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EXTENDED CALL: Dylan Unchained: Dylan Thomas Centenary Conference

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:01am
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Swansea University

EXTENSION TO DEADLINE: Monday 24 March 2014

www.swansea.ac.uk/dylanthomas

CALL FOR PAPERS

We call on an international array of scholars and poets to witness the white horses of Swansea Bay in September 2014 at a conference that engages anew with the poet who sang in his 'chains like the sea'.

Online Relationships, NCA 2014, November 20-23

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:17am
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National Communication Association

NCA 2014 Call for Panelists

Tentative Title: We met online and we are staying online

I am seeking panelists to join a NCA panel on the topic of mediated communication in online relationships/friendships. A lot of the research on online relationships has focused on the boundary work between the real and the virtual or the transition from online to face-to-face or face-to-face to online. This panel aims to take a different approach and instead focus on relationships that exist primarily online. There are many ways to approach the notion of "online only" relationships and interested panelists are welcome to suggest their own take on this topic.

UPDATE CFP New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:21am
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University of Sussex

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014

Speakers:
Les Back, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Melanie Friend: photographer, University of Sussex
Prof. Mary Hickman, St Mary's University, London
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
Refugee Action
The Refugee Council

CFP: Where did DH Come From? -- MLA (Vancouver, 2015).

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:02pm
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The MLA Discussion Group on Computer Studies of Languages and Literature
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The descriptor "digital humanities" was first used in an ad in the MLA Job Information List in 2000 (Ridolfo, 2014). Since then, the rubric of "Digital Humanities" has inspired official meditations on the state of the profession and now features regularly in op-ed pieces on the death and rebirth of the humanities and higher education. Where did DH come from? And what has it displaced or obscured? Too often the established narratives of the digital humanities are narrowly conceived.

Faulkner and Print Culture, July 19-23, 2015

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:52pm
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Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference, University of Mississippi
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William Faulkner's first published works were drawings that appeared in his high school and college yearbooks and poems and stories that appeared in newspapers. His first book, THE MARBLE FAUN, was published in 1924 by a vanity press. His artistic forays into print culture, in other words, began far from the world of highbrow literary publishing with which he is usually associated—the world of New York publishing houses like Boni and Liveright or Random House and little magazines like THE DOUBLE-DEALER—though with time they would come to encompass that world as well.

Classical Hollywood Musical [DEADLINE: 1 June 2014]

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 3:32pm
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Film & History Conference 2014 / Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
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CFP: The Classical Hollywood Musical
An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
October 29-November 2, 2014
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2014

AREA: The Classical Hollywood Musical

Teaching Hemingway and Race

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Gary Holcomb
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CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)
The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.

Call for Submissions: Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 9:08am
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS will be published in June, 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

Technology in the Classroom SCMLA

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:12am
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South Central MLA
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Technology in the Classroom abstracts accepted through March 31 for SCMLA conference in Austin, TX, October 18-22.

Abstracts of ~250 words and a one-page CV should be submitted to Suanna Davis at shd11a@acu.edu by March 31.

Acceptances will be sent out by April 15.

SCMLA will be meeting in Austin, Texas, October 18-22, 2014.

Technology in the Classroom (formerly Computer Applications in the Language Classroom) has recently had presentations on the challenges in creating iBooks for classroom use, on using podcasts for a flipped classroom, and on student-created resources such as Instructables.

MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st Century

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:41pm
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Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
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This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

[UPDATE] The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver) [DEADLINE extended]

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:27pm
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Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University
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Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*ecocriticism/pastoral mode
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*sexuality
*Powell as a political poet

Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu by March 24, 2014.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: Travel in Africa/MLA 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm
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Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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Deadline Extended to March 20!

This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract by 20 March 2014.

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