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Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle SAMLA 87 Conference in DEADLINE JUNE 26

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:12pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, North Carolina, November 13–15, 2015
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Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

Call for Chapters: Representations of Poverty in US Pop Culture (9/1/2015 deadline)

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:48pm
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Wylie Lenz

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited collection tentatively titled Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture. The volume will seek to interrogate the ways in which poverty has been depicted (and/or ignored) across a variety of media, including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film, photography, painting, music, radio, etc.

Questions to consider: When, why, and how do producers of popular culture represent and/or ignore poverty? How do those representations influence the idea of poverty in the American cultural imaginary? In turn, how does that imaginary interact with policy? What role might the scholar/critic play in this process?

"The French Play in London": Adaptations from the French in Victorian England

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:48pm
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Ignacio Ramos Gay / University of Valencia, Spain
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This essay collection aims at exploring the presence of French plays in Victorian England and their influence and impact upon native dramatists, critics and audiences. By means of scrutinizing the textual strategies used by adaptors either to comply or to divert from the original texts, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions existing between both countries throughout the nineteenth century.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 7-10 July 2016 / Proposals, 4 January 2016

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:31am
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Whedon Studies Association

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (www.whedonstudies.tv), the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Tanya R. Cochran solicit proposals for the seventh biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW7). This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon will be held on the campus of Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, UK, 7-10 July 2016. Simon Brown of Kingston University will serve as local arrangements chair, supported by the Euroslayage organizing committee Bronwen Calvert, Lorna Jowett, and Michael Starr.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
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Textual Practice

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands? This proposal for a special issue of Textual Practice takes 'risk' as a productive and important condition in contemporary global dynamics. In a world characterised by new modes of screening and surveillance, ecological disasters, and political instability, what does it mean to take, or refuse, risks. 'Taking a risk' implies an act or decision that threatens a given set of conditions by introducing a new set of circumstances into an event horizon.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56pm
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The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
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This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.

The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:35pm
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University of North Alabama English Department
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Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:56pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College
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In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

On Game Structures Special Issue of Performance Research, Vol.21, No. 4 (August 2016) Abstract deadline: 15 August 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:46pm
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Natasha Lushetich University of Exeter
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Performance Research Volume 21, No. 4, August 2016

On Game Structures

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 August 2015

Issue Editors: Mathias Fuchs and Natasha Lushetich

To be or, actually, not two sentences to be, that is the question, combined.
Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Metamorphoses of the Book : New Global Literary Networks

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:58am
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Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - SITEC

CFP Conference 1 - 2 April 2016
The Metamorphoses of the Book :
New Global Literary Networks

Organizing Committee :

Constance COLLIN, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Sylvie DUCAS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Nicolas MALAIS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Pascal ZINCK, Pléiade,Université Paris Sorbonne Cité

Date of the conference :1st - 2nd April 2016
Place of the conference : Pôle des Métiers du Livre de Saint-Cloud (France), université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

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