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Shakespeare's Unsung Heroes and Heroines - Berlin 23-26 April 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 5:30am
German Shakespeare Association

Without Paulina and Antigonus there would be no reunion, however tainted, between Leontes and Hermione, and there would be no union of Perdita and Florizel in "The Winter's Tale". In a sense, then, Paulina and Antigonus are the unsung heroine and hero of the play. Undoubtedly, Antigonus' exit pursued by a bear is not typical of a tragic hero.

"Beneath these Pooled Waters: Damming in Literature, Film, and Culture" Panel proposal for the ASLE Eleventh Biennial Conference

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:18pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

This panel--to be held at ASLE's biennial conference, June 23-27, 2015 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID--will mine the conference theme of "Notes from the Underground: the Depths of Environmental Arts, Culture, and Justice," as it explores the planning, design, and implementation of dams, as well as their aftermath. While damming in the United States proliferated during the mid-twentieth century, dams are now generally understood as ecologically and culturally harmful. In light of our contemporary understanding of dams, this panel seeks to drudge up what has been silenced by the floodwaters.

The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University

We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
NALS: Native American Literature Association

This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at

3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media: Serialities 1915/2015

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:51pm
Department of Film & Media at University of California, Berkeley

Building on the success of the two previous silent-film conferences held at Berkeley in 2011 and 2013, the Department of Film & Media has decided to widen the scope of our biennial conference to include comparative historical inquiry.

Ecstasy (ACLA 2015)

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:17pm
American Comparative Literature Association

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

Seminar Organizers: Adam Ahmed (UC Berkeley) and Seulghee Lee (Williams College)

CFP: "The Meaning of Modi"

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:41pm
Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies

Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies invites submissions for its upcoming special issue: "The Meaning of Modi." We are especially interested in articles concerning the following:

  • the rise of the BJP and Hindu Fundamentalism;
  • the nature of Modi's support base;
  • analyses of his projected work for the Indian economy;
  • civil liberties in India;
  • the role of minorities (Dalits, Muslims, Christians, etc.);
  • Modi's foreign policy (especially concerning Pakistan, the US, and China);
  • settlement of the Kashmir issue; and
  • the collapse of the INC.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE - NEMLA 2015 Pedagogy Roundtable [UPDATE]

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)

This roundtable looks to examine the pains and joys of teaching in the online classroom. There has been a rise in the quantity of online degree programs, but has the quality gone with it? Let's look at what educators could and should be doing to reach out to students that choose this medium for their education. In return, what possible online classroom staples and lessons could be used and brought into the face-to-face classroom as well?

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place April 30 - May 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Submissions are due: October 15, 2014 (extended deadline)

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:27pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference

Geek and Popular Culture at SW PCA/ACA. Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:26pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA)
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture

Join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Conference Theme: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship