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From Diagnosis to Discourse - Midwest Modern Language Association - November 12 - 15, 2015

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Eilefson, Loyola University Chicago and Devon Madon, Illinois Math and Science Academy, chairs
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This panel proposes to explore the relationship between the science of medicine and the art of representation. The power of language to create and control lived experiences within a social context is widely accepted. We know that the way in which we experience gender, sexuality, and other identity constructs are formed by the words we use. We also know that power dynamics are shaped and reinforced by domestic and public discourse. This panel seeks to explore these issues in the medical field. How does the language we use to represent medical realities shape or create the experience of various medical conditions? How can the diagnostic categories we use to describe illness or other disorders influence the ways in which we experience them?

Seeking Writing Craft Essays for Anthology

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Urban Farmhouse Press/ D.A. Lockhart

Urban Farmhouse Press is currently seeking essays on the craft of writing the upcoming Ford City Workshop Anthology. We are specifically interested in craft essays focused on poetry, fiction, and literary science fiction. Selected essays will appear in an upcoming anthology of essays to be published by Urban Farmhouse Press to be published in Late 2015/Early 2016.

MLA Special Session: Actor/Audience Bodies in Early Modern Theater

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Outterson-Murphy
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Actor/Audience Bodies in Early Modern Theater
How might actors' theatrical materiality interact with playgoers' bodies to shape perception and response in the early modern playhouse? Violence, gender, the supernatural, the non-human, cognition, theology, passions. Abstracts by March 28, 2015 to Sarah Outterson-Murphy (soutterson@gmail.com).

New Worlds, Terrifying Monsters, Impossible Things: Exploring the Contents and Contexts of Doctor Who: PopMatters eBook

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Erin Giannini/PopMatters
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Doctor Who holds the distinction of not only being the longest running sci-fi series, but also one of the longest running prime-time series, ever. While numerous scholarship (both academic and non) has examined both the original series (1963-1989) and the rebooted series (2005-present), we are seeking to examine the historical and cultural contexts of the series, including topics such as the "missing" episodes, the show's place on the BBC, its global transmission, and branding of the series. (We will not be covering analyses of fandom or individual episodes.)

We welcome ideas for articles, but we are especially seeking proposals on:

The reception/transmission of the series internationally (past or present): BBC, PBS, SyFy, BBC America

EMPATHY The Empathy Project

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

EMPATHY
The Empathy Project

Friday 7th September – Sunday 9th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Literary Histories of Science: Race, Gender, and Class

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Leila A. McNeill/MMLA 2015 Convention

In the history of science, it has been well-documented that institutionalized science and professional scientific circles actively and systematically excluded people from their ranks based on gender, race, and class. However, what has been underrepresented is the scientific work and endeavors of the marginalized groups themselves. This session seeks to recover some of these excluded voices and stories by investigating the creative, alternative ways that these groups participated in scientific discourse.

Call for Book Proposals—Engagements with Literature

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Robinson, Series Editor / Routledge
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As the series editor for Engagements with Literature, a new series from Routledge, I am interested in receiving proposals for books that might suit the remit of the series, described below. The series launches this fall with two exciting titles—Engagements with Narrative and Engagements with Close Reading. Two other titles—Engagements with Nature Writing and Engagements with Contemporary Critical Theory—are in progress.

If you have an idea for a book in this series, please contact me at litengagements@gmail.com. I am open to considering any topics that may suit the description below. I would like to know what your experience is as a scholar, author, and teacher.

MMLA 2015 English I: English Literature before 1800

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Burt / MMLA

How the sciences and arts were connected and how they were distinguished in theory, practice, and literature evolved considerably from the medieval period, through the Renaissance, and into the Enlightenment. The relationships between two areas are often complex and varied by genre, author, or even text. This panel welcomes papers that address any aspect of the arts and the sciences.

Reminder: etum special issue CfP: mind the time

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:26am
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ejournal for theatre and media / etum

Special Issue: mind the time – time and/in theatre and the media

please scroll down for english version

Etum lädt Manuskripte für ein Special Issue zum Thema "mind the time - Zeit und/im
Theater sowie Zeit und/in Medien" ein.

CFP for Teaching Popular Culture for NEPCA Conference Papers

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:32am
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Black and white photo of an old classroom.

[UPDATE] Reminder: NARRATIVE AND THE NOVEL/THE NOVEL AS NARRATIVE Abstracts to be Submitted by April 1st

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:15am
full name / name of organization: 
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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A symposium hosted by the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

Saturday 16th of May, 2015

The novel as a distinct genre of prose emerged in the period of modernity. From the eighteenth century, marked by scholars as the period of the 'rise of the novel', to the late twentieth century, during which the trope of 'the death of the novel' gained cultural traction, the novel has sought to both draw upon and distinguish itself from other narrative genres, from history, biography, memoir, and travelogues, to film, television, and digital storytelling.

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