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Inter-Cultural Dialogues, 3rd International Symposium (Angers, France: Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th of August, 2014)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:53pm
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International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

3rd International Symposium: Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition and the Politics of Otherness

Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th of August, 2014

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

CFP: The Golden Age of Television Drama An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference: Golden Ages: Styles,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Film and History Conference
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Area: The Golden Age of Television Drama

The television drama has been, and continues to be, one of the most important and contested elements of television production in the United States and around the world. In America, the genre—mostly episodic in style—came into its own in the late 1940s and early 1950s, experiencing what many call its first "Golden Age."

[UPDATE, Deadline Extended] Call for Papers for a New Series of Online Articles: "The End of Heterosexuality?"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:29am
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The Qouch
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The Qouch is now accepting submissions for an on-going series of articles on the theme "The End of Heterosexuality?"

Recently, social critics and scholars have proposed the idea that advances in queer rights and visibility could bring "the end of heterosexuality" (or at least as we know it).

In Gaga Feminism, Jack Halberstam takes account of how concepts of family and human relations have shifted as of late:

Appalachian Literature, SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014 Atlanta, GA; CFP due June 1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:59am
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Carved from the Mountains: Defining Sustainability in the Appalachian Region
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In following with the SAMLA 86 theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities," this session will explore the idea of sustainability as it relates to the Appalachian region. How can we define sustainability in the region? How have sustainable resources and agriculture shaped Appalachian literature and culture? How have conflicts about the idea of sustainability—do we sustain our mountaintop environments or sustain our jobs?—played a role in Appalachian literature and culture? In what ways can sustainability be seen outside its traditional environmental and economical terms? How has Appalachian literature aided or hindered the sustainability of Appalachian cultural values, religious beliefs, regional dialect—even Appalachian stereotypes?

The Avant-Garde and the Jews, 2nd Call for Papers

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:53am
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Institute of Jewish Studies

February 2-4, 2015, Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Abstract submission deadline: MAY 31 2014

Keynote speakers of the conference include: Steven Aschheim & TBA

Finite, Singular and Exposed: Who's Afraid of the Modernist Individual? [UPDATE]; University of Córdoba (Spain) 30-31 October,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:52am
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Julián Jiménez Heffernan, María Jesús López, Paula Martín Salván, Gerardo Rodríguez Salas, Pilar Villar Argáiz, Mercedes Díaz Dueñas, Juan Luis Pérez de Luque

There was a time when the individual was the central category in Modernism. It was a time of quasi-blind reliance on the Hegelian oppositions self-versus-reality and self-versus-society, critical talismans tirelessly employed by Marxist critics from Lukács through Goldmann. In fact, Lukács's censorious construal of the modernist novel as an anomalous form bound to stage the individual "confined within the limits of his own experience" remained an article of faith for various generations of critics. Admittedly, that time is up. The old focus has been replaced by a new emphasis on community and communal determinations of individuality in new modernist studies.

Victorian Sense and the Senses

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:47pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association will hold its 2015 annual conference on "Victorian Sense and the Senses" at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, May 1-3, 2015.

[UPDATE] DECADENCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

[DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please note the new deadline of May 23, 2014, and the newly announced keynote speakers.]
Decadence: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S., Canada)
August 15-17, 2014

Art/Literature/Music as Satire and Social Commentary in the 21st Century

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:08pm
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The New Union
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We require articles on political and cultural subjects for issue 3 of The New Union. For more information and to see our current issue, visit Please be sure to read our 'About' page.

We are particularly interested in publishing articles that look at how art, literature, music, etc are used as a means of satire or social commentary in the twenty-first century.

Articles should be between 4,000-6,000 words long, do not need to be written in an academic style, and should include no footnotes. Please send completed articles to by 31 July 2014.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA Conference October 3-5 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:06pm
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Cory Barker, Television Area Chair
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Update: The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2014.


Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Feminism and Pop Culture: Feminist Literature and Theory Panel

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:51am
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SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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When Beyoncé featured an audio clip of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" in her 2013 single "Flawless," she helped to fuel the resurgence of feminism as a still-relevant tool to promote "the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes." This resurgence in feminism's popularity can be seen in many forms of popular culture, for example, in the growing readership of websites such as Jezebel and Upworthy, or in campaigns such as "#BanBossy" and "I need feminism because . . . ." This rise in feminism's trendiness bears significant implications on feminist studies in an academic context, as well.

Shakespeare and Classical Authors, Special Session RSA Berlin, 26-28 March 2015

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:59am
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Dr. Judith A. Deitch
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This session will investigate Shakespeare's self-schooling in authorship through his reading of classical authors—the rediscovered representatives of secular antiquity. Rather than assessing whether Shakespeare was "a classicist," let us focus on his multidisciplinary reading both in terms of strategic literary re-deployment, as well as in terms of his self-development as an author. What might Shakespeare have gained in techniques, motifs or themes to be extracted, imitated, altered, rearranged, or avoided?

[UPDATE] Between Journal (journal issue) "Technology, Imagination, Narrative Forms" (Vol. 4, n. 8, 2014)

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:13am
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Between Journal (University of Cagliari, Italy)

In the last decades, especially since the inception of digital literature, the impact of new technologies on narrative forms has been increasingly discussed: from George P. Landow's seminal work on early hypertexts (1997) to Katherine Hayles' s ruminations on how we write and think in posthuman times (2012). State of the art enquiries growingly consider the way in which texts interface with technologies in a continuous process of 'remediation' (i.e. the 'refashioning' of old media by new media – Bolter and Grusin, 2001), and the 'radiant' textualities (Jerome McGann, 2001) which are the outcome of this process, as well as the focus of a more 'media-conscious' narratology (see Marie-Laure Ryan, 2004; and 2014, forthcoming).