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Writing Communities: People as Place

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:29pm
Falmouth University

Writing Communities: People as Place

Falmouth University PG/ECR Conference July 29th – 30th 2014 (£25)

Call for Papers

Researching place often means researching communities. Landscapes are peopled. History has a living voice. Researchers not only work with communities, but also write them—creatively and academically.

This Postgraduate / Early Career Researcher conference invites papers around the pleasures and tensions of writing with/from community engagement. Abstracts from creative writers, artists, historians, geographers and social scientists are particularly welcome, as well as from any PG/ECR whose research involves communities.

Discussions could include:

Call for Papers-Indian Popular Culture Panel-Deadline May 15th

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:27pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Indian Film is the most popular media for most of the world, and yet academia has only scratched the surface of studying it. A special panel at the Midwest Popular Culture Association 2014 conference will address the societal and artistic implications of the genre.

Submissions welcome on topics from women in film to Indian film in the west to film and religion, or even more broadly, how Indian culture in general interacts with religion, politics, or social issues.

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN

A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott and Alexis Wright (June 22, 2014 Deadline)

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:50pm
Belinda Wheeler / Paine College

Contributors are sought for a collection of original essays examining the works of Australia's leading Aboriginal authors, Kim Scott and Alexis Wright. Both authors have won countless awards, including Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Scott in 2000 (Benang) and 2011 (That Deadman Dance), and Wright in 2006 (Carpentaria) and currently on the longlist for 2014 (The Swan Book). Despite national and international acclaim for their literary contribution, there is currently no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes these authors' works for scholars, students (undergraduate and graduate), and general readers.

UPDATE: Deadline extension ADAPTATION 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Deadline: May 15 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Yeats and Kipling: Retrospectives, Perspectives

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 3:03pm
Department of English, Bharati College, Delhi

Yeats and Kipling: Retrospectives, Perspectives
A three-day international conference at Bharati College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
(10, 11, 12 March 2015)

Call for abstracts of papers

Call for Papers: Newcomers no More? Contemporary NATO and the Future of the Enlargement from the Perspective of "Post-Cold War"

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:44am
International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw

The International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw, the Jagello 2000 - NATO Information Center in Prague and the Latvian Institute of International Affairs in Riga in cooperation with Atlantic Treaty Association in Brussels and NATO PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION have an honour and pleasure to invite you to submit a paper proposal to an edited book entitled "Newcomers no More? Contemporary NATO and the Future of the Enlargement from the Perspective of "Post-Cold War" Members" which will be published this year.

CFP Fan Phenomena: James Bond

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:22am
Dr Claire Hines, Southampton Solent University

Call for Papers

Fan Phenomena: James Bond

Having recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films in 2012, and with pre-production on Bond 24 underway, Intellect's Fan Phenomena book series is now seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and James Bond. The Fan Phenomena books explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness. Over the years Bond has proved to be popular with fans, and is an enduring global cultural phenomenon, making him a perfect icon to be covered by the series.

[UPDATE] MAY 1 DEADLINE SWCCL

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:17am
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

The Cultural Legacy of The Grapes of Wrath

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:08pm
Miriam Raub Vivian/CSUB Public History Institute

This is a call for papers for a conference at CSU Bakersfield (Nov. 6-8) on the cultural legacy of John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath in this, the 75th anniversary of its publication. John Ford's 1940 film version helped make the case for social reform that echoed decades thereafter, through the farm labor movement, folk music, and the musical style known as the Bakersfield Sound--even as it set off the kinds of reactions described in Rick Wartzman's Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (2008).

CRISIS IN FILM AND VISUAL MEDIA

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:43pm
The Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania), September 19-20, 2014

Co-organized by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), and Lithuanian Film Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania),

With the participation of such keynote speakers as Mette Hjort (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Dina Iordanova (University of St. Andrew, Scotland), Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, England) and a filmmaker Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Austria).

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:55pm
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: MAY 10, 2014

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished .

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio-data. A cover letter would be nice.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

4. E-mail your poems, essays and research papers to themuseindia@gmail.com . Response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

5. With poem/ research paper the poet/author is requested to submit a statement of originality of work.

The Global Renaissance

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:36pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference will take place on the weekend of October 22 to 24 in Kelowna, a resort town at the centre of British Columbia's wine country.

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference, held alternately in the United States and Canada and open to all scholars from North America and beyond, including graduate students. The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.

[UPDATE] Midwest Pop Culture Association- Southern Lit and Culture 05/15

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:01pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 3-5 at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

The Spanish Stage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (6/17; 9-25-27)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:54pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVII

This session seeks papers on the dramatic literature of medieval and renaissance Spain. We are particularly interested in papers that deal with the development of drama in the period, and with the transition from the medieval to the early modern as represented in Spanish drama and literature. We will also consider representations of Spain in the French and English drama. Possible topics include medieval religious drama; the development of Spanish Renaissance drama, including but not limited to, the plays of Lope de Vega and Calderón; and representations of Spain on the French and English stage, such as in the dramatic works of Pierre Corneille and Thomas Kyd.

Send abstracts (300-350 words) by June 17 to

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