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CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SWPACA 1 NOV 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:14pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association


37th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 5:49pm
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.

"Love and its Opposites" in Post-Colonial Narratives, ACLA 2016, Abstracts Due 9/23/15

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 2:29pm
Kenneth Sammond, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Introducing a conversation between Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Deepa Mehta, the American scholar Deepika Bahri recalled how Rushdie had written that "The opposite of hatred is love; the opposite of tyranny is love; the opposite of censorship is love; the opposite of evil is love; the opposite of politics is love; the opposite of war is love; the opposite of God is love." This conversation, titled, "The Only Subject is Love," emphasized the centrality of love as a theme in Rushdie's writing and in the creative process. This seminar will have us explore the role love plays in reacting and responding to its opposites in postcolonial literature.

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 2:11pm
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art. The Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars is seeking abstracts that address consumption in any of its many forms, including but not limited to the following: eating, buying, obsession, the reception of media, and the status-seeking public use of resources first called "conspicuous consumption" by Thorstein Veblen in 1899.

Hemingway and His Contemporaries

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:46am
Arkansas Philological Association Conference - Oct. 15-17

In 1927, Ernest Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer, whose family lived in Piggott, AR. The Pfeiffer family, prosperous Arkansas landowners who had made their fortune in the pharmaceutical business in St. Louis, supported their new son-in-law both financially and intellectually. They converted the barn behind their Piggott home into a writing studio for him. It was in this unlikely spot that Hemingway wrote much of A Farewell to Arms and several of his short stories. This barn and the Pfeiffer family home are now restored and have been opened to the public by Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.

Edited anthology of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American Literature

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:03am
James Mellis/ William Paterson University

Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature. This collection seeks to explore how African-American writers have used, referenced, engaged and disengaged with Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in their writing through various cultural and historical movements.

CFP: How Medical Humanities is Building Bridges to the Future of Medicine - January 13-16, 2016 in Bundoran, Ireland

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:04am
Drew University

Papers on the topic of the influence of Medical Humanities on the current and changing state of medicine from various areas of study, including bioethics, literature, sociology, anthropology, public health, history, and medical education, are invited to be considered for Drew University's Transatlantic Connections 3 Conference, an interdisciplinary conference with a dedicated track for Medical Humanities. The three-day conference will take place in Bundoran, Ireland January 13-16, 2016.

Editing for Form: Attending to Manuscript Realities / Kalamazoo 2016

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:37pm
Medieval and Renaissance Studies / Purdue University

This proposed session asks us to consider form in medieval and modern contexts, specifically responding to discussion taking place during Session 218 of last year's Congress, "Reconsidering Form and the Literary." There, speakers proposed that modern desires and assumptions regarding textual form influence how originals are interpreted and then presented to a modern audience, from which a discussion evolved considering the editorial and pedagogical implications of such a sentiment. As a work is moved from its manuscript context, it is inevitably transformed into a version distinct from the original and reflective of modern desires regarding form and design.