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[UPDATE] The Prestige of Literature--Oct. 10-11, 2014 (Ottawa, ON)

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9:50am
full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Carleton University

This conference aims to explore the role that prestige plays in the contemporary literary marketplace. James English's The Economy of Prestige, Gillian Roberts's Prizing Literature, and Lorraine York's Literary Celebrity in Canada are prominent examples of recent studies that consider how literary prizes—and debates about prize culture—confer and circulate prestige.

[UPDATE] Archaeologies of Media and Film

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 6:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ben Roberts / University of Bradford

Archaeologies of Media and Film

Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam), Jussi Parikka (Southampton), Peter Buse (Kingston)

3-5 September 2014, Bradford

An international conference on media archaeology organised by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum in association with the Royal Television Society and Bradford City of Film.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as "media archaeology": an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.

Young Shakespeare - 09/15/2014

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 5:16am
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Société Française Shakespeare

Young Shakespeare: Call for papers for the 2015 French Shakespeare Society annual conference (SFS)

The 2015 Annual Conference of the French Shakespeare Society will take place in Paris in March 19-21, 2015.

Young Shakespeare

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 3:02am
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Semiotic Society of America
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In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting
October 2-5, 2014
Seattle, Washington

This year's non-restrictive conference theme is:

Paradoxes of Life
Challenge – Determination – Resilience

(Contributions on any other topic related to semiotics are welcome)

[UPDATE] David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth Century Studies XV

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 2:18am
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University of Sydney
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10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.

Keynote Speakers
• John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)
• Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia)
• Michael McKeon (Rutgers University)
• Erika Naginski (Harvard University)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1, 2014

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 5:57pm
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The Journal of Dracula Studies

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VII, October 22-24, 2014, Fort Worth, TX -- Call for Papers (deadline: June 20, 2014)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:56pm
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REP VII
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The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-24, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference's sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers.

The Program Committee welcomes paper presentations on any theme related to race/ethnicity and place. Geographic perspectives are welcomed from a variety of disciplines and from professionals and students involved in race/ethnicity studies. Instructions for participants appear below. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please send an email to rep.conference@gmail.com.

Deadline June 20, 2014

Sustainability and Working Class Studies around the Globe

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2014 Conference
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On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Towards the beginning of his address, he stated, "Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled." To rectify this situation, he announced his plan is to offer "a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class." At no point in his address did the U.S. working class take center stage, despite a growing field of working class studies that emphasizes the necessity of research in the area.

Material (a)historicity in the English Renaissance

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Renaissance Studies Association 2015 (26-28 March 2015 in Berlin)

Sir Thomas Browne, in his Dedicatory Epistle to Hydriotaphia, Urne-Burial, wonders, "But who knows the fate of his bones, or how often he is to be buried? Who hath the oracle of his ashes, or whither they are to be scattered?" These questions highlight the tensions ever-present within Browne's work between ephemeral meaning and enduring materiality. By asking the ashes to speak, and thus to pronounce meaning, Browne's text insists upon the afterlife of the material, its slippage across the boundaries between life and death, past and present. In this, Hydriotaphia, embodies an Early Modern concern with history and the body by taking the present moment as one constantly inflected by an unknowable past while also anticipating an indeterminate future.

SAMLA Women's Rhetoric Panel

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:34pm
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Rachel Leigh Smith/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Women's writing has a long history of articulating under-expressed experiences and responding to the dominant paradigms of the day. Early projects such as Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies (1405) and Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) exemplify the complex and intriguing work created by female artists and intellectuals. Further, to examine American black women's writing is to not only outline the traditions of African American literature and American literature, but it allows one to gain a deeper understanding of our shared culture.

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:23pm
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Matthew Cella
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I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit.

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