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The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:03am
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca/Pistoia)
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)

5-7 October 2015

HBO's Girls - Edited Collection

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:47am
Elwood Watson


HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Race, Sex, Class, Privilege and Gender

20th-Century Women Writers and the Natural World

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:39am
Robert Fillman, Lehigh University

CFP for a proposed-panel for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2015 Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[UPDATE] UTSA Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on "Social Healing" Submissions due January 9 2015

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:31am
Graduate English Organization at the University of Texas--San Antonio

What does social healing look like in its most effective manifestations? How are we responding to the violence(s) and systemic oppression(s) that pervade our communities? How have we and how can we continue to attend to the real needs and social ills of all our respective communities? What strategies affect revolutionary positive healing? In what ways are social healers resisting, confronting, and/or transforming community healing? Our questions are inspired by the Caribbean novelist, scholar, and social activist, Dr. Erna Brodber.

The New Williams: Special Issue CFP [FEB 1 Abstract Deadline]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:54am
William Carlos Williams Review

Within the next few years, Williams Carlos Williams's early works such as Al Que Quiere (1917), Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920), Sour Grapes (1921), Spring and All (1923), and In the American Grain (1925) will reach their centennial anniversary. And since these milestones also coincide with a resurgent scholarly interest in lyric studies and modernist literature in general, the William Carlos Williams Review is soliciting articles for a special, double issue on "The New Williams" (forthcoming in 2015). The coeditors of the project are especially looking for innovative research that brings contemporary critical practices and methodologies to bear on Williams's life and work.

CFP-Panel "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement"

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:44am
French Association for American Studies (AFEA) - Lawrence Aje, University of Montpellier & Claire Bourhis-Mariotti, University Paris 8

Dear Colleagues,

For the upcoming annual conference of the French Association for American Studies, which will be held in La Rochelle, France, from May 27 to May 30 2015, we are seeking additional proposals for a panel we are organizing on "Colonization, Emigration and the Back to Africa Movement" (see CFP below for more information).

Prospective panelists should please send a 300 word abstract and a brief C.V. before January 20th 2015 to the following addresses: &

Call for papers

War Film Anthology--CFP for Edited Essay Collection (already under contract with major press), 15 Jan 15

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:37am
Dr. Douglas Cunningham, Westminster College

We are in the final stages of assembling and editing a collection of previously unpublished essays on the war film. This anthology is already under contract with a major press. The collection needs two or three more high-quality essays (between 7,000 and 10,000 words each). We are open to any war film topic, but we would especially welcome essays on recent American productions such as LONE SURVIVOR, ACT OF VALOR, AMERICAN SNIPER, WAR HORSE, CAMP X-RAY, or cross influences between war films and video games like CALL OF DUTY. We would also welcome essays on cinematic representations of World War I (e.g., THE BIG PARADE, WINGS, etc.). Finally, we would also welcome essays on genre theory as it relates to the war film.

Tales Beyond Borders [23 - 25 April 2015]

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:33am
Reading the Fantastic

Tales Beyond Borders is a two-day international conference (24th-25th April) and a postgraduate/early career researcher workshop (23rd April), all of which is being organized by the 'Reading the Fantastic' Graduate Research Group at the University of Leeds. Through these events, we aim to bring together those working in various aspects of fantasy studies in order to study and discuss this emerging field of research from a cross cultural and interdisciplinary perspective.

CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:10pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:
The Stuff of Legend
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Nutcracker
Calvin and Hobbes
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Toy Story
Toys in the Attic