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Adolescence in Film and Television (April 1-4, 2015; Proposals due November 1, 2014)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:05pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, to be held April 1-4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to the portrayal of adolescence/adolescents in film and television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.

Volume on Conrad and ecocriticism -- abstracts due 12/15/14

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:24pm
Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy / University of Utah

Announcing a New Call for Papers!
Conrad and Nature: Ecology, Environment and Animals in Joseph Conrad's Writings
The editors seek contributions to a new volume examining the ways that Joseph Conrad imagines earth, environment, nature, ecology, and nonhuman animals in his writings. From sea to jungle, from rivers to parks, from animals to weather, Joseph Conrad's writings constantly engage the natural world. Conrad and Nature will gather fresh critical thinking about Conrad and the natural world to open new perspectives on Conrad and to broaden the archive of environmental criticism.

1968 Onward: Its Repercussions in Europe

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:10pm
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

1968 Onward: Its Repercussions in Europe
In 1968, most European countries were affected by the turmoil of protests and political unrest. This panel seeks to analyze the impact of the 1968 upheaval had in Europe and how artists perceived and reacted to it in the following years. Contributions in literature, visual arts, theater and cinema are welcome. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Submit your abstract at: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

'Total Work of Art': From Fin de Siècle Forward

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:07pm
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

'Total Work of Art': From Fin de Siècle Forward
Taking Wagner's idea of Gesamtkunstwerk as a starting point this roundtable will consider different artistic expressions--cinematic, theatrical, literary, musical, and visual--in order to examine how the Arts blend together and create a complete illustration of this historical period. Open to all languages.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2014
Submit your abstract to:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

21st C Tunisian Women Writers' Literary Production (Sponsor: Women in French)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 7:01pm
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

Description: This roundtable invites papers exploring the twenty-first century literary production of Tunisian women writers in French and/or Arabic. Possible topics include: preoccupations, aspirations and dreams; changes from traditional to contemporary society; physical and spiritual relationships and alliances; literary devices to circumvent censorship; women and revolution; women and sexuality; challenges to male-centered models. All critical and theoretical approaches welcome. Chair: Anna Rocca

The Treachery of Monstrosity

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 5:59pm
MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

Joint Tenant of the Shade: Environmentalism and Animal Welfare in the Long Eighteenth Century - May 30-June 2 2015

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:18pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

Once a traditional theme of eighteenth-century studies, the study of "Nature" is re-emerging in the light of recent developments in ecocriticism. This period (1600-1820) saw the radical redefinition of "humanity" and of the human place in the environment, the establishment of scientific empiricism and a subject-object relationship between human observer and the natural world, and the exponential growth of urbanisation, with its concomitant growth in landscape aestheticism and environmental philosophy.

[UPDATE] (NeMLA panel; due Sept. 30) "The Moment Made Eternal": At The Intersection of Photography and Poetry

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:51pm
NeMLA 2015 - Toronto

Writing about Alfred Stieglitz's photography in 1923, Hart Crane said, "Speed is at the bottom of it all. The hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture indefinitely: the moment made eternal" (qtd. in Sontag's On Photography 65). A thoroughly modern art form, photography reflects the sense of urgency and impulse to record found often in poetry. As discrete units of artistic representation, the photographic image and the poem unveil new ways of looking and interpreting. Both art forms seek to represent that moment, that impression attempting to make the moment eternal, in the image and in the text.

[UPDATE] Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:52am
MacEwan University and University of Alberta

How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Call for Submissions

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:40am
Digital Philology

[With apologies for cross-posting]

Call for Submissions
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

/Digital Philology/ is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. /Digital Philology/ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

You may browse the journal's contents here:

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 4:18am
Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies

In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.

Mid-South Undergraduate Research Conference: February 27-28, 2015

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:14am
Southern Arkansas University

Undergraduate students from all disciplines are invited to submit 250-word abstracts of scholarly papers or excerpts of creative writing projects to be considered for presentation or inclusion in a poster session at the second Mid-South Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by Southern Arkansas University. Abstracts for scientific papers should include no more than one figure or picture. Students are encouraged to submit work in keeping with the theme "The Challenges of Change," but all topics will be considered. Presentations must be 12-15 minutes long. Posters must be no larger than 48" wide by 48" high.