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CFP for SAMLA 2014 Panel: Adaptations of Spanish America

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elena Lahr-Vivaz, Rutgers University, Newark
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We invite papers that focus on adaptations of (or to) Spanish America, construing adaptation in the widest sense possible (from literature to film, film to print, or stage to screen, for example). We are particularly interested in submissions that engage as well with the conference theme of sustainability. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Lahr-Vivaz, Rutgers University, Newark, at elahrvivaz@gmail.com and Romano Sánchez-Domínguez, Imperial Valley College, at romano.sanchez-domin@imperial.edu.

35th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society (St. Louis, September 19-21, 2014)

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
T. S. Eliot Society
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We invite proposals for papers to be presented at the annual Eliot Society meeting in St. Louis, September 19-21. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 13, 2014, to the President, Michael Coyle (mcoyle@colgate.edu).

Papers given by graduate students and scholars receiving their doctoral degrees no more than two years before the date of the meeting will be considered for the Fathman Young Scholar Award. Those eligible for the award should mention this fact in their submission. The Fathman Award, which includes a monetary prize, will be announced at the final session of the meeting.

Mennonite/s Writing VII: Movement, Transformation, Place March 12-15, 2015

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hope Nisly and Fran Martens Friesen / Fresno Pacific University
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Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and panel discussions are sought for the seventh conference on Mennonite writing. The conference will both celebrate and examine such writing as it continues to develop its global reach. We especially welcome papers that address experiences of movement, transformation, and/or place, and their influences on literary culture.

The conference welcomes a wide variety of voices and seeks to create a site of learning and inspiration. Writers of all ages, disciplines, and cultural or ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to submit proposals and attend the conference.

Co-sponsors: Fresno (CA) Pacific University and Hesston (KS) College

[UPDATE] Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2), Riverside, CA

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA
Deadline: Thursday, May 15

Papers are sought for the Asian Literature standing session at the 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, to take place from October 31 to November 2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.

CFP: Living-Room Wars: American Militarism on the Small Screen

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stacy Takacs and Anna Froula

The television industry in the United States was born of the early military-corporate alliance that resulted in the formation of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1917. A quasi-private entity created at the behest of US Navy as a means of centralizing control over the emerging medium of radio, RCA was a major player in the development of television technologies and forms. Its broadcasting arm, the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), would be run for years by "General" David Sarnoff, a wireless wiz-kid who served on General Dwight D. Eisenhower's communications staff during WWII.

Sustainable Stories of Carson McCullers (The 86th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 7-9, 2014)

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:51am
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Alison Bertolini: The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society

In recent years, there has been a revived interest in the work of Carson McCullers. For example, in 2001 the Library of America published a collection of her novels followed by a second print run in 2004. Also in 2004, talk show host Oprah Winfrey chose The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter as the selection for her popular book club, and soon after The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter became part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. More than 40 years after McCullers's death, the love, loneliness, and longing that haunt her stories still resonate with readers.

[UPDATED]: InnovAction for Poverty International Research Paper Prize Competition (Extended Deadline: June 23, 2014)

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:05am
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Academic Studies Department / Kimse Yok Mu

InnovAction for Poverty International Research Paper Prize Competition

Kimse Yok Mu is an international non-governmental relief organization based in Turkey and Academic Studies Department of KYM organized an international research paper competition called InnovAction for Poverty . The prize competition is open to masters and PhD. students or graduates all over the world and purposes to produce applicable and innovative ideas for struggling poverty, to support human and social development, to create social awareness and to make social impact by implementing these ideas.

In line with these aims we invite papers on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

The IAFOR North American Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, September 25-28 2014

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:33am
full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
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2014 Conference Theme: "Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy"

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th May, 2014
Registration Deadline: 1st September, 2014

Conflict is an integral part of the human condition. The universal struggle between our personal selves – who we are as unique, separate and different from others, with our specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, aspirations, needs and wants – and our social selves, intricately connected to, and interdependent on, others – our loved ones, our friends and favoured groups, our communities and cultures – leads inevitably to internal as well as interpersonal conflict.

The IAFOR North American Conference on the Arts and Humanities - September 18-21, 2014

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 1:01am
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The International Academic Forum
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Conference Theme 2014: "Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy"

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th May, 2014
Registration Deadline: 15th August, 2014

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the First North American Conference on the Arts and Humanities.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the US, explore Boston, New York and New England, join a global academic community…

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