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French Hip-Hop (panel TBA) at 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 8:48pm
20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

The 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium will take place on March 6-8 in New York, NY 2014, hosted by NYU, CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University. The theme is "money" (http://frenchconference2013.gatech.edu/CFP_NewYork_2014.pdf).

NEMLA 2014: New Approaches to Visual Culture

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 3:14pm
Sarah Dennis/UIS

This panel will bring together literary scholars of diverse areas of expertise to discuss approaches to visuality in literary studies. Papers should address methodologies used to discuss visual elements in literature. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) portrayals of the visual arts, artists' points of view, ekphrasis, descriptions of visual and decorative elements, aestheticized bodies, etc. Please email 250-word proposals in Word document format to Sarah Dennis (sdennis@uis.edu).

[UPDATE] CFP: The Cine-Files, open issue, August 30 deadline

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 2:16pm
The Cine-Files www.thecine-files.com

Reminder:

The Cine-Files is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2013 open issue.

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013.

Fall issues are open issues– we will consider submissions about any aspect of film history, criticism, and/or theory. Articles should be 5000-7000 words.

Please submit an electronic copy of the paper saved as a Microsoft Word file. The Cine-Files practices double blind review, so remove any identifying information from the article (doc attachment). In your accompanying email, please provide the article title, author's name, institutional affiliation and contact information. Articles should follow Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-4, 2014

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:07pm
Laura Baffoni Licata /Tufts University

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 3-4, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host Institution: Susquehanna University

Session Description and Submission Information:

'Cantami qualcosa pari alla vita': Percorsi lirici italiani del Novecento.

La sessione si propone di esaminare alcune delle piu' significative testimonianze liriche del ventesimo secolo, approfondendo tematiche di carattere esistenziale, letterario, politico e storico. Si accettano proposte anche su manifestazioni poetiche contemporanee.

[UPDATE] CFP Extended to Sep. 2: Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:01pm
Gulf Medieval and Renaissance (GulfMAR) Conference, formerly Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissanc Scholars

The Call for Papers for the Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference has been extended to Sep. 2.

The Gulf Medieval and Renaissance (GulfMAR) Conference, formerly the Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars, will hold its annual meeting this fall at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on September 27-28, 2013. The Consortium welcomes scholars from across the gulf coast region and the South, in addition to the initial core group from Louisiana universities and colleges.

Political Theologies in Early Modern Literature (Fac Weekend Seminar)

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:24am
Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library

Please encourage faculty colleagues with relevant research projects to apply for this opportunity:

Political Theologies in Early Modern Literature
Lorna Hutson and Victoria Kahn
Fall Faculty Weekend Seminar

Internet Culture Area of PCA/ACA (April 16-19, 2014)

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 9:51am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers

Internet Culture
Popular Culture Association/
American Culture Association
National Conference
(PCA/ACA)

Chicago, Illinois
April 16-19, 2014

The Internet Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) invites proposals for individual papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative format presentations exploring Internet Culture as it relates to popular culture including, but not limited to:

CfP: First World War and Popular Culture (NeMLA; Harrisburg, PA; 4/3-6/2013)

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 8:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will welcome papers that address how the war shaped popular culture in all of the combatant nations and how, in turn, the memory of war was shaped during the century that followed. Possible topics include popular war literature for women, children, and youth; the legacy of the war in popular culture, including film; cross-cultural or comparative approaches to popular war literatures from the combatant nations; and approaches to teaching the First World War in popular culture. The panel will offer an opportunity to reflect on the role and meaning of popular culture in an understanding of the First World War and its afterlife in the cultural imagination.

The Adventures of Tintin (symposium)

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 6:54am
University College London

Abstracts are now being accepted for a symposium on "The Adventures of Tintin" at University College London on 10 January 2014 in celebration of Tintin's 85th birthday. Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, cultural, or social issues explored in the Tintin universe. All presentations will be considered for publication in a book of proceedings.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Update: CFP POCCS

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 6:40am
Bader International Study Centre, Queens University

Confirmed! Keynote speakers for POCCS Conference, Dec 10-11 2013
Bader International Study Centre,
Herstmonceux England

I'm pleased to announce that we have now confirmed two keynote speakers for the Post Olympics Chinese Cinema Symposium.

Our first keynote is Dr. Victor Fan from King's College London and the second speaker is Dr. Gary Bettinson from Lancaster University. Both have been researching current trends in Chinese and Hong Kong cinemas, and we are very pleased to have their contributions to the 2013 POCCS conference.

Below is the biographical information for the two speakers:

REMINDER: Adaptation and the Novel

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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 4:56am
Keele University

Adaptation and the Novel

Saturday 9 November 2013, Keele University

Organisers: Jo Taylor and Nick Seager

Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)

Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?

This one-day conference invites proposals for 20-minute papers addressing any aspect of adaptation and the novel, from the origins of the genre to the present day. Papers may choose to address one of the following topics:

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