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[UPDATE] Women & Work in Literature CFP - abstracts now due June 10

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women’s ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

[UPDATE] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More's Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre. Since the appearance of More's text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda.

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by May 15, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre, rmcinty1@kennesaw.edu.

Il Parlaggio - new issue

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
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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
full name / name of organization: 
SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts)
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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.

[UPDATE] International Conference: Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception - May 2017 Thessaloniki

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception

School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

May 25-27, 2017
Thessaloniki

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell

Site: http://filmadaptationthessaloniki2017.web.auth.gr/

REMINDER 452ºF cpf 16 "Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:15am
full name / name of organization: 
452ºF JOURNAL OF LITERARY THEORY AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
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We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the next issue of 452oF: Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, which will focus on Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture. We would appreciate the dissemination of the attached document, in which further information can be found.

The journal has published fourteen issues so far and been included in several indexes. We would also like to point that one of its key features is that all accepted papers are translated into Spanish, English, Catalan and Euskera. If you are still not familiar with 452oF, we kindly invite you to have a look at its last issue at http://www.452f.com/.

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

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:29am
full name / name of organization: 
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
full name / name of organization: 
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

Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas: An Interdisciplinary Canadian Literatures in English Conference, May 25-27, 2017

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS
Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas
Literature, Justice, Relation
An Interdisciplinary Canadian Literatures in English Conference
University of Toronto
May 25-27, 2017

Co-chairs
Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
Larissa Lai, University of Calgary

CFP: American Women Writers and the Short Story

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
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Call for Papers: American Women Writers and the Short Story
ALA Symposium "The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre"
Savannah, Georgia
October 20-22, 2016

Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2016

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

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rafael Ponce-Cordero
contact email: 

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
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

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

Samla 88 CFP: Caribbean Readings of America

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Derrilyn E. Morrison / Middle Georgia State University

In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year, this CFP is inviting papers that focus on the Caribbean in America, with the intent of examining the challenges that Caribbean writers have brought to the American literary landscape. Caribbean Poets and authors of novels, some of whom have been re-defined as African American writers, have been engaged in a discourse that begs the question: "Whose Paradise is it?" The challenge is often equally made to both Caribbean and American cultural idealisms. How effective are these literary works? Why do they matter?

UPDATE: Call for special issue The readerly/Le Lisible

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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines
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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

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