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William Dean Howells Society Panels for ALA 2014, May 22 – 25

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:16pm
William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2014 American Literature Association conference in Washington D.C. on May 22 – 25.

Panel 1: New Approaches to Teaching William Dean Howells

Portals Comparative Literature Journal is Accepting Submissions for the Spring 2014 issue

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 9:53pm
San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature Student Association

Submission deadline: March 6, 2014

Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2014 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.

Formal requirements for original critical essays:

Edited Collection: Cold War U.S. literature & culture with a global focus 2/15/2014

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 5:59pm
Steven Belletto and Joseph Keith

We are soliciting one or two additional contributions (approx. 7,000 words) for a book collection focusing on U.S. Cold War literature and the rest of the world. Just as increasing attention has been given to the transnational turn in American Studies (Rowe) and to the idea of "postnationalist" identities (Pease), Cold War literary and cultural studies has become more interested in the effects of the global Cold War (in contrast to studies of domestic repression that tended to dominate the field in the 1990s).

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: "Isms" Conference: March 22, Abstract Deadline Jan 13th

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:36pm
Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi

Isms: An Exploration into the Invisible Barriers of Classification

A conference hosted by Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Chapter and sponsored by the CSUN English Department and the Distinguished Speaker Award.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at California State University, Northridge

Beliefs, ideologies, labels, titles: these are just a sample of the systems within which we operate in on an ever day basis: the isms. Sometimes they cause conflict; other times they unite. But what really are these systems?

Tolkien Studies Conference at University of Vermont April 11-13th 2013

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 12:04pm
Tolkien at UVM

This year's theme:
Tom Bombadil and Other Middle-earth Mysteries

We are accepting essays on the theme and on all subjects relevant to Tolkien's legendarium. Abstracts or completed papers should be submitted by January 31st. Papers will need to be around ten pages in length and delivered within 20 minutes.

[UPDATE] The Silver Screen: Theories and Histories of Cinematic Color (April 4 & 5, 2014) - Deadline: January 10

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:53am
Hannah Frank / University of Chicago - Department of Cinema and Media Studies

The Silver Screen: Theories and Histories of Cinematic Color

The 10th University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
April 4th and 5th, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Edward Branigan, Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California - Santa Barbara and author of Projecting a Camera: Language-Games in Film Theory (Routledge, 2006), Narrative Comprehension and Film (Routledge, 1992), and Color in Cinema: Language, Memory, Commerce (forthcoming)

Far Eastern Worlds: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:54am
Isiah Lavender, III / Louisiana State University

Continuing where Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction left off (forthcoming from UP of Mississippi), Far Eastern Worlds: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction will feature essays on Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and other Southeast Asian depictions in science fiction. The collection will concentrate on political representations of Asian identity in science fiction's imagination from fear of the yellow peril and its host of stereotypes to techno-orientalism and the remains of a post-colonial heritage.

Seeking panelist for proposed panel at 2014 SCREEN STUDIES conference: "Dynamics of Body and Environment" 5 JANUARY 2014

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:37am
UCC Film Studies, University College Cork

Proposed panel for the 2014 Screen Studies conference, University of Glasgow, 27-29 June 2014

"Dynamics of Body and Environment"

This panel seeks paper proposals for a pre-formed panel submission to the 2014 Screen Studies Conference (Conference theme: Landscape and Environment, see the Screen Studies website for more detail; deadline: Friday 10 January 2014). The panel participants will be expected to work together prior to the conference to develop the ideas of individual papers into a cohesive final product.

Writers required for The New Union

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 6:46am
The New Union

We are looking for contributors to write articles for our launch in March 2014. Please see the 'About' page on our website at thenewunion.wordpress.com to read our manifesto. If you feel this is a project that you would like to be involved with, please contact editors@new-union.co.uk with ideas for articles. We would like to hear from both academic and non-academic writers.