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Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:27am
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English Graduate Organization- University of North Florida
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The theme "Literature and Its Publics" invites us to consider the face of all of our objects of attention—not only literature and other kinds of texts but film, digital media, and rhetoric—and to consider our indispensable role in bringing texts and their audiences together. Papers and presentations might reflect on the current public status of literature and other kinds of texts in our society; address the nature of public reception according to period, genre, author, or otherwise; or imagine different futures.

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 4:19am
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Excursions Journal

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL 6:1
Call for Papers: 'Occupations'
Extended Deadline: 18th March 2015

Language Centers and Specialization(s)

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 3:38am
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RANACLES

Call for papers

23rd RANACLES Conference

"Language Centers and Specialization(s)"

University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, France

November 26-28, 2015

Since the 1999 Bologna Process and the implementing of the LMD reform in 2002 in France, Higher Education institutions, and especially universities, have undergone major transformations. Today, almost every student has language courses in his/her curriculum, even in Humanities universities where the sector of languages for students specialized in other fields than languages (LANSAD acronym in French) was structured quite late because of the historical presence of degrees in Languages Studies and Philology (for those students specializing in languages).

Egypt in/and Literature

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:06pm
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Rocky Mountain MLA
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In Fall 2014 we initiated a new panel entitled "Egypt in/and Literature" in the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. It was a success and we are planning on holding it for the Fall 2015 convention. The conference will be held in Santa Fe, New mexico state between 8th-10th October 2015.
This is definitely a good chance to participate in international academic dialogue. Good papers stand a good chance of being nominated for publication in the RMMLA convention journal and might be published. Here is the conference webpage
http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Reading Over Time (MLA 2016, Austin 01/07-01/10; deadline 3/15/15)

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:30pm
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Peter Rabinowitz and Cynthia Port / MLA 2016

"No story is the same to us after a lapse of time," George Eliot writes in Adam Bede, "or rather, we who read it are no longer the same interpreters." For a proposed MLA 2016 special session, we seek papers on reencountering texts at different moments in the life course. Given debates about the perception of "late style" in the work of artists and writers nearing the end of their lives, might there be cause to postulate a "late" (or "early") style among readers or viewers? What differences emerge with age and experience? How do political and cultural developments, shifts in aesthetic fashion, emerging critical perspectives, technological innovations, or the vicissitudes of personal history contribute to the renewal of a text over time?

[MLA 2016: Special Session] Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:50pm
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Kenneth Pinion/North Carolina State University
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Please consider submitting a 300-word abstract to this CFP for the 2016 MLA convention in Austin, TX, being held on January 7-10.

Archiving HIV/AIDS in Film and Literature.

Efforts to construct the historiography of HIV/AIDS simultaneously mutate our own perceptions. This panel seeks papers that discuss how archiving the HIV epidemic shapes our relationships to the disease. Paper topics might include: the collection, preservation, and discovery of HIV-related materials; how those collections shape our understanding of HIV/AIDS; literary or filmic representations of HIV/AIDS as they pertain to theories of the "archive"; HIV/AIDS and queer embodiment; screen memory and the HIV epidemic; and so forth.

MLA 2016 Austin --Special Session

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:15pm
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International Vladimir Nabokov Society

In his Playboy interview Nabokov said: "Sex as an institution, sex as a general notion, sex as a problem, sex as a platitude—all this is something I find too tedious for words. Let us skip sex." In his books, however, he rarely skipped sex. Send 300-word abstracts on representation of sexuality in Nabokov's work by March 18 to zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

Pupil: The Remix Edition

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:10pm
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Teaching Writing Club, California State University, Fullerton
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California State University, Fullerton's Teaching Writing Club is now accepting submissions for our fourth volume of Pupil! We are accepting creative, critical, theoretical, and practical works that can help current and future educators. Pupil is published by CSUF English graduate students with a passion for pedagogy.

Radicalisms: Movements and Moments

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:53pm
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Northwestern University: French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
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The organizers of the annual Department of French and Italian graduate student conference at Northwestern University are pleased to announce this year's conference, Radicalisms: Movements and Moments on May 29, 2015, for which Dr. Kevin Floyd (Kent State University) will be the keynote speaker.

Performing the (Neo-)Victorian: 2016 special issue of Neo-Victorian Studies

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 5:40pm
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Neo-Victorian Studies

This special issue will explore the ways in which modern cultures have re-worked the Victorian past through performance. As Marvin Carlson has famously suggested, theatre is a haunted practice, summoning up ghosts of past productions, styles and performances, which are often inherited from the Victorian age. Present-day live representations of the Victorians inevitably mix elements of the 'old theatre' – nineteenth-century auditoria, costume and spectacle – with 'new performance', such as projections, recorded sound, and different configurations of performance space, actor-audience relations, performance styles and scripting or devising practices.

Archival Publics: tracing humans/human traces

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:39pm
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Modern Language Association (2016, Austin TX)
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Following the MLA2016's focus on "Publics," we're looking for papers on the publics that use archives and the publics represented in them. This panel seeks papers exploring how human relationships—writ broadly—affect the collection, preservation, and discovery of Special collections and archival materials, in both physical and digital formats.

UPDATE: MLA 2016 CHLA-Sponsored, Guaranteed Panel: The Afterlife of Popular Children's Culture Icons. Submit by March 15, 2015

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
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Children's Literature Association
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Throughout the 20th century, the role of the author has played a crucial role in Western culture's understanding of children's media. Children learn from a very early age to associate well-loved fictional characters with individual author-figures, and names like Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney accordingly become inextricably linked with iconic characters like The Grinch and Mickey Mouse. What happens, however, when those characters continue to appear in new stories after their creators die? How does the absence of that signature author figure impact the audience's relationship with those characters? Papers in this panel for the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, Texas are invited to address these questions.

Call for papers for albeit issue on Youth; Deadline March 15

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:20pm
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albeit

Issue 2.1: Youth
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of "Youth."
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
The depiction of youth and aging in film, television, or literature
Nostalgia
The social construction of childhood
Youth and gender expression
Masculinity
Motherhood
Birth stories
College
Bildungsroman
Teenage rebellion
Creative fiction or personal essays investigating the concept of youth

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