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Modernist Times

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:16pm
University of Western Sydney, Australia

Modernist Times
21 November 2014
Bankstown Campus, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Brian Boyd (University of Auckland)
author of 'Why Lyrics Last', 'On the Origins of Stories', 'Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years' and 'Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years'.

The modernists were the most temporally-aware of artists. The innovations of Woolf, Mann and Joyce were focused on time: its elasticity, manipulability and centrality to human experience.

Narratives of the Interior Body--NeMLA, Toronto April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 8:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

As the interior of the body has become increasingly visible, viewers have learned to, in Lynda Birke's words, "read the text of the body's insides." Popular media have helped make this "text" legible to viewers but do so by normalizing medical images and a biomedical view of the interior body. This panel seeks papers that problematize popular narratives of the interior body. Can we interpret the interior body other than through a biomedical lens? How do writers and artists develop counternarratives that contest the biomedical view of the body?

2015 NeMLA: Recipes for Power: Food and Literacy in French and Francophone Literature (abstracts Sept. 30th)

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

Are we what we eat? One's relationship to food is closely intertwined with many aspects of one's identity including ethnicity, social class, and gender, among others. Our perception of food production, preparation and consumption practices tends to influence how we see the people who are implicated in those practices. This session will consider, through the lens of food, works created by French and Francophone authors. The session will encourage reflection on how those artists are able to address questions of identity, assimilation, marginalization, and agency using food imagery.

Youth, Childhood, and Popular Culture

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 5:09pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

We are looking for proposals that address any aspect of the convergence of Popular Culture and American Childhood and Youth. This work may come from discipline as far-flung as media studies, education, literature, history, psychology, philosophy, film studies, gender studies, law, music, economics, sociology, and may reflect and equally broad range of methodologies. We will accept proposals of single papers, full panels, roundtables, and always enjoy experimental formats.

Sankofa: Reaching Back to Move Forward in Excellence September 27, 2014 Elon, NC

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:51pm
D.I.V.A.S (Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

D.I.V.A.S (Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas) are delighted to announce the Call for Proposals for the 3rd annual DIVAS conference, to be held at the School of Education on the campus of Elon University in Elon, NC, September 27, 2014. Proposals for poster sessions, individual presentations, and panel sessions are welcome at https://sites.google.com/site/drdivas/divas-conference/2014DIVASCONFERNC...) on or before Friday, August 8, 2014.

American Poetry: Word (As) Object [NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015]

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:34pm
NEMLA http:// www.nemla.org

In A Sense of Things, Bill Brown argues that American novels both promote and decry materialism through the vehicle of the object. Papers are invited for NEMLA in Toronto that focus on this question of materialism and objecthood in late twentieth- and twenty-first century American poetic productions. Please submit 250-word abstracts to Elisabeth Joyce via http:// www.nemla.org.

Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Cultural Translation Session Panel, 4/30/15-5/3/15

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:11pm
NEMLA 2015 Convention in Toronto

We are looking for papers for a session panel at the NEMLA 2015 Convention in Toronto, running from 4/30/15-5/3/15. Please see the following information describing the panel, and submit all abstracts via https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html by 9/30/14.

Session Title: Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Cultural Translation

Area: Anglophone

Secondary Area: Comparative Languages & Theory

Session Format: Panel

Chair Information

First Name: Valerie

Last Name: Illuminati

Affiliation: Rutgers University-Camden

INTERPLAY Graduate Student Conference, October 24-25, 2014, Chicago, IL

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:02pm
Ian Jones (Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago), Chris Russell (Screen Cultures, Northwestern University)

Over the past decade, the diversity, reach and influence of games have expanded to new heights. Between the ever-mounting profits of the mainstream video game industry, the explosion of "casual" and mobile games, and the emergence of independent game development, gaming culture has witnessed a rapid proliferation of new voices, genres, demographics, and markets worldwide. Beyond the sphere of game development, games and play have become dominant metaphors for understanding culture.

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:41pm
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in 2015. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

The City in Contemporary Arab Women's Writings

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:56am
NeMLA

This panel seeks papers that focus on the representations of the city in the literature of the Arab Uprising and in all contemporary Arab women's writings, both fictional and non-fictional: travel narratives, autobiographies, memoirs, testimonials, etc. Possible topics include but are not limited to: rebel cities, Utopian cities, cities at war, cities of exile, foreign cities, World capitals, literary capitals, sacred cities.

Please submit your abstracts to Rania Said through the NeMLA website.
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15207

The Varieties of Dreaming - 06-08 November 2014 - Rome, Italy

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:17am
International Association for the Study of Dreams

The conference will propose an interdisciplinary discussion on dreaming that will focus on the diverse perspectives able to provide a comprehensive understanding of what it is like to dream. Hence, medical and neurophysiological explanations of the dream experience will be accompanied by and compared with analyses coming from the research fields of psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive science, philosophy, and art. In this way, the conference aims at offering a variegated reading of the most common and mysterious phenomenon of mental life.

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