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Call for Excellent Undergrad Work

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:36pm
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We are currently seeking submissions for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider students' works as we receive them. Please encourage strong writers/composers from your spring and summer classes to consider submitting their work.

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 3:30pm
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The idea is to examine Modernist narratives that theorize, explore, or trouble notions of the "local." If you have a project that might fit this theme please write up a 250 word abstract and send it to ktmacdonnell@gmail.com by July 14th. I have included our panel's abstract (which will be amended once a third contributor is added), as well as the general conference CFP below.

Localities:

Call for Submissions to StoryTelling: Analyses of Popular Narrative

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative

StoryTelling is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.

Manuscripts should be between 10-15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300-6000 words), and follow the MLA style manual; see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience.

True Detective (Nic Pizzolatto, 2014–)

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 2:40pm
Scott F. Stoddart

Since bursting onto American screens in June 2014, HBO series True Detective– a unique take on the American crime drama genre, dripping with literary and cinematic influence– immediately attracted positive acclaim, earning it many nominations in prime awards ceremonies, significantly the Emmys and the Golden Globes, as well as winning a BAFTA for Outstanding Television Series. Whilst being celebrated among audiences and critics, the series equally ignited several critical conversations that have continued to date, taking issues with its representations of gender, depictions of place, its performances, casts, and form. It is this ongoing and ever-developing critical debate around the series that makes it ripe for scholarly attention.

Lawman: Translator, Translated (9/15 Kalamazoo 5/12-15/2016)

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:57am
International Lawman's Brut Society

The proposed session seeks proposals that examine Lawman's Brut from the perspective of medieval translation theory and practice. We will consider papers that address issues such as how the Brut exemplifies the significance of translation in the trilingual linguistic milieu of late twelfth- / early thirteenth-century England. What generic issues arise in his translation of a French verse romance—itself a translation of a Latin prose history—into English alliterative meter? For Lawman, what role does translation play in the reassertion of the English language and English cultural identity in the century after the Conquest? How does the transfer of text and relics serve as a trope for translation in the Brut?

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle, WA, Proposals due by October 1, 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:27am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The National PCA/ACA Conference meets this year in Seattle, WA at the Sheraton Hotel, from March 21-25, 2016.

Proposals are due by October 1, 2015
All Proposals Must Be Submitted Through the PCA Database http://ncp.pcaaca.org

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules. http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-co...

Teaching Transfer: Interdisciplinary Partnerships, Digital Venues and Activism; Conference: NeMLA, Hartford, March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:04am
Kathryn Douglas, Director of College Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Interdisciplinary and community projects create meaningful student collaborations, work as sites for promoting learning transfer and help participants understand complex ideas about texts, text-making and creative activity. When partnerships include service learning, students become activists who create texts for a real audience and purpose. Our work with an AIDS foundation and animal shelter demonstrates this.

UPDATED - CFP for edited collection on the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 8:43am
Dr. Kristin M. Barton

As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:48am
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

'The air is unique among the elements in having this affinity with nothingness, in signifying the being of non-being, the matter of the immaterial' (Steven Connor, The Matter of Air, 31).

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 5:29am
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme "Order and Disorder" in different fields. Several participants were enthusiastic about the theme and presented an important selection of papers which covered such panels as reflections on order and disorder in the literary imagination, innovation and education, formation and information, social and political order in the contemporary world.
As a theme for an international symposium, we need to pursue the investigation into these fields but also extend it to other spheres such as art and linguistics.

[UPDATE] Performing Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema - March 17-20, 2016 - Hartford, CT

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:33pm
NeMLA

This panel seeks papers that consider the many ways in which contemporary Francophone authors and filmmakers represent the performance of gender and/or sexuality within their work. How do these texts reveal, challenge, and resist dominant domestic and hexagonal conceptualizations of either element or both? For the purposes of this panel, and given the numerous possible conceptualizations of performance, we seek to examine the various and varied ways performance is employed as an analytic. As such, performance dialogues with textual production, modes of reading, social and cultural construction, discourses of power, and so on.

Dis/ability in 19th-Century British Literature and Culture, Abstracts due by 9/30/15 for NeMLA 2016

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 4:39pm
Catherine Welter

This NeMLA panel seeks to reconsider the role that dis/ability plays in the poetry, fiction, drama, and/or art of the long nineteenth century in Britain. Feminist disability and other intersectional approaches are particularly welcome. Submit abstracts of 250-300 words to Catherine Welter via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15752. The NeMLA submission deadline is 9/30/15. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine at cmz274@wildcats.unh.edu.

NeMLA will take place in Hartford, CT, from March 17th-20th.

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