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Mid-Atlantic Popular/= & American Culture Association Conference - November6-8, 2014, Baltimore MD - 25th Annual Conference

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:22am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

THE LAND OF EARLY NIGHTFALL: A CRITICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE LITERATURE OF NORTHEAST INDIA, Submission Date: Up to June 30, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:22am
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Dr. Anup Kumar Dey, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India-782 462 Mobile Nos.: +918876909239/+919436132468
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The phrase Northeast Literature refers to the writings from the Seven Sisters of Northeast India as well as Sikkim; but the diversity of this region defies any such attempt of easy definition. There are more than sixty major tribes in the region and each of them has its own language, folktales or oral literature and songs as well as different myths about their origin. Moreover when we look at the existing anthologies on Indian Literature we find that in most of these either the Northeast Literature is missing or is marginally represented although the region is the vast reservoir of literary resources.

Polish Studies

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:20am
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Czas Kultury / Time of Culture
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Call for papers
Czas Kultury: Polish Studies

[UPDATE] NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Session Proposals *One Week Reminder*

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:19am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Hosted by Ryerson University

In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

CFP: Bad Men and Damaged Women: Gender, Violence and 21st Century Television/ abstracts due June 1, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:59am
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Dr. Ina Rae Hark and Dr. Brian Faucette

Since the turn of the millennium television dramas have proliferated at a geometric rate, on broadcast, cable/satellite and streaming services while at the same time the increase in quantity has accompanied a concomitant rise in overall quality. Yet these many programs tend to replicate a narrow range of premises and tropes, overwhelmingly producing clusters of shows about criminal organizations, law enforcement agencies, supernatural or technologically speculative realities, or historical periods rife with conflict.

21st-Century Moore - Conference on the Work of Marianne Moore, March 19-22, 2015

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:22pm
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University of Houston
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In March 2015, the University of Houston will host the first meeting in a decade to focus on the writings of the major Modernist poet Marianne Moore.

Scholars, poets, and artists will convene to discuss, debate, and celebrate Moore's work, laying the groundwork for the future of Moore studies.

In light of the past decade's work on Moore, including variorum and facsimile editions of her early and middle-period work and a ground-breaking new biography by Linda Leavell, the conference will examine Moore's place in the twenty-first century's understanding of Modernism.

Southern Labor Studies Association, March 5-8, 2015, College Park, Md., and Washington D.C.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:35pm
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Jacob Remes, Southern Labor Studies Association
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The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, students, attorneys, public historians, archivists, and any other people interested in the experiences of working people in the Early American or US South to propose sessions for our next conference, which will take place from March 5-8, 2015. We will meet in two locations: at the University of Maryland, College Park during the day on Thursday, March 5, and then in Washington, D.C. from the evening of March 5 to the morning of Sunday, March 8.

Sponsored by the Center for the History of the New America, day one of the conference (March 5) will focus on Workers and Organizing in the 21st Century. The rest of the conference will feature a wide range of topics.

Negotiating Narratives in/for the Third Millennium ZEUS – Graduate Research Workshop

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:52pm
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ZEUS / University of Cologne, Germany

The 20th century has taken us from modernism to postmodernism, from colonialism to postcolonialism, from mono- to transcultural concepts; our analytical methods and theories have been shaped by spatial, linguistic, ethical, and digital turns. Since Lyotard's influential definition of postmodernism as "incredulity towards metanarratives", we have come to question supposedly fixed categories, deconstructing metanarratives and acknowledging the validity of small narratives. As "pattern-building animals", however, human beings rely on stories and categories to orientate

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; June 15, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:11pm
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Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed open source online journal, is accepting articles for our Winter 2014 special issue, Who Is Teaching U.S.? We are interested in articles by instructors and their experiences in teaching American literature in countries outside the United States. How are the classic and contemporary American authors taught and received in other countries? What are the difficulties? The benefits? Any issue pertaining to teaching American literature is welcome, from assignment creation, the inclusion of classic or modern authors, gender issues, to first-hand accounts of both successes and failures.

SAMLA 2014 Session: Sustaining Victorian Spaces Through Maps: Maps & the Victorian World

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:05pm
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Dr. Shannon N. Gilstrap / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel welcomes essays and projects exploring how Victorians attempted to preserve an interpretation or vision of their world through maps AND/OR current projects that attempt to preserve or represent some aspect of the Victorian world through mapping technology. We especially welcome digital projects as well as traditional essays. By May 31, 2014, please send 350-500 word abstract and a brief CV (both as MS Word or PC compatible attachments), as well as any AV needs, to Dr. Shannon Gilstrap: shannon.gilstrap@ung.edu.

PAMLA 2014: Anne Carson's Spiritual, Supernatural and Sublime Poetics (Due May 15)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:38pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
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Proposals are invited on any aspect of Anne Carson's Poetics. PAMLA 2014's special conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," so papers that consider the spiritual, the supernatural and the sublime in Anne Carson's poetics will be particularly appropriate, but proposals on any topic related to Anne Carson's poetics are equally welcome.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website
(http://www.pamla.org/2014).

For questions about the session please contact Diana Shaffer at
diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com.

CFP: Modernism in Contemporary Mainstream Media (MSA 16: Nov. 6-9, 2014)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 2:13pm
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Jennifer Nesbitt
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How are modernist cultures, coteries, and spaces re-imagined in contemporary texts (considered broadly)? The modernist period, its arts in particular but also its cultures, has long been an object of fascination and re-staging–-and no less so in recent years, as evidenced by the popularity of Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, and The Great Gatsby (among others). How do these recent reincarnations draw on their predecessors? What does modernism–-its art networks, entertainments, crime, wars, sexuality, scandals, political movements, scientific and technological developments etc.–mean today, as channeled by popular media? What opportunities and problems do adaptations pose for scholars?

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