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Kay Boyle: Language and Emotion, American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 16, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:35pm
Kay Boyle Society

The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism.

Kay Boyle's Short Fiction, Society for the Study of American Women Writers, CFP due January 9, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:31pm
Kay Boyle Society

In accordance with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers shared theme of Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives, we invite papers that engage Kay Boyle's short fiction from any perspective. In particular, we encourage critical or pedagogical treatments of her short fiction that explore Boyle's propensity to illuminate boundaries, crossings, and the subversive. Boyle's short stories provide rich sites to interrogate transgression and marginality.

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will meet in Philadelphia, PA from November 4-8, 2015.

[UPDATE] Wrestling and Performance Edited Volume

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:27pm
Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln)

Call for contributors for an essay collection on professional wrestling and performance, edited by Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Eero Laine (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), and Claire Warden (University of Lincoln).

Multimodal Representations of War (Deadline 9/30/2014) NeMLA, Toronto, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:22pm
NeMLA 2015 (deadline for abstracts: 9/30/2014)

Proposal ID: 15475
Session Title: Multimodal Representations of War
Area: Culture & Media Studies
Secondary Area: Interdisciplinary Humanities
Session Format: Seminar

I am accepting abstracts for this seminar panel at NeMLA on Representations of War with an emphasis on multimodal texts (digital archives of poetry and lit., films, photography, and etc.) until 9/30/2014. Please go to the NeMLA site and login to submit an abstract, or just email me directly. Please share and forward. The NeMLA has changed the submission process, and it should be done online by registering and logging into the site: https://nemla.org/users/

Harlot Special Issue: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics (2 January 2015 Deadline)

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:07pm
Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion (Online Journal)

Call for Submissions from Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Special Issue, Spring 2015: Crafting and DIY Rhetorics

2 January 2015 - Submissions Deadline

Guest Editors:
Amber Buck, Megan Condis, Kristi Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Martha Webber

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.


Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:19pm
Florida International University


Department of Modern Languages
Florida International University
Miami, FL
April 9th-10th, 2015


"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight."
(Walter Benjamin, "On the Concept of History,"1940)

Film, Film Studies and Ideology, UGC Sponsored National Conference, 12-14 November 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:28pm
Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Papers are invited for a national conference on film and film studies, focusing on the cinemas of the world, and the manifest and not-so-manifest mythos that go into their making. The conference intends to address areas ranging from film theory and the nature of the cinematic experience to the practices of viewing films on a day to day basis. However, papers which rely merely on thematic analyses of films and ignore the potential of film form are not encouraged.

Deadline Reminder: East – West Cultural Passage Journal, 1 October 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:44pm
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

For the December 2014 issue, East – West Cultural Passage (http://magazines.ulbsibiu.ro/ewcp/index.htm) seeks quality essays in the fields of language (Pragmatics, Semantics, Semiotics, Socio-linguistics, Methodology, Grammatical and Literary Stylistics, Hermeneutics, Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Translation Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing), culture, civilization and religion. You are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions.

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:38pm

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme "Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies," to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at www.beyondthecanonconference.com.

Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles

"Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries" - International Symposium, 18-21 January 2015, Florence, Italy

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:40am
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation & Life Beyond Tourism

Time and place have huge symbolic significance in Eliot's work and that of his contemporaries. Space and time exist as symbolical, religious, philosophical, historical, political and personal 'nodes' in Eliot's writings. This conference wants to explore these 'nodes' in greater depth — where they exist, how they interact with other nodes and themes in Eliot's writing, and how they intersect with the aesthetic and philosophical thinking of Eliot's contemporaries.