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CFP: Upstairs and Downstairs: The British Historical Costume Drama on TV (from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey)

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:15am
Julie Anne Taddeo

The recent popular success of "Downton Abbey" calls for a renewed examination of such earlier BBC/ITV/Masterpiece Theatre serialized period dramas as "Upstairs Downstairs," "The Pallisers,"and "The Forsyte Saga," among others that have aired (and have been repeated)since the 1970s. We also want to examine how more recent dramas like "Downton Abbey" engage with these earlier productions in terms of style, thematic content, and programming.

We are seeking essays for a critical anthology that addresses such topics (but are not limited to) as the following:

n How the small screen period drama interrogates past and present gender/ class/race relations and notions of historical "authenticity"

n Transatlantic reception /interpretations

Comparative Media: Social Mobility, Media, and the Development of Networked Social Spheres (November 1-3)

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:09pm
Lorenzo Servitje, University of California, Riverside

Media studies and information theory has long been concerned with the ways in which media transmits knowledge across time and space. In this respect, media has historically been and is currently central to the creation of the social through the transmission of information. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to the social sphere in radical ways through mobility and access. These transitions have also simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information that comes to represent the individual in these newly emerging spheres.

City Margins, City Memories. Deadline for Proposals: 7 June 2013

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:47am
School of Modern Languages & School of Philosophy & Religion, Bangor University & Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies

First Call for Papers

CITY MARGINS, CITY MEMORIES

Date: Monday 7 April – Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies,
University of London School of Advanced Study, Senate House, London

An International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the School of Modern Languages
and the School of Philosophy and Religion, Bangor University and the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Bill Marshall (IGRS) & Professor Hugh Campbell (UCD School of Architecture).

Time Travel in the Media

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:46am
Joan Ormrod, Manchester Metropolitan University

CfP: Time Travel in the Media

We are currently seeking chapter proposals for the first collection of essay to address time travel across different media formats. The collection, to be be published by McFarland, will be edited by Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Matthew Jones (UCL).

Native American Literature Session at the South Central MLA Conference New Orleans 10/3/2013 - 10/5/2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:44pm
South Central MLA - submission deadline: March 31, 2013

South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 250-500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 31, 2013 to Jamie Korsmo at jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

South Central Modern Language Association's 70th Annual Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 3-5, 2013

Conference theme: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject"

The 21st METU British Novelists Conference: The Bronte Sisters and Their Work 12-13 December 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 6:24pm
Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

"The Bronte Sisters and Their Work" is the theme for this year's METU British Novelists Conference organized by the Department of Foreign Language Education in Middle East Technical University. The organizers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Interdisciplinary and comparative approaches placing the work of the Bronte Sisters within contexts such as media, performance and adaptation studies are also welcome. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

CFP: "Literature and Pornography" Special Issue, March 17, 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 6:02pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.

Gay and Lesbian Studies, PAMLA Conference 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 4:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Seeking abstracts/proposals ASAP on various topics in the area of LGBTQ Studies in any academic discipline for the 2013 PAMLA Conference: Friday November 1-Sunday November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. Final deadline for proposals is April 3rd, 2013. Submissions should be sent in Word format to mark.bundy@ucr.edu

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