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[UPDATE] CFP: Critical Survey special issue on Victorian Science (New Deadline 1 Nov 2014)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:34am
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Peter Katz
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The journal Critical Survey seeks submissions of completed 4000-5000 word articles exploring literary engagements with Victorian sciences. From Darwin, to physiology, to pre-Freudian psychology, to engineering and technology, and beyond, Victorian Britain experienced rapid change – but often seemed ambivalent about whether, as Robert Browning's Andrea del Sarto puts it, "man's reach should exceed his grasp." This peer-reviewed, special issue of Critical Survey will explore the relationship between literature (all genres and forms acceptable) and science in Victorian Britain through:

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Paper/Panel Match-Making - ATHE 2015 Conference

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:14am
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ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group

ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group Graduate Student Match-Making
Call For Papers / Panel Ideas
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference
July 30-August 2, 2015, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Theme:
Je Me Souviens / I Remember

Quebec's simple but provocative motto, which is not without controversy over interpretation, caught our imagination — both metaphorically and geographically. It invokes thoughts of remembering — remembering theatre at its best, when its immediacy and humanness is embraced, remembering our past and how it points to the future, and remembering our power to instigate change.

Heavy Metal at the Movies (New Orleans, 1-4 April 2015)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:22am
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Popular Culture Association
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Seminar Proposal for Popular Culture Association annual meeting, 1-4 April 2015, New Orleans


Heavy Metal studies has seen a surge over the past years and is increasingly branching out into various interdisciplinary sub-fields. So far, little research has been done on how heavy metal culture relates to cinema. For this seminar at PCA, papers are sought that address, amongst others, the following issues:

* how heavy metal is (ab)used in feature films

* how documentary films create, expand, and discuss a sense of group identity

* how cinematic traditions are used in heavy metal culture.

Mind-Body Matters: Picturing the Victorian Frame of Mind (May 1-3; Proposal due October 1)

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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Mind-Body Matters: Picturing the Victorian Frame of Mind
Seminar Leader: Professor Nancy Rose Marshall, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin

Midwest Victorian Studies Association
University of Iowa
May 1-3, 2015
Deadline October 1st, 2014

http://www.midwestvictorian.org/

[UPDATE] JOYCE, YEATS AND THE REVIVAL

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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:57am
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James Joyce Italian Foundation

Joyce, Yeats and the Revival: The VIII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome
Università Roma Tre, Italy - 2-3 February 2015
Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2014
The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eighth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce's 133th birthday.
The conference will be the occasion to present unpublished papers and works in progress on Joyce to an international audience.

Confirmed speakers: Matthew Campbell, Erik Bindervoet, Robbert-Jan Henkes, Fritz Senn, Carla Marengo Vaglio

Kay Boyle: Language and Emotion, American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 16, 2015

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:35pm
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Kay Boyle Society
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The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism.

Kay Boyle's Short Fiction, Society for the Study of American Women Writers, CFP due January 9, 2015

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:31pm
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Kay Boyle Society

In accordance with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers shared theme of Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives, we invite papers that engage Kay Boyle's short fiction from any perspective. In particular, we encourage critical or pedagogical treatments of her short fiction that explore Boyle's propensity to illuminate boundaries, crossings, and the subversive. Boyle's short stories provide rich sites to interrogate transgression and marginality.

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will meet in Philadelphia, PA from November 4-8, 2015.

[UPDATE] Wrestling and Performance Edited Volume

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).

Multimodal Representations of War (Deadline 9/30/2014) NeMLA, Toronto, 2015

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:22pm
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NeMLA 2015 (deadline for abstracts: 9/30/2014)
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Proposal ID: 15475
Session Title: Multimodal Representations of War
Area: Culture & Media Studies
Secondary Area: Interdisciplinary Humanities
Session Format: Seminar

I am accepting abstracts for this seminar panel at NeMLA on Representations of War with an emphasis on multimodal texts (digital archives of poetry and lit., films, photography, and etc.) until 9/30/2014. Please go to the NeMLA site and login to submit an abstract, or just email me directly. Please share and forward. The NeMLA has changed the submission process, and it should be done online by registering and logging into the site: https://nemla.org/users/

Harlot Special Issue: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics (2 January 2015 Deadline)

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:07pm
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Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion (Online Journal)

Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics

2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline

Guest Editors:
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

"LITERATURE AND CRISIS"

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:19pm
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Florida International University

LITERATURE AND CRISIS

Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
Miami, FL
April 9th-10th, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight."
(Walter Benjamin, "On the Concept of History,"1940)

Film, Film Studies and Ideology, UGC Sponsored National Conference, 12-14 November 2014

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:28pm
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Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making. The conference intends to address areas ranging from film theory and the nature of the cinematic experience to the practices of viewing films on a day to day basis. However, papers which rely merely on thematic analyses of films and ignore the potential of film form are not encouraged.

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