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Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western workshop, 18 June 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:46am
Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds

The 'Current Thinking on the Western' workshop will take place on 18 June 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Keynote speaker: Professor Edward Buscombe.

This one-day event seeks to draw together international film studies scholars of all levels (postgraduate research students, early career researchers and established researchers) who are working on the Western.

Proposals (around 250 words in length) are invited for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of current research on Western genre films but the following areas are of particular interest:

Vocal Projections: Documentary and the Voice, Symposium at University of Surrey (UK) September 19, 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:55am
Maria Pramaggiore, National University of Ireland Maynooth & Bella Honess Roe, University of Surrey

VOCAL PROJECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY AND THE VOICE
September 19, 2014 – University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden)

Despite a renewed interest in documentary in the last several decades, scholars have yet to fully account for the ways in which the human voice figures as a complex and potentially ambiguous element within the audiovisual landscape. Documentary scholarship has tended to emphasize the documentary film image and its indexical relationship to reality. When it has been discussed, the human voice has been figured in primarily rhetorical terms as an element that reinforces or undermines the visual truth claims of documentary.

JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU BICENTENARY CONFERENCE - 15 June 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:59am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin

JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU BICENTENARY CONFERENCE
Trinity College Dublin - 15-16 October 2014

'He stands in the absolutely first rank as a writer of ghost stories.'
– M.R. James

Call for Monographs: Book Series on East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:41am
National Taiwan University Press

This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East-West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re-create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

Intellectual Activism: Inaugural Issue of Postgraduate Journal Polyseme

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:43pm
Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review

Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, however loosely, to the theme of its inaugural issue: intellectual activism.

Where do or should scholars stand with regard to activism and transformative politics? Does traditional scholarship confront and challenge the dominant culture or serve to safeguard the status quo in the privileged comfort of the "ivory tower" of academia? How can we re-envision the university as a place of intellectual activism or reinvent the role and responsibility of the scholar? These are a just few questions to be addressed in this issue.

Thursday 13 November-Sunday 16 November 2014 at the Karl Anatol Center,

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:25pm
Jeffrey L. High, Ph.D.The conference student organizing committee of the CSULB Department of Romance,German,Russian ,Language & Literature

Call for Papers: "Liberation, Occupation — Inspiration Bonaparte? Literary and
Artistic Responses to Napoleon"
Thursday 13 November-Sunday 16 November 2014 at the Karl Anatol Center,
California State University, Long Beach.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) remains a fascinating, ambivalent, and polarizing
figure some 200 years after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815. From the onset of
the French Revolution in 1789, responses of authors and artists ranged from
celebrations of a dawning age of liberation to prophesies of anarchic violence.
The rise of Bonaparte from General (1795) to Consul (1799) and Emperor (1804)
constitutes a paradigm shift from an Age of Revolution defined by the philosophy

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-20, 2014

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:33pm
Dr. Phillip Howerton / Missouri State University-West Plains

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its eighth annual symposium. The symposium will take place September 19 and 20, 2014, on the MSU campus in West Plains, Missouri.

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Please send 250-500 word abstracts by May 15 directly to the conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas Questions? Email Susanne Weil, Associate Professor of English & Humanities, Centralia College, Washington, sweil@centralia.edu.

ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:31am
Susan Dixon, Ph.D. and Klare Scarborough, Ph.D., La Salle University

CALL FOR PAPERS—ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

CFP: Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 3:07am
Tamkang University

The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

Time: December 19-20, 2014
Venue: Tamkang University
151 Ying-chuan Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Call for Papers

We take great pleasure in announcing the sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, to be hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, on December 19-20, 2014. The general theme of the conference is "Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement."

The Sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:59am
Tamkang University

We take great pleasure in announcing the sixth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, to be hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, on December 19-20, 2014. The general theme of the conference is "Speculative Materialism: Contexts and Paradigms for Ecological Engagement."

CCHA: Southern Sensations and Sensibilities Oct. 30 - Nov.1 Tampa FL

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:50pm
The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division

The Community College Humanities Association, Southern Division, invites proposals from faculty, graduate students and administrators on "Southern Sensations and Sensibilities." The theme highlights the combinations and contradictions that create Southern life, past, present, and future, from "melancholy little dramas" to panoramic visions.
Possible topics for the theme include, but aren't limited to
• Characters, crime, and craziness in the South that shape literature, art, film, and performance
• Southern political, social, and historical trends and crossroads
• Cultural construction through Southern humor and humorists
• Civic engagement and service learning in the South

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