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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
full name / name of organization: 
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?

CFP Race & Ethnicity 2014 MPCA/MACA Conference; proposals due 04/30/14

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:57am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
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Call for Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/
American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800

The Race & Ethnicity Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for Centre for Modern Studies Symposium: 'Nature at War', 5th June, send abstracts by 22nd April

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Bowles / University of York
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Deadline extended for University of York Centre for Modern Studies PG Symposium, Nature at War - send abstracts by 22nd April.

Taking place during the centenary of the First World War, 'Nature at War' is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium organised by the Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, exploring the dynamic between nature (broadly-conceived) and war from the mid-nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries. Is the dynamic of nature and war essentially one of conflict, and if so, how can that conflict itself avoid being 'unnatural'? How do ideas of naturalness and unnaturalness manifest themselves in war contexts?

Everyday Relationscapes: Iceland, July 24-31, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Heterologies of the Everyday Circle / Nordic Summer University

Summer symposium:
"Heterologies of the Everyday: Everyday Relationscapes"
Nordic Summer University, Heterologies of the Everyday research circle
24 - 31 July, 2014, Hótel Mikligardur, Sauðárkrókur, Iceland.

Everyday space is a space of relational practices, where lives unfold within the fluid relationscapes of spaces, things and others around us. Everyday relationscapes are grounded by material and historical circumstances within the ideological landscape of body-politics. But everyday relationscapes also include bodily spacebuilding, as described by Certeau, and they include creativity of movement, rhythm, and events in becoming, as described within a Deleuzian framework by Erin Manning.

Literature of Status / The Status of Literature (Tuscaloosa, AL March 5-8, 2015)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:04am
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The University of Alabama Department of English
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The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-second Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] SWSW Grad. Student Conference 17-19 July 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:44am
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Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference

The 20th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings, and critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture. We, the Graduate Students of the Department of English, invite you to submit both critical and creative abstracts; common themes are listed below. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 17-19 July 2014. Both critical and creative submissions are eligible for the Faulkner Paper Prize and the Colby H. Kullman Award. Our keynote speaker will be Sara Roahen.

CFP for edited book collection: Terror in Global Narrative: The Aesthetics and Representation of 9/11 in the Age of Late-Late Ca

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:43am
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Liliana Naydan and George Fragopoulos

Erected amid criticism in a mid-century modernist style and once the tallest buildings on the globe, New York's Twin Towers emerged as haughty symbols of American capitalism in what Henry Luce deemed the American Century. As an event that ushered in the 21st century, the destruction of the Towers marked a profound moment in American and global history. Moreover, the ubiquitous visibility and non-stop replaying of the attack itself brought to light a number of interesting and provocative questions in regards to the moment's "aesthetic dimensions." It did not take long, to give but one example, for many to notice the uncanny parallels between the events on 9/11 and those of Hollywood disaster movies.

Reading Across Cultures: New Comparative Approaches in a Globalized World, September 21-23, 2014, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:49am
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Postgraduate Forum “Postcolonial Narrations”

The second conference of the postgraduate forum "Postcolonial Narrations" focuses on comparative approaches to postcolonial anglophone literatures and cultures in an era of globalization. How can comparative approaches enrich our reading practices and add to our understanding of postcolonial cultural production? How do comparative trends and research practices emerging in other disciplines impact postcolonial studies (which is itself a comparative approach)?

Evelyn Waugh and his Circle: Reading and Editing The Complete Works

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:14am
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University of Leicester, England
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Call for Papers

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project invites submissions for 20-minute papers to its international conference, to be held in Leicester, England, from 24-26 April 2015.

The conference celebrates Oxford University Press' new edition of Waugh's works, which is overseen by Evelyn's grandson Alexander Waugh and co-edited by Professors Martin Stannard (Leicester) and David Bradshaw (Oxford). This new edition will include novels, essays, biographies, and all Waugh's personal writings and art work. Research for the project is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. Publishing will begin with some of Waugh's best-loved works in 2016, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the author's death.

CFP: Comparative Literature - May 15 Deadline

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:25am
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Paulina M. Gonzales / PAMLA 2014
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The Comparative Literature standing session seeks papers for the 112th annual PAMLA conference in Riverside, CA (Oct. 31-Nov.2). We invite paper proposals on any topic, but encourage submission of proposals that engage with this year's theme, "Familiar Spirits," exploring topics related to magic, conjuring, spirits, and hauntings. Paper proposals are due by midnight on May 15. All paper proposals must be submitted online via the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals.
Please email Paulina at p6gonzal@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.

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