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The Many Dangers of Photography: The Image of Photography in Literature - NEMLA 2015 (4/30-5/3)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:56pm
Joanna Madloch, Montclair State University

This panel will examine the picture of photography in literature since the nineteenth century to modern days. We especially invite papers concerned with the problem of various dangers associated with photography. This includes but is not limited to: photographers harming their models or injuring themselves; photographs causing problems in peoples' lives; cameras threatening people; and possessing photographers.

Please submit 200-250 word abstracts by September 30, 2014, directly through the NeMLA site. Here is a direct link to submit an abstract: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15189

Queering the Nation: Queer Identities in Early America--For OIEAHC-SEA Conference, Chicago June 2015

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:37pm
Marcia D. Nichols (University of Minnesota Rochester) / Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture--Society for Early Americanists

Although Foucault declared that sexuality as an identity is a modern phenomenon dating from the medicalization of sexual impulses in the Victorian era, some recent scholarship has argued that queer sexualities per se existed, at least in proto- or nascent forms. For example, in Sex and the Eighteenth Century Man, Thomas Foster convincingly demonstrates that one colonial Massachusetts man whose sexual preference for other men was seemingly recognized as a sort of sexual identity by himself and his community. Moreover, in London, tales of female husbands continued to titillate and the existence of molly houses, with their elaborate rituals and lingo anatomized in canting dictionaries and criminal narratives.

Call for Papers: Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA) 36th Annual

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:33am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Call for Papers: Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
36th Annual Conference, February 11-14, 2015

Popular and American Culture Studies 2015 Conference Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014

Anonymity and Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century Narratives of London (Deadline: September 30, 2014), NeMLA

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:53am
Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario (April 30 – May 3, 2015)

In Poe's "The Man of the Crowd," the narrator finds himself anxiously pursuing an unknown but somehow sinister old man through the streets of London, determined to penetrate his mystery, only to ultimately conclude that he will "learn no more of him." Early in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Mr.

Liberal Arts International Conference 2015

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 3:28am
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization. Texas A&M University at Qatar

LIBE­RAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization
1-3 February 2015
HOSTED BY: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT QATAR

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.

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