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Aesthetics of dispersion (Call for papers)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Olho d'água (Journal - Graduate Program of Literary Studies, MA and PhD, São Paulo State University, Brazil
deadline: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Olho d’água (ISSN: 2177-3807) – UNESP – Brazil

 

Aesthetics of Dispersion

 

PAMLA 2016: Drinking from the River of Mnemosyne: Memoir, Truth, and Rhetoric

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Drinking from the River of Mnemosyne: Memoir, Truth, and Rhetoric

The modern concept of the memoir has a complex relationship with traditions of art, history, memory, rhetoric, and even ethics.  Memoir is usually distinguished from autobiography by its inclusion of reflection—the examination of a life that borrows techniques from fiction to render its story interesting. Generically, it is often classified as ‘Creative Non-fiction,” a categorization that seems unwilling to confront the divide between fiction and non-fiction.  That reluctance, however, may recall a more classical interpretation of truth, fiction, memory, and history.

VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016 Central University Library

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI, Bucharest, Romania
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016

University of Bucharest

Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI

 

 

Some Preceding VISUAL DADA Events

 

Monday, June 20th:  Dada films at the Cinémathèque

Tuesday, June 21st: Unteatru: Travesties, by Tom Stoppard 

Wednesday, June 22nd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)

Thursday, June 23rd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)

 

"Arts and Sciences" journal issue

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Associationinvites submissions on the topic of “Arts and Sciences,” essays that investigate the roles of the humanities and scientific inquiry within academic models of the past, present, and/or future. Essays might consider artistic representations of science or scientific presentations of the arts, as well as the social roles of the arts and sciences, blendings of artistic and scientific methods, and practical considerations of such categories in campus life and the broader culture. Please email your submission to mmla@luc.edu by June 30th, 2016.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Literature: Empowerment through Empathy

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
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Indiana College English Association
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana

 

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  

AlterNative Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary internationally peer-reviewed journal published continuously online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

New feminist work

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Australian Feminist Studies
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deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Australian Feminist Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The journal was launched in 1985 and during the subsequent three decades it has become a leading journal of feminist studies.

The journal aims to:

·          be a key forum for transformative feminist ideas and analyses, nationally and internationally

·          be genuinely interdisciplinary in scope

CFP Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita (Survey & Collection in Development)

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Hsu & Pamela Thoma, co-editors/MLA
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The deadline for contributing to an MLA volume on Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita is fast approaching! Please complete the survey and propose an essay (submit an abstract) by 1 June 2016 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mlasurvey_yamashita. While the co-editors are excited to add another title devoted to Asian American literature to the MLA Teaching World Literatures series, we enthusiastically welcome all input: from those who have taught a single work by Yamashita only once to those who have regularly taught her works over several years. We want to hear from scholars both in the Americas and beyond.

"Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

CFP Abstracts: TV Network Execs, Producers, and Performers: Clashes over Television

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:09am
full name / name of organization: 
David Pierson/2016 History and Film Conference
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

From imperious TV network executives to “golden gut” programmers, star performers, influential independent producers, broadcast and cable TV mavericks, and auteurist showrunners—all of these individuals have struggled to leave their mark on mainstream and alternative television. From the early pioneering days of network television in the 1940s to the present-day hypercompetitive, multiplatform TV program milieu, these figures have strived to interpret and comprehend public taste in order to produce and distribute programming that satisfies a wide range of audiences, advertisers, and subscribers. 

 

Carson McCullers panel at SAMLA 2016

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Carson McCullers Society and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In light of the conference theme of utopia/dystopia, the Carson McCullers Society and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians invite papers that explore the ways in which McCullers’ work presents settings and characters situated and interacting within ideal or imperfect structures and relationships. Further, 2017 will mark McCullers’ 100th birthday, and we might consider how her life and work resonates as we look to this centennial and what it offers to contemporary understandings of utopia/dystopia. Presentations about McCullers and her work that are not directly related to the conference theme are also welcome.

UPDATE: Permanent Ephemera: Travel Documents and Modernist Writing (PAMLA 2016, Deadline 6/10)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Seeking submissions for this panel at PAMLA's 2016 convention--November 11-13 in Pasadena, CA

The early twentieth century traveller possessed an ever-increasing accumulation of documents, manifesting from newly implemented juridical requirements and new technologies of communication and replication. This collection included tickets, itineraries, packing lists, passports and visas, letters of introduction, bank transfers, and the telegrams received or sent home. 

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

Medieval Studies on Television Screens (MAPACA Atlantic City 11/3-5/16)

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Call for Papers

Medieval Studies on Television Screens

Proposals by 30 June 2016

 

Session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 27th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 3-5 November 2016

 

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