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"Nuance" SCLA Conference Oct. 10-12, 2014 (Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL) (abstract deadline 5/12/14)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)

Shaw in Theory Adaptation [MLA 2015 in Vancouver; JANUARY 8-11, 2014]

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association

DEADLINE: March 15, 2014

This panel seeks papers that consider Shaw in relationship to theory,
broadly construed. Papers are invited on Shaw's significance as a
theorist---of drama, of politics, of gender, of language--as well as on how
Shaw has been used, misused, quoted or misquoted, or otherwise adapted by
subsequent dramatic, political, literary, and gender theorists. Papers are
also invited that propose new readings of Shaw's plays and prose through
theoretical lenses, e.g. affect theory, trauma theory, media theory,
performance theory, among others.

(Deadline: March 15): MLA 2015 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julien J. Simon
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Call for Papers -- MLA 2015, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

PANEL 1
Experiments, Cross-disciplinary Research, and Scientific Engagements
A panel devoted to experiment and collaboration between literary scholars and cognitive scientists. How do science experiments illuminate literary or aesthetic experience? Send 300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014 to Blakey Vermeule (vermeule@stanford.edu).

ATDS at MLA 2015, Submission deadline 3/8/2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Theatre and Drama Society (at MLA 2015)
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The ATDS invites proposals on the broad theme of "Performance and Memory," to be considered for the ATDS's sponsored panel(s) at the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver (Jan 8-11 2015).

Following the MLA's 2015 theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory," we encourage submissions to consider their fit with one of the theme's three keywords. Submissions, for example, might consider connections between performance and some of the following ideas:

Negotiating: conflicts, struggles, power differentials, interpellations, and resistance
Sites: geographies, locales, networks, places, and spaces
Memory: histories, memorials, acts of forgetting, erasure, and amnesia

WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention Academic Track: Approaching Deadline March 8, 2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
WisCon
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WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention invites papers for its academic programming track. WisCon 38 takes place in Madison, Wisconsin from May 23-26, 2014. The academic track is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, tenured faculty and independent scholars.

We invite individual papers and panel presentations on science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, "race", and class. Work on fandom is also actively encouraged. We especially welcome papers on the work of this year's guests of honor; Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisin. The use of PowerPoint presentations, the screening of DVDs, or more performance-oriented presentations are encouraged.

Geography, Environments, Narratives

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA, Jan 8-11, 2015, Vancouver

This panel considers the intersections between literature and geography, or literature and environment, from the mid-nineteenth century through the modernist period. We are interested in how geographical knowledge circulates, regulates, conditions, or disrupts. Specific attention to how narrative functions (broadly conceived) in relation to particular disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations (academic, middlebrow, popular, avant garde) is welcome. 500 word abstracts and c.v. to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Anne Baker (abaker@ncsu.edu) by 15 March 2014.

MLA 2015: Canuxploitation

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 3:18pm
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Modern Languages Association
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How do exploitation, cult, and horror made in Canada challenge scholars to rethink Canadian film history as a national cinema tradition? The Film Division of the Modern Languages Association invites abstracts on the topic of "Canuxploitation" for a panel at MLA's 2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada.

First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies: Not of an Age but for All Ages

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:36am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tehran
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Being the first specialized seminar on Shakespeare in Iran, this conference aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal invites submissions both to the section "Text in Context," which consists of varied topics, as well as a special section on the topic "Sex in Context."

Papers submitted to "Sex in Context" should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

CCSS 2014: Caribbean Festival Arts, Nassau, The Bahamas, November 21-22, 2014, Deadline July 1st, 2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:06am
full name / name of organization: 
CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series at The College of The Bahamas

CCSS: The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series
Call for Papers
Theme: Caribbean Festival Arts
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Dates: November 21-22, 2014

The mission of the Critical Caribbean Symposium Series is to engage scholars from The Bahamas, the Caribbean, and beyond from a wide range of disciplines, in dialogues and conversations around the many social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental challenges facing the region today.

The 4th Critical Caribbean Symposium will take place at The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas on November 21-22, 2014 and has as its theme "Caribbean Festival Arts".

UPDATE: Interfacing Language and Literature. 12-13 October 2014.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.
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Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 12-13 October 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:
• Language acquisition and learning
• Language Education
• Innovation in language teaching and learnings
• Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
• Language Teaching Methodology
• Language Curriculum Development
• Language Testing and Assessment
• Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
• The role of language and communication in human cognition
• Translation and Interpretation
• Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)

JLCDS Call for Papers: 'French and Francophone World Disability Studies'

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool University Press

CFP: A special issue of Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
'French and Francophone World Disability Studies'

Guest Editors: Tammy Berberi and Christian Flaugh

Deadline for 1-2 page proposal and single page curriculum vitae: 1 June 2014
Prospective authors notified of proposal status: 1 October 2014
Deadline for final versions of selected essays: 1 April 2015
Decisions on manuscripts and revision notices sent to finalists: 1 June 2015
Deadline for final essays: 1 August 2015

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