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Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:43pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 28, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

[UPDATE] Convergences in Art and Science Research

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:22pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 15.2
Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research

Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton

Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:58pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association

Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema
16th Annual Cinema Conference, San Francisco State University
October 17–18, 2014

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University
Keynote Speaker: TBD
Contact email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu
Website: http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/csgsa

Note: This year's conference will be organized by students from both the MA and MFA tracks in the SFSU Cinema Department—in keeping with this, we welcome submissions of traditional paper proposals as well as film essays and short films.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 2014

Essay Collection Studying the Film "Mean Girls"

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:04pm
Rice University, English Department

Get in loser, we're calling for papers.

Mean Girls was released in 2004, and it launched its stars' careers and entertained people from every generation. Ever since, girls are all the rage in movies and television shows. From Mean Girls and Bridesmaids, to "New Girl," "Girls,"Two Broke Girls" and countless other films and shows about girls, one thing about girls is clear: they're fetch, they're grool, and they're in.

Classical Hollywood Musical [DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1 July 2014]

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 5:07pm
Film & History Conference 2014 / Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories

An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
October 29-November 2, 2014
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2014

AREA: The Classical Hollywood Musical

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2014--From Corn-Pone to Delmonico's: Feasting with Twain--deadline extended to 6/14/14

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
Kathryn Dolan, The Mark Twain Circle of America

Mark Twain is as popular a figure as ever. In "Corn-Pone Opinions" Twain writes, "The black philosopher's idea was, that a man is not independent, and cannot afford views which might interfere with his bread and butter... He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions—at least on the surface." Twain satirizes the age's customs and politics, using food-based metaphors to do so. During his life, Twain went from corn-pone to Delmonico's. His dinner parties at Nook Farm were magnificent. However, he was also a powerful critic of the excesses and hypocrisies of society. How can we use Twain's writings to re-examine issues of consumption and overconsumption in U.S. society during the second half of the nineteenth century?

Worlds made of Heroes - 6-7 November 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED DEADLINE 30th JUNE 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:01pm
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

In order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings' first volume – The Fellowship of the Ring –, the Porto Conference "Worlds made of Heroes" invites submissions of 20-minute papers in English (preferably), French or Portuguese in a variety of themes related to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and fantasy in general. Literary and cultural questionings will be discussed alongside with intermedial dynamics within the context of Tolkien's work and its multiple versions and expansions. At a narratological level, special attention will be given to textual analyses around rhetorical/stylistic features and devices that further reveal important ideological layers.

MMLA 2014--Film III: Global Cinemas permanent section

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 2:15pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Film III: Global Cinemas section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Global Cinema. The 2014 MMLA conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. By global cinemas we are referring to films made outside of the U.S./Hollywood context. Papers can be related to the conference informal theme of "The Lives of Cities", but other themes are certainly welcome. We are interested in sparking broad discussions about the state of global cinema in the twenty-first century, though historical perspectives are welcome as well.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability (SAMLA 11/7-9 2014, Atlanta GA)

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:31pm
Geri Harmon/SAMLA

James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability
SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA

"For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." --James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"

To support and amplify this year's conference theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel seeks discussion-friendly presentations on topics about any critique of James Baldwin's novella "Sonny's Blues," including, but not limited to, addiction studies; jazz/blues, America's classical music; religious views on suffering, especially the Hindu connection; and African-American studies.

2014 New England American Conference for Irish Studies November 21-22 at Wheaton College, MA

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:22pm
American Conference for Irish Studies, New England Regional Meeting

Beyond the Pale: Alienation, Sites of Resistance, and Modern Ireland

The 2014 NEACIS (New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies) meeting will be held at Wheaton College on 21-22 November. We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels focusing on all aspects of Irish Studies. Especially welcome are papers that address the conference theme of "Beyond the Pale: Alienation, Sites of Resistance, and Modern Ireland."

[LAST CALL] CFP: Edited Collection on Bruce Springsteen for Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:28pm
Bill Wolff / Rowan University

I am soliciting abstracts by scholars from all disciplines, including scholar-fans and fan-scholars, to be considered for inclusion in an edited collection on Bruce Springsteen, which will eventually be submitted to Routledge's Studies in Popular Music series. The editor of this series has expressed an interest in seeing a Springsteen collection proposal.

In the middle of Bruce Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball tour promotional interview with the Paris media, one reporter observed, "so many people these past couple years look to you for your interpretation of events… . Look at us: when we were waiting for you earlier, so many people care about what you think, and what you feel about what is happening in the world."

Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Examination of the Harlem Renaissance at Home and Abroad, November 5 – 7, 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:19pm
Catherine L. Adams / Paine College

The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 18th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2014: Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Harlem Renaissance Era at Home and Abroad.

The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.

Lorraine Hansberry: Out the Raisin Box

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:47am
Menoukha Case, SUNY

Raisin in the Sun continues to be a primary focus in discussions of Lorraine Hansberry. Two upcoming documentaries, one by Numa Perrier and Taye Hansberry, and another by Jamila Wignot and Tracy Heather Strain, may remedy this narrow perspective in biographical terms. Out the Raisin Box intends to add a scholarly perspective to this renaissance. I welcome chapters that address additional aspects of Hansberry's ouvre as well as her effect on movements dear to her heart.

Call for Papers for the Journal of Studies in History and Culture

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:02am
Journal of Studies in History and Culture

Journal of Studies in History & Culture (JSHC) is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal. The journal was born out of the needs to provide a platform for interdisciplinary research to emerging scholars across the world. The objective of JSHC is to fill the lacuna in the field of graduate research given a dearth of independent research by graduate students in India and the absence of funding towards this. The journal hopes to promote originality in interpretation and encourages collaborative work based on primary sources. It also publishes constructive and critical reinterpretations of existing scholarship.

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