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American Humor Studies Association Conference (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:09pm
Pete Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY

The American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference 2014 seeks additional papers for the following panels:

-- Hollywood cinema and American humor
-- Humor in the American novel
-- American humor in new media formats

The conference will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans from December 4-7, 2014. The Four Points Sheraton will provide a conference rate, and participants and attendees are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel.

Due to the short turnaround, please send 100-word proposals to Pete Kunze at pkunze@albany.edu by Friday, June 13. Decisions will be made by Monday, June 16. Inquiries welcome.

College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group at the International Reading Association -- due June 15th, 2014

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:03pm
College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group

College Literacy and Learning is a Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association (IRA) and meets once a year at
the International Reading Association's national convention.

The College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group has four primary purposes:

1. To provide for an exchange of ideas and techniques with regard to teaching methods and evaluation of students' literacy
and learning in two and four-year colleges and universities, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, textbooks, and teaching materials.

2. To propose and encourage the adoption of certain specific qualifications for the teachers of college literacy and learning programs.

Seeking Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions for Viscera, Volume 2

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:55pm
The California Journal of Women Writers

Viscera, an online chapbook from The California Journal of Women Writers, accepts submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art biannually. This submission period is from May 27th - October 31st, 2014.

The California Journal of Women Writers is currently seeking submissions from North American women-identified writers for our second biannual chapbook of poetry, prose, and visual art. There is no overarching theme so feel free to send us your best work.

The deadline to send in your submissions is Friday, October, 31st, 2014.

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:47pm
Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London

Call for Papers

Keynote: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero)

Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin, Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels)

ASLE Panel at MMLA (Nov 13-16); Abstracts due June 20

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:37am
Midwest MLA / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Ecocritical Perspectives on Cities [Deadline Extended]

In response to the 2014 MMLA conference theme, this panel seeks papers that explore "the lives of cities" from an ecocritical perspective. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to: literary or filmic representations of urban nature; recent trends in urban / suburban ecology (such as urban farming); cities' responses to natural disasters; the rhetoric of urban sustainability; environmental justice in urban settings; the role of the humanities in urban sustainability; and teaching ecocriticism in urban settings. Papers related to any period/genre are welcome.

Call for Papers on the Theme of 'Light': kaleidoscope, the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:11am
Kaleidoscope Journal, IAS, Durham University

Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.

The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:

-Nature and Geometry of Light
-Scientific Processes Utilising Light
-Narrating and Representing Light
-Experiencing Light
-Light and Wellbeing
-Light, Culture, and Practices

CFP - Remnants of the Nation (October 30-31 2014, İzmir, Turkey)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:09am
Yasar University - Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of English Language and Literature

CFP: Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium:
"Remnants of the Nation," 30-31 October, 2014
Yaşar Üniversity, English Language and Literature Department, İzmir, Turkey

BOUNDARIES: A one-day Symposium

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:20am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex

E X C U R S I O N S Journal
presents

Boundaries: a one-day Symposium
Showcasing work from the upcoming issue

Keynote by Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex):
'The University of Thought Out of Bounds'

Followed by wine reception
Lunch & refreshments provided

9.30am - 6pm, June 9th 2014
Creativity Zone, Pevensey III, University of Sussex

For more details see excursions-journal.org.uk,
@excursions_j and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Excursions-An-Interdisciplinary-Journal/1....

1st International Film Conference on Greek Cinema The Unknown Greek Cinema: New Cartographies, New Protagonists, New Discoveries

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:20am
School of Film Studies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Greek films of the period 1945-1967 have traditionally been classified as belonging to the Old Greek Cinema, a label that has harbored several problematic assumptions regarding the artistic merit and the cultural significance of Greek filmmaking practices of the time. Most writings on Old Greek Cinema seem to reproduce the standard tenets of an equally 'old' trend in film historiography, which is built on two key premises; firstly, the interest in film as an art form and, secondly, the examination of film as a reflection or mirror of society.

2nd International Conference of Greek-Albanian Studies Tirana, Albania, March 27th-28th 2015

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 5:04pm
Albanian-Greek Association of Philology

2nd International Conference of Greek-Albanian Studies
Tirana, Albania, March 27th-28th 2015

DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC DIMENSIONS OF CULTURAL INTERACTION BETWEEN GREEKS AND ALBANIANS

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd International Conference of Greek-Albanian Studies will be held in Tirana, Albania, in March 27th-28th 2015 under the general title: «DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC DIMENSIONS OF LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL INTERACTION BETWEEN GREEKS AND ALBANIANS».

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:32pm
Dr Tiziana Morosetti/University of Oxford

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JUNE.

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

25-26 September, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)
Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie IEF scheme (EC)

Speakers: Ross Forman (Warwick), Peter Yeandle (Manchester), Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations)

Topics include:
• Definitions of 'exotic'
• Staging the 'exotic' body
• Cultural and political backgrounds
• The legacy of 19th-century 'exotic' body

Call for papers "Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes"

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
APLIUT

Call for papers for volume XXXIV N°2 of of the magazine "Researching and Teaching Languages for Specific Purposes" ("Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité") on the theme "Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes" is available at the following address: http://apliut.revues.org/4350

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 June 2014 (see below).

Best regards,
Linda Terrier
Senior Lecturer
English Linguistics and Didactics
Laboratoire CAS, EA 801
Université Toulouse 2-Le Mirail (France)
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