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[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
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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
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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.

CFP Postgraduate English (Deadline Friday 1 August 2014)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:33pm
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Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, must be received no later than Friday 1 August 2014.

CFP Essays on Arthurian-Themed Electronic Games (6/1/14)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:43pm
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Michael Torregrossa / The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain seeks essay proposals devoted to surveying or studying video and computer games based on and/or inspired by the Arthurian tradition.

Essays will appear in a collection devoted to surveying the complete Matter of Britain on screen (as defined on our web site: http://matter-of-britain-on-screen.blogspot.com/) .

Proposals of 250 to 500 words or completed essays by 1 June 2014.
Final versions of essays will be expected by June 2015.

Please address submissions, inquiries, and suggested topics to the editors at

Television panel (NEPCA)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:38pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of television for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

Call for Modernist Studies Book Reviews - Deadline 9th May

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:16pm
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Ecloga : Journal of Literature and the Arts. University of Strathclyde
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Modernist Studies Special Edition. 2014.
Produced in collaboration with the
Scottish Network of Modernist Studies.

Ecloga : Journal of Literature and the Arts is pleased to announce a Modernist Studies Special Edition for 2014, produced in collaboration with the scholars of the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies and funded by the AHRC.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Popular Television

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 4:53pm
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Julie Taddeo and Ken Dvorak, co-editors
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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Journal of Popular Television
Themed Issue: Extreme Reality TV
Co-Editors: Julie Anne Taddeo and Ken Dvorak (co-editors of The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV & History, UPK, 2009)
The popular success of reality TV has prompted its producers to seek even more extreme and taboo subject matter, from individuals confessing addictions to eating diapers (My Strange Addiction, TLC) to those engaging in the swinging lifestyle (Secret Sex Lives: Swingers, Discovery Health). Has reality TV become the latest incarnation of the "freak show," titillating viewers, or do these programs help to educate them, normalizing the extreme?

BYU Women's Studies 4th Annual Conference November 6-8, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 4:53pm
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BYU Women's Studies
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This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the place and role of women in marriage and the family in both local and global settings. Conference organizers seek papers, panels, and creative
projects that address topics such as:

Women and Marriage
• Marriage, Family Relationships, and Health
• Marriage, Religion, and the Law
• Marriage and Family in a Secular World
• Arranged Marriages
• Interracial Marriages
• "Un-veiling" the Marriage: Women, Marriage, and Islam in the European Union
• Representations of Marriage in Film and Literature

[UPDATE] Second Call. Deviate! Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media Conference

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:42pm
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Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork

Distinguished Keynote Speakers:
Professor Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, University of London)
Professor Maria Pramaggiore (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible" – Frank Zappa

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