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Sustainable Conrad: Teaching Heart of Darkness and Other Texts by Joseph Conrad to Undergraduates (due by June 15, 2014)

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 12:46pm
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For the 86th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014: While taking into consideration the special focus for SAMLA 86, we will consider the importance of artfully and effectively introducing Conrad to undergraduates. Making Conrad authentic, pertinent, and interesting for students as we go forward can contribute to the goal of sustainability in the Humanities. How might such lesson be designed? What might a student-centered class period (or several periods) devoted to a Conrad story look like for the student? What sequence of activities might the facilitator, the professor, choose to guide the students in a way that allows them to make crucial discoveries about Conrad on their own?

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:36am
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Ivy Tech Community College
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Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World

Whether you're a new or a seasoned faculty member, your voice can make a difference in the success of your fellow-faculty as well as your students. The Atrium seeks your reflections of challenges and successes in your classroom. Our journal invites you to submit

New Waves and Different Lights: Approaches to Derek Mahon, Durham UK, 18-19 September 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:07am
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Durham University, UK

St John's College, Durham University, UK, 18-19 September 2014.
Submission deadline: 30 June 2014

In the last ten years, Derek Mahon has produced three new volumes of poetry (Harbour Lights, Life on Earth, An Autumn Wind), as well as a New Collected Poems, and collected editions of his translations and his work for the theatre. This conference will consider his more recent work, as well as the new perspectives it opens on his celebrated earlier poetry. The confirmed plenary speakers are Neil Corcoran (University of Liverpool) and Hugh Haughton (University of York).

August 11, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:58am
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Florida College English Association
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Florida College English Association 2014 Conference
October 8th - 10th
Marriott Hutchinson Island
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Call for Papers:
THEME: "Converging Voices of the Pirate State"

"Ahoy Mates!" The Florida College English Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference on the Treasure Coast of Florida. You are invited to present papers, panel discussions, and talks related to the many voices represented in texts, popular culture, and media converging upon Florida's shores, landscapes, and beyond.

Elizabeth Bishop's Questions of Travel: 50 Years Later, 25-27 June, 2015

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 3:50am
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University of Sheffield
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An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop's writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Professor Stephen Burt (Harvard University), Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool) and Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle University)

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth Bishop's third collection of poems, Questions of Travel (1965), and the importance of Bishop as a major influence on British and Irish contemporary poets, the University of Sheffield is pleased to host this international conference on her work in June 2015.

Call For Chapters: The Cinema of Rob Zombie (Proposals Due by June 24, 2014; Accepted ms. due 9/30/2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 7:38pm
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Dr. Brian Santana/Georgia Southern University

Edited Collection—The Cinema of Rob Zombie

Since the 1990s Rob Zombie has inspired criticism and cultivated a loyal fan base for his self-described "horror rock music." Zombie's 2003 transition into film directing, beginning with House of 1,000 Corpse, has resulted in similar controversies. While critics frequently single out Zombie's visual acumen (his visual flair has drawn comparisons to the style of David Lynch and Roman Polanski) they also simultaneously criticize the dark, grotesque violence and "deviant hypersexuality" of his films.

Despite the strong polarized responses to films like House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Halloween, Halloween 2, and Lords of Salem, no comprehensive study of his work currently exists.

CFP The Golden Opportunities of Film Exhibition

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 4:54pm
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Film & History
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CFP: The Golden Opportunities of Film Exhibition
An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History

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 Golden Opportunities of Film Exhibition

From coin-operated kinetoscopes to nickelodeons to picture palaces to drive-in theaters and multiplexes, motion pictures have only been as successful as the box office receipts earned through theatrical exhibition.

Reconstruction, Restoration, Conservation: Reconciling the Past through word and image - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:37pm
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University of Dundee
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'Renaissance literary works are no longer regarded either as a fixed set of texts…that contain their own determinate meanings or as a stable set of reflections of historical facts that lie beyond them…rather they are made up and constantly redrawn by artists, audiences, and readers. These collective social constructions on the one hand define the range of aesthetic possibilities within a given representational mode and, on the other, link that mode to the complex network of institutions, practices and beliefs that constitute the culture as a whole.'
Stephen Greenblatt, The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance (1982)

Wrath of God: The Cinema of Klaus Kinski

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 12:24pm
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Matthew Edwards/University West of England

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Wrath of God: The films of Klaus Kinski.

The collection looks to bring together a series of essays (interviews with filmmakers, will be welcome) on one of cinema's truly volatile sons. Particular emphasis on Kinski's more exploitive roles and obscure gems. Essays on Kinski/Herzog will be welcome, though only one essay per film will be included in the collection.

I'm looking for critical and scholarly essays that discuss individual Kinski films or the man himself.

I have currently received essays on the following films:

[Update] Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:34am
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The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

The conference will bring together scholars interested in developing dialogues between new/ecological materialists and related interrogations of materialism in science, philosophy and literature.

The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

Call for Papers

We take great pleasure in announcing the Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, to be hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, on December 19-20, 2014. The general theme of the conference is "Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement."

Baltic Studies session at PAMLA 2014: extended deadline - May 31, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 7:18pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Papers are welcome on Baltic (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian) language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric or religious dimensions of literature as well as folklore per se (customs, magic, spirits, and so forth).
Please submit a brief abstract and an approx. 100-word proposal via the online paper submission system at
by midnight of Saturday, May 31, 2014.