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African American Literature and Culture Society American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference May 21-24, 2015

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:48am
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African American Literature and Culture Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798

The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/). Please note that we can only accept proposals for individual papers and will not be able to accept proposals for entire panels.

RAW 2015 - Research-Art-Writing - March 6 & 7 2015 - Submit by December 6th

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:15am
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Research, Art, Writing (RAW) - University of Texas, Dallas
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RAW - Research, Art, Writing 2015
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
utd.gsa@gmail.com
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: Public Scholarship
Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014

Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:29am
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Trinity College Dublin / University College Dublin
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Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

A Conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research

April 17-18, 2015, TCD and UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Court and Spark: An international conference on the work of Joni Mitchell.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:35am
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School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln.
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Court and Spark: An international symposium on the work of Joni Mitchell.

School of English and Journalism,
University of Lincoln, U.K.
July 3rd, 2015.

*Call for papers*

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell's music: her tunings, her lyrics, her scope has drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This symposium will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (19 January 2015)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:01am
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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism/ Brigham Young University
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Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 19 January 2015

_Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism_ seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but _Criterion_ is currently soliciting submissions for its 2015 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2015. The submission deadline for the 2015 issue is 19 January 2015.

Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:02am
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Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
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University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 27-28, 2015
Abstracts Due: December 5, 2014

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

HASTAC 2015 Panel CFP - Digital Humanities: Explorations in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:33pm
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HASTAC
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Digital Humanities: Explorations in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

http://www.hastac.org/blogs/ltagliaferri/2014/10/14/hastac-panel-cfp-anc...

This panel seeks to bring together scholars working at the intersection of Technology and Classical/Medieval/Renaissance Studies.

Special Issue titled Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within the Global (April 15, 2015)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:59pm
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Synoptique - An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the major buzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and critics from all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009 (with J'ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tom à la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festival circuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventiveness of Quebec cinema in the international context.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to November 1st:: Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:40pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

Diasporic Others: Italian Canadian Literature in Context (Edited Collection); Abstract and CV due Jan. 5, 2015

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:31pm
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Editors: Jim Cocola (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Jessica Maucione (Gonzaga University)

This edited collection examines literary expressions of ethnic identity vis-à-vis cultural institutions, national affiliations, and comparative racializations. Taking Italian Canadian literature as a pivot and a point of departure, we also invite essays spanning several related multiethnic literary traditions. Areas of emphasis may include but are not limited to matters of affect, aesthetics, citizenship, community, geography, heritage, language, and politics. We seek contributions keyed to a wide range of places and times—individual essays need not be explicitly comparative in their own right, though the collection as a whole will offer points of contact between several ostensibly separate subsets of literature.

In turn, this collection will:

The Velvet Light Trap #77: Performance and the Body - Deadline January 15, 2015

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:15pm
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The Velvet Light Trap

Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.

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