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CFP: The Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:54pm
James Madison University Special Collections
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story.

CFPs: HECAA (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture) Open Session, UAAC, Montreal, QC, Oct. 27-30, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:12pm
Dr Christina Smylitopoulos/School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2016

Call for Paper Proposals:
Universities Art Association of Canada / l’association d’art des universités du Canada  
October 27-30, 2016 ; Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC
Proposals Due: June 24, 2016

HECAA Open Session (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture)

LFA 'Alternate Worlds' | Literature/Film Conference - October 13-16, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:11pm
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future. Movies (Blade Runner, The Quiet American), TV shows (Sherlock, Agent Carter), and digital ‘new media’ series—increasingly streamed and ‘binge watched’ on Netflix (House of Cards) and Amazon (The Man in the High Castle)—have been inspired by a variety of fiction novels, short stories, plays, comics, graphic novels, and historical works of nonfiction, memoirs (Bridge of Spies) or documentary (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) cine-essays that mediate and reframe history to portray an alternate worldview which re-imagines the past and anticipates a vision of future events.

Digital Defoe Journal CFP Extended Deadline

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
Digital Defoe Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Digital Defoe is seeking papers for  its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) & Dr. Chris Loar (christopher.loar@wwu.edu).  Full submission guidelines are available on the Digital Defoe website: http://digitaldefoe.org/submission/

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It would be difficult to disentangle fully the various strands of religious reform in early modern England from the educational, aesthetic, and philosophical movements that fall under the broad term 'humanism'.  Nevertheless, the relationship between religious reform and new developments in various humanist projects was not always peaceful. The tensions between humanism and religious reform provoke many questions:  Where were the lines of fracture in the symbiotic relationship between religious reform and the humanisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England? Did religious reform restrict the development of humanism in England, or did it promote a new flourishing of humanism?

Listening to Trauma: Insights & Actions

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
Natalie Shear Lewis/Natalie Shear Associates
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The study of trauma, Judith Herman points out, has a history of “episodic amnesia.” Knowledge gained is periodically forgotten and must be persistently reclaimed. After almost 15 years of combat in the Middle East and of rising attention to a broad range of stressful events, American culture, its media, academics and clinicians have become increasingly responsive to the diverse nature and complexity of traumatic experience.

Transfigured Performance

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
American Society for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transfigured Performance

 

Gwyneth Shanks, UCLA 
Areum Jeong, UCLA 
Lilia Adriana Perez Limon, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

On the Edge: Theories on the Frontier. International Conference, 20-21 Oct 2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
University of Charles III of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2016

The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use. Its variations include terms such as periphery, edge, and borderland, and the very proliferation of the term suggests that its provocative character still inspires critics and artists in the Americas today. The purpose of this conference is to explore the borderlands between critical theory and other ways of interpretative thinking, such as art.

The Instructive Enlightenment

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:55pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SCSECS returns to Salt Lake City for its annual conference in 2017. The conference will be held on February 16-18 at the downtown Radisson hotel. Full details can be found at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2017/cfp.html.

Il Parlaggio - new issue

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:28pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)

This section of the academic journal "Sinestesieonline" is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

"Il Parlaggio" is the name created by Gabriele d'Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the "neverending show".

Panelists, The Anthropocene, SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 3-6, 2016

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:51am
SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts)

Seeking SLSA members interested in putting together a panel or roundtable on the Anthropocene for the 2016 meeting in Atlanta. The theme of the conference is "creativity," including the theme of "creating environments." That is exactly what the Anthropocene names: The creation of a distinctively human-marked form of the planet's environment. The panel might offer analysis of the history, textuality, and criticism of the Anthropocene. More specifically, the idea of the Anthropocene involves posthumanist notions of creativity, in which the collective actions of our species produce a form or a reality without a creator or a singular agent. We might discuss the Anthropocene as a kind of hive or swarm creation, then.

Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:21am
Université de Liège (Belgium)

Call for papers
Planned Obsolescence: Texts, theory, technology
Université de Liège (Belgium) - December 8th and 9th, 2016

[Pour le français, voir plus bas.]

A Special Issue on "Recent Trends in English Language & Literature"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:29am
iJARS Group

Journal: iJARS International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies

A Special Issue on "Recent Trends in English Language & Literature"

Topics:
Pedagogy of English Language
Modernism in Literature
Best practices in Language Teaching
English as a medium of solidarity
Popular culture in Language Learning
Testimonial Literature
British Literature: Romanticism, Poetry & Drama
Literary Criticism and Theory
Indian Contribution to English Literature
Business Communication and Soft Skills
Publishing Fee:

Indian Authors: INR 1500 only(30% off!! to Regular Fee)
Foreign Authors: $50 only (30% off!! to Regular Fee)

Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:08am
The Department of Philology, The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti in collaboration with The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus

Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma

CFP: Edited Volume on Subalternity and Superheroism (Abstracts due May 30)

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:28pm
Rafael Ponce-Cordero

Working Title
Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism

Description
Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the majority of them—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, straight, and white. Yet there are costumed crime-fighters who do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this collection of essays will examine.

UPDATE: 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016); May 15 deadline

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:22pm
Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association

auldpetrovic@gmail.com
The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.

I welcome papers that analyze

UPDATE: Call for special issue The readerly/Le Lisible

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:16pm
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

FPC 12 THE READERLY

Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…

- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!

- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.

--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for the 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:06pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of West Georgia

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

[Update] PTSD and Clint Eastwood Films

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:05pm
Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Our initial deadline approaching and we are still seeking contributors for a book currently under contract.

[UPDATE] Urban Studies - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference May 15 Extended Deadline

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

Call for Contributions: THE AESTHETICS OF NECROPOLITICS Deadline June 10th 2016.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:13am
Dr. Natasha Lushetich, University of Exeter

As a conscious and unconscious, sustained, even efficient effort at 'making and letting die' (Mbembe), necropolitics is systemic to capitalism. The grand-scale destruction of the earth's ecosystems, the overt and covert forms of genocide (the so-called 'war on terror' or the 'refugee crisis'), the feeding of dead poultry to genetically modified legless pigs, or the more recent 'ecological' inventions such as biocremation in which human remains are used to produce heat for leisure centres (Rumble) are only some of the familiar examples.

CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline May 15, 2016)

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:20am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry Vol 3 No 1

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.

PAMLA 2016: Beyond the Children's Paper Book (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 7:35pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

With the rise of the internet, computers, ipads, and other new media, children's books have begun to transform into post-books, new book-game or book-movie hybrids that are changing the nature of the children's book in the 21st century. In this session, we will theorize the roots of the change (how the new technological post-paper books are different from or similar to other earlier book-hybrids like pop-up books, book-toy hybrids, and book-game hybrids) and the ramifications (material, political, pedagogic, and aesthetic) of the new media.
Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

The Apollonian Vol. 3, Issues 1 & 2 (March-June 2016) Joint "OPEN ISSUE"

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:56pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We seek essays that are interdisciplinary in nature. Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

We also seek book reviews within 1200 words and conforming to the MLA style. For works academic and non-fiction works, the books to be reviewed should have been published between 2014 and the present. For works of fiction, the reviews are to be restricted to books published from 2015 to the present.

Marvell at RSA 2017

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:18pm
Andrew Marvell Society

For the 2017 RSA in Chicago, the Andrew Marvell Society welcomes submissions on topics such as

• Non-Historicist Approaches to Marvell
• Cognitive/Evolutionary Approaches to Marvell
• Marvell and Holland
• Marvell and Religion
• Marvell and the Duke of Buckingham

Please send CVs and proposals (max. 150 words) to Alex Garganigo (agarganigo@austincollege.edu) by 24 May 2016.

Non-Historicist Approaches to Marvell

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