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British Film Cultures panel CFP, SCMS Atlanta 2016 -- abstracts due 10 August 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:45pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, GA, 30 Mar - 3 Apr 2016

This panel will examine the institutional, industrial, social, discursive, and historical dimensions of British film cultures and the different taste-making sites wherein these cultures are produced. During the last decade, a number of scholars within British cinema studies have begun to re-evaluate not only certain films, genres, and neglected decades (following the larger revisionist turn beginning in the 1990s) but also the film cultures in which those films were produced, distributed, and exhibited. And yet, the critical conversation continues to tend to deploy "British film culture" as an under-defined term of assumed transparency and, often, homogeneity.

ICFA 37: "Wonder Tales" Children's and Young Adult Literature and Art Division

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:19pm
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Wonder Tales
March 16-20, 2016
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

The Children's and Young Adult Division (CYA) of ICFA welcomes papers for the 37th annual conference, when our theme will be "Wonder Tales." Folklorists often use this term to refer to the stories commonly known as "fairy tales" due to the genre's emphasis on the marvelous and its invocation of wonder, but what is wonder and where can it be found? Many events, characters, or objects generate a response of wonder—transformations and resurrections— but wonder also may be generated in technological advances and from the "sense of wonder" in science fiction.

"Literature and Society: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers" NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:13pm
Dr. Stephane Natan, Rider University / 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Hartford, Connecticut / March 17-20, 2016

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophy proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their society. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Major seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2015, to Session ID #15589

"Worship or Disdain: Woman in Latin American Literature" NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2015)

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:06pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Hartford, Connecticut / March 17-20, 2016

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and womanhood expressed by Latin American authors (male or female). Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers' depictions of love and womanhood, and how those ideas reflect, renew or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but non-comparative studies would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2015, to Session ID #15588

Pulp Studies Area

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:01pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Meeting

Pulp Studies Area
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 21-25, 2016

Gower and Medicine

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:37pm
Eve Salisbury / Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media

Recent innovations in narrative medicine, cognitive science, and theories of the body's experience of pain have opened up new paths of inquiry into literary work from the Middle Ages to our own postmodern moment. In an attempt to update and expand upon the early work of George G. Fox on John Gower's relation to and knowledge of the medieval sciences, Accessus seeks essays that focus on one or more of Gower's works in conjunction with medieval treatises, herbals, lapidaries, encyclopedias, health books, and other relevant materials.

'Hit iseie aboc iwrite': Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Devotional Manuscripts (Kzoo 2016--deadline Sept. 15, 2015)

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:25pm
Early Middle English Society

The Early Middle English Society invites paper proposals for our session, "'Hit iseie aboc iwrite': Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Vernacular Devotional Manuscripts," at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2016. Vernacular texts of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries in England often fall in the gap between the two major fields of literary study, Old English and Middle English. While these texts have begun to receive the scholarly attention they deserve, religious and devotional texts are too often marginalized as not "literary."

Realigning French Stardom 1945-2015 (Panel - Abstract by Aug 10)

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:28pm
SCMS Atlanta, Mar-Apr 2016

French stardom and those who obtain it have undergone many important moments of realignment since the end of World War II. Though less dominant than the Hollywood star machine, many French stars have reached and maintained a global audience, and during the postwar period French scholars such as Edgar Morin and Roland Barthes helped lay the intellectual foundation for star studies. Most recently, Ginette Vincendeau has positioned Juliette Binoche as a key star not only for France, but for all of Europe, suggesting that French stardom more broadly is primed to encompass new frameworks across national traditions, regional affiliations, and even media platforms (2015).

No Way Forward? – Nonlinear Temporalities and 20th-Century Culture

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 11:34am
A roundtable at NeMLA / March 17-20, 2016 / Hartford, CT / Sara Marcus (Princeton University), Ezra Feldman (Cornell University)

The long twentieth century offers multiple examples of dramatic progress brought to a halt or even seemingly thrown into reverse: Freud writes about the first World War as foreclosing faith in human progress; the late '60s and early '70s brought complications to the Civil Rights movement and student movements; and the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 undermined the narrative of American capitalist triumph that had held sway since the end of the Cold War.

'Strata' Edited Collection

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:44am
Eleanor Dobson & Gemma King

Abstract deadline 30 September 2015

"Metaphors of Detection" Roundtable; NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Metaphors make the detective. Whether Poe's "clew," Doyle's game metaphor ("the game's afoot"), or film noir's labyrinths, the governing metaphors of the great fictional detectives encapsulate the underlying social, hermeneutic, and cultural assumptions that govern their methods.

This roundtable seeks papers on any aspect of the guiding metaphors of detective fiction from the genre's origins to the present day. Short presentations on detective narratives in any genre, language, or medium are welcome; talks on a single metaphor, author, or nexus of metaphors and authors are of particular interest.

Reminder - Victorian Brain

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:47am
Victorian Network

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies. We are delighted to announce that our eleventh issue (Summer 2016) will be guest edited by Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), on the theme of the Victorian Brain.