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Drama as Woman's Work: Contemporary Female Playwrights

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:21am
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Northest MLA Convention

The most influential playwrighting voices of the current century writing in English are women. Dramatists like Suzan-Lori Parks, Annie Baker, Sara Ruhl, Katori Hall, Marina Carr, and many others are generating increasingly vigorous critical and scholarly debate while also winning major playwrighting awards for moving the form in ambitious new directions. This panel will examine a selection of these voices, querying what is distinctive about the contemporary female playwright. What exactly does it mean to be a "female playwright," and how might that category enrich, limit, or challenge our understanding of important contemporary plays?

ICLA Panel: Talking About Literature, Scientifically

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:18am
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Christine A. Knoop & Keyvan Sarkhosh

Claims that literary studies and the sciences are incompatible have long been recognized as obsolete. Numerous scholarly endeavours bring together researchers, theories, and methods from literary studies and the sciences, e.g., cognitive poetics, empirical aesthetics, computational literary analysis, evolutionary approaches, and meta-analyses of historical scientific discourses in literature. Yet not only have attempts at an integration of the two fields been contested; the issue of mutual incomprehension remains unsettled as well. This is largely due to both sides having different notions of what constitutes scholarly language.

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 5:34am
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The James Joyce Italian Foundation

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

Confirmed speakers: Paola Pugliatti, Klaus Reichert, Laura Pelaschiar, Valerie Benejam

The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Ninth 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 134th birthday.

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:42am
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Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire

Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015

Proposals no later than by 15 July 2015

Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology: NeMLA Hartford, CT 17-20 March, 2016

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:30pm
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Rebecca Fine Romanow/University of Rhode Island
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Call for Papers: Roundtable
Crushed Silos: The Video Essay, Film, Writing, and Technology

47th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

Biemann explains that the video essay reflects the "wider development of new media, the Internet and digital image production . . . [to] emphasize or mutate the characteristics of the essay while opening up new possibilities for a critical engagement" between the essay and visual arts. In this, the video essay represents an active place where the barriers between disciplines is merged and converging, and where pedagogical practices, as well as analytical examination, can take place across academic borders.

C19 -- Historicism Unsettled: Reading the Nineteenth Century (March 17-20 2016)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:04pm
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Andrew Kopec/C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: "As Poe's story 'The Purloined Letter' continues to teach us," they write, "what lies in plain sight is worthy of attention but often eludes observation." Of perhaps of more immediate relevance to the members of C19, for Russ Castronovo, in his recent J19 essay "Occupy Bartleby," Occupy Wall Street's appropriation of "Bartleby, the Scrivener" invites a series of meditations on the transtemporal unsettlings of Melville's powerful story, the differences between professional criticism and public reading practices, and whether or not the public's commitment to reading Melville analogically unsettles critiq

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Climate Change Pedagogy (deadline 9/30/15; Hartford, CT, 3/17-3/20/16)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 5:16pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Climate Change Pedagogy: Literature, Arts, Interdisciplinarity, Action (Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment [ASLE])

47th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

[UPDATE] CFP Edited Collection- Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production , Deadline October 1

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Jennifer Donahue

We are seeking essays for an edited collection entitled Religion, Resistance and Gender in Caribbean Cultural Production. The collection aims to add to the understanding of the Caribbean region by studying the connection between religion, resistance and gender in Caribbean literature, film and music. In particular, the collection will develop dialogue on Caribbean literature by and about women and will examine how creative expression functions as a form of subversion.

Playing Pleasure: Exploring the Intersection of Pornography and Gaming / SCMS Atlanta: March 30 - April 3 2016

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:57pm
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John Stadler and Jordan Wood

This panel explores the intersection of gaming and pornography. Within academia, the study of pornography and games arrived independently as agitative epistemologies, appearing in relative concomitance, but the two discourses are not often put into conversation, even though they share several similarities. Discursively, they have occupied a historically marginal position within academic film and media discourses. Both fields have also had to account for patriarchal violence and masculinist heteronormativity that have often circumscribed the meaning and consumption of these modes of entertainment. In the case of the objects themselves, similarities extend to formal and functional qualities as well.

Anti/Post-disciplinarity Rethinking Academic Paradigms

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:46pm
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Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences in Kairouan, Tunisia

Human knowledge ranges from pure science to pure myth. In between lies a broad gamut of conceptually different cognitive experiences and patterns of perception which represent the world in visions and theories. The authority to produce and authenticate/validate knowledge, that which allows for theoretically informed descriptions and explanations of the nature of any given social, cultural or linguistic phenomenon, however, has for years been a contested privilege among academics and field practitioners from myriad disciplines. Over-specialization, a by-product of the proliferation of fields of expertise in academia, presented itself for most of the second half of the twentieth century as a legitimate substitute for holistic knowing and thinking.

Love Letters. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:13pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Love Letters
3rd Global Meeting of the Letters and Letter Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

This is not a love letter

"I read over your letters again and again, and am continually taking them up as if I had just received them; but alas! They only serve to make me more strongly regret your absence: for how amiable must her conversation be, whose letters have so many charms?" Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 6.7 [Translation William Melmoth 1915]

Is this a love letter? Or is it something else entirely?

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