]

Registration open and programme now available for "Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora", the annual symposium of the Travel and Mobility Studies Network at the University of Warwick, on Friday 11th July 2014.

Abstracts of all papers are now available to view online. The keynote address will be given by Professor Miriam Cooke (Duke University) and panel speakers include Dr Lindsey Moore, Dr Anna Ball, and Dr Jen Dickinson. ​

Registration is £15 (standard) or £10 (students/ Warwick staff).

Queries can be directed to travelmobilitynetwork@gmail.com

FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:20am
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University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
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Banja Luka Philological Convention
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Banja Luka is organising an international conference on
FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
, to be held
on
13-14 October 2014
. Confirmed plenary speakers are Prof Svetozar Koljevic
(Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts) and Prof Nicholas Birns (The New School for Liberal Arts, New York).
The Great War, even 100 years after its outbreak, represents an important aspect of the collective
consciousness of modern man. Its development and outcome are nowadays determining to a great extent, not

MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD, AND MOTHERING IN POPULAR CULTURE. Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 1:48am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Proposals are now being accepted for the newly established section area, MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD, AND MOTHERING IN POPULAR CULTURE for the the 36th Annual Conference of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
February 11-14, 2015

CONFERENCE THEME
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

In this inaugural session, we are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering, as seen within popular culture, such as seen through:
• representations of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering including pregnancy, comparison to fathers,

Popular Culture Pedagogy: Theory and Application in Academia Deadline for submission:

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 1:42am
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A. S. CohenMiller / Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

Popular Culture Pedagogy: Theory and Application in Academia

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce a special issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy (www.JournalDialogue.org), to be published August 2015. The issue will focus broadly on teaching and learning which integrates popular culture within academic settings.

Topics are particularly welcomed that address the following:

--Innovative approaches and/or research studies addressing the use of popular culture within the higher education classroom;

[UPDATE] 1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Di

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:13am
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School of Film Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema
The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Discoveries of The Past (1945-1967)

MAY 28-30, 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece

Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas Elsaesser
Plenary Speaker: Professor Vrasidas Karalis

[UPDATE] Writing the Range Conference (Nov 14-15, 2014)

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:37pm
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Angela Sowa / University of Denver

Keynote Speakers: Jessica Enoch and Scott Wible

The Front Range, the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains, extends about 300 miles from Wyoming to southern Colorado, demarcating the boundary between the plains to the East and the Rockies to the West. The label "Front Range" names the mountain range itself, and it also names the north-south corridor of major cities in the region. In this area of urban centers, rural farmlands, resort towns, and remote wilderness, a notable range of climates, geographies, ecosystems, and built environments abounds. We imagine this idea of "range," along with the boundaries, intersections, interstices, and overlaps it includes, as a conceptual touchstone or a jumping-off point for thinking about writing.

[UPDATE] Writing the Range Conference (Nov 14-15, 2014)

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Angela Sowa / University of Denver

Keynote Speakers: Jessica Enoch and Scott Wible

The Front Range, the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains, extends about 300 miles from Wyoming to southern Colorado, demarcating the boundary between the plains to the East and the Rockies to the West. The label "Front Range" names the mountain range itself, and it also names the north-south corridor of major cities in the region. In this area of urban centers, rural farmlands, resort towns, and remote wilderness, a notable range of climates, geographies, ecosystems, and built environments abounds. We imagine this idea of "range," along with the boundaries, intersections, interstices, and overlaps it includes, as a conceptual touchstone or a jumping-off point for thinking about writing.

Epistolary Children's and Young Adult Literature: NeMLA Toronto, April 30-May 3 2015

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:59pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Children's and Young Adult literature is replete with first-person narratives told through journals, letters, texts, blogs, etc., in order to create a sense of immediacy and the semblance of truth. This panel seeks to understand whether or not the epistolary strategies employed by Children's and Young Adult literature in fact does anything new or different compared to eighteenth-century epistolary narratives. How do we tell new stories differently when technology enables new kinds of correspondence? Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Robyn Schiffman at rls@fdu.edu by September 30, 2014.

Marginalized Texts and Modern Editions--NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 5:23pm
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Megan Walsh and William Huntting Howell

In recent years, a number of overlooked and forgotten texts have made their way to modern readers through new scholarly editions. This roundtable discussion hopes to address the following questions: How do new editions of marginalized texts come to be? What is at stake in recuperating and reissuing neglected works? How can editors of these texts best address the needs of contemporary audiences—including undergraduates, graduate students, instructors, and the broader reading public?

New Research in North American Book History: Canada, U.S.A., Mexico [NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015]

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:31pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 2015
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Much contemporary work in the history of the book remains oriented within a nationalist tradition. This panel, instead, will present new research by literary scholars and book historians in which the transnational movement of authors, texts, printers, and publishers across North American borders and borderlands affects our understanding of the production, distribution, consumption, and reception of material texts. Taking a hemispheric approach to examining how books, individuals, and issues such as copyright move across or through national boundaries allows us to ask larger questions in book history about textual meaning, the history of communications and communications technologies, and the economics of the printing/publishing industries.

Contemporary Medievalisms Panel - NeMLA 2015; 4/30-5/3

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:15pm
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Northeast MLA
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Contemporary Medievalisms: The proliferation of medievalism in popular culture - as Chaucer's Twitter account, Game of Thrones, and historical young adult novels set in Medieval Europe all attest - expresses varying ideas about what the Middle Ages could mean to our current historical moment. This panel seeks papers that explore contemporary ideas about the Middle Ages as they appear in a variety of popular culture venues. We especially welcome those that engage with global perspectives on the idea of the 'Middle Ages.'

Chairs: Emily Lauer and Filiz Turhan-Swenson

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for edited volume on New Approaches to The Jazz Age (July 10, 2014)

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
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Nancy Von Rosk, Mount Saint Mary College
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From the BBC's "Downton Abbey" and "Dancing on the Edge," to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," The Jazz Age's presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This edited collection aims to complicate familiar images of this iconic period and to better understand its persistent presence "in our time." Essays that situate well-known figures in new contexts or highlight the significance and contributions of the period's lesser-known figures are especially welcome.

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