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PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2): Special Session on William Faulkner, Proposals Due by 15 May 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:19pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers addressing any aspect of William Faulkner's literary production for a panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, October 31-November 2, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. Please submit proposals before May 15th, 2014, using the on-line submission system at "http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals".

You must become a member of or renew your membership in the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association by June 10th, 2014, in order to be eligible to present a paper at the 2014 conference. PAMLA requests that people do not submit the same proposal to more than one session at the conference.

[UPDATE] "The Victorians and Literary Theory" (Approved Special Session, PAMLA 2014 10/31-11/02 in Riverside, California)

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:08pm
Alfred J. Drake, Ph.D.

Paper proposals sought for an approved PAMLA special session entitled "The Victorians and Literary Theory." Proposals may address British Victorian fiction, poetry, drama, or non-fiction, but the emphasis should be on literary/critical theory and/or the history of literary criticism. In keeping with the conference theme of "Familiar Spirits," this special session aims to reflect on the continuing value of Victorian literature to those who engage with literary theory.
The conference will be held on Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western workshop, 18 June 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:46am
Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds

The 'Current Thinking on the Western' workshop will take place on 18 June 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
Keynote speaker: Professor Edward Buscombe.

This one-day event seeks to draw together international film studies scholars of all levels (postgraduate research students, early career researchers and established researchers) who are working on the Western.

Proposals (around 250 words in length) are invited for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of current research on Western genre films but the following areas are of particular interest:

Vocal Projections: Documentary and the Voice, Symposium at University of Surrey (UK) September 19, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:55am
Maria Pramaggiore, National University of Ireland Maynooth & Bella Honess Roe, University of Surrey

September 19, 2014 – University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden)

Despite a renewed interest in documentary in the last several decades, scholars have yet to fully account for the ways in which the human voice figures as a complex and potentially ambiguous element within the audiovisual landscape. Documentary scholarship has tended to emphasize the documentary film image and its indexical relationship to reality. When it has been discussed, the human voice has been figured in primarily rhetorical terms as an element that reinforces or undermines the visual truth claims of documentary.


Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:59am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin - 15-16 October 2014

'He stands in the absolutely first rank as a writer of ghost stories.'
– M.R. James

Call for Monographs: Book Series on East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:41am
National Taiwan University Press

This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East-West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re-create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. We also encourage the submission of revised doctoral dissertations which employ innovative concepts related to our topics. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following: