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[UPDATE--DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:05pm
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 15, 2014. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Classical Film Theory and its Discontents
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography
▪ Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Emergent Theories

"The New Historical Romances": Representing America in Historical Fiction of the 21st Century (12/12/14, 6/11-13/15)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:58pm
The North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing and Literature Conference, University of Northern Iowa

In its first year of publication, the North American Review decried the new nation's "literary delinquency" and called for the development of a distinctly American literature. In the early decades of the journal's existence, historical novels were a central form in which writers and critics looked for explicitly American subject matter and themes. As W.H.

The Value and Challenge of the Middle Ages in C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image Half a Century Later, CFP Deadline: 20 December

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:59pm
Paper Session for the Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University

It has been about half a century since C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image was published (1964), and the time seems ripe to look into its legacy, past and ongoing. With the constantly shifting critical landscape in medieval studies, especially the recent rise in new critical perspectives (e.g. disability studies, theories of the monstrous, etc.), a past work of medieval scholarship such as Lewis' can seem like a product of its own time more than a seminal advance in medieval studies. One wonders, though, to what extent knowing about such a work may be useful at all in the ever changing, advancing field of medieval studies.

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins at the ALA 2015

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:58pm
Pauline E. Hopkins Society

The Pauline E. Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 26th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, May 21-24.

[UPDATE] Native American Literature at CEA Conference (March 26-28, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 3:48pm
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 9, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

Call for Roundtable Participants: Staging Equity: Actualization or Appropriation?

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:42pm
Laine Zisman Newman & Rebecca Burton / CATR Conference Roundtable

A 2013/14 Theatre Production Survey conducted by Playwrights Guild of Canada revealed a distressing regression in gender parity in Canadian theatre. Although women comprise more than half of PGC's membership, the survey found that they did not account for even 25% of the professional productions staged in Canada last year. While these statistics demonstrate a need for more equitable practices in the arts, prioritizing equity is by no means a simplistic endeavor. As Sarah Ahmed notes in On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012), equity and diversity can also be deployed as cultural capital.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended- Rhetoric & Technical Communication, (11\9\14; 2/11-14/15)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:10pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline EXTENDED: November 9, 2014


Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:02pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc

Individual paper and panel proposals related to Food and Culture are now being accepted for the 36th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Presentations that connect to the conference theme "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture" are especially encouraged, as are papers and panels that explore other topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture.

Scholars, graduate students, teachers, foodies, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to participate.

20th Annual Dickens Society Symposium-"Liquid Dickens" -Halifax, Nova Scotia, 8-10 July 2015

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 1:32pm
Dickens Society

20TH Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 8-10, 2015

In 1842, Charles Dickens visited several prominent cities in the United States and British North America. He subsequently published a travelogue, titled American Notes, detailing his experience in North American society. He arrived in Halifax Harbour in January of 1842, and the fledgling garrison town would be incorporated as the City of Halifax in the same year.

Agatha Christie: Hidden Horizons (Two-day conference, 13-14 April 2015)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:02pm
University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:
Professor GILL PLAIN University of St Andrews
SOPHIE HANNAH Author of The Monogram Murders

Author of over eighty mystery novels, Agatha Christie was the best-selling writer of the twentieth century. Her detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are iconic and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running in history.

Since her death in 1976, Christie's popularity has only increased, and her legacy has been interpreted in various, sometimes surprising new ways. In addition, new perspectives on the Queen of Crime's life and work have opened up. As her grandson, Mathew Prichard, said in 2014, 'Agatha Christie is so much more than an author.'

[UPDATE] American Studies and American History Deadline: November 15, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:48am
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442

Paper proposals or full panel proposals are now being accepted for the area of American Studies and American History for the SWPACA annual conference. The theme and area allow for a broad range of topics that address how diverse subjects in American culture and/or cultural identity have intersected historically. Papers from a historical, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational perspective are encouraged. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Trends in Teaching Composition Conference, 2/27/15 (Deadline: 12/5/14)

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:34am
Lisa A. Kirby, Collin College

Call for Papers: Trends in Teaching College Composition
Special Theme: Teaching Argument and Persuasion

Collin College, Spring Creek Campus
Plano, Texas

Friday, February 27, 2015

Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is hosting its second annual conference on trends in the teaching of college composition on Friday, February 27, 2015. This year's one-day conference will focus specifically on the teaching of argument and persuasion in first-year writing programs. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard Enos, Professor and Holder of Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition, of Texas Christian University.