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Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:28pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Languages Association

This panel analyzes literature using a rhetorical framework or lens. We are interested in exploring all categories of literature: British, American, poetry, novels, graphic novels, etc. The deadline to propose a paper for your session is Thursday, May 15 at midnight, and all paper proposals must be made through our online paper submission system. The list of all topics may be found at the following address:http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas.

Ethnic and Race Studies, NEPCA Conference, October 25-26, 2014, Providence College

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:58pm
Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals in the area of Ethnic and Race Studies for its annual conference on Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2014, at Providence College, Providence, RI.

NEPCA conferences seek to be those where graduate students, junior faculty, independent researchers, and senior faculty convene as equals. NEPCA prides itself on offering intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects. Papers are generally 15-20 minutes in length. NEPCA encourages creative delivery of papers, though they can also be read.

Call for Book Chapters: Reconfiguring Linguistic Hierarchies in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:42pm
Maren Daniel/ Rutgers University

From the appearance of Dante's "De Vulgari eloquentia" in the early fourteenth century to the publication of the first monolingual dictionaries in the late seventeenth century, vernacular languages across Europe gain status and prestige. As these languages take over functions previously reserved to Latin (i.e., law, literature, religion, education ), the linguistic hierarchies of the Middle Ages become undone. Standard versions gradually emerge out of various medieval dialects, solidifying the establishment of new linguistic hierarchies. This book will take the position that no king or royal policy was effective in the emergence of these standards and language shift toward their more wide-spread usage.

Crisis and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:29pm
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe

The year 2014 marks twenty-five years since the end of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) and ten years after the enlargement of the European Union into the region. To mark this event Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe is planning to hold a conference on 22-23 November at Warsaw University entitled 'Crises and Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe'.

Among the areas that we plan to discuss at the conference are:

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature now open access

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:46am
Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

Upon the publication of the first open access issue of STTCL, Editor Laura Kanost welcomes an expanded global community of readers and invites new submissions. Founded in 1976, STTCL remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal is devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages, and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions. Back issues are also being digitized and will be available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/

Upcoming special issues of STTCL:

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:08am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The words 'fan' and 'fandom' often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of 'their' team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

[UPDATE] 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:14am
TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS 11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

CALL FOR PAPERS
Extended deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS
11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.

Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars, 5-6 June 2015, Nancy (France)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:54am
John S. Bak, Université de Lorraine / IALJS

Working in partnership with various research centers -- Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (Wolfson College, Oxford University), Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University), ReSIC (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and the Experimental Media Lab (Academy of Fine Arts Saar) -- the Lorraine research groups I.D.E.A. (EA 2338: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones), C.R.E.M. (EA 3476: Centre de recherche sur les médiations) et Écriture (EA 3943: Centre lorrain de recherches interdisciplinaires dans les domaines des littératures, des cultures et de la théologie) are announcing a call for papers for a conference, "Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars: Colonialist, Decolonialist and Postcolonialist Perspectives."

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