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[UPDATE] Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion": Leeds IMC 2016, 4-7 July

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.

CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited --Nov. 4-8, 2015, Madison, WI

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 6:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
2015 Film and History Conference
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CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - 2015 Film and History Conference

2015 Film and History Conference - Theme: Journeys, Detours, and Breakdowns

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
November 4-8, 2015

Proposals due June 1, 2015

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Exploitation Cinema Revisited

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 3:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press
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Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century. The volume is tentatively entitled "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early-Twentieth Century Midwestern Regionalism." Midwestern regionalism includes writers, artists, publishers, intellectuals, architects, journalists, filmmakers, magazines, journals, institutions, films, etc. Subjects may include but are not limited to
• Midwestern regionalism as a movement to highlight work that was produced in the Midwest and focused on the Midwest as a counter to the cultural dominance of the coasts, especially Boston and New York City

The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Chih-hsin Lin/Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

A sponsored session at The 51st International Congress On Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo: May 12th-15th, 2016
by Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

Session Title: The Recontextualization of Christian Doctrine at the End of Middle Ages

"Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion" for 2016 IMC at Leeds

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ya-shih Liu/ Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

This TACMRS-sponsored session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.

Travel: A Journey to Discover Self and Others

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Ruo-yung Lee/Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

The Renaissance was an era of magnificent art achievement, and an age of "discovery" and "self-fashioning": the exploration to the "new world" heralded by the Iberians, the Grand Tour popular with the upper-class youth, and the "spiritual odyssey" undertaken in writers' studies, all exhibited the "burning curiosity" harbored by the contemporaries. Travel, physical or spiritual, was not just a movement from one place to another, but also a process of encountering and discovery: a traveller, coming across with diverse people and occurrences during the journey, gradually formatted his idea of "who I am" by identifying "who you are". The "self" and "others" dynamic burgeoned in the course.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 5:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings.

SWSW regularly features panels on a wide range of topics related to Southern literature and culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Call for Essays for a proposed book on All the Pretty Horses

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 2:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Subhasis Chattopadhyay
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This is a call for essays for a proposed book (with ISBN number) on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. The editor seeks essays which are scholarly and yet free from jargon. While dealing with your topic please review standard literature on the topic in the first part of your essay. Please follow current MLA guidelines with the one exception --- please give tiny urls of each web citation.

The book will be published both in electronic format as well as in hard-copy format. It will be available on Amazon, Flipkart etc.

Saga Making in Contemporary (Jap)animations

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:40am
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
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Special session for 113th Annual Conference of Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Portland, Oregon Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015. Submission should be made electrically on the webpage of PAMLA by June 10. Session chair: Takayuki Yokota-Murakami (Osaka University)
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Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 5:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo

In his essay, "Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam," Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, "These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, these material comforts and discomforts in many ways constitute, though they do not cause, my values. And my values have all to do with my sense of language, of what's possible with words, or should be possible. That is, my values have all to do with what needs saying." Exploring this connection between personal history and sense of language, we invite proposals for an edited collection on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US American scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communication.

"off the books" special issue of kadar koli -- deadline July 20, 2015

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
eth press

kadar koli no. 10: "Off the Books"
ethpress.com

Now in its tenth issue, kadar koli has featured essays, poems, art work, translations, and interviews from some of today's most adventurous writers and artists, including Joyelle McSweeney, Rob Halpern, Diane di Prima, Shin Yu Pai, Gerrit Lansing, Susan Briante, Pattie McCarthy, Ammiel Alcalay, and Megan Cook, among many others. The theme of this issue is "Off the Books," chosen to coincide with the 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group on October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Toronto. Quoting from BABEL's call for sessions:

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 3:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Université of Maine-Le Mans, France

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by the University of Maine-Le Mans in France (Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort, 3L.AM) and the University of Akron, Ohio (Heather Braun)

Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016

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