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Referentiality and Intermediality in Woody Allen's Movies / Edited Volume

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:25am
Klara Stephanie Szlezák, University of Regensburg; Dianah E. Wynter, California State University, Northridge

Without a doubt, Woody Allen counts among the most prolific filmmakers of the past few decades. The recent Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012) offered a broad retrospective on and paid homage to his biography and his multifaceted work, both of which have been subject to academic research. This essay collection aims to add to the existing scholarship on Woody Allen's movies, seeking contributions that explore the multiple instances of referentiality and intermediality in his films after 1980. The density of his films in terms of references, allusions, and quotations to other artists' works as well as to his own previous oeuvre has so far been neglected and deserves closer attention.

The Poetry of D.A. Powell (MLA 2015, Vancouver)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:22pm
Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University

Seeking papers on any aspect relating to the poet D.A. Powell for a Special Session at MLA 2015 in Vancouver.

Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
*Powell's place in the American poetic tradition
*Powell's formal modes
*ecocriticism/pastoral mode
*poetry of illness
*a critical study of a single collection
*Powell as a political poet

Please submit an abstract and CV to Tana Jean Welch at tana.welch@med.fsu.edu by March 14, 2014.

Catharine Sedgwick in/and Washington, D.C.: A Roundtable Conversation (ALA conference)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:07pm
Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society

At least once in her lifetime, Catharine Maria Sedgwick traveled to Washington D.C. During her first known trip to the capital in January 1831, she visited the Supreme Court and the legislature, and through family friend Vice Pres. Martin Van Buren met President Jackson. She spoke with Justice Joseph Story; Chief Justice John Marshall called on her; and she was appalled by the vehemence of the Southerners' debate in the legislature as the nullification crisis emerged. In later years she wrote to various politicians about current issues (including Cassius Clay regarding his anti-slavery scheme).

"Reactions," Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal. Papers due Feb. 14, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:19pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association

Issue 4: Reactions
Georgetown University
Deadline for Papers: February 14, 2014

(n.) the part of a sentence or clause containing what is said about a subject
(v.) to make an assertion; to postulate, suppose, assume

Produced by the Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association, Predicate aims to establish a forum for graduate students to share their research and writing: a place to work with other developing scholars.

World War I: Dissent, Activism, & Transformation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:31pm
Georgian Court University / Peace History Society

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
Friday / Saturday, October 17-18, 2014
Co-Sponsored by Peace History Society

The program committee invites paper proposals that focus on Dissent, Activism, & Transformation in the World War I Era. The First World War was a watershed event in modern world history and among the most significant events in the 20th century. The war triggered dissent and activism; and it had an impact on political activism, social reform, and cultural expression. In turn, these developments transformed society, politics, and culture. This conference will explore the themes of dissent, activism, and transformation during the war and the immediate postwar era.

[UPDATE] DUE 1/15 - 13th Annual North America Institute for Critical Animal Studies CFP

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:38pm
Institute for Critical Animal Studies

Information about the conference can be found at

The 2014 North American Critical Animal Studies Conference invites papers, presentations, and workshops from scholars, activists, and artists working on ethical and political issues concerning nonhuman animals. This year's venue in Houston, Texas offers a unique opportunity to investigate the intersections of oppression in a locale where many of the pressing concerns about bioengineering, pollution, and animal experimentation are centered and present.

CFP: Translation and Transcendence (due 15 February)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 3:14pm
Modern Horizons Journal

Modern Horizons CFP – Translation and Transcendence

For the June 2014 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays, in English or French, on the theme of 'Translation and Transcendence / La traduction et la transcendance'.

April 5, 2014 - Digital Utopias: Literary Space(s) in the Digital Age

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:41pm
University of Texas at Arlington Graduate English Conference

Digital Utopias: Literary Space(s) in the Digital Age

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Greenspan, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
- Brian Greenspan is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University. He is the founding Director of the Hyperlab, a Digital Humanities research centre, and inventor of the StoryTrek locative media authorware for games, interactive stories, and historical simulations. His research interests include utopian narratives, digital cultures, and the intersections between them.

17th Annual C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Conference, April 3-5, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 12:42pm
CSLIS Conference: "A Culture of Death? Inklings and Modernity"

Conference Theme: A Culture of Death? Inklings and Modernity

Keynote speaker: David Bentley Hart, Winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing, 2011

April 3-5, 2014
Wesleyan College
Macon, GA

The Inklings were situated squarely in the modern world, but were deeply disturbed by many aspects of it. This year's conference seeks to explore issues that arise from the ambiguities and ambivalences of their temporal placement. Topics include:

Abortion: The Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:35am
Shannon Stettner, Tracy Penny Light, Colleen MacQuarrie

Call for Papers: Abortion: The Unfinished Revolution

Conference: August 7-8, 2014 at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

[UPDATE] Reminder: Updike and the Short Story at ALA 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 9:52am
John Updike Society Panel at ALA 2014

In the wake of the Library of America's publication of John Updike's Collected Stories, the John Updike Society invites paper proposals considering his work as a short story writer. Many of his stories contain protagonists that could be stand-ins for their author. What kinds of insights do they provide concerning Updike's unique relation to his milieu? To the natural world or other works of art? What about other short story writers? Has his work as a short story writer impacted the genre—or did the short story's generic conventions leave its mark on his writing in other genres? Is there a structural, thematic, or theoretical consistency that emerges in the art of his short story writing?

Symposium on David Mitchell - 9 May 2014, London

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:43am
New York University in London and Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing

Deadline for Abstracts: 14 February 2014

Hosted by New York University in London and Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing