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Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:09am
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Charles W. Chesnutt Association

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Conference, May 21-24, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5798 (800-916-4339)
Session 1: The role of supporting characters in Chesnutt's fiction. Chesnutt's protagonists are always surrounded by a cast of fascinating characters: shrewd males and females of various classes, clever children, martyrs, workers, rebels, cheats and misfits, along with perfect models of humanity. These characters are often overlooked or undervalued by critics. Think in terms of the essential value of these characters in relation to Chesnutt's purpose, aesthetic, etc.
Session 2. Open Topic.

'Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century' 7 May 2015. CFP Deadline 16 January 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:10am
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Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University, UK
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'Neither moral philosophy nor poetry condescends
to the monstrous or the abnormal,'
Thomas De Quincey, 1848.

Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University
in association with Newcastle University and Northumbria University
supported by British Society for Literature and Science

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

PROFESSOR MARTIN WILLIS, Chair of Science, Literature and Communication, University of Westminster

ABNORMALITY AND THE ABNORMAL

The words 'abnormal' and 'abnormality' first emerged in the nineteenth century; contemporary usage reflects their pejorative connotations.

Call for Papers: The European Conference on Cultural Studies 2015

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:33am
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The International Academic Forum
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global university partners, is proud to announce the European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (EuroMedia2015), to be held from July 13 to July 16, 2015, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton in the United Kingdom.

http://eccs.iafor.org

The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2015

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.

The 2015 Conference Themes are "Power" and "Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture"

Trash Talkin': New Directions in Popular Culture and Creative Writing

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
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University of Regina, English Students' Association
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An interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and graduate students on popular culture and creative writing, hosted by Students of the University of Regina.
March 13-14, 2015

The seventh annual Trash Talkin' conference is an opportunity to analyse pop culture in an academic setting unlike the ordinary classroom.

Trash Talkin' is about pop culture phenomena and media and its intersection with academic theories and discourse. Explore it, delve into it.

You want to write a paper about The Hunger Games and Butler's theories on gender performativity? You write that paper. We'll read it, and you can discuss it in front of an engaged, academic audience.

The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:28pm
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

Special Issue on "Contemporary Film and Public Life" - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (UNC-CH)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:50pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—invites submissions for its April 2015 issue, entitled "Contemporary Film and Public Life." For this issue of Ethos, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider recent films (roughly defined in terms of the past twenty years) and the weight they bring to bear on our contemporary public life. What patterns and preoccupations characterize the current generation of films? How do certain popular genres of film (the Western, the romantic comedy, etc.) differ from their predecessors?

Desire and Devotion: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:12pm
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Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR
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www.eiraar.net


Call for Papers: Eastern International Region Meeting of the AAR, McGill University, Montreal, May 1–2, 2015

Paper Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2015

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2015 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Desire and Devotion.

Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Art Communication & Popculture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia
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The Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia launches new international scholarly magazine Art Communication & Popculture covering domains of art, art communication and popculture. The ambition of the magazine is to offer a space for scholarly reflection of problems of actual art communication in all forms of art and popculture. The concept of the magazine Art Communication & Popculture is the reflection of the need to create a theoretical platform for investigation of the world of which protomethodological basis is knowledge that a purpose is not a quality situated outside but as inherent attribute. Art Communication & Popculture is the magazine for interpretation of the world determined by art and popculture.

Twentieth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:31am
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Ron Kates/ Middle Tennessee State University
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April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting

Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.

Andrew Marvell Society Calls for Papers

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:48am
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Andrew Marvell Society
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We are actively seeking contributions of various kinds to the conference and journal of the Andrew Marvell Society.

- Explorations of "Eyes and Tears." The Society invites abstracts for papers on any aspect of Marvell's poem "Eyes and Tears," to be presented at our annual meeting in Raleigh, NC, March 12-14, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1 at http://www.scrc.us.com/discoveries/abstract-submission-form/. Papers chosen for this panel will be published as a group in the Summer 2015 issue of the Society's official publication, the Andrew Marvell Newsletter.

Sequels, Serials, and Remakes: Recycling Fictions in the Fantastic Sphere

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:17am
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College of St. Joseph
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Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains Fantomas as evidence. With this repetitive pattern as an organizing principle, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presenters for its 4th annual popular culture conference, held April 10-11th in Rutland, VT. Papers can explore any of the repeating manifestations of fantasy/horror/science fiction in popular culture: film, television, novels, pulp magazines, or other medium. Topics for the presentations are equally as inclusive: everything from close readings of _Seed of Chucky_ to stylometric analysis to cultural discussion of fan sequels are encouraged.

Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things (April 10-11, 2015) Deadline: February 1, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:59am
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

The Melville Society -- Melville's Money: American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference Boston May 21-24, 2015

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:54am
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The Melville Society (Contact: Andrew Kopec)
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The Melville Society: Melville's Money
American Literature Association
21-24 May 2015
Boston, MA

This panel seeks proposals for papers exploring the status of money, broadly conceived, in and across Herman Melville's works. All approaches welcome, from (to name just a few) biographical accounts of "dollars damn[ing]" Melville, to historicist work with Melville and industrial capitalism, to new formalist accounts of his textual economies, to transtemporal and/or transnational reception studies of Melville and his works as symbolic currency (Melville as money). Please send one-page CVs and 250-500 word abstracts by 20 December 2014 to Andrew Kopec (kopeca@ipfw.edu).

CFP-Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:52am
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Mariam Popal, PhD - University of Bayreuth
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Afghan (-istani) – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

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