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[UPDATE] Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 4:01pm
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Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh

"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film

Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke UP, 2014)

Ongoing CFP - Criticisms, Commentary and Analysis about Needed Changes in the Practice, Teaching, & Conceptualization of ADR/CR

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 8:52am
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Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Association for Conflict Resolution
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Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2): Special Session on William Faulkner, Proposals Due by 15 May 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:19pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are seeking proposals for papers addressing any aspect of William Faulkner's literary production for a panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, October 31-November 2, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. Please submit proposals before May 15th, 2014, using the on-line submission system at "http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals".

You must become a member of or renew your membership in the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association by June 10th, 2014, in order to be eligible to present a paper at the 2014 conference. PAMLA requests that people do not submit the same proposal to more than one session at the conference.

[UPDATE] "The Victorians and Literary Theory" (Approved Special Session, PAMLA 2014 10/31-11/02 in Riverside, California)

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Alfred J. Drake, Ph.D.
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Paper proposals sought for an approved PAMLA special session entitled "The Victorians and Literary Theory." Proposals may address British Victorian fiction, poetry, drama, or non-fiction, but the emphasis should be on literary/critical theory and/or the history of literary criticism. In keeping with the conference theme of "Familiar Spirits," this special session aims to reflect on the continuing value of Victorian literature to those who engage with literary theory.
The conference will be held on Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western workshop, 18 June 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:46am
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Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds
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The 'Current Thinking on the Western' workshop will take place on 18 June 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Keynote speaker: Professor Edward Buscombe.

This one-day event seeks to draw together international film studies scholars of all levels (postgraduate research students, early career researchers and established researchers) who are working on the Western.

Proposals (around 250 words in length) are invited for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of current research on Western genre films but the following areas are of particular interest:

Vocal Projections: Documentary and the Voice, Symposium at University of Surrey (UK) September 19, 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:55am
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Maria Pramaggiore, National University of Ireland Maynooth & Bella Honess Roe, University of Surrey

VOCAL PROJECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY AND THE VOICE
September 19, 2014 – University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden)

Despite a renewed interest in documentary in the last several decades, scholars have yet to fully account for the ways in which the human voice figures as a complex and potentially ambiguous element within the audiovisual landscape. Documentary scholarship has tended to emphasize the documentary film image and its indexical relationship to reality. When it has been discussed, the human voice has been figured in primarily rhetorical terms as an element that reinforces or undermines the visual truth claims of documentary.

Call for Monographs: Book Series on East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:41am
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National Taiwan University Press
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This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East-West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re-create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

Intellectual Activism: Inaugural Issue of Postgraduate Journal Polyseme

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:43pm
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Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review
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Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, however loosely, to the theme of its inaugural issue: intellectual activism.

Where do or should scholars stand with regard to activism and transformative politics? Does traditional scholarship confront and challenge the dominant culture or serve to safeguard the status quo in the privileged comfort of the "ivory tower" of academia? How can we re-envision the university as a place of intellectual activism or reinvent the role and responsibility of the scholar? These are a just few questions to be addressed in this issue.

Thursday 13 November-Sunday 16 November 2014 at the Karl Anatol Center,

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:25pm
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Jeffrey L. High, Ph.D.The conference student organizing committee of the CSULB Department of Romance,German,Russian ,Language & Literature

Call for Papers: "Liberation, Occupation — Inspiration Bonaparte? Literary and
Artistic Responses to Napoleon"
Thursday 13 November-Sunday 16 November 2014 at the Karl Anatol Center,
California State University, Long Beach.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) remains a fascinating, ambivalent, and polarizing
figure some 200 years after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815. From the onset of
the French Revolution in 1789, responses of authors and artists ranged from
celebrations of a dawning age of liberation to prophesies of anarchic violence.
The rise of Bonaparte from General (1795) to Consul (1799) and Emperor (1804)
constitutes a paradigm shift from an Age of Revolution defined by the philosophy

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-20, 2014

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:33pm
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Dr. Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its eighth annual symposium. The symposium will take place September 19 and 20, 2014, on the MSU campus in West Plains, Missouri.

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:44pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Please send 250-500 word abstracts by May 15 directly to the conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas Questions? Email Susanne Weil, Associate Professor of English & Humanities, Centralia College, Washington, sweil@centralia.edu.

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