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Herman Melville's Poetic (Dis)continuities ALA May 22-25, 2014; Submission Deadline January 15, 2014

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 9:27pm
The Melville Society / American Literature Association

Herman Melville's poetry and poetic career can be characterized as distinctly lacking in continuity. Not only does his turn to poetry signal a dramatic shift in his life's work, his poems and collections typically defy patterns of continuum—poems embedded into prose pieces, collections strikingly departing from each other thematically and stylistically, publication ambitions and relationships to readers inconsistent and nebulous. Within individual poems, too, we witness Melville's stylistic and philosophical fissions, abrasions, and reversals.

Cinema and Migration

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 8:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Cinema and Migration

This panel aims to explore cinema across borders and in comparative perspective. In an age of global modernity, viewing the migrant experience from the perspective of a single national culture is restrictive. Submissions that engage with themes of exile, displacement, immigrants, emigrants, flows of migration, or people who do not fit within legitimate borders and boundaries are welcome. All theoretical, methodological, and cultural approaches to the 'border' experience are welcome. 150-300 word abstract to maria.catrickes@yale.edu by September 30, 2013

NeMLA 2014 will be held in Harrisburg April 3-6 and hosted by Susquehanna University.

Call for Papers [October-December, 2013 Issue]

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 4:25pm
International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies

Call for Papers
IJ-ELTS [October-December, 2013 Issue]
The IJ-ELTS: International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access, quarterly academic journal published online only. Articles in the IJ-ELTS focus on educational policy, pedagogy, theory, practices and researches related to the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature, Translation, Discourse and Culture Studies.
Call for papers:
The IJ-ELTS invites unpublished, quality contributions for Vol: 1, Issue: 3.
Submissions deadline: October 31, 2013
Issue publication date: December 1, 2013
The papers can address issues in the following research disciplines-

Special Issue on "Comics, Multimodality, and Composition"

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 2:14pm
Composition Studies

CFP for Special Issue of Composition Studies
Theme: Comics, Multimodality, and Composition
For 43.1 (Spring 2015)
Guest Editor: Dale Jacobs, University of Windsor

XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference: April 19-21, 2014

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 11:50am
The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society

Call for Papers

The XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
April 19-21, 2014
Harrodsburg and Springfield (Roberts' hometown), KY

The XVI Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference will be held April 19-21, 2014,
at St. Catharine College (Springfield, KY) and the Beaumont Inn (Harrodsburg, KY).

NOTE Journal: Notes on Teaching English

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 8:54am
NOTE: Notes on Teaching English

Notes on Teaching English (NOTE) - New online journal of the Georgia and Carolinas affiliate of the College English Association (GACCEA)

* url: notes.engl.ggc.edu

* Submission deadline: rolling submissions

[Update] Representing the Contemporary Youth in Teen Television Drama

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 7:40am
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

From Beverley Hills 90210 to Gossip Girl and Glee, the genre of the teen drama series has added a unique and multi-faceted dynamic to the American television landscape. The popularity of this genre stems from the way in which it challenges and dramatizes the realities of its young viewers, presenting them with a fantastical reality which is defined by melodrama, materialism and excess. This quality of the genre often causes adult viewers to dismiss the teen drama series as a product of guilty pleasure television.