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Collection: Girl Talk: The Influence of Girls' Series Fiction on American Popular Culture

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:31pm
LuElla D'Amico

Since the mid nineteenth century, American girls have had books written especially for them, often featuring the same characters who begin to feel like their friends, enemies, and overall substitute social cliques. From the perfect, golden-haired Christian in Martha Finley's nineteenth-century Elsie Dinsmore series to the imperfect high school beauties in Sara Shepard's recent Pretty Little Liars series, the young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America's tweens and teen girls.

Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:51pm
Eve Salisbury/Georgiana Donavin / The Gower Project

Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media invites submissions on topics pertaining to premodern literature, new media, and the poetry of John Gower. See scholarworks.wmich.edu/accessus for more information.

Gower and Medicine, Kalamazoo ICMS, May 14-17, 2015

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Eve Salisbury / The Gower Project

Presenters may focus on one or more of Gower's works in conjunction with the medical treatises, herbals, lapidaries, encyclopedias, health books, and other relevant materials in order to address the poet's deployment of metaphors of illness and healing, blindness, auditory impairment, diseases of the mouth, heart, brain, psychological-physiological disjunctions, traumatic injuries, and the effects of pain on the human body as well as the body of poetry that speaks on its behalf.

Cross Cultural Charlemagne in the Middle Ages

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:33pm
Jace Stuckey Marymount University

Cross Cultural Charlemagne in the Middle Ages

This proposed collection of essays focuses on the figure of Charlemagne in diverse media throughout the Middle Ages, from the time of his life to his afterlives in art, history, law, literature, and myth throughout the medieval period.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] American Studies Association of Texas Conference Date: November 13-15, 2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:34pm
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality (Deadline Extended: August 18, 2014)

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:40am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

14-15 May 2015

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:06am
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

14-15 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

AMSN2: Transnational Modernisms, 15-16 December 2014, University of Sydney, Australia

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:33am
Australian Modernist Studies Network Conference

The 'Transnational turn' in literary studies has been the focus of intense debate and sustained reflection in recent years, as have critical re-evaluations of Modernism's transnational scope. Scholarly interventions by Paul Giles (Transnationalism in Practice), Wai Chee Dimock (Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time), Jahan Ramanzani (A Transnational Poetics), and Paul Jay (Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies), among many others, establish the viability of transnationality as a disciplinary focus.