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Television Studies: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 3:36pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the study of Television. Papers that relate to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," and explore the ghostly, ghastly, the uncommon and uncanny, the profound and the paranormal are especially welcome, but proposals on any topic related to television will be considered and appreciated.

To submit a proposal, please visit

Each proposal should include the following:

Your name and institutional affiliation
Working paper title
Approximately 500-word proposal
Approximately 40-word abstract
AV requirements, if any

Scholarly Articles for Edited Collection

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:29am
Voices of the Unseen: Revolt and the Building of Radical Transnationalism

We are looking for three articles for an edited collection:

1. Analysis of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement and its impact from a global perspective;

2. Environmental activism and/or the struggle against "climate imperialism";

3. Anti-militarism from a global perspective.

Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) to John Maerhofer and Autumn Quezada-Grant by May 30th.

Here is a description of the book proposal:

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. Riverside, CA, October 31-November 2, 2014. Deadline: May 15, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:53am
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 112th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

Call for Papers for Publications:1.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives 2. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 6:03am
Liberal Arts Lore

Critical/ scholarly papers on the two areas will be published after blind- review:
I.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives

II. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

a) Aravind Adiga The White Tiger

b) Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies

c) Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question

d) Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending

e) Eleanor Catton The Luminaries

The General Information for the contributors:
1. Title of the paper: bold, title case (Capitalize each word), centered, Font Size 14.

2. Text of the paper: justified; Font & size: Times New Roman, Font size, 12; Spacing: Double spaced.

Architecture, Space, and Literature (PAMLA, Oct. 31—Nov. 2, 2014 in Riverside, CA)

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:47am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literary Association

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:13am
The Cornaro Institute

General Introduction

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014 is a new conference organised by the Cornaro Institute in Larnaca, Cyprus and the historic Cyprus College of Art.

SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:49pm
University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian

From the quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns to Julien Gracq's La littérature à l'estomac; from Zola's J'accuse...! to Celine's pamphlets, from Marinetti's Parole in libertà to Dario Fo's political farces, anger has often been a creative force; art, a forum for indignation. Yet, the point of origin of short-fused productions can be many: artistic disagreements, social debates, and political views are only three examples of what explosive literature and art can bring to light.

Possible themes and topics include but are not limited

Call for Publication - Inidigenous film, Media & Cultural Politics

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:35pm
Internation Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) seeks papers for a themed issue on Indigenous Film and Media. Papers should address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, etc. film, media, and popular cultures. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and popular cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which run across cultures, nations, and nation-states. Consequently, this themed volume welcomes comparative research across media and/or Indigenous ethnicities and cultures.

MAP/ACA War Studies Area (2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association War Studies Area

2014 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)

MAP/ACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 6 -- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Proposals due to by June 14, 2014

Lex Humana - Call for papers

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:37pm
Catholic University of Petropolis

VOL.06, N.01, 2014

2014 CCRWT Conference

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

Annual Conference

Saturday, October 25, 2014
The St. Jon's University Manhattan Campus
51 Astor Place

New York, NY

Sponsored by Berkeley College, St. John's University, and Iona College

This interdisciplinary conference invites presentation proposals on pedagogy and improved student learning as they relate to the teaching and learning of critical reading, writing, and thinking in higher education.

What are the specific challenges, successful practices, and methodologies inherent to your field(s)?

Presentation topics may include (but are not limited to):

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due May 15, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA


This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals (Abstracts Due: January 30, 2015)

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:05pm
James Berkey and Mark Noonan

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "War and Periodicals," guest edited by James Berkey (Duke University) and Mark Noonan (CUNY). The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods.

MMLA Panel on Literary Criticism: LITERARY CELEBRITY (Abstracts due by 15 May 2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:15pm
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Where is the discourse presently located surrounding literary celebrity? What are critics saying about literary celebrity and what does this phenomenon mean to these scholars? How do critical assessments of literary celebrity determine what authors get read and how we read their work? This panel will consider how scholars are assessing authorial fame today. Are their analyses biographical, materialist, formalist, feminist, queer, sociological? How do critics contextualize literary celebrity? Through social or political movements, popular culture, literary periods, national or geographical spaces (thinking here about this year's theme of "the living city")? And what do these critical methodologies tell us about the meaning of literary celebrity?