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The Political Economy of Sound (ACLA 2016, March 17-20, Harvard; due Sept 23)

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:28pm
Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumination, illustration and iconography, geography, architecture, music, and so on in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Of special interest are projects that deal with the development and application of recent technologies (including innovative uses for encoding, Data-Driven Documents, spatial mapping, GIS and GPS, text/data mining, corpus construction and so on) or new tools for dissemination, visualization and archiving. Please submit a 250-word abstract in English or Italian.

Home Video & Media Texts

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:20pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

Call-for-abstracts Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Special Issue: Home Video & Media Texts
Editor: Richard Nowell

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:51am
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, etc.
Aquatic life
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals

CFP: Gender and Fantasy

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:22am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, made invisible, covered over and made 'absent'". This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the manifold ways in which the fantasy genre is used to renegotiate these unseen desires, seeking to examine if and how it has moved on from the genre-specific stereotypes of wise wizard, wicked witch, strong hero, and damsel in distress. We are looking for contributions that analyse the role of gender in

Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline November 1st 2015)

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:07am
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

Authors are sought for one or two remaining chapters in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press currently going under the name of "In the Shadow of 9/11": American Cinema in the 'War on Terror' era. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).

The collection, which will be released around the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 in September 2016, intends to examine and interrogate the representation of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' in contemporary American film.

CFP: Sex and the Academy - Ghent University 22-23 February 2016

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:01am
INSEP - International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics

CFP: Sex and the Academy
22-23 February 2016, Ghent University, Belgium

A two-day workshop of the
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics – INSEP
Hosted by CEVI – Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent – Belgium

http://www.insep.ugent.be/sexandtheacademy/

"Narrative Theory and Novel History" (special issue of Poetics Today) - November 30th, 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:02am
Paul Dawson/ University of New South Wales

Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson. Interested parties should submit a 300-word abstract to paul.dawson@unsw.edu by November 30th, 2015. A prospectus and list of potential contributors for the proposed issue will then be subject to peer review, and approval by the journal editor, Brian McHale. Submissions should be guided by, but not limited to, the following rationale and parameters:

The contemporary Canon

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 6:45pm
American Comparative Literature Assocation

[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association's conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]
This seminar seeks to examine the world of non-canonical literature, and its effects on readership throughout and beyond American society and its interests.

ASSE 2015 conference on British and American Studies

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 3:25pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English

In the beginning was the word … and then … technology

Third ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
organized in collaboration with the Corporate Training and Continuing Education Center at Canadian Institute of Technology

26-28 November 2015

Tirana, Albania

Call for papers

Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2015 (extended)

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

Albert Einstein

Digital Humanities Area, SWPACA Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 7:29am
David Oberhelman / Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Please join us for the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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