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Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century/MSA 2014

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:14pm
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Margaret Greaves and Sumita Chakraborty/Emory University
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Call for Papers: Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century
Modernist Studies Association: November 6-9, 2014
Conference Theme: Confluence & Division
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Lamar Journal of the Humanities -- open topic

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:15pm
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Amy C. Smith/Lamar University
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The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish. Detailed studies of highly specialized topics, literary explications which do not elucidate broader historical or ideological issues, and statistical essays in the social sciences are not encouraged but will be considered. Manuscripts, normally not to exceed 6000 words, should conform to The MLA Handbook or The Chicago Manual of Style.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:20pm
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Rhetoric of War
12th Annual International Conference, 23-24 May 2014

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Popular Culture in Pakistan: Medium of Resistance and an Identity Catharsis (due March 27)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:11pm
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Annual Conference on South Asia

Apologies for posting the date of submission incorrectly. It is March 27th
http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/proposals.html
There has been little theorization of popular culture in Pakistan, and discussions have mostly centered on the popular Culture of India. More significantly, popular culture as a medium of political resistance and identity catharsis has rarely been debated in the Pakistani context.

Rome and Home: The Cultural Uses of Rome in Early Modern English Literature (2 May 2014)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:49pm
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Early Modern Literary Studies

Ancient Rome had a pervasive hold over the early modern imagination and its influence can be discerned in a variety of sources, discourses, and practices during the period. Episodes from Roman history provided the inspiration for numerous plays and narrative poems, as well as offering an effective means of interrogating such political and philosophical positions as republicanism, absolutism and stoicism. Roman history also provided a host of good and bad exemplary figures, as well as highlighting the dangers of civil war and political factionalism.

MMLA 2014 (Detroit, Nov. 13-16) - Popular Culture - The Lives of Cities

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Midwest Modern Language Assocation

In "The Metropolis and Mental Life," Georg Simmell famously wrote, in 1903, that "[t]he psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of emotional life due to the swift and continuous shift of external and internal stimuli." While the metropolitan scenes observed by Simmell look quite different from the ones we observe today, the city remains a site of consistent change. This session invites proposals for papers on the theme of urban life, broadly defined, in any aspect of popular culture from any region or period.

[UPDATE] "Shakespeare," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014 EXTENDED to MARCH 31

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:59am
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James Mulder / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session invites papers that address any aspect of Shakespeare and his works to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include historicism and unhistoricism, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to James Mulder (james.mulder@tufts.edu).

The deadline for submission HAS BEEN EXTENDED to March 31, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent in early April.

Recent Trends in Magic Realism

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:48am
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Fastitocalon: Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern

C.f.P for a special issue of Fastitocalon on Recent Trends in Magic Realism

"Extra! Extra!" Film, Civics, and Supernumerary Modernism MSA Pittsburgh 2014

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:40am
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Katherine Fusco / Modernist Studies Association
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This CFP, for the upcoming MSA conference in Pittsburgh, invites abstracts for a panel focused on film as a civic industry that traffics in images of solidarity, civic involvement, mass citizenship, or social/economic exclusion. Work on film as "vernacular modernism" (as Miriam Hansen wrote) has envisioned cinema as both a "social horizon of experience" and an effort to articulate new modes of sensory perception—a tension produced by, but also critical of, Fordist modes of cultural and economic production.

"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline July 1st 2014.)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:02am
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Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade
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Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art. The aim of the journal is to cover a wide spectrum of themes and critical analyses cutting across numerous theoretical and disciplinary boundaries related to critical theory, literary theory, language and literature, history of art, postcolonial theory, politics, cultural studies, history of thought, etc.
We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals.
All the submitted papers are to undergo an adequate double blind peer review.

[REMINDER]

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:40am
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1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities

"Identities, Cultures, Societies"

11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey

Call for Papers

Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM) cordially invites proposals for the first international conference on men and masculinities to take place in Turkey, in collaboration with Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, Ankara University Women's Studies Centre (KASAUM) and Izmir University Women's Studies Centre. The conference aims to discuss theories, narratives, experiences, discourses, and activisms related to transformations of and challenges to men and masculinities with a particular focus on the Global Southern and Eastern European contexts.

The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource, SAMLA 11/7-9/14

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:43pm
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Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
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"ZOMBIES are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they're an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling," writes Chuck Closterman for The New York Times. Thanks in part to the commodification of the zombie, the undead prove rich fodder for the academic as well. Papers that explore the zombie as cultural, ecological, political, or, of course, commoditized figure are welcome. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by June 1, 2014.

SAMLA 86th Annual Conference: Sustainability and the Humanities
November 7-9, 2014
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

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