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[UPDATE] Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:23am
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Ibidem Press
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We are seeking contributions for a volume on Samuel Beckett and contemporary art to be published by Ibidem Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, as part of their new Beckett in Company Series. We aim to collect essays on the intersection of contemporary art and the drama, poetry, and prose of Samuel Beckett as well as interviews with and new documentation by working artists who draw upon or are inspired by Beckett's work. We are not seeking essays that cover Beckett's study of painting, his art criticism, or his connection to modern artists of the first half of the twentieth century.

Mash-Up. Forms and Meanings of Hybridization in Literary Writing

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:43am
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«Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione»
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This «Ticontre» monographic issue aims at investigating the artistic practices grounding on the concepts of blending, transgression, fusion, and which seem to re-enact the romantic attempt to conceive a total and absolute work, merging all the different arts.
The goal of the issue is to trace the field lines and to understand the newness of the idea of permanent subversion apparently hinged on the very heart of the contemporary art system, ever since the identity and the boundaries of the speaking subject of the literary discourse

UPDATE Politics, Civic Life and Culture

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:07am
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH during the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website:http://nepca.wordpress.com/fall-conference/

'Wales and Scotland in European Travel Writing 1760–1870'

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:50am
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University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth
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"Le Pays de Galles ressemble entièrement à la Suisse"
J-J Rousseau

A one-day conference jointly organized by two AHRC-funded projects:
European Travellers to Wales 1750–2010
&
Curious Travellers: Thomas Pennant and the Welsh and Scottish Tour 1760-1820

National Library of Wales 16-17 April 2016

[UPDATE, deadline extended] THE REAL AND THE INTERMEDIAL, Oct 23-24, 2015 (deadline June 30) Film and Media Studies Conference

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:12am
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Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Following up on the themes introduced in our previous conferences dedicated to "film in the post-media age", the "cinema of sensations", "rethinking intermediality in the digital age", and "figurations of intermediality in film", we invite you to address one of the most puzzling phenomena of contemporary media and film: the intertwining of the illusion of reality with effects of intermediality, connecting the experience of a palpable, everyday world with artificiality, abstraction and the awareness of multiple mediations.

Writing the Rising: An international Conference on 1916

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:20am
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Università Roma Tre
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Writing the Rising is an international conference organised by CRISIS - Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per gli Studi Irlandesi e Scozzesi – at the Università Roma Tre in association with the Irish Embassy to Italy and the College of Saint Isidore in Rome. This interdisciplinary conference will particularly welcome contributions from historians, literary critics, and political scientists. The conference will examine the central importance of the written word both before, during and after the 1916 Rising, firstly as a source of inspiration, then as the container of the main political message of the Rising itself (the Proclamation of the Irish Republic) and finally as the principal means of reportage, witness, and critique.

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Recent scholarship supports the notion that contemporary American masculinity is complex and problematic. Many scholarly projects seem to reflect a "crisis" perspective and focus on the negative or limiting aspects of changing masculinities. In contrast, this edited collection will focus on the possibilities of multiple, fluid, complex, twenty-first-century masculinities.

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:13pm
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Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015. Please send presentation title and abstract via the online system at pamla.org/2015 no later than June 10, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look "outside," we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:36pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 8th, 2015, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

The SAMLA 87 theme is: "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:54pm
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North Carolina State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

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